Looking good in the 'ol lacrosse neighborhood....
In the boys’ Division I tournament, entering the post season I predicted a Cheshire-Fairfield Prep CIAC Class L final and so far both teams are making me look good.
No. 2 Cheshire
(19-2) faces No. 3 Glastonbury
(14-4) in one semifinal on Tuesday at West Haven High at 7:15 p.m. Glastonbury will likely have some revenge as motivation. Cheshire defeated Glastonbury 8-4 in a regular-season game on April 10 and the Rams also defeated the Tomahawks 11-10 in the 2002 Division I championship.
The problem for opponents is Cheshire has a huge amount of depth with 8-9 players who can score. The Rams have arguably one of the best all-around players in the state with scoring phenom Todd Heritage
and goalie Nate Gaudio
is extremely tough to beat.
In the other semifinal, the No. 4 Jesuits (16-5) face No. 1 Staples (18-1) on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at McMahon High.
Four-time Class L defending champion Fairfield Prep is still the team to beat with its own brand of depth front to back led by Griff McGoldrick
, Brendan Rotanz
, Mike Carey
, Darric White
and Alex Matarazzo
. The Jesuits have the toughest overall schedule in the state and the elite out-of-state games have been serving them well in the postseason. Staples has its share of balanced scoring and a solid goalie with Austin Waiter
Labels: Cheshire boys' lacrosse, Dan Nowak, Fairfield Prep boys' lacrosse