The time has finally arrived — the Section 1 tournament officially kicks off today.
Four of the five classes will play their first-round matches, making for a very busy, volleyball-filled day. If you guys or gals get any updates from around the section, please tweet or e-mail final scores so I can spread the word. I’ll be retweeting various people throughout the day, so you can follow everything via my Twitter feed on the righthand column.
Since I have not successfully devised the proper technique of cloning one’s self, I will only be at one match on Monday. I will be heading to the Tappan Zee-Ossining match to see the Pride host the Dutchies in a Class A matchup. Already touted as the most exciting bracket to watch this postseason, look for two possible upsets here — Eastchester over Somers and Harrison over Yonkers. I actually picked both upsets in my official bracket, which you can view in its five-class entirety here. I don’t really see any other massive upsets on Friday, other than maybe Hen Hud over Peekskill, which I really don’t think would be an “upset” other than because the seeds say so.
Below is the complete schedule for Friday. My predictions are included in the link above.
Friday, October 25
No. 9 Mahopac at No. 8 Mount Vernon, 5 p.m.
No. 10 Clarkstown North at No. 7 Fox Lane, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Ketcham at No. 6 Mamaroneck, 5 p.m.
No. 12 New Rochelle at No. 5 Clarkstown South, 4:30 p.m.
No. 13 North Rockland at No. 4 Arlington, 5 p.m.
No. 14 White Plains at No. 3 Scarsdale, 4:30 p.m.
No. 15 Carmel at No. 2 Suffern, 5 p.m.
No. 9 Horace Greeley at No. 8 Lincoln, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Beacon at No. 7 Saunders, 5 p.m.
No. 11 Harrison at No. 6 Yonkers, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Tappan Zee at No. 5 Ossining, 4:30 p.m. — Live coverage
No. 13 Eastchester at No. 4 Somers, 4:30 p.m.
No. 14 Ursuline at No. 3 Panas, 5 p.m.
No. 15 Lakeland at No. 2 John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
No. 16 Gorton at No. 1 Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
No. 9 Sleepy Hollow at No. 8 Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Hen Hud at No. 7 Peekskill, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Pearl River at No. 6 Rye, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Putnam Valley at No. 5 Edgemont, 5 p.m.
No. 9 Pleasantville at No. 8 Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
No. 10 Valhalla at No. 7 Croton-Harmon, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Rye Neck at No. 6 Woodlands, 4:30 p.m.
No. 12 Palisade Prep at No. 5 Briarcliff, 4:30 p.m.
No. 13 Yonkers Montessori at No. 4 Pawling, 5 p.m.
No. 14 Hastings at No. 3 Albertus Magnus, 4:30 p.m.
Zacchio’s prediction record for the Section 1 tournament: 0-0
Zacchio’s prediction record the regular season: 329-68
Zacchio’s overall prediction record for the season: 329-68