Field Hockey

‘No Co’ — Staples Defeats Darien, 1-0, In Class L Final On Najarian’s Goal

WETHERSFIELD — Christine Taylor knew her thumb was broken the moment the ball hit her hand.

The Staples’ senior captain took a rocket off the stick of teammate Ellie Fair midway through the second half of a scoreless tie in today’s CIAC Class L final against Darien. Despite the injury, there was nothing that would have forced her off the field. Ten minutes later Taylor hit a laser of her own that was deflected into the back of the Darien cage by senior forward Abby Najarian for the only score of the game, as the No. 7 Wreckers defeated No. 5 Darien, 1-0, at Cottone Field.

Johnson’s Two Goals Carry Staples To 2-1 Win Over Darien

WESTPORT — The Staples field hockey team came into the penultimate game of the regular season in need of a signature win that could provide an intangible factor heading in to what could be among the most contested conference tournaments in league history.

Commentary: Ridgefield Looking Locked In For Sustained Across-The-Board Success

RIDGEFIELD — Darien has been the premier sports program in the FCIAC and perhaps the state for the last several years. In many respects, with the facilities, support system and now even an in-house program to stream games, it might seem closer to a Division III college than a high school athletic department.