There is a bright side to Mahopac’s turf problems.
We’re getting a pretty impressive double-header today at Somers with four marquee teams on display. It’s worth the price of admission. Mahopac will be going head-to-head with John Jay at 4:15 p.m. Next up is Yorktown and Somers at 7 p.m. That game is a raising money for the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund, so bring a couple dollars.
The light bulb just went off.
We really need to have one day next season where several of the powers that be gather to play at one convenient location and grow the game. How cool would it be watching four games – Yorktown and Chaminade, John Jay and Somers, Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac, Bronxville and Hen Hud – for the price of a single ticket? Bring the kids.
Back to reality.
Lakeland/Panas and Bronxville is an interesting tug of war. The Rebels are giving up 5.6 goals per game. The Broncos are scoring 14.6 goals per game. Greeley at Byram Hills was interesting the first time around, so I wouldn’t expect any drop off. I’m thinking we let parents give the pregame speeches.
There are several other games to keep an eye on. Pleasantville and Fox Lane have a habit of keeping things interesting. Mamaroneck and Pelham are both coming in with extra motivation. Harrison and Rye won’t need any pep talks. Hen Hud and Arlington is a meeting between two programs brave enough to play the best.
Thursday, April 26
All games are 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
John Jay vs. Mahopac, at Somers High School, 4:15 p.m.
Iona Prep at St. Joseph By the Sea
Cardinal Hayes at Stepinac
South Kent at Rye Country Day
Croton-Harmon at Briarcliff
Ossining at Westlake
Blind Brook at Keio
Greeley at Byram Hills
Wappingers at Putnam Valley
Peekskill at Kennedy
Mamaroneck at Pelham
Bronxville at Lakeland/Panas
Harrison at Rye, 5 p.m.
Pleasantville at Fox Lane, 5 p.m.
Hen Hud at Arlington, 5:15 p.m.
Mahwah, N.J. at Suffern, 6 p.m.
Yorktown at Somers, 7 p.m.
Nyack 19, Clarkstown North 6
Edgemont 7, Sleepy Hollow 6
Pelham 8, White Plains 2
Bronxville 22, Eastchester 7
North Rockland 9, Tappan Zee 7
Scarsdale 6, New Rochelle 5
Hackley 12, Collegiate 3
Some thoughts from the game I watched … I don’t believe Pelham was at its best yesterday and I know White Plains has played better games. … When the Tigers shut off Brian Buckley, the Pelicans were able to get offense from other sources. They weren’t able to do that in past seasons. Buckley, for those who don’t venture south of Yorktown, can rip with the best. … White Plains kept throwing shots into David Wu’s stick, but the sophomore goalie was tested a couple of times and came up big. … It would be nice to see a couple of teammates running with Matt Landis on fast breaks. … Tigers goalie Robbie Lorden took a couple away from Pelham or it could’ve been a lot worse. … Glover Field is by far the worst surface I’ve seen a lacrosse game on. Yes, I’ve been to Hen Hud. This field is worse.