We’ll know a lot more about how the Suffolk County Class A race shapes up after today.

Unbeaten Ward Melville (9-0) visits one of this season’s surprise teams, Northport (9-1), in a 4:30 p.m. game at Veterans Field in Northport.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16Smithtown West (8-2), coming off one-sided losses to Ward Melville and Northport, looks to bounce back when it hosts defending New York Class A state champion West Islip (7-2) at 5 p.m.

In Nassau County, Manhasset, which ends the week by visiting Garden City for the 123rd Woodstick Classic, hopes to bounce back from an 8-4 loss at John Jay when it plays at Plainedge. Also at 4:30 p.m., Long Beach hosts Massapequa. Cold Spring Harbor visits Syosset in a 4:45 p.m. contest.

Yorktown, which ends the week with a showdown against the tristate’s top-ranked team, Chaminade, hosts rival Somers at 7 p.m. at the new Charlie Murphy Field, which will be formally dedicated prior to the game. Also of note, rivals Rye and Harrison renew acquaintances at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison, Bronxville visits Pelham, Arlington visits Hen Hud and  Brewster hosts Clarkstown South.

Connecticut action is highlighted by a 5:30 p.m. game between host Staples, coming off its first-ever win against Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference champion New Canaan, hosts defending Class M state champion Darien. Also of note, Weston visits New Fairfield.

Elsewhere, unbeaten Ridgefield hosts Westhill and New Canaan visits a Fairfield Ludlowe team (3-2) that has taken Darien and Greenwich down to the wire in previous games.

New Jersey action includes a 4:30 p.m. contest between host Chatham and West Morris and 4:45 p.m. game between Ridge (7-1) and visiting Pingry.

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43 Responses to “Tuesday, 4/23: Northport hosts Ward Melville, West Islip visits Smithtown West in Suffolk showdowns; Yorktown will formally dedicate new field vs. Somers; Darien visits Staples”

  1. slacrosse says:

    Have to say I’m very surprised Mamo was only able to beat WP by 3 at Mamo

  2. South of 287 says:

    any color on the game? didn’t see any score posted. Mamo tends to play down to their comp or maybe just looking ahead to tomorrow.

    B’ville will be a HUGE test for their close D

  3. sec102 says:

    Predictions for 4/23

    Yorktown – 17
    Somers – 6

    Yorktown coming off a huge win, dedicating their field again to Charlie Murphy, under the lights @ home !?!

    Good luck to the boys in red….

  4. Sailors Fan says:

    Hen Hud 7, Arlington 5 (final)

    Sailors on a roll. Keep it going boys!

  5. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Syosset 8, Cold Spring Harbor 7

  6. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Ward Melville 11, Northport 2

  7. sal l says:

    Kennedy 20 Haldane 7

  8. sec1 says:

    2-1 Town Prestreau and Connor V

  9. sec1 says:

    3-1 Mariano

  10. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Smithtown West 10, West Islip 7

  11. sec1 says:

    3-2 Rubenstine with Both

  12. sec1 says:

    End of 1 3-2 Town can’t hit the Net 18 shots

  13. sec1 says:

    4-2 Connor V

  14. sec1 says:

    4-3 Marasco

  15. sec1 says:

    5-3 Mariano

  16. sec1 says:

    6-3 Baker

  17. sec1 says:

    7-2 Prestreau
    Mariano 2g 5a

  18. sec1 says:

    8-4 Prestreau with hat trick

  19. sec1 says:

    9-4 Prestreau at Half
    If Town plays like this on Sat it will be a long game.

  20. sec1 says:

    10-4 Mariano

  21. sec1 says:

    11-4 Mariano with # 4g 6a

  22. sec1 says:

    Connor V 13-4

  23. sec1 says:

    14-4 Prestreau with 5g
    Mariano will 4g 7a

  24. sec1 says:

    15-4 Mariano 5g 7a

  25. sec1 says:

    Cousin 15-5

  26. Panther Pride says:

    Final… Pville 10, Fox Lane 8

  27. sec1 says:

    Prestreau 6g 1a 16-5

  28. sec1 says:

    16-6 Devito

  29. sec1 says:

    17-6 Baker from Mariano

  30. sec1 says:

    17-7 man up

  31. sec1 says:

    18-7 Dedvukaj

  32. Bear Facts says:

    Brewster 16, Clarkstown South 7 – final –

  33. sec1 says:

    19-8 Delbene

  34. LaxLessons.com says:

    Final: Yorktown 18, Somers 8. Huskers, who end week by hosting Chaminade, improve to 8-1.

  35. Rye Guy says:

    Rye 9, Harrison 3 (final)

  36. always around says:

    Mariano went over 200 points tonight in his Career Nice job Nicky Lax

  37. LaxLessons.com says:

    Darien 1 – 0 – 1 – 3 = 5

    Staples 0 – 1 – 2 – 0 = 3

    Darien Scoring:

    Kevin Seiler 2-2

    Peter Lindley 2-0

    Harry Gillespie 1-1

    Ian Burgoyne 0-1

    Staples Scoring:

    Joey Zelkowitz 3-0

    Lance Lonergan 0-1

    Isaac Paparo 0-1

    Darien Goalie Saves:

    Phil Huffard 13

    Staples Goalie Saves:

    Cole Gendels 12


    Darien 5-4 (5-1 FCIAC)

    Staples 5-3 (3-3 FCIAC)

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