Westchester vs. Rockland Challenge one week from today

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Since it looks like all of today’s game were washed out thanks to this tornado watch, I thought this would be a perfect time to hit you guys with some important info on an exciting new event that will take place at Lakeland High on Columbus Day.

westvrockThe first annual Westchester vs. Rockland Challenge will feature some of the top teams in the section, with five games scheduled to take place over the course of the day. Each game will pit teams from across the river against one another to determine county bragging rights for this season.

“It’s two-fold. Not only are some of the top teams from Westchester and Rockland coming to compete against each other at one venue in one day, but the collective efforts of all 10 teams in raising money for breast cancer awareness,” Lakeland coach Tim Hourahan said. “I feel really proud on behalf of my program and all of the other nine high schools to present this check to the American Cancer Society on Monday night.”

There will be NO entrance fee to get into the event, but there will be a donation tent at the front entrance. There will also be T-shirts on sale for $15 each. All of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

As Hourahan just pointed out to me, the combined record the teams that will competing is 75-18-8 as of today, so there should be plenty of quality soccer. I’ll be there all day with some of my LoHud compadres, and I’d encourage all of you to come out and support a great cause! This is the kind of event that I believe could become the premier regular season tournament in Section 1.

Here is the schedule for the day (I’ll save my picks for next week…):

Nyack vs. Valhalla, 10 a.m.
Tappan Zee vs. Bronxville, 12:15 p.m.
Suffern vs. Byram Hills, 2:30 p.m.
North Rockland vs. Mamaroneck, 4:45 p.m.
Pearl River vs. Lakeland, 7 p.m.

Photo by Matthew Brown/The Journal News

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VINCENT Z. MERCOGLIANO has been with The Journal News and LoHud.com since March 2010. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2005 and from Hofstra University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He currently covers boys soccer, wrestling and baseball, while assisting with LoHud's Yankees coverage.

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