We’re a step away from the state semifinals.

So let’s get right to it.

For starters, the Long Island boys championship games are today. (The girls play their Island title tripleheader tomorrow.)

Here’s the lineup for Hofstra University in Hempstead:

Games at Hofstra University, Hempstead

Class C

Shoreham-Wading River (Section 11) vs. Cold Spring Harbor (Section 8), 1 p.m.

Class A

West Islip (Section 11) vs. Syosset (Section 8), 3:30 p.m.

Class B

Sayville (Section 11) vs. Garden City (Section 8), 6 p.m.

You can watch the games live on msgvarsity.com and again next week on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum).

The winners of the LI title games will play the winners of the other downstate quarterfinals — featuring the Section 2 (Albany area) champion vs. the Section 1 champion — set for today at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack.

Here’s the schedule of games:

Class C

Glens Falls (Section 2) vs. Bronxville (Section 1), 1 p.m.

Class A

Niskayuna (Section 2) vs. Mamaroneck (Section 1), 3:30 p.m.

Class B

Queensbury (Section 2) vs. Yorktown (Section 1), 6 p.m.

You can watch the premiere broadcast of the Niskayuna-Mamaroneck game on Monday, June 4 at 10 p.m. on MSG Varsity Channel 14 (Optimum). The Queensbury-Yorktown game will premiere on Tuesday, June 5 at 4 p.m. on MSG Varsity.

The quarterfinal round of the Connecticut state tournament is today.

Among the matchups: Defending Class M champion Wilton plays at East Lyme at 5 p.m.; Glastonbury plays at defending Class L state champion Ridgefield at 4 p.m., 2011 Class L finalist Fairfield Prep hosts Staples at 3:30 p.m.; Darien, looking for a seventh Class M title in the last eight years, hosts Masuk at 3 p.m.; and FCIAC champion New Canaan hosts North Haven at 3 p.m.

You can check out all the matchups, and the brackets, here:

Here are updated brackets:


Class L

Class M

Class S 


Class L

Class M

Class S 

Iona Prep will be playing for the Catholic Class AA state title today.

The Gaels take on Timon St. Jude High School of Buffalo at Kellenberg High School in Uniondale at 3 p.m.

IP defeated Kellenberg 14-7 for the downstate catholic AA title to advance to today’s game as Shane Fee had five goals and two assists. Fee is two goals away from 100 for his career.

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81 Responses to “Saturday, June 2: It’s the downstate quarterfinals with Long Island boys championship tripleheader at Hofstra and Section 2 vs. Section 1 tripleheader at Clarkstown South; Connecticut state quarters also today; Iona Prep plays for state title”

  1. LaxLessons.com says:

    Bronxville leads leads Glens Falls 5-1 early in the second quarter of the Class C state quarterfinals.

  2. sec1 says:

    Bvill 3-1 after 1
    10-1 at half

  3. slacrosse says:

    5-4. SWR over CSH half

  4. sec1 says:

    Bvill 13-1 after 3 running time

  5. slacrosse says:

    7-4. SWR end 3

  6. sec1 says:

    Bville 15-2 Final

  7. slacrosse says:

    9-7 SWR wins

  8. Relax says:

    His Stock was really on the rise after the Somers Game. I watched 2 D1 Big East coaches look at each other & say “that bkid can fly” He’ll need to come up big on Wed. @ Hofstra can’t wait

  9. LaxLessons.com says:

    One downstate semifinal is set. It will be Bronxville vs. Shoreham-Wading River on Wednesday at 3:30 at Hofstra. 

    • Relax says:

      Great Match-Up! The ville’s gonna have their hands full with a team that dipatched BBP 14-4 a team that beat the ville in last yrs downstate semi’s at WhitePlains. Today SWR takes out CSH, WOW. And the game’s on LI. UpHill Battle ensues for the Ville

      • slacrosse says:

        Wouldn’t put too much stock at all on SWR beating up BPBP, not a very strong team. Bville was better then them last season and should have won that game.

        • Relax says:

          You keep saying bvlle should of beaten Bayport Blue Point last year. I was at that game. I remember that BPBP’s D shutdown the attack at the end of the game. bvlle didn’t move the ball they tried to beat BPBP’s D coming around from behind instead of feeding cutters. Trust me SWR will be just as tough. We will see Wed. It’s time for the ville to prove themselves. They really should win the state this yr with all that talent. Probably the best team in bvlle lax history. Anything less than a state championship will be a letdown

  10. sec1 says:

    Nisky 1-0

  11. sec1 says:

    1-1 Conley with G
    2-1 Nisky

  12. sec1 says:

    3-1 Nisky

  13. sec1 says:

    4-1 Nisky 6:06 left in 1st

  14. sec1 says:

    Nisky 5-1

  15. sec1 says:

    6-1 Nisky

  16. sec1 says:

    7-1 Nisky

  17. sec1 says:

    8-1 Nisky

  18. sec1 says:

    9-1 Nisky

  19. sec1 says:

    Nisky 11-1 at Half

  20. LaxLessons.com says:

    Niskayuna has won every face-off in the first quarter in building a commanding 11-1 lead over Mamaroneck. 

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Impressive first-half display by Niskayuna. The Silver Warriors have a commanding 19-3 lead at the half..

      • LaxLessons.com says:

        Niskayuna has won all but one face-off, led by Williams College-bound Tanner MacIvor and Tyler Pantalone. 

  21. sec1 says:

    Nisky 13-1

  22. sec1 says:

    13-2 Conley

  23. sec1 says:

    Nisky 14-2

  24. slacrosse says:

    1-1. West Islip. Syosset end 1

    • Relax says:

      Keep the updates coming.Thought it was live on msg.com, but I can’t find it. The LI championships are certainly more competitive then the Sect.1 vs 2. Whoever wins this game is gonna ROLL Nisky

  25. sec1 says:

    Nisky 16-2

  26. sec1 says:

    16-3 Greenberg

  27. sec1 says:

    17-3 Nisky

  28. sec1 says:

    Nisky 18-3

  29. sec1 says:

    19-3 Nisky 19-3

  30. sec1 says:

    Half 19-3

  31. LaxLessons.com says:

    Syosset leads West Islip 3-1 in the second quarter.

  32. slacrosse says:

    4-2 Sy. at half. WI not impressive at all so far.

    Running out of juice pretty soon

  33. sec1 says:

    Nisky 20-3 starters still in

  34. sec1 says:

    21-3 they are playing our A champ Mamroneck

  35. sec1 says:

    Nisky 22-3 end of 3

    • LaxLessons.com says:

      Niskayuna wins 23-3 over Mamaroneck and is hound for Hofstra. Coach Mike Vorgang gets career win No. 300.

      • slacrosse says:

        A terrible and probably also embarrassing beating on Mamo BUT the program should not hang their heads as they accomplished alot this season without 2 of their best players (one missed 10 games).

        No, Mamo has seen what an elite team is like to play and now they have to double their efforts on the junior front to continue to develop MORE high level players–no short-cuts. For example, pick out a few junior (age) kids and target them as future face-off kids–yes there are some “natural” lax players but this is a sport that can be learned. Also play good competitive lax during the summer AND SCHEDULE AS MANY TOUGH TEAMS AS POSSIBLE TO PLAY NEXT SEASON. Get on a bus to go to LI, CT or NJ to find GOOd teams to play!!

        • long time laxer says:

          A tough way for mamo to end. Just an FYI that Mamo has been playing CT and LI teams for 6 and 3 years respectively. Not GC or Darien yet, but Fairfield Prep, Fairfield Ludlowe and Oceanside. Small steps, but Jeff Barnard is trying to get there.

  36. sec1 says:

    Nisky 23-3 Final

  37. slacrosse says:

    6-4 WI end 3

  38. slacrosse says:

    11-4 WI wins. Played much better lots of posses and offense found itself

    If Nisky is really good which I suspect will be real close vs WI

  39. slacrosse says:

    SWR has a few more experienced (senior) quality lax kids then Bville so I make them bout 2-3 goal winner BUT Bronxville can beat them iif gets decent possession and D plays well. Teams not that far apart.

  40. LaxLessons.com says:

    Iona Prep loses to Bishop Timon 16-15 in the Catholic AA state final battling back from a 13-4 deficit.

    • DPAC says:

      Congrats to IP on a valiant comeback and a good season. Looking forward to seeing Luke Wooters, who had 7 goals, playing for the Golden Flyers of Nazareth next year!

  41. sec1 says:

    1-0 Town Connor V from Preastreau
    2-0 Connor V from Gatley
    3-0 Gatley

  42. sec1 says:

    1-0 Town Connor V from Preastreau
    2-0 Connor V from Gatley
    3-0 Gatley
    4-0 Pomadesso from Mariano

  43. LaxLessons.com says:

    Yorktown has jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Queensbury.  Connor Vercruysse, the OT hero of the sectional final has two goals.

  44. sec1 says:

    Town 5-0 Prestreau from Mariano

  45. sec1 says:

    Town 6-0 Quigley on rebound

  46. sec1 says:

    Town 7-0 Prestreau from Fusco end of 1

  47. sec1 says:

    8-0 Mariano
    9-0 Prestreau
    10-0 Quigley 10:16 left in 2nd

  48. 2012championship says:

    1-0 gc in 2nd q.no scoring in 1st

  49. sec1 says:

    Town 11-0 Preastreau from Fusco 6;60 Town subbing

  50. sec1 says:

    Queensbury scores Man up 11-1

  51. sec1 says:


  52. sec1 says:

    Town 12-2 Connor V from Gatley

  53. sec1 says:

    13-2 Gatley from Mariano

  54. sec1 says:

    14-2 Mariano
    15-2 Mariano from A Fusco Half

  55. sec1 says:

    16-2 Marone

  56. sec1 says:

    Town 16-4 Quigley
    17-4 Bender, Town has empitied bench in 3rd

  57. sec1 says:

    17-5 7:27 left

  58. sec1 says:

    Town 18-7 Final

  59. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Garden City 9, Sayville 2

  60. slacrosse says:

    But for some bad shot selection in the 1st quarter when GC dominated possession and some great saves throughout the game by the Sayville goalie (where is he going?) the margin of win could have been far more then 7.

  61. slacrosse says:

    I’d have to go with GC winning by 4 goals over Town BUT just like last season when Town almost won, they have the talent to pull off an upset here.

    • Indian J says:

      Yorktown was playing at a higher level at this time last year and Garden City has improved. An upset in these semi-finals is always possible, but this Garden City team is one of the better teams they have ever had ( if you consider the season thus far). Im not making a prediction, but this has the potential to be rough- I’m sure Town will be as prepared as they can be as well as focused. I wish them luck.

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