Sec. 1 boys lax: Semifinals
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SECTION 1 BOYS LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
Mahopac 8, Lakeland/Panas 6
In a rematch of last year's Section 1 Class A championship game, the end result was exactly the same. Defending champ Mahopac (11-7) jumped out to a 5-2 first-quarter lead on top-seeded Lakeland/Panas (11-7) and hung on for an 8-6 victory. The No. 10-seeded Indians will square off against No. 11-seeded Mamaroneck in the championship next Wednesday at White Plains High School.
Senior midfielder James Schiera paced Mahopac's offense, bagging all of his game-high three goals in the opening quarter. He also added an assist. Teammates Pat Donahoe (2G), Anthony Berardis (1G), Nick Oliver (1G), Tyler Weisberg (1G), Ross Thompson (2A) and Charlie Evans (1A) also contributed. Goalie Brandon Crecco made 15 saves to preserve the win.
For Lakeland/Panas, Ryan Bonifati led the way with two goals and an assist. Brian Prunty (1G, 2A), Chris Monteferante (1G, 1A), Tony Laguerre (1G, 1A), Frank DeMuro (1G) and Sean Murphy (1A) rounded out the offensive production. Goalie Mike Zingaro made 11 saves.
Mamaroneck 12, Arlington 4
Peter Conley scored five goals and Scott Greenberg added four as 10th-seeded Mamaroneck pulled off another stunning upset, going on the road and defeating the third-seeded Admirals.
The Tigers, who beat No. 2 Suffern in the quarters, scored five goals in seven minutes in the first half of a game that was tied 3-3. Mamaroneck will face No. 4 Mahopac in the title game on Wednesday at White Plains High School.
Brendan Caoli and Brendan Sunday each scored two goals for Arlington.
Yorktown 14, Rye 7
At Yorktown, Nick Mariano recorded five goals and an assist as the top-seeded Cornhuskers rallied back, outscoring No. 5-seeded Rye 8-1 to end the game and advance to the Section 1 final.
Connor Gately had two goals and seven assists, and Brian Quigley scored three times for Yorktown, which will face John Jay-Cross River in the title game on Wednesday at White Plains High School.
Greg Stern had two goals and two assists for Rye. Jack Hasselman had two goals and an assist and Chris Santangelo scored twice in the loss.
John Jay-Cross River 9, Somers 3
For the second straight year, the No. 2-seeded Indians (12-6) knocked off Somers (11-8) in the sectional semifinals. Like last year, defending champ Yorktown will be waiting for John Jay-Cross River in the title game on Wednesday at White Plains High School.
The Indians got a measure of revenge with the victory, as they fell to the Tuskers, 9-6, during the regular season. Goalie Tom Branca led John Jay-CR's stingy defensive effort, making 15 saves to shutdown the No. 3-seeded Tuskers' offense. Offensively, Tommy Beck and Dan Lobosco starred with three goals apiece. Doug Brown, Andrew Duffy and Matt Ferentini (1A) rounded out the scoring with one goal each.
For Somers, Alex Corpolongo, Anthony Carpenter and Mike Ashikari netted one goal apiece. Goalie Chris Cousin made 10 saves.
Bronxville 8, Byram Hills 7
Defending champ Bronxville (18-1) survived a scare from No. 4-seeded Byram Hills (12-5). The top-seeded Broncos jumped out to a 5-1 first-quarter lead and held on for the narrow one-goal victory.
Bronxville will square off against No. 11-seeded Hen Hud in the championship on Wednesday at White Plains High School.
Hopkins-bound attackman Jack Grass paced the Broncos with one goal and three assists. Grass' younger brother, Henry, netted a hat-trick and added an assist. Brewster Warble and Reilly Walsh added two goals apiece. Goalie Eric Pass made nine saves.
For the Bobcats, Eric Appel scored a team-high two goals. Charlie Murphy, Jake Kaiser, Payton Levine, Tyler Aronne and Nick Vettoretti chipped in with one goal apiece.
Hendrick Hudson 14, Pleasantville 7
No. 11-seeded Hen Hud (10-9) advanced to the Section 1 Class C championship with a convincing victory over No. 18-seeded Pleasantville (6-14). The Sailors outscored the Panthers 8-1 in the decisive third quarter and 10-5 overall in the second half. Hen Hud will face top-seeded Bronxville in the championship on Wednesday at White Plains High School.
Jake Koch paced Hen Hud's offense with five goals and one assist. Teammate Kevin McDermott added four goals and two assists and Ryan Tandy notched a hat-trick and two assists. Goalie Eddie Gilman stopped 23 shots.
For Pleasantville, Owen Reda and Kyle O'Loughlin notched two goals apiece. Brendan Halloran added a gaol and two assists. Goalie Christopher Doerr made 11 saves.