GCPreviewSome news and notes in advance of today’s big matchup as La Salle travels to Garden City. (photo courtesy of Craig Chase; see full gallery here)

Both teams enter the game without a loss.

La Salle is 1-0, defeating DeMatha (MD) by a 9-6 score last weekend.

Meanwhile, Garden City is 2-0, coming off an 8-4 season-opening win against Syosset (NY) before taking down Loyola-Blakefield (MD) at M&T Bank Stadium last Saturday by a 6-5 count as part of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.

Both teams are ranked in the top 10 of the latest Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Rankings.

La Salle comes in at number six, while Garden City is two slots higher at number four.

Keep an Eye On: The faceoff battle.

Faceoffs will be huge in this game. Both teams feature talented sophomores on draws that are off to great starts this season.

For Garden City, James Sullivan won a couple of huge draws in the waning minutes against Loyola-Blakefield last week to help preserve the one-goal victory for the Trojans.

For La Salle, Jack Auteri went an impressive 16-19 in the victory over DeMatha in the Explorer’s victory last weekend. He also added 11 ground balls in the game.

Excited for the matchup on Long Island today. Follow @SpikeMal for score updates after each quarter.


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