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The Northeast notebook features two Long Island champions firsts for teams in Connecticut and Rhode Island and playoff outlooks for Massachusetts.
Let’s Play Two
Freshman Joseph Terenzi scored the game-winning goals with 2:17 left in double overtime to give Manhasset (N.Y.) the 6-5 win over Garden City (N.Y.) in the Nassau County Class B title game. The Indians were down 5-0 after the first quarter, but the defense, along with senior goalie Alex Racanelli shut out the Trojans for the remainder of regulation and two overtimes.
Racanelli made 10 saves, including one during the final moments of the fourth quarter to help Manhasset overtime a 5-2 halftime deficit and move on to win the title.
Terenzi scored two goals and an assist in the win. The freshman has 21 goals and 12 assists on the season.
One Is Enough
Xavier Arline had his stick on eight of Shoreham-Wading River’s (N.Y.) 14 goals in a 14-13 win over Mt. Sinai (N.Y.) in the Suffolk County Class C final. The junior assisted on Anthony Cimino’s game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the previously undefeated Mt. Sinai (17-1) squad. Arline had six goals and two assists in the victory.
Cimino scored the game-winner 10 seconds into overtime to give SWR its third Suffolk County title in four years. Shoreham was down 13-11 with less than eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but Johnny Schwarz and Arline scored to tie the game and eventually send it into overtime.
Two years ago Bacon Academy (Conn.) had never won a state tournament game. Fast forward to 2019 and the Bobcats are now in the Connecticut Class S semifinals.
Bacon reached the semis with a 9-5 win over Granby (Conn.). Noah Mocksfield scored three goals in the win. Bacon Academy is the No. 3 seed in the seed left in the Class S tournament and faces East Catholic (Conn.) on Wednesday.
Upset in Vermont
Milton (Vt.) entered the playoffs as the no. 8 seed, but they knocked off No. 1 seed Spaulding (Vt.) in the quarterfinals last week. Jackson Ehler scored three goals and an assist to lead the offense. Goalie Chris Lefebvre made 20 saves.
The Connecticut semifinals are set and in Class L, there’s potential for an interesting rematch.
Darien (Conn.) takes on Staples (Conn.) in one half while Wilton (Conn.) takes on Fairfield Prep (Conn.) in the other. Darien and Fairfield Prep are the favorites, but Wilton upset Darien in the FCIAC tournament two weeks ago with a 4-3 win.
In Class M, 10-seed Notre Dame-West Haven (Conn.) reached the semifinals with commanding wins over No. 7 Branford (Conn.) and No. 2 Waterford (Conn.). They take on No. 3 Weston (Conn.) on Wednesday.
The Massachusetts playoffs are underway and will wrap up in two weeks. Medfield (Mass.) earned the No. 1 seed in the Central/East Division 2 playoffs. Dover-Sherborn (Mass.) is the top seed in Central/East Division 3.
St. Johns Prep (Mass.) earned a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in North Division 1. Hingham (Mass.) is the top seed in South Division 1.
The entire MIAA brackets can be found online.
The 2019 Oak Hill (Maine) squad became the first team in program history since 1994 to finish the regular season with an undefeated record. The Raiders finished 12-0 after a 19-1 win over Erskine (Maine). Senior Xavier Michaud totaled 10 points while freshman Tiger Hopkins had nine in the win.
Rhode Island Champions
La Salle (R.I.), South Kingstown (R.I.) and Westerly (R.I.) won D-I, II and III respectively over the weekend.
La Salle has now won eight-straight Division I championships and nine overall. Head Coach Steve O’Donnell earned his eighth championship and extends his lead as the coach with the most titles in state history.
South Kingstown and Westerly each won their first.
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