In less than 24 hours, we will have our 2013 state semifinal matchups completed in New York and Connecticut.

LL_Game-Day-CROPPED16New York is holding its two downstate quarterfinals, highlighted by the Long Island championship games, as well as two upstate quarterfinals.

The LIC is a tripleheader at Hofstra University that begins at 2 p.m. with Miller Place, in just its fourth year as a varsity team facing one of the nation’s most tradition-rich and successful programs, defending Class B state champion Garden City.

Unbeaten Ward Melville, the nation’s top-ranked team, faces high-powered Nassau champ Massapequa to cap the day in the 7 p.m. Class A final.

The middle game features defending Class C state champ Shoreham-Wading River taking on the Friends Academy at 4:30 p.m.

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The other downstate quarterfinal features sections 1, 2 and 9 with action divided between the University at Albany and Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor in Northern Westchester.

At Panas, Bronxville will be looking to advance to the Class C state semis for the third straight year when it faces Section 9’s Red Hook at 3:30 p.m.

Up in Albany, unbeaten Niskayuna (20-0), No. 2 in the nation and fresh off its huge win over Yorktown in the regional semis, takes on a first-year varsity program in Cornwall at 3:30 p.m.

Shenendehowa, which beat two-time Section 1 champion Mamaroneck in the regional semis, faces Section 9’s Minisink Valley in the second game of the doubleheader at 6 p.m.

Heading upstate, the quarterfinals will be at Union-Endicott High School and St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

Here’s the lineup at Union-Endicott: Section 4’s Vestal vs. Section 3’s Jamesville-Dewitt (Class A) 2 p.m.; Section 4’s Johnson City vs. Section 3’s Cazenovia (Class C) 4 :30p.m.; and Section 4’s Ithaca vs. Section 3’s West Genesee (Class A) 7 p.m..

Here’s the schedule for St. John Fisher: Section 5’s Canandaigua vs. Section 6’s Hamburg (Class B) 1 p.m.; Section 5’s Penn Yan vs. Section 6’s Silver Creek (Class C) 3:30 p.m.; and Section 5’s Penfield vs. Section 6’s Orchard Park (Class A) 6 p.m.

The state semifinals are set for Wednesday, June 5 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie (downstate semis) and St. John Fisher (upstate semis).

Turning to Connecticut, two state quarterfinals were held yesterday, with No. 1 Ridgefield (Division L) and No. 3 New Canaan (Division M) advancing to Wednesday’s semis.

Today’s featured quarterfinal matchups include No. 6 Greenwich at No. 3 Staples (Division L) in a rematch of a heated FCIAC quarterfinal, won by Greenwich 11-8 on May 18 and No. 17 Wilton at No, 6 Darien (Division M). Both games are 3 p.m. You can check the complete schedule of quarterfinals here.

New Jersey’s season-ending Tournament of Champions starts today with a doubleheader at Basilone Field in Bridgewater.

Third-seeded Chatham faces sixth-seeded Ridgewood at 7:30 p.m., with the winner playing No. 2 Don Bosco Prep in Wednesday’s semis.

The doubleheader begins with fifth-seeded Mountain Lakes taking on No. 4 Rutgers Prep at 5 p.m., with the winner facing No. 1 Ridge in Wednesday’s semis.

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63 Responses to “Saturday, 6/1: State semis one step away in NY, CT; NJ starts Tournament of Champions”

  1. says:

    Garden City leads Miller Place 1-0 after one in the LI Class B title game (state quarterfinals) at Hofstra. Goal by Guterding, his 50th.

    • says:

      Garden City has taken a 2-0 lead early in the second on a man-down goal by Cody George.

      • LI Guy says:

        With GC defense, this one could be a shutout or an 8-1 type game atleast.

        • says:

          It’s now 4-0 GC midway through the second. Dale Stasco and Lucas Clay have the last two Trojan tallies.

          • says:

            James Nielsen scores for Miller Place with just over four minutes left before halftime. 4-1.

  2. says:

    Halftime in the Long Island Championship Class B game: Garden City 5, Miller Place 2

  3. Trojan Horse says:

    Hard to call an LIC a “trap” game but coming off Woodstick 2 and before Niskayuna in state semis that’s just what this is. One of GC’s worst played halves but still in control. Look for the D to kick it up a notch in the 2nd half.

  4. says:

    Hamburg becomes NY’s first state semifinalist for 2013, beating Canandaigua 12-3 in the upstate Class B quarterfinals.

  5. says:

    A patch of heavy thunderstorms in Albany area has resulted in the scheduled 3:30 p.m. starting time for Niskayuna-Cornwall being delayed.

    • says:

      The game is now expected to start at 4 p.m. at the University at Albany.

      • says:

        Niskayuna vs. Cornwall state quarterfinal will indeed be starting at 4 p.m. after half-hour weather delay in state quarterfinals at Albany.

  6. says:

    Garden City leads Miller Place 7-2 after three. Georgetown-bound defender Eddie Blatz scored the last GC goal.

    • says:

      Final: Garden City 9, Miller Place 4. Trojans win the LIC for the fourth straight season.

  7. says:

    Getting under way at 3:30: Bronxville looks to earn a third straight Class C state semi trip when it plays Red Hook at Walter Panas HS.

  8. sec1 says:

    Bronxville 2-0

  9. sec1 says:

    Bronxville 3-0

  10. says:

    CT Division M quarterfinals: Wilton leads defending state champion Darien 5-2 at halftime.

    • says:

      Wilton, the No. 17 seed (which had to play an outbracket game to make the state tournament), leads Darien 7-4 early in the fourth.

      • says:

        Wilton holds on to win 7-6. The Warriors will now play the Guilford/New Fairfield winner in Wednesday’s semis. This marks the first time in 25 years the Blue Wave will not be in the state semifinals.

  11. says:

    Staples, which has lost to Greenwich twice this season, leads 4-3 at the half of the teams’ Division L state quarterfinal.

  12. slacrosse says:

    8-0 Bville near end of one. Another joke game. In this heat I’d get the starters out very soon and rest them up for the real game coming up vs most likely SWR

  13. sec1 says:

    BVille 10-0 end of 1

  14. sec1 says:

    17-0 half

  15. says:

    Final: Joel Barlow 17, Bethel 3 in CT Division M quarterfinals. Barlow will play New Canaan in Wednesday’s semis at a site/time TBD.

  16. sec1 says:

    19-0 end of 3

  17. says:

    Shoreham-Wading River leads Friends 3-1 after one quarter in the LIC Class C title game. Ohio State-bound Ryan Bray has two goals.

    • says:

      SWR has pulled away to lead Friends 9-2 at the half.

      • says:

        Shoreham-Wading River on top of Friends 16-3 after three quarters. University of Maryland-bound senior attackman Tim Rotanz has six goals, seven assists.

        • says:

          Final: Shoreham-Wading River 18, Friends 7. Wildcats will face Bronxville the the NY Class C downstate semis once again.

  18. says:

    Looking like GC vs. Nisky in state semis on Wednesday. Niskayuna leads Cornwall 15-0 at halftime in Class B state quarterfinals.

    • says:

      Final: Niskayuna 23, Cornwall 1. It will be GC vs. Nisky in NY Class B downstate semis Wednesday at 3:30 at Marist.

  19. says:

    Here are Wednesday’s CT Division L semifinal matchups: Staples vs. Simsbury; Ridgefield vs. Fairfield Prep. Site, times, TBA.

  20. says:

    Final from NY upstate quarterfinals: Penn Yan 11, Silver Creek 7. Penn Yan will play Cazenovia or Johnson City in Wednesday’s upstate semis.

  21. says:

    NJ T of C quarterfinals halftime score: Mountain Lakes 6, Rutgers Prep 2

  22. says:

    Final from NY upstate quarterfinals: Jamesville-Dewitt 16, Vestal 7. JD will play Hamburg in Wednesday’s upstate semis at St. John Fisher.

  23. says:

    Brendan Dooley scores 3:54 into the game to give Ward Melville a 1-0 lead over Massapequa in the LIC Class A title game.

  24. says:

    Shenendehowa up 12-6 after three vs. Minisink Valley. Looks like WM vs. Shen in semis on Wednesday at Marist.

    • says:

      Final: Shenendehowa 15, Minisink Valley 9 in the NY Class A quarters. Shen plays Ward Melville/Massapequa winner in Wednesday’s semis at Marist College.

  25. says:

    NJ T of C quarterfinal: Ridgewood 6, Chatham 1 after one.

  26. says:

    Halftime: Ithaca 6, West Genesee 4 in NY Class A upstate quarterfinals.

  27. says:

    West Genesee leads Ithaca 8-7 after three in NY Class A upstate quarterfinals. Wildcats overcame a 6-4 halftime deficit.

  28. says:

    Ward Melville leads Massapequa 9-1 after three quarters of the LIC Class A title game. Sophomore Daniel Bucaro now has four goals.

    • says:

      Final: WM 12, Massapequa 3

      Patriots win their 16th LI title. Bucaro finishes with four goals for WM, which plays Shenendehowa in the downstate semis Wednesday at 8 at Marist.

  29. says:

    NY Class A upstate quarters final: Penfield 12, Orchard Park 11. Penfield will face West Genny Wednesday in upstate semis at St. John Fisher.

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