We have seven teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week vote. Your finalists are: the Fairfield Warde baseball, Greenwich softball, Darien girls lacrosse, Staples baseball, Fairfield Ludlowe softball, New Canaan boys lacrosse and Westhill softball teams. The winning team will get our T shirts, courtesy of our… Read more »
DARIEN — Dillon Schoen’s intelligence is an equal to her athletic skills. She will be attending Stanford next year as much for her classroom work as her ability with a lacrosse stick.
So with Darien in danger of losing a late lead to Farmingdale on Saturday afternoon, and Schoen, having missed out on several previous scoring opportunities by placing her attempts high, alone in front of the goal, well that combination of brains and skill worked to her advantage.
Schoen’s conversion of a pass from Emily Stein with 24 seconds remaining, and just 14 seconds after Farmingdale had tied the game, lifted the Blue Wave to an 11-10 victory.
New Canaan baseball coach Mitch Hoffman describes a symbiotic relationship between JR Anderson, his No. 1 starter, and the rest of the lineup.
“He’s going to get picked up by our bats sometimes, and he’s going to pick us up sometimes,” Hoffman said.
That was never more evident than Thursday afternoon at Westhill. The Rams erupted for five runs in the top of the 3rd and a lead they played with the rest of the way, but one that soon became tenuous.
The lacrosse season is just over a week old, but it is going to take some efforts the rest of the way to surpass a pair of overtime wins 24 hours apart the past two days in terms of drama and import.
On Tuesday, the Greenwich boys team endured four overtimes before coming away with an 8-7 win at Ridgefield in four overtimes.
Then, on Wednesday, the Darien girls team rallied for an overtime win against Garden City, one with historic significance for the program.
New Canaan football coach Lou Marinelli had been hinting during the winter that he expected Zach Allen, his highly recruited star linebacker, to announce sometime this spring that he would be headed to Boston College.
Even Allen, a 6-6, 243-pound junior, admitted he was leaning in that direction.
Until he visited Northwestern last weekend.
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