We’re getting set to head down the stretch of the regular season, and that means there are plenty of big games from here on out.
Let’s take a look at three of them. Our “First Three.”
Then, fire away with your toughts and requests for picks on any other games.
Away we go:
North Rockland at Put Valley (Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.): The Red Raiders will be eager to bounce back after not only suffering their first loss of the season on Saturday â€” by doing so decisively in ann 11-2 setback at Brewster. The Tigers, meanwhile, hope to enter the postseason playing their best lax of the season.
Prediction: North Rockland 9, Put Valley 8
Rye at Byram Hills (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.): The Bobcats have been one of the seasons’ biggest surprises so far. Now, they hope to show their legitimacy by giving three-time Class C champion Rye a game. The Garnets, meanwhile, are eager to show they are at another level.
Prediction: Rye 9, Byram Hills 4
Murphy Cup: Yorktown vs. Lakeland/Panas at Lakeland (Saturday, 6 p.m.): Last season, the Rebels ended Yorktown’s string of 12 consecutive victories in the event that honors the legendary co-founder of Yorktown’s boys lacrosse program. L/P won 10-9, pulling it out on a goal by Keith Rodriguez with 10 seconds left. This year, the Rebels have struggled after jumping out to a 4-0 start, and Yorktown enters as a heavy favorite. But don’t be surprised if the Rebels rise to the occasion and keep it interesting â€” and maybe then some.
Prediction: Yorktown 12, Lakeland/Panas 8