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We start what should be a busy — and eventful — weekend with an eye on the weather.

The fast-moving Nor’easter that is sweeping its way through the region through Thursday night and Friday morning has already resulted in several postponements.

The showdown between New Jersey power Delbarton and two-time New York CHSAA champ St. Anthony’s, scheduled for 7 p.m. today, has been moved to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. It will be broadcast live on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum).

A Rockland County clash between Clarkstown North and Albertus Magnus scheduled for today has also been postponed, along with the Section 1 Mamaroneck vs. Hastings and Scarsdale vs. Tappan Zee games.

The good news is that the storm will have moved out to sea well before  the start of many of the big games that are scheduled for Saturday, which is expected to be partly cloudy with temperatures topping out around a balmy 50 degrees in some parts of the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region.

Now, before we get to what’s scheduled for today — and we emphasize the word “scheduled” (check back frequently for updates on the status of the games, of course) — a quick word about yesterday’s games.

As most of us know, those of you who read these “Gameday” posts are looking forward, not behind, but one score from yesterday is worthy of highlighting.

I’m referring to Arlington’s 9-8 win over two-time Section 1 Class C champion Putnam Valley.

Some seemed surprised when I ranked the Admirals among the Top 10 teams in the Hudson Valley/Westchester region. That ranking came after I boldly (some may say mistakenly) stated that coach Donny Connolly’s Arlington squad has the potential to eventually be an emerging power in Section 1 lacrosse. (You can catch that comment by watching the MSG Varsity “High School SportsDesk” video clip by clicking here.)

Now, two games does not a season make. I get that. (After all, Arlington started off 8-0 last year before finishing 10-7.)

But wins over Brewster and Put Valley back to back to start the season would be a great way to start for anyone.

Especially noteworthy has been the play of an Arlington defense that features four college committed players.

Now, to today’s scheduled slate of games.

At the top of another long list of scheduled contests is the one between longtime rivals Manhasset and Cold Spring Harbor, who have met six straight years in the Section 8 Class C title game.

Now, we can guarantee it won’t be seven years in a row. (Manhasset, of course, has moved up to Class B.) And with the Seahawks coming off a 6-1 loss to Hicksville and Set having beaten Bethpage 13-5, the Indians are big favorites, but it always seems to be interesting when the teams meet.

Also of note – Syosset faces a Sachem North squad expected to contend for the Suffolk Class A crown and Somers visits Iona Prep in the latest round of what has been a highly contested series the last few years.

Riverhead at Brentwood, 4 p.m.
Freeport at East Meadow, 4:15 p.m.
Clarkstown South at Nanuet, 4:15 p.m.
Nyack at North Rockland, 4:15 p.m.
Hewlett at South Side, 4:15 p.m.
Massapequa at Long Beach at Long Beach Middle School, 4:15 p.m.
Elmont at West Hempstead, 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence at Mepham, 4:30 p.m.
Smithtown West at Sachem East, 4:30 p.m.
Eastchester at Saunders, 4:30 p.m.
Hicksville at Baldwin, 4:30 p.m.
Valley Stream at Calhoun, 4:30 p.m.
Friends Academy at Lynbrook, 4:30 p.m.
Great Neck North at New Hyde Park, 4:30 p.m.
Islip at Half Hollow Hills West, 4:30 p.m.
East Hampton at William Floyd, 4:30 p.m.
Glen Cove at Clarke, 4:30 p.m.
Syosset at Sachem North, 5 p.m.
Somers at Iona Prep, 5 p.m.
New Rochelle at Scarsdale, 5 p.m.
Manhasset at Cold Spring Harbor, 7 p.m.
Plainedge at Levittown Division, 7 p.m.
Oceanside at MacArthur, 7 p.m.
Lindenhurst at Middle Country, 7 p.m.

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The college lax spotlight will be on the metro area on Sunday as the New Meadowlands Stadium serves as the host site once again for the Big City Classic tripleheader. A showdown between Syracuse and defending national champion Duke highlights the slate. For the schedule of games, and the entire D-I slate (and results of games already played) for this week, click here.

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38 Responses to “Gameday Friday, 4/1: Weather forces some postponements already; Familiar foes Manhasset, CSH scheduled to square off”

  1. Gael Warning says:

    Today in New Ro
    Ions Prep-11

  2. LI Lax says:

    My picks

    Sachem North 11, Syosset 5
    Set 7, CSH 2

  3. Joe Lombardi says:

    Just got word that Somers leads Iona Prep 3-2 after one quarter. More updates to follow.

  4. Joe Lombardi says:

    Iona Prep 4, Somers 3 – halftime. Anthony Lombardo has been dominant on faceoffs for Somers, but the Gaels outscored the Tuskers 2-0 in the second quarter.

  5. Joe Lombardi says:

    Iona Prep has widened the lead to 6-3 with 6:48 left in the third.

  6. Joe Lombardi says:

    Somers has scored twice in a two-minute span and now trails 6-5 with four minutes remaining in the third.

  7. Casual Observer says:

    who’s scoring joe?

    • Joe Lombardi says:

      Our man on the scene unfortunately doesn’t have a roster, but is still doing a great job feeding me the info, CO.

  8. Joe Lombardi says:

    Iona leads 7-5 with 3:58 remaining. Luke Wooters has a pair of goals for the Gaels.

  9. NRLAX says:

    Nyack 7- North Rockland 6

    Nyack scores two in the final minute to beat north rockland. nyack probably doubled up on gbs and won just about every faceoff. Bad loss fr NR

  10. Joe Lombardi says:

    Somers pulls within 7-6 on a goal by Kieran Donohue with 1:18 left.

  11. Casual Observer says:

    this would be a huge win for the gaels moving foward. no one believed in their defense execpt that team and its coaches and they are proving their worth today.

    • Bp says:

      Who would faith after town almost scored 20 on them, scrimmage or not?

      • Casual Observer says:

        I never said they SHOULD have been expected to doo much, I was stating that they werent and it was shocking to most on the outside how well they played. I am merely pointing out that yesterdays performance should give them more confidence to keep improving, the way they did after that yorktown debacle, not hating because no one beieved in them.

  12. Joe Lombardi says:

    IP holding on to a 7-6 lead. There’s 17 seconds left. The Gaels have the ball and call for a timeout.

  13. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Iona Prep 7, Somers 6

  14. LaxLI says:

    South Side 8, Hewlett 7

    Port Wash 11, Uniondale 7

    Islip 16, HHH West 6

  15. just laxin says:

    Interesting for I was at Iona scrimmage vs Town and Iona got handled. Was at least 10-14 goal lead in 4th when Iona scored some vs Town backups. I only write this for it may be just a 3 way race with JJ, Town and we will see about Rye. Very interesting I think.

  16. Gaels LAx says:

    Iona is not down this year at all. They played great

    Luke Wooters- 3goals
    John Castellano-2goals
    Ben Borsellino-2 Goals

  17. Joe Lombardi says:

    Cold Spring Harbor has rallied to tie Manhasset 6-6 with seconds remaining in the first half, reports Ty Xanders of Inside Lacrosse. Set had held a 6-1 lead.

  18. Joe Lombardi says:

    CSH now leads 8-6 early in the third.

  19. Joe Lombardi says:

    Cold Spring Harbor is clinging to a 9-8 lead after the end of the third quarter.

  20. Joe Lombardi says:

    Set has rallied to go ahead 11-10 with four minutes remaining in regulation.

  21. Joe Lombardi says:

    It’s still 11-10 Manhasset with two minutes left in regulation. The teams are returning to the field after a timeout.

  22. Joe Lombardi says:

    Ty now reports that after Manhasset widened the lead to 12-10, CSH has pulled within 12-11 with 20 seconds remaining.

  23. Joe Lombardi says:

    Final: Manhasset 12, Cold Spring Harbor 11

  24. Lax Novice says:

    Calling the Cut and Paste police right now.

    • Joe Lombardi says:

      LOL. Just to clarify, folks are welcome to share info regarding games from here as they see fit. But if it’s specific game details, they should always credit the source – a. so people know it’s credible and where it came from, and b. because it’s the right thing to do.

  25. LaxLI says:

    Who is this Little Bo Peep character on Laxpower who cut and paste all the Set-CSH updates from this site anyway? He needs to learn some NET-iquette.

    More scores …

    Sachem North 14, Syosset 7

    Smithtown West 16, Sach East 5

    Floyd 10, East Hampton 9

    Baldwin 5, Hicksville 4

  26. Elephant Man says:

    Somers stats vs Iona…

    Donohue 3-0
    Lombardo 2-0
    Emanuel 1-0
    K Cousin 0-3

    Goalies: C Cousin, Devito

  27. laxified says:

    LBP is all good. Just helping out and they all werent from here anyway. Good lax fan

  28. laxified says:

    On second thought maybe they were but thats ok, most of us look at both anyway or you wouldnt know, right ?

  29. Bear Facts says:

    After seeing that. And also after learning what is going on. Somers is in BIG TROUBLE. May not make the playoffs at all, nevermind win anything!!!!

    • Casual Observer says:

      let’s go easy Bear. I think iona is better than people expect/ saw vs. town, and there’s alot of time between now and playoffs. Iona can go on to big things, and we could all look back at this game and say it was a quality game for somers, only losing by one in a hard fought game. or, somers can right the ship (if ip is as down as you seem to think they are), go on a tear through league play, and we’ll all look back at this game as a turning point. either way, don’t write of somers.

      • slacrosse says:

        Yeah, way to early to say there is any “ship to right” for Somers. Both good teams and IP won–the first game of the season–that’s all at this point.

  30. lax guy says:

    I don’t think anyone realized that Iona was missing some key parts when they scrimmaged yorktowon. They were missing Borsellino who is one of the top middies around they were also missing 3 starters on defense. The game may have been different if Iona was at full strenghth you never know.

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