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A welcome return — and farewell — for New Canaan’s O’Sullivan

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For the past three weeks, Liz O’Sullivan’s smile has served as an effective mask, concealing frustration. New Canaan’s star goaltender had missed six games with a broken thumb. During the Rams’ state semifinal win over Avon, O’Sullivan put her best face forward — while keeping the team’s scorebook. O’Sullivan said she hoped to return for […] [Read More]

Video Spotlight: Darien’s Taylor Hardison discusses state title

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The Darien girls lacrosse team enjoyed a coronation on Saturday afternoon, completing an undefeated season against state teams with a convincing 18-6 win over Greenwich in the Division L final. The Blue Wave won their sixth state title and first since 2011. They outscored their three opponents in the tournament by an eye-opening 58-12 margin. […] [Read More]

Prep cools down Staples’ hot start to win L state title

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One after another, the goals came surprisingly early for Staples High in its Division L state championship clash with mighty Fairfield Prep Saturday in Norwalk. The third-seeded Wreckers, a decided underdog against defending champion Prep, the No. 4 seed, led 4-1 after nine minutes, 5-4 at halftime and 8-5 with 2:21 remaining in the third. […] [Read More]

Live Updates: Boys and Girls State Lacrosse Championships

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It’s state championship Saturday and the rains of the previous days have abated. Not that it would have affected the CIAC Lacrosse Championships. Here’s what we know: Fairfield County will rule. The entire boys field is comprised of teams from the SWC, FCIAC and the SCC’s Fairfield Prep — all Fairfield County schools. Here’s the […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Prep advanced to the Class L final with a 12-9 win vs. Ridgefield. Jason Rearick photo

Fourth quarter flurry leads Fairfield Prep past Ridgefield

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A one-goal Ridgefield lead turned into a five-goal Fairfield Prep advantage during a pivotal four-minute span in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Division L lacrosse semifinals. That scoring spurt was enough to send the fourth-seeded Jesuits to familiar territory – the Division L final. Senior attack Kevin Brown scored a game-high five goals, while […] [Read More]

Barlow edges New Canaan in an OT classic

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Holding a two-goal lead, New Canaan was less than one minute away from celebrating a victory over Joel Barlow in the semifinal round of the CIAC Class M boys lacrosse tournament Wednesday evening. Eagerly checking the clock on the scoreboard, the Rams’ players on the sideline were poised to run onto Jack Casagrande Field to […] [Read More]

Greenwich, Darien reach final destination

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Round 2 of one of the biggest rivalries in FCIAC girls lacrosse will take place Saturday when Darien and Greenwich – two teams that have been contenders in their conference for years – duel, this time for the state championship. The Cardinals and Blue Wave, who met in the 2012 FCIAC finals, won by Darien, […] [Read More]
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A look at the first round of the state tournaments

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Wednesday was a busy lacrosse day as the Class L, M and S state tournaments each held their first round games. Let’s take a look at what transpired. Class L: Top-seeded Ridgefield cruised past No. 17 Cheshire, 19-4. The Tigers will host eighth-seeded Glastonbury in Saturday’s 3 p.m. quarterfinals. Glastonbury advanced with an 11-3 win […] [Read More]
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Sweet repeat for New Canaan boys lacrosse team

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From 2004-2011, the New Canaan boys lacrosse team came oh so close to winning the FCIAC championship, falling four times in the conference title game. The last two years, the Rams have taken home the title. Yes, something special is brewing in New Canaan, which won its ninth FCIAC championship Friday with an 8-5 victory […] [Read More]
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Greenwich eliminates top-seeded Ridgefield in semifinals

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When the Greenwich High School boys lacrosse team edged New Canaan for the FCIAC championship in 2010, the final two minutes of play were especially frantic, with possession changing hands numerous times. The Cardinals held on for a one-goal win, despite a fierce effort to score the equalizer by New Canaan. The conclusion of Tuesday […] [Read More]
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