DARIEN — The Darien High School boys soccer team seems to have an “it” factor this season, that difficult to identify quality that makes you think something special is going to end up happening.
The Blue Wave have never won an FCIAC championship in the sport, but they took the first step toward filling that void on Thursday with a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Staples.
Darien, the No. 2 seed, dominated most of the day against an opponent that, in contrast, is steeped in tradition and on its best days easily could have won another title. But the Blue Wave possessed the ball, moved it around the field, constructed plays from midfield and other than a few stretches never let the 7th-seeded Wreckers find a comfort zone.