Junior goaltender Chris Guzzetta and East Islip hope to bounce back from yesterday’s 10-7 loss to Ward Melville on Thursday when they host West Babylon. (Photo by Jim Stout/MaxPreps.com)

Wednesday is always a busy day for Rockland County lax, and today is no exception.

Suffern (9-3), which saw its seven-game win streak snapped by Rye last week, hopes to bounce back when it hosts rival North Rockland (2-11). Also at 4:15 p.m., it will be North vs. South as Clarkstown North (1-12) visits Clarkstown South (4-9) and Nyack visits Tappan Zee.

Elsewhere in the Hudson Valley, at 4:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow (7-7) plays at Irvington (4-6), Pelham (11-3) visits Edgemont (2-11), Eastchester (10-3) hosts White Plains (7-5) and Ardsley (4-9) plays at Hastings (6-9).

In Connecticut action, Avon Old Farms, which checks in at No. 8 in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School National Rankings, visits Farmington. Also at 4 p.m., Joel Barlow hopes to bounce back from a 6-5 loss to Daniel Hand yesterday, when it visits Notre Dame-Fairfield at McCarty Stadium at Notre Dame.

Greenwich takes a three-game win streak into a 8 p.m. game at Trumbull (7-3) on the turf field at McDougall Stadium. Weston (11-1), which has won two straight after falling to Staples, hosts New Fairfield (10-1) at 7 p.m.

In Nassau, Bethpage (9-4), which has won four straight, hosts Lynbrook (10-4) at 7 p.m. Lynbrook had won three straight before falling to Plainedge 11-10 in OT. Also at 7 p.m., MacArthur hosts Long Beach. Garden City (10-3) visits Calhoun (6-7) at 4:15 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., New Hyde Park hosts Great Neck South, Jericho visits Levittown Division and Elmont is at Carey.

Rocky Point (10-3), hopes to win its third straight win its hosts Elwood/John Glenn (7-6). Also at 4:30 p.m. in Suffolk, Harborfields visits Bellport, Babylon hosts Westhampton, Huntington hosts Deer Park and Center Moriches plays at Bayport-Blue Point.

Comsewogue takes a 12-0 record into its 7 p.m. game on its turf field against Eastport/South Manor (11-3). The visiting Sharks have won five of their last six, with the lone loss a 10-9 overtime setback to Hauppauge. Hauppauge, meanwhile, has a big 5 p.m. game at Shoreham-Wading River (9-4).

Half Hollow Hills West visits Sayville at Depot Street Field at 4:30 p.m. Mount Sinai hosts Southampton at 5:30 p.m.

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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32 Responses to “Scoreboard Central: Wednesday/5.12.10”

  1. BigBadBear says:

    and for all those MCLA fans, championships underway, no surprises yet, other than the snow storm that hit Denver! Bold prediction, Michigan will NOT win

  2. lakeland pac game tomorrow says:

    Just wanted to share my opinion because i have played both teams.

    Goalie play
    Lakeland goalie has been very good this year great on clears/saves moves well,.Pac’s goalie good on clears/saves but jumps on bounce shots which will and has hurt his team. ADVANTAGE Lakeland

    Lakeland middies have been there weak spot. They are good dodgers but don’t get the separation to rip shots. Do not have that go to guy when needed, but do have the best faceoff man in the section which has helped win games and control the ball. Pac’s middies are just as good very similar. They to do not possess a player who can dodge from the top and when the slide comes is smart enough to roll back to find the open man, they tend to try to go through toom any players and turn the ball over. Advantage EVEN

    Pac possess arguably the best player in the section in Brandofino. He is tall, strong, and finds a hole in the defense and is able to rip shots with little room. The 2 other attackmen are great role players who too find creases in the D On the other hand Lakeland has 3 attackmen who go to the cage and find the open man. Caffery has been there main scorer because he finds creases’ and is very sneaky/shifty. Advantage Mahopac (slight)

    Lakeland’s defense has been solid with even situations and has the advantage on man down situations. Lakeland gets on your hands on every pass and gets lifts pokes, unlike mahopac they tend to sit back and let you move the ball around without any pressure. I thought we were able to move the ball on pac and found the open man in more situations then panas. Advantage Lakeland

  3. The Rock says:

    Suffern 9, North Rock 2

    Redgate 3, 1
    Hammershlag 2,2
    Gerston 2,1

  4. Laxinupsec1 says:

    I’ve only seen the Pac goalie jump 1 v 1, and as for middies mahopac’s are pretty solid in the forms of #3 and #8

  5. LI Guy says:

    Glenn over Rocky Point 12-8
    Sayville over HHH West 10-5
    Division beat Jericho 15-3
    GC over Calhoun 15-2

  6. The Rock says:

    South 9, North 3

    Arendt 4, 1
    Russ 1, 2
    Allyene 14 saves

  7. LI Guy says:

    Hauppauge 9, SWR 8

    Losco 4-2 for Hauppauge

  8. BigBadBear says:

    sorry Joe…Dayton loses today, 14 -11, to the #10 Seed, Westminster…Dayton was the #2 seed, so a pretty big upset in MCLA

  9. Joe Lombardi says:

    NOOOO!!! Oh well – we’ll always have last year’s run – and an NIT title over North Carolina last month in hoops. Thanks for breaking it to me delicately, Bear.

  10. Justin Case says:

    Any score on the New Fairfield/Weston game?

  11. Kennedy On A Roll says:

    Good luck tomorrow to the Kennedy Gaels. They must be feeling very good about themselves and they should.

    Their backs were to the wall and they came through against one of the teams they had to beat to get into the dance. They have three remaining; Ossining, Pearl River and Haldane. With the business of the playoffs taken care of they should now set their sights on a signature win against a team that has a winning record, namely Ossining or Pearl River.

    I don’t expect them to beat Ossining tomorrow even though I’ve heard that Ossining had a meltdown yesterday against Hen Hud after leading comfortably in that game in the first half. Anybody who’s followed O at all this year knows they are susceptible to breakdown games, but they have bounced back every time and I just think they’ll be a little angry at themselves and happy to get back on the field, which I don’t think bodes well for Coach Sav and the Gaels.

    Ossining struggled against Sleepy (the indian’s third game in three days and they won all of them, so I have to cut some slack) and they broke down against HH, but for all the seemingly bad news for O, they’ve won 4 out of their last 5, and 6 out of their last 8 with wins over N Salem, Hackley and Sleepy – none of whom have losing records. Another meaningful stat for O is that they are 4-1 on grass this year and tomorrow they play at JFK.

    Still, you never know until the game is played, but as much as my heart wants to say ‘Kennedy’ my head says ‘Ossining’ and wait for Pearl River.

    Kennedy then plays Pearl Riv, who are 9-5, but if you look at their wins they all have come against shall we say, “building” programs. PR’s Strength of Schedule is an anemic #42. Ewwww.

    If you match Pearl Riv’s offense (8.7/gm) versus Kennedy’s defense (8.7/gm) you say, ‘hmmm, interesting.’ Then matching Kennedy’s offense (7.8) to Pearl River’s defense (6.7) and you say, ‘double hmmm.’ The question for the Gaels is whether or not they’ll be able to get a little bit better than average performance out of their offense against the better defense, while also holding off the PR attack in the fourth qtr. and winning the game by one or two. I have a hunch they can.

    As much as I’d like to think that Ossining is a team that’s ripe for the picking, I can’t get past Pearl River’s SOS and have to think this is the team the Gaels can beat to get on a roll heading into the playoffs.

    Finally, by beating Croton, with the opportunity to knock off either O or PR, the Gaels have put themselves into the enviable position of finishing their season with a TRAP GAME (of sorts) against Haldane.

    Yes, a TRAP GAME (of sorts) for the Kennedy Gaels!

    Haldane beat Croton twice this year and JFK just beat Croton, so I think it’s tough to say Kennedy should beat Haldane just because they play two pretty good teams leading into this game. However, this is only the second time this year that Kennedy will play two teams with winning records and then take on a team with a sub .500 record. The last time they did it they they lost to Put Valley and N Salem, but then followed that by beating Peekskill.

    …very, very interesting.

    Everybody have fun and good luck tomorrow!

  12. Casual observer says:

    just heard an interesting rumor. i heard Rye Neck high school, whose AD is former y’town standout joe ceglia, is starting, or trying to start, a lacrosse team. any info on this?

  13. Joe Lombardi says:

    CO –

    Last I heard, it’s being explored, but nothing definitive yet.

  14. Casual observer says:

    that’s good news. any other programs starting up that you are aware of? im trying to think if the area schools that dont have teams and i cant really think of any. this is a great sign for hudson valley lacrosse, and the sport in general. next will be this kind of growth at the NCAA level

  15. Joe Lombardi says:


    Dobbs Ferry and Carmel have JV teams and are planning on debuting as varsity teams for next year. Keio, JV the last two years, could have a varsity team next year.

    Speaking of the rapid growth, Mahwah, in just its second year as a varsity program, beat Bergen Catholic in the Bergen County championship game on Sunday night. Pretty amazing.

    You mentioned college. Jacksonville, Florida’s only D-I program, had a successful debut season this year. Jacksonville finished just a game under .500, beat Denver in triple OT, and was very competitive in games vs. NCAA tourney teams UNC and Hofstra. Hen Hud grad Jeff Camarra was a junior defenseman for the Dolphins this season. You can read more about that here:

  16. no_style_points says:

    Joe, gerat article about the Jacksonville program.

    When I think about the growth of the game I think Florida, Texas and Michigan in that order.

    As pointed out in the article, there’s no doubt in my mind that because of the abundance of great athletes there, Florida will see explosive growth in the next decade and will be the first non-traditional state to have an NCAA champion.

  17. laxx says:

    any one know the tappan zee-nyack score?

  18. Joe Lombardi says:

    Thanks, no_style_points.

    While we’re talking about college lax, in case anyone missed it, The New York Times had a nice feature on John Jay grad Chris Bates’ debut season as Princeton coach:

  19. CT Lax says:

    Weston 7, New Fairfield 6 … bit of an upset???

  20. Cards Lax says:

    Greenwich 14 Trumbull 5

  21. I-95 Lax says:

    Nice win for Greenwich.

  22. Goin' Dutch says:

    TZ 9, Nyack 5

    Conor Reeves 3, 1

  23. Casual observer says:

    i would think cali before michigan. cali already has some pretty strong high school teams.

  24. Pequa says:

    Wogue 11, Eastport-SM 5 … Night game … Wogue now 13-0

  25. no_style_points says:

    Good job, Casual observer…I’ll go Cali.

    I was thinking Mich because of U/Michigan and Mich St. and their success in the MCLA, but Cali makes better sense; Chapman, UC-Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, San Diego St., Loyola, Cal Poly, Stanford…lotsa teams.

  26. lax says:

    if the season was to end today class b seedings would be:
    3.fox lane

  27. D-PAC says:

    Casual Observer

    Surprised that Carmel doesn’t have a lax team

  28. P&G says:

    D-Pac, Carmel has a JV team…they are coming at the varsity level. Don’t know if they have a youth program – but they are a good football school – lets see what the future holds.

  29. Old Rugger says:

    D-Pac Carmel has had a few seasons now of JV hopefully they make the move to varsity, as it can be pretty brutal seeing large and fast Juniors pound freshmen on other JV teams. Skill wise they are a work in progress like Kennedy, Westlake, Croton etc.

  30. BigBadBear says:

    casual, no style:

    I would be very surprized (as much as I want to see it) if there are any significant D1 addtions in the next few years…at a minimum, we need the economy to improve…D3 is more of a possibility..

    One last note for Joe, 2 of the goals against Dayton were empty netters, they were pressing all over to try to even the game..Dayton ought to be another example of a scool to go NCAA, big school, very active and successfull athletic department…but not only are they not NCAA in lax, they are D2 in the MCLA..having said that, saw them play last year, you would not think they were a club…lots of kids, big bus, the whole nine yards

  31. slacrosse says:


    You think Michigan will go D1 in the next 1-2 yrs??

  32. BigBadBear says:


    No, I don’t….the Coach has consistently denied those rumours…right now, they are king of the hill in the MCLA (although I think they will be upset this year and not repeat as champs) and sometimes it is better to be the big fish in a small pond…they would be a natural, and if they did go, I think a bunch of mid-west schools would follow. But as I said before, they would need to travel extensively to play the best competition…Jacksonville has a very nice advantage, as teams dont mind playing near the beach

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