The Section 1 tournament isn’t the only one that’s about to get underway in the area. The New York State Association of Independent Schools tournament is set to start on Friday and three local squads look to be in good shape to make a deep run.
Hackley, the two-time reigning champions enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed for the third-straight season. The Hornets have a win streak against private schools that dates back to 2012.
Rye Country Day comes in at the No. 2 seed. The Hornets beat the Wildcats 14-7 in their regular season meeting.
Holy Child is the No. 3 seed. The Gryphons dropped regular season games to Rye Country Day and Hackley this season.
NYSAIS tournament seeds
2. Rye Country Day
3. Holy Child
4. Poly Prep
5. LI Lutheran
9. SI Academy
No. 9 SI Academy at No. 8 Portledge, 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 SI Academy/ No. 8 Portledge at No. 1 Hackley, 11 a.m.
No. 5 LI Lutheran at No. 4 Poly Prep, 11 a.m.
No. 6 Fieldston at No. 3 Holy Child, 11 a.m.
No. 7 Riverdale at No. 2 Rye Country Day, 11 a.m.
Semifinal, played at higher seed
No. 9 SI Academy/ No. 8 Portledge/ No. 1 Hackley vs. No. 5 LI Lutheran/No. 4 Poly Prep, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 Fieldston/No. 3 Holy Child vs. No. 7 Riverdale/No. 2 Rye Country Day, 3:30 p.m.
Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.