Boys Soccer: Matchups set for Saturday’s regional finals

11/06/2014 12:00 PM |
Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into the regional finals Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mario Arreola (left) and Shayne Johnson will lead their respective teams into the regional finals Saturday. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The matchups for Saturday’s boys soccer regional finals have been set.

Mattituck will host Rye Neck  of Section I at 4 p.m. in Class B at Diamond in the Pines. Southold will follow with its regional final game against Rhinebeck of Section IX at 6 p.m. in Class C.  Admission for both games is $7. The times for both games were pushed back from their original listings Thursday afternoon.

Rye Neck defeated Highland of Section IX yesterday, 2-0. Rhinebeck won 3-0 against Schechter of Section I yesterday.

The First Settlers will be facing the third-ranked Class C team in the state in Rhinebeck, which will come into the game with a 17-1 record. Southold won an overtime thriller against Pierson Tuesday to win the county championship.

The Tuckers, currently the top-ranked Class B team in the state, will be facing the fifth-ranked team in Rye Neck, which comes into the game at 13-5-3.

Mattituck has cruised so far in its three playoff wins, including its most recent victory against Nassau champ Wheatley.

The First Settlers and Tuckers can both advance to the state final four in Middletown with wins Saturday. Mattituck will be vying for its second trip to states in the past three years. The Tuckers lost in the semifinals in 2012.

See the complete brackets for the playoffs here.

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