Boys Lacrosse

Video: Boys Lacrosse Highlights — Darien 10, New Canaan 7

In the most anticipated game of the boys lacrosse regular season, Darien got three goals apiece from Jack Kniffin and Kevin Lindley to defeat New Canaan, 10-7, in a battle of unbeaten and nationally ranked teams.

The Blue Wave never trailed and withstood several comeback attempts by the Rams, who received four goals from Clayton Burt.

FCIAC

Gambino Does It All To Lead Westhill To Extra-Inning Win Over Stamford

STAMFORD — When Westhill’s Adriana Gambino came up to bat in the eighth inning on Friday, a huge gap on the right side of the Stamford infield due to a shift, the left-handed hitter’s initial thought was to buck convention.

“First I was thinking just hit it hard the way they are playing me, and then I said turn on it,” Gambino said. “Even if it was an outside pitch I was going to try and pull it.”

Boys Lacrosse

Video: FCIAC Boys & Girls Lacrosse Plays Of The Week

For the second episode of FCIAC Boys & Girls Plays of the Week, we bring you highlights from the league’s best games.

On the boys side, we have eight contests, highlighted by Staples’ dramatic win over Greenwich.

On the girls side, there are four games, featuring New Canaan’s big win over Wilton.

Baseball

It Seems To Me… FCIAC Baseball Parity, The Importance Of Softball Pitchers And Why The Lacrosse Boom Continues

It seems to me that as we reach the midway point of the FCIAC baseball season, second-half prognostications are a fruitless task, in large part because of what we thought in the preseason has turned out to be so inaccurate. Case in point: Staples received votes as the No. 1 team in the state in the first writers’ poll. After Monday’s loss to Westhill, the Wreckers are 4-7, incredibly one of just five teams that started the day below .500. That is almost difficult to fathom.