MILFORD — Coming off playing their biggest rival a round earlier than expected due to the seeding, the Darien girls lacrosse team admittedly had its guard up against a letdown coming into today’s Class L championship.
NORWALK — It may not have been Warriors-Cavs, but for a girls lacrosse state semifinal the matchup was as good as it gets.
Darien vs. New Canaan. Two great, proud programs, both defending state champions that have combined for 13 state crowns in different divisions during the last 10 years, were meeting for the first time in the Class L Tournament at Brien McMahon High School tonight. And if that wasn’t enough, there isn’t a greater rivalry than this in the state.
Welcome to the debut of The Ruden Report Podcast. As I wrote for the description here on the podcast homepage: The Ruden Report Podcast With Dave Ruden is your destination for in-depth interviews with Fairfield County’s top sports newsmakers and commentary provided by award-winning writer Dave Ruden, who has been covering the FCIAC for 33 years. Fans can listen to conversations with the players, coaches and the personalities who drive sports in the area.
GREENWICH — After falling in the opening round of the FCIAC Tournament, the Greenwich girls lacrosse team saw its chances of realizing a number of goals left dangling.
Allison Gaskins, a graduate student at Sacred Heart University, is going to be contributing video stories and profiles for a still-to-be named series on The Ruden Report. Allison has been working on camera and as a director for Frontier’s Vantage Sports Network.
For her first feature here, Allison profiles Darien girls lacrosse coach Lisa Lindley, who last week celebrated her 400th career victory.
NEW CANAAN — As the New Canaan girls lacrosse team navigated the regular season with a young roster comprised of few seniors, coach Kristin Woods stressed situational play.
As many of the Rams played their first postseason game this afternoon, that diligence to detail paid off.
So much for a planned FCIAC baseball tournament preview, now that the pairings will remain unsettled until less than 24 hours before the first pitch. We still don’t have a No. 8 seed. The girls lacrosse tournament begins today with New Canaan and Ridgefield having their openers moved up a day because both schools have proms tomorrow.