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.