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Girls Lacrosse Long Island Championships
The Dowling Sports Complex will host the Long Island Championships on Sunday (so the Suffolk teams, technically, are home) and the game schedules are in reverse alphabetical order. The Class C game starts first, followed by the "B" and then "A."
Class A: Bay Shore vs. Farmingdale, 5 p.m.
Bay Shore captured its second Suffolk championship in three years with an 11-5 win over Ward Melville on Thursday. Farmingdale beat Massapequa, 15-7, to win its seven straight Nassau title. Bay Shore had lost to Northport in last year's Suffolk title game and the Tigers went on to beat Farmingdale in the Long Island Championship. The Dalers had won state titles in 2009 and 2010.
Class B: Eastport-South Manor vs. Garden City, 2:30 p.m.
Eastport-South Manor, in its first ever county final appearance, upset defending Suffolk champion Hauppauge, 14-9, on Thursday. The Sharks avenged last year's 11-9 loss to Hauppauge in the semifinal. Garden City, the six-time defending state champs, edged Wantagh, 14-12, to win its eighth consecutive Nassau championship.
Class C: Shoreham-Wading River vs. North Shore, noon
Shoreham-Wading River beat Mt. Sinai, 11-7, to win the Suffolk championship. The Wildcats had won seven straight titles (a small schools championship followed by six Class C crowns) before moving to Class B last season and losing in the final. In their absence, Mt. Sinai won the Long Island championship and reached the state final. North Shore rallied to beat Cold Spring Harbor, 14-13, in double overtime to win its second consecutive Nassau title. Shoreham-Wading River won the Long Island championship five straight years before last season, and won the state title every year from 2007-2010.
The winners of these games advance to the state semifinals Friday at SUNY-Cortland. There, the Class C game will be at 9:30 a.m., the Class A game at noon, and the Class B game at 2:30 p.m.