Monday, June 10, 2019

Boys Tennis wins FCIAC and State Championship

Grace Carlo 

2019 FCIAC Champions. Courtesy of David Fierro.

The boys tennis team won their first FCIAC Championship since 1989 on May 22nd. A week later, the team also won states. The varsity team is composed of 2 freshmen, 4 sophomores, 3 juniors, and 5 seniors who are all extremely motivated and dedicated. Senior Sergei Doroshin says "This feels really great and humbling that we finally won in 30 years". The Wave dominated this season and have high hopes for the 2020 season. 

Wave gets Revenge on the Warriors

Grace Carlo 

The Wave after defeating the Warriors. Courtesy of Erik Trautmann.

On Saturday June 8th, the boys lacrosse team stepped foot on Jack Casagrande Field ready to dominate the Warriors. The Warriors previously beat the Wave on May 21st in a close 4-3 game allowing them to advance to the FCIAC finals. Senior Captain Tommy Hellman stated that after the loss to Wilton the team was "Trying to learn from that game and trying to get better". The hardworking and dedication payed off as the Wave crushed Wilton with a score of 13-3.  

The Wave ended their season with a record of 17-5. The team is composed of athletes from all grades which helps the team stay stacked in the next coming years. Tommy's advice to the underclassmen is to "Keep working. Right after this we start again". 

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Crushes New Canaan at State Finals

By Natalie Vasileff

The team cheers as senior Charlotte Wittstock scores a goal. Courtesy of the Darien Times.
On Saturday, June the 8th, the Darien High School Girls Varsity lacrosse team would have toface the New Canaan Rams in a fight to the Finish at the state finals. Darien ended up winning with a s core of 12-3, but it took a lot of effort and hard work to get there.
  The DHS girls started off strong by scoring the first point in the first half. New Canaan
decided that they had to step it up, and so they scored their first point five minutes later. Darien was on a brilliant defensive streak, making sure that New Canaan could not penetrate the defensive line. During that same period, the offense went on a streak
to score four goals which ended the first half with a score of 6-2.
  The first half was just the beginning for the Blue Wave team - it was the second half where things really began to heat up. New Canaan was only able to score one point during the second half, and the game ended in a 12-3 score.
  “Our defense was solid throughout the game, keeping New Canaan from being able to penetrate our goal,” junior Brianna Lyons said. “But when they did penetrate, Shea Dulce, our goalie, made many great saves and clears throughout our game.”

Friday, June 7, 2019

Boys and Girls Lacrosse State Finals

Grace Carlo

Come support the boys and girls lacrosse teams as they play in the Class L state championship this Saturday. The girls play New Canaan at 12pm at Jonathan Law and the boys play at 3:30 up at McMahon against Wilton. 

The Wave celebrating the Win. Courtesy of Dave Stewart.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Darien Boys Golf Team Finish Second in the State Championship

By Hugh Hearns

The Darien Boys Golf Team finished runners up in the state Golf Championship this past Monday, with Greenwich winning the title.

The tournament took place at Timberlin Golf Course, in Berlin, Connecticut, an 18 hole course, which includes 62 bunkers. The Greenwich team shot a collective 301 to win the tournament, a great 18 holes for the team, as the runners up, Darien shot a 311, with third place Simsbury shooting a 316.

Junior Alex Gu was a bright point in Darien’s day, as he individually tied for second place with Alexander Aurora of Hamden, shooting a 73.

 While this may be little consolation to Darien, who had high expectations for the year, Gu and his a number of his teammates will be looking forward to the Open Championship in Old Lyme, Connecticut, at the Black Hall Club on Saturday, June 8th.

Darien Prevails Over Wilton Warriors in the Class L Semifinals of the State Tourney

by Sophia Bender
The day finally arriveD for Darien Blue Wave varsity girls lacrosse to compete against Wilton Warriors on Monday, May 3rd at 5pm at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. The intensity to win the semifinals class L state tournament was running through the veins of each athlete from Darien High School. Wilton began with possession of the ball. Right away, Darien understood they needed to gain possession of the ball once again. However, after a quick turnover, Wilton possessed the ball once again. To prevent the Wilton Warriors from scoring a point on starting goalie Shea Dolce, Darien defense surrounded and collapsed on Wilton junior, #9 Sophia Sudano. Darien continued to do a nice job on defense as the first half continued. A turnover occurred, Darien had possession of the ball, with 21:44 left in the half. Freshman #1 Morgan Lebek, possessed the ball once again, shot, and scored against Dolce. After the Warriors scored, Darien was ready to score as well. The Blue Wave had the ability to even out the score with a free shot, but Wilton defense interferes. Finally junior #17 Sarah Jaques, took the ball to goal and scores, game tied 1-1 within minutes of the game commencing. Senior #2 Ashley Humphrey, scored an impressive two points within two minutes. With the score being 3-2, Darien began to have an advantage. Darien got another opportunity to score on the Warriors due to violation. With no success on scoring, Darien continued to stay ahead with a score 5-2 Darien's Coach Ms. Lisa Lindley called a time out with 6:32 remaining in the half. The half ended with Darien in the lead with a score of 6-3. The team credits its dedication with respect to Monday's win. Junior Brianna Lyons explained, “The only way to beat your opponent is with practice. We spend an average of two hours and 30 minutes practicing a day and that is the reason we are a strong team,” she said. Back to the draw control circle, senior Mason Maloney, went against the Warriors and succeeded at giving Darien possession of the ball. Darien's defense continued to be successful by pressing on Wilton's offense. With 14:26 remaining in the game, Darien definitely wanted to win, but Wilton senior Carly Sullivan scored on Dolce changing score 10-4. The final score was 16-9; the Blue Wave will be playing rival, the New Canaan Rams, for the third time this season on Saturday, May 8th at Johnathan Law High School.