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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Boys' lacrosse: Cheshire off the schneid against Prep
It's only a regular-season win, but the Cheshire boys' lacrosse team certainly sent a message on Tuesday with it's 9-8 SCC win at Fairfield Prep.
The big thorn in the Rams’ side the last four seasons has been Southern Connecticut Conference foe Fairfield Prep. Entering Tuesday's game, in their last 10 matchups the Rams were 0-10 against the Jesuits, including a loss in the SCC tournament final last season and first round of the CIAC Class L tournament the last two seasons.
As deep and talented as the Rams are this season with 17 returning players from a year ago, the players and coaches know any postseason success in 2010 likely means getting by the four-time defending Class L champion and four-time defending SCC tournament champion Jesuits.
The 0-10 mark has clearly been on the minds of the Rams, especially seniors like Todd Heritage, Nick Carisio and goalie Nate Gaudio.
The loss was the first in the state for the Jesuits who are 12-3 with their only other losses to out-of-state national powers Chaminade (N.Y.) and St. Anthony's (N.Y.). The Rams are 14-1 with their only loss to Lynnbrook (N.Y.).
Certainly the real season doesn't begin until two weeks with the Class L tournament that begins on June 1. And the Jesuits aren't going to lose any sleep over this regular-season loss to the Rams.
But I am looking forward to the potential postseason matchups between these two teams. The Rams and Jesuits will likely meet two more times and you can expect no prisoners to be taken by either team in both matchups. In my opinion, because of the heated rivalry between the two teams, I believe the only team in this state that can derail the Jesuits from winning five straight Class L and SCC titles are the Rams.
The SCC tournament begins on Monday with quarterfinal games and Cheshire now becomes the No. 1 seed with Fairfield Prep No. 2. Both should meet in the championship game on May 28 at Branford High at 7 p.m.
With due respect to the other teams in Class L, hopefully the tournament seedings will have the Rams and Jesuits in different brackets with the potential for a final 2010 matchup in the Class L championship game.
That would be a game for the ages....

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