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Frankie Fusco and Yorktown face Section 2’s Burnt Hills in the New York State Class B quarterfinals at the University at Albany.

A week from now, it will all be over.

State champions will be crowned and the 2011 season will be one for the books.

Who will be celebrating on June 11?

We’ll get a better indication after today.

That’s because state quarterfinal action is set for today.

The winners advance to the state semifinals on Wednesday.

So let’s get it going, gang.

As always, be sure to check in with score updates and your thoughts on what you see out there during what promises to be a memorable day.

Here’s today’s state quarterfinal rundown:


Long Island championship games

at Stony Brook University

Class C: Cold Spring Harbor (Nassau/Section 8 ) vs. Bayport-Blue Point (Suffolk/Section 11), 3 p.m.

Class A: Farmingdale (Nassau/Section 8 ) vs. West Islip (Suffolk/Section 11), 5:30 p.m.

Class B: Garden City (Nassau/Section 8 ) vs. Shoreham-Wading River (Suffolk/Section 11), 8 p.m.

Section 1 vs. Section 2 games

at University at Albany

Class A: Mahopac (Section 1) vs. Shenendehowa (Section 2), 1 p.m.

Class B: Yorktown (Section 1) vs. Burnt Hills (Section 2), 3:30 p.m.

Class C: Bronxville (Section 1) vs. Glens Falls (Section 2), 6 p.m.


Class L

No. 8 Simsbury at No. 1 Newtown, 3 p.m.

No. 12 Greenwich at No. 4 Fairfield Prep, 3 p.m.

No. 7 Brien McMahon at No. 2 Staples, 3 p.m.

No. 14 Conard at No. 6 Ridgefield, 3 p.m.

Class M

No. 9 Fairfield-Ludlowe at No. 1 Darien, 3 p.m.

No. 13 Guilford at No. 5 Wilton, 3 p.m.

No. 7 New Canaan at No. 2 East Lyme, 3 p.m.

No. 11 Branford at No. 3 New Fairfield, 3 p.m.

Class S

No. 8 Old Saybrook at No. 1 Somers, 3 p.m.

No. 12 St. Joseph at No. 4 Ledyard, 3 p.m.

No. 7 Granby at No. 2 Stonington, 3 p.m.

No. 11 Ellington at No. 3 Joel Barlow, 3 p.m.

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94 Responses to “Gameday Saturday, 6/4: State quarterfinals set for NY, CT”

  1. Pac Man says:

    Shen up 1-0 midway thru 1st

  2. Pac Man says:

    2-0 Shen still 1st qtr

  3. Pac Man says:

    3-1 Shen … Foley scored for Pac … End 1st

  4. sec1 says:

    5-1 Shen 2:18 Goalie is Stopping Mohapac.
    Mohopac is forcing everything right now

  5. sec1 says:

    5-1 Shen at Half

  6. Pac Man says:

    5-1 Shen at HT. Wardwell the Shen goalie is legit.

  7. sec1 says:

    #7 Beradis scores 5-2 Shen answers right back 6-2 1:20 left hard hitting game

  8. Quick Question says:

    Joe, do you know when the section 1 senior all star game is?

  9. sec1 says:

    8-4 Shen 4:25 left # 4 Geyser score last 2

  10. sec1 says:

    Kevin Carey sorry #4

  11. sec1 says:

    8-5 Shen Bota with Goal Final

  12. Pac Man says:

    8-5 final Shen wins. Congrats Pac on a great season.

    • slacrosse says:

      Yes congrats to Pac for a great season. They’ll be a force again next season.

      • Lax Guy says:

        Thanks Sla, It was a great season, and while we lose some great seniors that will be moving on the future looks bright. Lots of good young players to mix in with those returning.
        We will miss our seniors

  13. laxitup says:

    One All-American and 5 All-Section players on that offense, have to produce more than 5 goals regardless of the keeper. Town and L/P both found ways to get to him earlier this year. Saw Shen play both L/ P and Town, and Pac had just as much talent going into this one as Shen. Pac was far too predictable on offense again (part of the reason they struggled in the finals to score goals). Can’t rely solely on the same 3-4 kids to take one on one shots from outside against a good goalie. Would have liked to have seen more ball movement, and off ball play from them with the players they have.

    • D-Pac says:

      Well said. When you attack the net good things happen. We were not aggressive enough. Props to Shen’s D, but they were beatable. By not taking it to the net more, it was way to easy for their D, especially in the first half.

    • SC says:

      How many times have you seen Pac play? Because they have never ran a 1-4-1 offense this year. Don’t think you really know to much about lax. L/P played a zone on Pac because they couldn’t match up man to man. Shen played there triangle zone, which is much like the backer zone that WM used to run. So with that being said you have to attack the zone, draw the backer and bang the ball back side. which Pac did and got some good looks on cage, kids have to finish the ball. To a layman eye this is a very boring style of Lax. But when you have a legit goalie this d. work well because it invites outside shots.

      Thats why PAC offense wasn’t as explosive in L/P and Shen.

  14. Syracuse says:

    Mahopac had a really good bounce back season and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Shen and Nisky are just better programs right now than the best Section 1 has to offer in Class A. It took decades for Nisky to get to the point where they could be a serious threat in the state tournament. Now, it’s Shen’s turn. And these two may be going at it like this for the next 10-20 years. The question is, will Mahopac and Lakeland/Panas be able to catch up?

    I wonder if anyone knows this: is Shen coach Chuck Holohan the same Chuck Holohan who played close D at Oswego State in the late 1980s and early ’90s? If so, he was one mean dude. Big, tough and would lay lumber.

    • laxbro says:

      L/P beat Shen last year in the tournament, and lost to them in OT this year with a sub par team for them. L/P seem to be on the right track to compete down the road in future years.

    • slacrosse says:


      I dont know Shen that well except they’re good and in particular have a great goalie who is gone next season. Maybe misunderstood you but sounds like your saying Shen is so deep in the future that Class A will have to play catch up ball to match Shen (or Nisky) for yrs to come? That’s a pretty strong statement.

  15. sec1 says:

    Mabus to Mariano 1-0 10:43

  16. sec1 says:

    Town 2-0 Terry 10:10

  17. sec1 says:

    Ty Schuldt 3-0 9:30

  18. Jericho says:

    BBP 4, CSH 3 after 1

  19. sec1 says:

    4-0 Town Quigley7:54

  20. Joe Lombardi says:

    For updates on the LI championships, check out MSG Varsity High School SportsDesk’s Jared Greenberg on Twitter at @MSGV_Jared or by clicking here.

    In a surprisingly close game at the half, six-time defending Connecticut Class M state champ Darien leads Fairfield-Ludlowe 4-2. Darien’s Case Matheis left the game early on with a leg injury. The first quarter ended in a 1-1 tie.

  21. sec1 says:

    5-0 man up Mariano from Connor Gately 2:10

  22. sec1 says:

    6-0 Fusco 1:00

  23. sec1 says:

    7-0 Town Fusco 11:45 of 3rd

  24. Joe Lombardi says:

    Ben Preston scores 5:20 into the third. Darien now leads Fairfield Ludlowe 5-2.

  25. sec1 says:

    8-0 Gately 8:19

  26. sec1 says:

    9-0 Fusco 6:30

  27. sec1 says:

    9-1 5:40

  28. sec1 says:

    9-2 4.53 man up

  29. sec1 says:

    Mariano fro Gately 10-2 3:06

  30. sec1 says:

    Mariano from Gately 11-2 0.17

  31. sec1 says:

    12-2 Manning 0:4 Half

  32. Kr says:

    Joe – any updates on the class C Long Island championship game. Heard it was 5-5 at the half

    • Joe Lombardi says:

      Kr – BBP leads 9-6 late in the third quarter. You can updates from MSG Varsity’s Jared Greenberg on Twitter @MSGV_Jared or by clicking here.

      • WLax says:

        Hey Joe any early reads on BBP?

        • Joe Lombardi says:

          WLax – BBP is playing well and with a lot of confidence. The Phantoms really play well as a team. They get balanced scoring and have a strong group of seniors who know their roles. Last year, BBP fell to Glenn 11-6 in the Suffolk title game and has really come back with a sense of purpose this season.

  33. sec1 says:

    14-2 Town 11:23 Fusco

  34. sec1 says:

    Yorktown clearing Bench

  35. sec1 says:

    Mabus from Fusco 6:42 man up

  36. CT Lax says:

    Final …

    Staples 8, McMahon 4

  37. sec1 says:

    16-2 # 22 goal 4:40

  38. Diddy says:

    Town rules

  39. sec1 says:

    17-2 2:15 bench is playing

  40. sec1 says:

    18-2 Nicky B end of 3

  41. sec1 says:

    18-3 9:23 in 4th
    19-3 Marone 8;02
    players scoring are called up players

  42. sec1 says:

    20-3 #22 goal Final

  43. sec1 says:

    20-3 Final

  44. Joe Lombardi says:

    Darien 1-3-3-3 = 10

    Fairfield-Ludlowe 0-2-1-2 = 5

    Darien scoring:

    Richard Gregory 3-1

    Henry West 2-2

    Graham Maybell 2-0

    Bobby Weaver 1-0

    Ben Preston 1-1

    Baylis Treen 1-0

    Alex Brown 0-1

    Fairfield Ludlowe scoring:

    Mason 2-1

    Nate Ryan 1-0

    Stern 1-0

    Errett, B 1-0

    Darien goalie saves:

    Torey 10

    Hurd 2

    Ludlowe goalie saves:

    Ward 15

    Darien (19-2) is going to the State Final Four for the 24th consecutive time. Facing Wilton on Wednesday – time and site tbd.

    • slacrosse says:

      Wow-Surprised only a 5 goal margin and that’s with West playing!

      • laxr says:

        Matheis was injured in the first minute and did not return. Another sloppy performance for the Wave. Darien did get its act together and build a 10-3 before they pulled starters and ran out the clock, but they will need to play better against Wilton.

  45. Lax n stuff says:

    Bronxville up 8-5 vs Glens Falls late in first half

  46. Jericho says:

    WI Dale tied 7-7 after 3.

  47. Joe Lombardi says:

    After one quarter in the CT quarterfinals, New Fairfield leads Branford 4-1.

    • Joe Lombardi says:

      New Fairfield leads 6-3 at the half.

      Fairfield Prep edged Greenwich 10-9.

      Other CT quarterfinal scores not yet posted:

      New Canaan 10, East Lyme 4
      Wilton 13, Guilford 1
      Barlow 17, Ellington 4
      St. Joe’s 8, Ledyard 1

  48. Old Growth says:

    Ridgefield win 17 – 5 over Conner in CT class L (13 – 2 at half…game never close)

  49. Big Easy says:

    No Case…No Championship for Darien….Period!

    • Blue White says:

      Wrong, Darien is a program not a player

    • WarriorNation says:

      No truer words have been spoken…with Case out, the title is ours again!!

    • Lax Novice says:


      • Blue White says:

        There may have been a slight bit of sarcasm in that statement LN. We all know if he can’t go it isn’t like they drop off a cliff w Henry West sliding down. Not ideal, but Wilton’s been hurt by the Darien team not just one player

        • Lax Novice says:

          The guy who has done the most damage against Wilton lately on offense has been Henry West. You’re correct that it’s a testament to Darien’s depth that Alex Brown can slide in and be effective when called upon where most teams would be lost (see Jay, John) when an All-America attackman is unavailable for an important game. While we’re talking about yesterday, let’s give Coach Parisi and the Fairfield-Ludlowe Falcons full credit for planning and executing their game plan in a total team effort. They stepped up to the challenge from the first minute on, unlike some recent opponents. Eventually Darien’s depth and defensive pressure took it’s toll, but Ludlowe can rightly hold their heads high this morning.

          Wilton will be another tough game on Wednesday, wherever it’s held. That’s a proud team with lots of seniors prepared to give all to do what many predecesors haven’t. Thankfully Case and everyone else who is banged up a bit for the Wave will have three days to heal before taking on the Warriors.

          Lastly, congrats to Mike Francia on becoming Wilton’s career scoring leader, surpassing Peter McMahon yesterday. Well done on an exemplary career.

  50. laxfan says:

    Any update on Garden City game?

  51. Traditions says:

    GC/SWR game started late bc of WI-Dale going into OT.

    It’s 1-1 late in the first quarter.

  52. Joe Lombardi says:

    Garden City leads SWR 4-2 at the half. The Trojans ended the half on a 3-0 run.

    You can get score updates from MSG Varsity’s Jared Greenberg on Twitter @MSGV_Jared or by clicking here.

    • Joe Lombardi says:

      It’s 6-2 GC after three quarters.

      • Joe Lombardi says:

        8-4 GC midway through the fourth.

        • Joe Lombardi says:

          Final: 9-4 GC.

          It will be GC vs. Yorktown renewing a tradition-rich postseason rivalry in the state semis on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at White Plains High School’s Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Field.

          Who do you think will win?

          Cast your vote in our latest poll now.

          To vote, go to the right panel of this page. Then, just scroll past the “New Comments” and “Popular” tabs and click on “Poll,” and then cast your vote from the choices available, or write in your choice if it’s not listed.

          • justlaxin says:

            GC has to be favored. They have a ton of talent and are looking to get some revenge for last year. Their D is great and will have to be I think. Yorktown is a strong offensive team. This is a team that played SM West and St Anthony’s to one goal games, lost to Darien by 3 and so on. Young team that seems to be playing well at right time. GC has played two tough teams in a row which helps them I think. They should be on top of their game. Yorktown should be fresh. They haven’t played 3 qtrs since John Jay game. Helps the game is at WP for Town, they know the field well. They have played their the last two section finals. I say GC by 2 but wouldnt be surprised to see a Town win.
            Bronxville Bayport game will be interesting. Two 1st time participants I believe. I say Bayport by 6. Bronxville is good but hasnt beaten a legit team all year as far as state level competition. It could be closer but I will lean with the Phantoms for now. Cool nickname by the way.
            Dalers vs Shen may be a great game as well. Shen is playing well. They have some D1 talent on the team starting with a Syracuse bound goalie. They have rallied to lose only 1 game all year. They lost to Town by 1 early in the year. Dalers are smoking right now and Ill take them in this one. They have to be riding high right now but need to come down to earth quick for the Plainsmen can play. Ill take the Dalers by 4 but if Shens keeper gets hot, hold on.

          • slacrosse says:

            Nice analysis and agree with winners.

            GC by 5 but if Town is really on particularly its D, Town could pull off upset. They’ve almost beaten great teams.

            Have to go with BP as you know they’ve beaten top teams so you assume they must be pretty good. Bville has some D1 players on O who are very good but they’ve beaten no one so no way to judge of they’re good enough to beat a very good team. BP by 6 sounds OK.

            Yes Dalers by 5

            Go Town and Bville!

          • ReLAX says:

            slacrosse it’s proof is in the pudding time for our playing someone theory. Town played everyone this year & are rolling along, possibly ready to shock a bIgtime team like GC. Town throttles burnt hills today. Hopefully they’re peaking.
            Bville’s a different story. They’re in uncharted waters. They didn’t throttle their sect.2 team GF. They need to wake-up & get a swagger!
            Town’s fans will represent @ WP it’s time to go to battle! Homefield advantage for sure.
            Bronco faithful need to wake-up too!
            Both teams have a chance.
            I like town’s because they’ll be prepared, ready, & know what it’s like. Bville has a less dominant opponent, but because of the lack of being tested & playing unimpressive vs GF they lose! Town needs to finally get that great win vs a great team that they’ve been able to accomplish all yr or they lose too. It’ll be fun to watch what happens

          • ReLAX says:

            Town needs that great win against a great team that’s eluded them all yr, although they beat ShenLax early this yr! Go Huskers! It’s time to shock the NY Lax world one more time!

  53. jack says:

    Town 9-8 🙂

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