Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boys Lacrosse defeats New Canaan to Advance to FCIAC Title Game

The Darien Boys Lacrosse team defeated New Canaan in the FCIAC final on Tuesday by a score of 13-7.  This was the second meeting between the two teams, with the previous one being a New Canaan win that ended Darien's legendary 34 game winning streak. This time around though, Darien started strong and did not look back, as the team led 9-4 at halftime, and outscored their opponent 4-3 in the second half. Darien junior Colin Minicus led all scorers with four goals while fellow junior Hudson Hamill had two goals and three assists on the day.

The Blue Wave will now meet Ridgefield in the FCIAC final in a battle between two very similar teams. Darien stands at a record of 15-3 while Ridgefield holds a record of 14-4. Ridgefield is coming off a major upset of the one seeded Greenwich Cardinals, and will look to carry that momentum into Thursday's FCIAC final. The Blue Wave and the Tigers met earlier in the year, with Darien prevailing by a score of 10-9. Darien will look to defend their title from last year, while Ridgefield is looking to pull off a major tournament upset and claim the title for themselves. The final is Thursday night at Brien McMahon High School.

Sophomore goalie Ryan Cornell against Staples

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Darien Baseball defeats New Canaan in Major FCIAC Clash

The Darien boys baseball team defeated New Canaan 6-1 in a game that held major FCIAC tournament implications. The Blue Wave entered the game with only one loss in FCIAC play, while New Canaan entered the game with only two losses in FCIAC play.

Darien pitcher Stephen Barston was on the mound for the Blue Wave, and pitched another spectacular game, only allowing one run over a complete game with a total of four strikeouts. Barston has been dominant all year long, even though he entered the year as a relatively unknown pitcher to some. He now owns a record of 6-1 over the course of this season. On the offensive side of the ball, senior Anthony DiMeglio had 2 RBIs, while senior George Reed and a single RBI. Darien also got major help from New Canaan's poor defensive play, as the Rams racked up a total of seven errors on the defensive side of the ball. Darien pulled away during the top of the seventh inning, when they gained three unearned runs thanks to the New Canaan defense.

Darien will now face off against Norwalk for the #1 seed in the FCIAC tournament. Darien leads Norwalk by one game for the #1 seed, and the two teams meet Friday in Norwalk.

Senior Jake Frasca against New Canaan