Connecticut High School Lax Round-Up: Darien Keeps On Rolling
By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
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In case you missed it, 3D Rising released its State-By-State Rankings on Tuesday, May 2nd and Darien secured the top spot, while New Canaan (7-4) and Wilton (8-3) checked-in second and third, respectively.
The Blue Wave (10-0) recently scored its 10th win of the season, defeating Staples-Westport by a score of 19-3 on Tuesday.
Today (Thursday, May 4th), they’re visiting St. Anthony’s of New York before returning home this Saturday, May 6th against Ridgefield (7-2).
Both boys and girls teams have big away games Thursday. Boys 7pm at St Anthony (NY). Girls 6pm at Wilton, Lilly Field.
— Darien HS Lacrosse (@dhslacrosse) May 3, 2017
Darien boasts an impressive 3-0 ledger against New York squads this season. They defeated Yorktown in their season-opener by a score of 15-4 before beating Niskayuna and Manhasset.
The Blue Wave checked-in sixth this week on the USA Today Sports Super 25 Expert Ranking. Last week, they were also ranked sixth in the country.
Ridgefield, which has won four-straight, will also be competing today against a New York squad as they host John Jay-Cross River.
As noted in this past weekend’s News Time, Wes Carpenter was the hero for the Tigers in a dramatic one-goal victory over Staples-Westport on Saturday, April 29th.
The victory over the Wreckers was followed-up with a 19-3 win over Westhill on Tuesday of this week.
Following their contest against Darien, the Tigers will visit Trumbull (8-3) and Brien McMahon-Norwalk (4-6) before turning on the May 13th against St. Joseph (4-7).
Avery Foye, Christian Paley and Dom Giachello each recorded a hat trick, while Chris Allen registered 14 stops in Somers’ 10th win of the season over Hall-West Hartford. The quartet has guided the Spartans to an impressive 10-0 record – similar to the teams above, Somers is in action today against Rocky Hill and tomorrow against Ellington.
Last season, Ken McCarthy‘s unit beat Ellington twice en route to a Class S Final victory.
Despite falling to Somers earlier this season, Ellington boasts an 8-3 record – they recently secured their eighth win earlier this week with a 15-4 win over Canton.
Finally, a BIG congrats is due to the New Milford High School (8-5) boy’s lacrosse team, which punched its ticket to the upcoming state tournament.
The Green Wave, guided by second-year head coach Evan Cassells, have scored some impressive wins this season, including a hard-fought 12-11 overtime win over Brookfield last month. Brookfield defeated New Milford twice last season.
Time for some ‘In Case You Missed It’ Stories!
- Foran’s Steve Lynch notched his 100th career point last week in the Lions’ 16-2 victory over Jonathan Law.
- Re-visit an exciting victory from last Saturday, which saw Trumbull defeat Masuk in overtime.