Two of the nation’s top high school lacrosse programs will meet again Saturday in West Islip.
The defending New York State Class A Champion West Islip Lions will welcome Catholic League powerhouse Chaminade to Lions Path for a 12 p.m. faceoff. At the start of the week, both teams sat in the top-20 of the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse High School Power Rankings: Chaminade, No. 2; West Islip, No. 17.
Both teams have had solid starts to their respective 2013 seasons. Chaminade (2-0) defeated Massapequa 9-5 and shut out Fordham Prep 8-0.
On Wednesday, West Islip began its run at a 10th straight Suffolk County title with a 14-6 win over Connetquot. Ryan Wieczorek had 5 goals and Trevor Bovich chipped in with 3 goals and 1 assist.
Saturday’s game is one day short of a year when the two teams last met at Chaminade. In that game, the Flyers topped West Islip 7-6, the only loss for the Lions in 2012.