It’s the final countdown, folks.
Until the playoffs that is.
The final week of the regular season in the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region is upon us.
While we’ve been talking about the seedings for weeks now, we still have some big games to play before they are officially unveiled.
Including tonight at 7 p.m. at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow Stadium, where the defending FCIAC champion Tigers will hosts defending Section 1 Class B champion Somers.
Neither team will be at full strength, however. Ridgefield is minus Towson University-bound midfielder Kurt Mueller, who sustained an injury in a one-goal win over Wilton last week and missed the Tigers’ 14-9 loss at John Jay. Somers will be without Johns Hopkins-bound defenseman Eddie Schurr (sprained ankle), who was also out of action in the Tuskers’ 11-10 win over Montgomery (N.J.).
Of note, Somers senior midfielder Greg Petre needs one goal to reach the 100 mark for his varsity career. Petre is bound for Army, which last night picked up one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history, defeating Syracuse 9-8 in double overtime in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, a game that promises to be the talk of the lax world for quite some time.
In games today in the Hudson Valley, Eastchester visits Irvington, John F. Kennedy Catholic plays at Pearl River, Scarsdale hosts Clarkstown South and Suffern visits White Plains at 4:30 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., Nanuet plays at Pelham at Glover Field.
It’s a busy day in Suffolk. East Islip visits Connetquot at 5 p.m. in a matchup of 12-3 teams. West Islip takes a 13-game win streak into its game at Northport. Also at 4 p.m., it’s West vs. East as Smithtown West (11-4) plays at Smithtown East (9-6), Sachem East visits Connetquot, Sachem East plays at Longwood, Patchogie-Medford visits North Babylon, Half Hollow Hills East hosts Middle Country and William Floyd plays at Brentwood. Commack hosts Bay Shore at 4:30 p.m.
In Connecticut action, Fairfield Warde visits Danbury at 6 p.m., Weston hosts Joel Barlow at 6:45 p.m. and New Fairfield is at Bunnell at 7 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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