It’s a tradition unlike any other in Section 1 lacrosse.

Yorktown vs. Lakeland/Panas.

The game, which became known as the Murphy Cup in 1990, pits two crosstown rivals whose own growth as programs helped ignite the spread of the sport throughout Section 1.

The latest meeting is set for 7 p.m. today at Lakeland High School.

Yorktown (9-2) enters the meeting red-hot, having won five straight since suffering back-to-back losses on Long Island to Chaminade and Smithtown West. Yorktown has racked up 79 goals during that span.

Lakeland/Panas (8-4), meanwhile, has relied on its defense, led by Michael Kaplan, Ben Hylka and goalie Michael Zingaro.

Yorktown holds a 19-3 advantage in the series, which honors Yorktown lacrosse co-founder Charlie Murphy (who died in 2005 at age 93).

You can check out the game live on at 7 p.m. The full broadcast of the contest premieres on Monday at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum). After the premiere, you can the taped broadcast on and On-Demand Channel 614.

Also in Section 1 today, White Plains visits North Rockland at 4:45 p.m., Edgemont visits New Rochelle, Ardsley hosts Irvington and Mamaroneck plays at Eastchester at 4:30 p.m., Harrison plays at Byram Hills at 5:30 p.m. and Pearl River visits Tappan Zee at 7:30 p.m.

In the CHSAA, Iona Prep looks to snap its four-game losing streak against rival Fordham Prep.

The Long Island slate is headlined by a 4:15 p.m. game between West Islip (12-1) and Northport (8-4) at Northport. Also at 4:15 p.m., Ward Melville plays at Smithtown East.

Elsewhere in Suffolk, Smithtown West visits Connetquot in a 4 p.m. game.

It’s a busy day in Nassau County, with 16 games on the slate.

Among them: Oceanside plays at Massapequa and Hicksville hosts Hempstead at 5 p.m.

In Connecticut, defending Class M state champ Wilton visits Fairfield Ludlowe at Taft Field at 7 p.m.

New Jersey prep power Lawrenceville (11-3), coming off a big 7-6 win over Deerfield (Mass.), plays the Hill School (7-3) of Pennsylvania.

We’ve asked for your thoughts on two mega matchups this weekend — St. Anthony’s at Darien and Yorktown at Lakeland/Panas.

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44 Responses to “Friday, 5/4: Murphy Cup set for 7 p.m. at Lakeland; West Islip visits Northport; Wilton visits Fairfield Ludlowe”

  1. slacrosse says:

    Town 13 LP 6

  2. Laxo says:

    The 2 biggest LI Suffolk games tonight are

    D1: SACHEM NORTH @ BAY SHORE (5th vs 4th, 4 teams get a bye in playoffs).

    D2: ROCKY POINT @ EASTPORT SOUTH MANOR (4th place vs 7th in a 7 team playoffs).

  3. Conor STATESly says:

    Town 14 L/P 6
    However as of now I’m not so sure this game will be played tonight due to severe thunderstorms headed our way.
    Anyone know when the rain date would be? Tomorrow?

  4. says:

    Latest weather update. It looks like chance of T-storms in the region is diminishing. Cloud cover has kept it cooler than expected and the warm front is staying south of the metro area. Still a slight chance of T-storms.

  5. Sec12012 says:

    Hopefully,we will find out in a few hours if you york will travel???Lakeland is right up the street,its not as if its a far trip.

  6. LI Lax says:

    After one quarter of play: West Islip 3, Northport 2

  7. LI Lax says:

    Ward Melville leads Smithtown East 8-1 at halftime.

  8. Relax says:

    Loyola 5 Fairfield 3 early 2nd qtr ECAC final. Loyola D-man heaves the ball 80 yards at the end of 1st to score 5th goal. 1st goal of the year for Reid Acton

  9. sec12012 says:

    1-0 lp.two turnovers by ytown

  10. sec12012 says:

    frankie fusco not playing yet???

  11. sec1 says:

    Murphy Cup 4-4 end of 1

  12. Sec13012 says:

    4-3 lp.Imo yorktown isnt too impressive so far

  13. slacrosse says:


  14. sec12012 says:

    6-5 york just scored on rebound

    • sec12012 says:

      Sloppy play by york,this is the first game I’ve seen them play.They haven’t looked like a top 25 team.Not to take anything away from lp.Monteferante has looked good.

  15. sec1 says:

    6-6 Murphy Cup 6:08 left in 2nd

  16. LI Lax says:

    Sachem North wins in the final 10 seconds against Bay Shore, 13-12

  17. Laxtime says:

    Fusco sat out 1st qtr then played rest of game.

  18. says:

    Final: Yorktown 14, LP 10. Yorktown wins the Murphy Cup for the 20th time in last 23 years. 

  19. says:

    Yorktown has taken an 11-10 lead over LP after three quarters. 

    • says:

      Joey Raniolo with a nice backhanded for a score from Mariano. Yorktown takes a 12-10 lead early in the fourth. 

      • says:

        Gately scores off an acrobatic move. 13-10 Yorktown. Biggest leads for either team. 10 minutes left in fourth. 

        • says:

          Frankie Fusco with a 20-yard crank. Yorktown takes a 14-10 lead. Eight minutes left in fourth.

          • says:

            Yorktown holding its four-goal lead. It’s14-10 with 1:35 left.

  20. says:

    Iona Prep beats Fordham Prep 10-4 to snap a four-game losing streak vs. the Rams.

  21. says:

    Eastchester beats Mamaroneck 15-7

    5, Anthony Sala 2 goals

    8, Tom Cirillo 9 goals 1 assist

    14, Matt Power 2 goals 1 assist

    11, Rob Carinci 2 goals 1 assist

    2, Joe Arcidiacono 22 saves


    7 Reed Malas 3 goals

    22, Scott Greenberg 1 goal

    15, Dilian Pailes Friedman 2 goals

    5, Zach Aller 1 assist

    3, Ian Loberfeld 1 goal

    17, (no name) 7 saves

    Q1- E6 M1
    Q2- E1 M2
    Q3- E5 M3
    Q4-E3 M1

  22. Lax says:

    What you guys think of north rockland this year?

  23. rlaxfamily says:

    I have to say that the Yorktown/Yorktown crowd was very impressive last night. The stadium was packed on both sides and along the fence line. The crop was out in full force and the pink fund-raiser t-shirts really helped liven up the joint. MSG Varsity was in top form with half time events. Hats off to all, the Murphy Cup game was a full blown entertainment zone. Congratulations to the Huskers, who certainly pulled it together in the second half for a solid finish.

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