Give Lisa Lindley four days to gameplan for a single opponent and the veteran coach will usually come up with a sure-fire way to win. The fourth-seeded New Canaan Rams found that out the hard way this afternoon at Jonathan Law Field as the second-seeded Blue Wave turned a dominant defensive performance into a 12-6 win in the CIAC Class L girls lacrosse championship game.
Staples just concluded its best regular season, with a 14-2 record. It will be the No. 3 seed in the conference playoffs, which begin tomorrow. Fairfield Ludlowe, at 12-4, also produced its best record, one game ahead of last season. It is the sixth seed and perhaps fittingly will play a quarterfinal game at Staples on Friday.