My esteemed colleague Phil Terrigno will be covering today’s Classs C state regional semifinal between Hamilton and Tuxedo (Sec. 9) at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh at 6:30 p.m., so if you’re looking for updates, follow him on Twitter at @PhilTerrigno.
Section 1 advanced two teams to the state regional championship in Ossining (Class AA) and Irvington (Class B). Both Phil and I will be staffing those games live, so, those of you on Twitter will have updates from the game if you can’t make the trips to the respective sites. We will also be staffing the Class C regional final, should Hamilton emerge victorious Wednesday evening.
Coverage plans for the weekend:
On Friday, I will be covering the Class B regional final between Irvington and either Southampton or Cold Spring Harbor, we are still awaiting a winner from that game. The region final will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead at 7 p.m. Both Southampton (15-3) and Cold Spring Harbor are ranked in the state top 10 by the NYSSWA. Southampton comes in at fifth, while Cold Spring Harbor sits in eighth. The Bulldogs have been the top-ranked team in Class B all season.
On Saturday, I will be covering the Class C regional final should Hamilton win its semifinal contest. The Red Raiders would face either Friends Academy or Stony Brook at Adelphi University at 1 p.m. Hamilton received a nice boost in the NYSSWA rankings this week, moving up to second place. The Red Raiders (17-4) were the top-ranked team all season before senior Maia Hood (2, pictured above) tore her ACL and the team ended the regular season on a three-game losing streak. Stony Brook (13-5) and Friends Academy (12-9) are neck-and-neck in the state rankings, sitting in 10th and 11th place, respectively.
On Sunday, Phil will be covering the Class AA region final between Ossining and Monroe-Woodbury at Christl Arena in West Point at 2:45 p.m. Both Ossining and Monroe-Woodbury (20-1) are state-ranked by the NYSSWA. The Pride (19-4) have been the top-ranked team in the state all season, having not lost to an in-state opponent. The Crusaders’ only loss this season came to Minisink Valley in a close 36-33 contest. The Section 9 representatives saw plenty of Section 1 action this season, beating Clarkstown North, Suffern, Arlington, and a tough Clarkstown South team.
See the complete list of state rankings by the NYSSWA here.
Photo of Hood courtesy of Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News