Senior midfielder Lucas Kynoch and the Joel Barlow Falcons (7-4) of Redding, Conn., host Daniel Hand of Madison, Conn., today at 4:30 p.m. (Photo by Jim Stout/

It’s been a season filled with surprising scores everywhere, but especially Suffolk.

But as the season winds toward the playoffs, the usual suspects are starting to separate themselves a bit from the pack.

Case in point, West Islip. After starting the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, the Lions dropped their opener to Sachem North 13-12 in overtime. Since then, West Islip has won 12 in a row and starts the week No. 2 in the nation.

Today, the Lions face a Walt Whitman team that this season defeated Ward Melville, the lone team to beat West Islip last year. Game time is 4:30 p.m. on the Lions’ new turf field.

At 4:15 p.m., Ward Melville hosts East Islip in a battle of 11-2 teams.

At 6 p.m., Sachem North visits Smithtown West. At 5 p.m., Connetquot (10-3) hosts  Smithtown East (8-5). Also at 5 p.m., Copiague visits Sachem East. Commack plays at Patchogue-Medford and Northport plays at North Babylon at 4:30 p.m.

In 4:30 p.m. Nassau games: Port Washington hosts Syosset, Plainview JFK is at Hempstead, Farmingdale visits Oceanside, Uniondale is at Massapequa, Herricks visits Freeport, Seaford hosts Floral Park, North Shore is at Friends Academy and Clarke hosts Locust Valley. Hicksville plays at Baldwin and Mineola hosts Island Trees at 4:15 p.m. At 4:45 p.m., Valley Stream Central hosts East Meadow and Hewlett plays at Glen Cove.

Defending Class B sectional champion Somers hosts Rye, winners of four Class C sectional titles in the last five years, today at 4:30 p.m. Somers beat the Garnets 10-4 earlier this season after losing to Rye in overtime last year. In other 4:30 games, Haldane hosts North Salem, Byram Hills visits Horace Greeley, Fox Lane hosts Harrison, Put Valley is at Peekskill, Hen Hud visits Ossining, Nanuet hosts Pleasantville, Wappingers is at Mahopac and John F. Kennedy Catholic hosts Croton. Brewster visits Arlington at 5:15 p.m.

CHSAA rivals Iona Prep and Fordham Prep meet at 7 p.m. at Fordham Prep. The Gaels won the first meeting between the teams 18-9.

Darien (11-2), which has won five straight and is fresh off a 10-3 win over Yorktown in which the score was 9-0 with the starters in, returns to action with a 6 p.m. game vs. Norwalk at Testa Field.

New Canaan (9-3) hosts Brien McMahon (3-8) at 7 p.m., and St. Joseph-Trumbull (8-3), the defending Class S state champion, visits Wilton at 4:30 p.m. Also at 4:30 p.m., defending FCIAC champ Ridgefield, which plays at John Jay on Saturday, hosts Danbury at Tiger Hollow Stadium and Daniel Hand visits Joel Barlow. At 5:30 p.m., Staples looks to improve to 13-0 when it hosts Westhill.

Be sure to post your thoughts and predictions on these matchups, and while you’re at your game or games today, be sure to check in here with info on the scores and game details early and often.

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66 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Tuesday/5.11.10”

  1. Old Rugger says:

    Would love to get updates from any LI guys that are at the Melville East Islip game a strong offense against a tough defense looks to be a good one. I think WI is heading toward the zone and Whitman is the next victim. Hicksville Baldwin should be a good one as well and has definite seeding implications.
    Hoping Kennedy Catholic can pull off the upset and get one more game in the W side. Hen Hud Ossinging should be tough as well as Byram Hills and HG (Best team with bad record, no style points).

    Somers Rye both teams comming off of good wins and playing better lax, problem is one of them has to lose. Rooting for Rye but think Somers by 2 goals.

  2. Rui Girao says:

    Here is a “feel good story” about SHHS lacrosse player LJ Garrant:

  3. Husker21 says:

    lol. I am in the background of the photo linked with this story.

    Barlow is coached by a young and very motivated coach. I like there chances today.

  4. dee-up says:

    Picking – somers pac B.H. Kennedy Hen Hud Put Valley Fox lane Brewster.. Pleasantville

  5. Sec1 says:

    Somers 5 Rye 3. Half

  6. LI Lax says:

    WI is up 7-4 with 4 minutes remaining in the first half

  7. LI Lax says:

    9-4 at half

  8. Sec1 says:

    Somers 6-3 end 3

  9. LI Lax says:

    9-7 5 minutes into the second half

  10. LI Lax says:

    12-7 after three

  11. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Somers 7, Rye 5

  12. The dude says:

    Greeley 17
    Byram 3

  13. sonny says:

    Kennedy gets huge win over Croton 8-7 thats puts the Catholic boys into the playoffs. Kennedy lost to croton last time 16-9 can you say big improvement. Congratulations to the Savs and coach Hoags. Kennedy scored with 50 seconds left to win it.

  14. LI Lax says:

    18-8 final, it appears the depth of WI was too much in the end

  15. HV Lax says:

    17-3 Greeley over Byram

    Greeley just unloaded on Byram. Byram took it pretty bad, they were getting penalties left and right, two kids were even thrown out of them game. I think they need to worry about scoring more than 3 goals and not taking someones head off

  16. pride says:

    Kennedy was winning 7-4 with 2:30 to play and Croton scored 3 in a row to tie it at 7-7. Kennedy won it with like 40 seconds to play. the savs also ran the hidden ball trick for a goal.

  17. Kharas says:

    Kennedy 8 Croton 7. Just heard.

  18. Chapp Lax says:

    HV Lax, couldn’t agree more. The wheels came off BH in a big way. Never saw so many dropped balls, bad passes in non -pressure situations. They better go back to basics or pick up Joe Lombardi’s book ” Lacrosse for Dummies” because they need to change how they are playing.

  19. Indian J says:

    Kennedy! Nice job, enjoy it this is just a taste of what is to come.

  20. question says:

    any score on mahopac game or brewster or hen Hud?

  21. laxinupsec1 says:

    pac won 16-1. starters pulled midway through 2nd quarter. goalie pulled after first half

  22. Ride the Wave says:

    Darien 17, Norwalk 3

    Also heard Staples doubled up on Westhill 16-8

  23. Est 1873 says:

    Hats off to Greeley…now there is a team that needed and deserved a good win! Good for you quakers! Way to go! Use that “mo” now!

  24. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to Somers on their win today. Overall a close game and pretty tight D effort by both teams preventing alot of SOG by either team. Somers D did a nice job on clogging the middle and some of Rye’s key scorers were held down by Somers’s poles. Rye also got a bit impatient on O and made some errant passes on high risk feeds around the middle.

    McCormack came back to get the edge on overall faceoffs (60% range) but Dienna fought getting the wins on a number of the early ones which led to possession and an early 4-1 goal lead.

    As at least the Somers fans sitting around me agreed, it appears that Rye should have had 1 more goal that seemed clear popping in and out of the goal. We all thought it was in—but the refs! Hey the game will be on MSG and we’ll see.

    Good luck to Somers in their remaining games.

  25. D-PAC says:

    No disrespect to Wappingers, but I don’t think it helps them as a team to be in the same league as Pac ,Town and Lakeland. They should be playing Peekskill, Sleepy, Ardsley etc…It’s also not good for Pac, Town and Lakeland to waste a game against them. Not good for Pac to play them before Lakeland on Thursday. It will be like night and day. The worst in the league and the best in the league. Pac will have to play the game of their lives. Hope they are ready for the task.

  26. Syracuse says:

    Brewster defeated Arlington 11-8. Brewster led 6-1 after one and then Arlington woke up but the hole was too big. …

  27. slacrosse says:

    Congrats to HG on a win. Been a very frustrating season for them!

  28. slacrosse says:


    Agree. Mismatches like this have happened in a number of instances. And what may follow could be a horrible seeding mess as has been pointed out on numerous occasions.

    I hope the AD’s are looking at this (or are being made aware) and will go back to the Power Leagues as has been the case in yrs past.

  29. IslandLaxpert says:

    Ward Melville 10, East Islip 7
    WI 18, Walt Whitman 7
    Floyd 14, Longwood 6
    Sachem East 10, Copiague 7
    Commack 10, Patchogue-Medford 7
    Bay Shore 6, Riverhead 5
    Hicksville 14, Baldwin 9
    Pequa 16, Uniondale 2
    Sewanhaka 9, Great Neck North 8
    Syosset 9, Port 5

  30. Blax says:

    Brewster outplayed Arlington 3 out of 4 qtrs. Arlington has a good team but Brewster came to play today. They wanted a win today. Nice job by Brewster. I think all the talk about Arlington gave Brewster some incentive.

  31. Old Rugger says:

    Awesome Kennedy!!!. now win one more against Haldane.

  32. Red Rager says:

    Glad to see the rye fans with stat clipboards for accurate stat analysis gotta make sure all theyre sons ground balls are accounted for…. As for faceoffs, I don’t know where u got 60% for mccormack deiana dominated and if im not mistaken the final was 7-5 even if that goal had counted rye still would have lost rye got out hustled and out played congrats to somers on a big W

  33. Joe Lombardi says:

    Some more info on Kennedy Catholic’s 8-7 big win over Croton today.

    First off, the Gaels surpassed their win total from last year with the win and qualified for a sectional playoff berth in avenging for a 16-9 loss to the Tigers earlier in the season.

    Croton, which trailed 7-4 with 2:30 remaining in the fourth quarter, rallied to tie it at 7-7. Kennedy Catholic then won it on a goal by James Wilson with 18 seconds remaining.

    There was also another noteworthy event for the Gaels. Senior attackman Dylan Rooney, who had three goals, broke the school record for goals in a season of 36. He now has 38 career goals. Chris Wolpert held the previous record.

    “We are so excited for our kids,” Kennedy Catholic co-coach Vinny Savastano said. “They have been fighting and improving all season. They were getting close all season. We lost to Haldane 7-6 and North Salem twice 6-4 and 7-5. The first game of the season when we played Croton we lost 16-9. So to win today 8-7 was a major improvement and a high for our kids.”

  34. D-PAC says:

    Good win for Brewster and Greeley. Can the praises please cease for Arlington. They are definately a program on the rise, but enough is enough. Same for Byram.

  35. alumm says:

    deiana won 8 of 12 faceoffs so slacrosse you mustve seen the wrong game. thats the official stat sheet as well.

  36. laxforfun says:

    Red Rager and alumm,

    I do agree I thought Deiana won more than 40% of faceoffs but go easy on Slacrosse. If you read this blog, he is one of the most genuine fans of lacrosse and yes he is a Rye fan but he is very true to the game. Please don’t hate him for the father’s with their old wooden lacrosse sticks. If it was up to the Rye fathers every thing would be a slash (lol- definitely fun to listen to). As for the mysterious goal. Depends on who you ask, the people standing down at that end said it did not go in. Clearly it went into Longo’s stick and popped straight up. Hopefully MSG has a good angle. Either way, it was either a great save or a great fake of a save. I agree overall, Rye played much tighter in this game and it was a much better Rye team today than the first time we played.

  37. BlueWhite says:

    Wilton 7, St Joseph-Trumbull 6

  38. slacrosse says:


    Firstly I’ve never knowingly padded or hyped any of Rye’s stats. If anything I try and downplay a bit Rye’s play, (more so when they win) and try and find something nice to say about teams that Rye beat or loses to.

    To be clear I was talking about TOTAL FO’s, not FO just between McCormack and Dieana. There were 16 FO’s. IF Diena beat Cole when the 2 of them faced off, so be it and congrats to Dieana. Hre’s a great player and I’ve always sung his praises. As foir total FO’s I believe that McCormack won between 55-60%.

    But let’s get away from talking about FO’s as it takes away takes away from the great play of all the other players. FO was only ONE of several comments I made.

  39. slacrosse says:

    Red Ranger,

    Your #32 comment was outrageous and IMO an embarrassment to all the great Somers bloggers, players (and all good bloggers) out there.

    I complimented Somers, their D, Diena, and wished Somers good luck going forward and made a well intentioned and misunderstood (by you) stat .

    But not you! Your comment was totally negative.

    I’m done with you on this one.

  40. D-PAC says:


    Keep up the good work. You are very knowledgable and I look forward to all of your posts. What are your thoughts on the Pac / Lakeland game on Thursday. By the way the game was changed from 4:30 to 7pm. It will also be on MSG.

  41. scooter says:

    The key is faceoffs as Town can tell you. You can’t score, which is what Pac does best, if you dont have the ball.

  42. D-PAC says:

    So true Scooter. Pac has to control the ball, otherwise it will be a long night.

  43. scooter says:

    Also, Pac is 9-1 when they hit double figures with the only loss coming to East Islip 14-13.
    So I feel that if Pac can hit double figures they have a really good chance to win this game with the only question being, how many saves does McGuigan need to make to put them over the top/

  44. slacrosse says:


    Got to give the edge to LP 13-10. Got to admit I was really thrown for a loop by Pac’s recent loss to Guilderland, a team I had felt Pac should have beaten handily.

    Monteferante is very tough on FO’s and LP’s goalie has been playing well. Of course Pac has Thompson I think on FO’s and McGuigan in goal, both playing well. It will be interesting to see Fazio matched up on Brando. Brando is big and tough and may move thru him but Fazio is relentless!

    It will be a battle. Anything goes this season!!!

    Good luck to both teams!!

  45. 1proudBro says:

    Well fought game on both ends for Somers and Rye. It seems this faceoff arguement is getting a little hairy. Lets just say Deiana played a kid whos going to Cornell very tough. I think Rye’s stud was not use to getting pushed around like that. I would have to say it was more like 50/50.
    Anyone know when that game will be aired?
    Overall much much needed win for Somers!
    Lets keep it rolling! Defense looks real strong

  46. A Somers Parent who doesnt talk about others says:

    That was not a goal it was the butt end of the goalies stick. This is not hockey if the ball hits the net it stays there. Good game by both teams. Faceoffs were about 50/50. Deiana just fights for the ground ball better then most and that is a factor. Both teams playing better as of late. Somers and Ryes D Poles very disciplined and stingy. I do not think one pole got a penalty the whole game. Good Luck to Both teams come playoffs.

  47. Old Rugger says:

    Sounds like this Somers Rye game was better overall lacrosse than the first game. When is it on MSG? slacrosse always like your views even when I don’t totally agree. If Fazio can shut down Brando he should seriously be considered for AA.

  48. Joe Lombardi says:

    The Rye-Somers game will be available on and On-Demand Channel 614 later this week. It was not a full-production game so it will not appear on Channel 14. Here’s Isaac Cass’ story on yesterday’s game:

    You can also catch highlights of the game tonight at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. on “Sports Desk” on Channel 14.

  49. justsayyiinnn says:

    The ball never went into the goal, it was Longo’s stick hitting the pipe. Longo and junior Jordan Devito split time in net this game with Devito starting the first half and Longo starting the second. Devito played well. Longo….brick wall. Numerous save for only 1 half and a beautiful 1-1 that the Rye player just could not beat him on. Deffinetly believe Longo’s top goalie in section without a doubt. He might even lead the league in saves as of right now, not positive.

  50. Old Rugger says:

    WI seems to be getting on a roll. Does anyone know anything about Ithaca? Besides CE don’t know much about Sect 4 but Ithaca are winning big.
    So far my favorites for sectionals (Sect 1) are:
    A LP
    B JJ
    C PV
    But as we have discussed Parity means these guys can lose and with the seedings, lose earlier than the finals. Town, Pac, Somers, Rye, BxVille all can get on a roll and win this is HS Boys you never know.

  51. D-PAC says:


    Agree totally that Pac should have beaten Guilderland. Bad loss for them , as well as East Islip. Although they made a great comeback to tie it with 19 seconds left, they dug a whole too deep early. Defense playing much better than the second game of the season, but they need a solid game tomorrow and like Scooter said, they need to hit double digits. Do you think Fazio will be on Brando? Don’t they usually keep him up top on the best middie? I thought he would be on Bernarbo. Anyway, I love Fazio.

  52. no_style_points says:

    Congrats JFK!

  53. T.B. Toad says:

    Congrats to Fox Lane.

    Last week a subscriber duly mentioned 3 players from FL who have not gotten much area recognition: Stephens, Lodge and A. Grasso, all three are big contributors.

    Please add: Nick Grasso, who keeps the Foxes in every FO fight and has a strong cutting game from the midfield and J. Mastro on defense who is not flashy but his system play has helped the team to an 11-1 record since his insertion as a full time player.

  54. 906 says:

    Heard it both ways. Anyone confirm whether Mamaroneck is A or B?

  55. Joe Lombardi says:

    Mamaroneck is in Class B.

  56. slacrosse says:


    You’re probably right. Yeah he mostly covers middies but he was on KI for a while.

    Can you imagine Fazio at 5’10-6 + ft!!

    The 1 goal loss by Pac to EI was a “good” loss. EI is real tough this season. But yeah, that Guilderland loss was a “bad one”. Remember Brando from the ’08 ESG. Nice kid, parents!

    I hope both teams are playing their best. If so ts gonna be a great game!!

  57. slacrosse says:

    Old Rugger,

    Totally agree.

  58. slacrosse says:

    1proudBro, justsayyiinnn, A Somers Parent who doesnt talk about others,

    Good comments and appreciate no personal insults to a rye player as was the case with Red Rager’s comment (Joe deleted his words) . No prob on FO #’s. Dont want this to get in the way of all the other play.

    Yeah Diena and McCormack have battled each other for a couple of yrs and I know that each respects the other as do the Rye kids for the Somers kids, many of whom know each other. Know doubt Cole knew he was facing a real challenge in Diana.

    As I previously said Somers poles and whole D did a real good job holding down Rye’s shooting opportunities.

    I had ranked Somers #1 pre-season. They have a lot of experienced talent on that team.

    Good luck to them in their quest for the Class B title.

  59. RealityGuy says:

    Blax, Yesterdays game was a good game between two evenly matched teams. Brewster dominated the 1st quarter(6-1) and won the game at that point. They were outscored 7-5 the rest of the way and to say they dominated 3/4’s of the game in my opinion is not an accurate statement in any way. Brewster deserved the win, they played hard and finished thier shots! Arlington is still a work in progress and for them to lose to Brewster by only 3 after giving a 5 spot in the 1st quarter shows the progress they have made in only 2 short months. Last year they lost by 6 or 7 to them. Nobody at Arlington is saying they are a top tier team. They are just working hard to get better. Some food for thought, Just imagine if they finished half the shots they had within 6 yards yesterday in the 4th quarter alone? The outcome could have easily been different. Congrats to Brewster on a well played game.

  60. dee-up says:

    Old Rugger — i’m with you on the picks and have to say .. would be surprised if there are no upsets in these playoffs . get those seat belts on and let the ride begin.

  61. slacrosse says:


    As I said, I also agree with Old Ruggers picks but I would definitely NOT be surprised if one or more of these 3 teams ended up not winning their Class.

    Class A
    LP, Town, maybe Pac?

    Class B
    Jay has the best chance to win its Class (Somers the key challenger).

    Class C

    PV and Rye would be a toss up in the finals (Assuming they both get there. Bville and to lesser degree, Pville could be spoilers. If Byran Hills is in playoffs they could be a spoiler, even though they’ve recently been pounded)

    Who knows this season!!

  62. HuskerPride says:

    Nice win for JFK – what a great story. Good luck going forward, boys

  63. Blax says:

    RealityGuy..alot of good points..
    Its been talked about all year. On any given day , one team could beat another. Arlington has a good program and maybe on a different day the outcome would be different. Hustle goes along way… Im rooting for Arlington in class A. Would love to see them beat the likes of Yorktown and Mahopac.

    Good luck in sectionals.

  64. Dee-up says:

    B> hill has been self imploding, do not see them there , PVille has not played enough of the better teams to be ready My spoiler Bx Ville , Rye and Valley should be there
    the other two we agree on

  65. American Idol says:

    BH needs to stop making unforced errors(i.e.over/under thrown passes and dropped balls-uncontested) and need to be deliberate in their offensive sets to make the most of their chances. They’re not good enough to give their opponents 5-10+ turnovers/extra possesions per half and beat a stronger lacrosse program. On the defensive end they need to stop ball watching and start sliding to the proper man. Pretty basic suggestions.

    The problems may not fix themselves tomorrow against JJ but they need to be moving in that direction or they’ll be short timers in the Class C Section 1 playoffs.!

    If they fix some of these issues they could make some noise in the Class C playoffs.

    Go Bobcats!

  66. HH-Otown says:

    Hen Hud came out flat in the first quarter, but in the last 2 min of the half picked it up and didnt stop down 6-5 at half then decided to play in second half, Hud won 11-6 with ease once the sticks woke up, Junior attackman Kyle Fanning had 5 g, Salisbury bound senior Matt Mcdermott had 3g.

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