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Final 7: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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Greenwich's Danny Guise

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New Canaan's Courtney Gallagher

Our final Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week vote for the school year offers a selection of seven finalists that made their marks over the past seven days.

Your choices: The Ridgefield girls lacrosse, Greenwich boys golf, New Canaan girls tennis, Westhill softball, Wilton boys lacrosse, St. Joseph baseball and Darien boys lacrosse teams.

The winner will get T-shirts with our logo courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, the Stamford Advocate, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, Chelsea Piers and New Balance of New Canaan.

The Tigers opened state tournament play with an impressive 16-9 win over Stamford

The undefeated Cardinals rolled to the FCIAC championship by a 21-stroke margin.

The Rams rebounded from two losses to Greenwich this season for a 4-3 win and their ninth straight state title.

The Vikings defeated Fairfield Warde, Naugatuck and Mercy and are now one win away from their third straight state final.

The Warriors held of Ludlowe, 9-8, and toppled East Lyme to reach the state semifinals.

The Cadets opened state tournament play with a pair of wins by a combined 21-1 margin.

The Blue Wave scored 19 goals in each of their first two games to reach the semifinal round of the state tournament.

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7 Responses

  1. gus says:

    #6 Okay..Maybe for Ridgefield but if the Darien boys beat New Canaan to win the state title which team would you rather be? New Canaan ( who won the FCIAC) or Darien who won the STATE. To me it’s a no-brainer..give me the state title anyday of the week.

  2. fciac says:

    @gus for lacrosse. an fciac title is much harder to win than states. atleast for a high school like ridgefield it is. class L lax does not have the caliber of teams that the fciac has

  3. Dave Ruden says:

    Most coaches would pick state. Those who would FCIAC are in the minority. Right now a coach just wants at least one!

  4. gus says:

    Dave..I’m just stating that I feel the State title is much more important than the league…I know some coaches in the FCIAC dissagree but for the life of me I can’t understand their reasoning.

  5. Dave Ruden says:

    First, if you are referring to the teams I pick as finalists, all I can tell you is that I only can pick one per school or they would cancel each other out, and it is based on the previous week, not the season.
    Second, if you are speaking generally, I know coaches who would opt if they could only win one to have an FCIAC title and others a state title. If you polled coaches, a VAST majority will pick the state title.
    Not sure where you are headed with this other than obviously you would rather be a team that wins than loses.

  6. gus says:

    Dave, It’s time to discuss the importence of the FCIAC Championships verses the State Championships in light of last weeks events.

    Which team would you rather be:

    1. Greenwich beat New Canaan to win the FCIAC and New Canaan turned around and beat Greenwich to win the State Championship.

    2. New Canaan won the FCIAC lacrosse title and will face Darien in the Stae final..which is more important.

    3. Darien won the Fciac girls Lacrosse title and now face New Canaan in the states

    4. Darien won the girls softball title over Westhill and now Westhill is in the semis and Darien is out…what team would you rather be.

    5. Greenwich baseball wins 20 plus games and loses in the FCIAC and STATE playoffs..New Canaan is in the state semis and has a chance for the state title…who would you rather be.

  7. westhilllllll says:

    westhill softball goes hard in the paint!