FCIAC

Top performers for April 28-30

Thursday, April 28

Jenn Krupa, Stamford Girls Lacrosse

Krupa had six points on five goals and one assist as the Black Knights downed New Milford, 17-5, on Thursday in Stamford. The victory boosted the Knights over the .500 mark at 5-4-1.

James Schofield, Darien Baseball

Schofield went 2-for-3 with two walks and scored the game-winning run as the Blue Wave edged NFA, 6-5, at Darien High School. Schofield, who also had an RBI, singled during a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, pushing Mark Schmidt to third base with the tying run. After Schmidt scored, Schofield came home on single by Casey Brown to end the game.

Eva Greco, Wilton Girls Lacrosse

Greco led the Warriors with six goals and one assist as they topped the Norwalk Bears, 16-5, on Thursday.

Friday, April 29

Ben Schwaeber, Staples Boys Lacrosse

Schwaeber, the Wreckers’ faceoff specialist, dominated the X to give the Wreckers a strong possession advantage in their 7-6 victory over the Ridgefield Tigers Friday night in Westport. The victory gave Staples a 9-1 record.

Sean Berry, New Canaan Volleyball

Berry had a big day as the Rams rallied from a two-set deficit and beat rival Darien in five sets, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-23, 15-12. Berry was a leader on the attack with 15 kills, and also had 10 digs.

Chris O’Brien, Trumbull Baseball

O’Brien allowed just two hits and struck out nine in six innings to lead the Golden Eagles to a 4-1 win over the Norwalk Bears Friday at Nathan Hale Middle School. The lefty struck out the side in the first and sixth innings.

Molly Keshin, New Canaan Softball

Keshin blasted a three-run home run in the top of the third inning to put New Canaan ahead for good in a 4-3 win over the Tigers in Ridgefield on Friday. The junior catcher reached base in all four plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with two walks.

Paul Williams, Greenwich Baseball

Williams had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in the Cardinals’ 7-3 victory at Warde. His homer was a three-run shot in the top of the second, and turned a 4-0 lead into a 7-0 advantage.

Ryan Fitton, Staples Baseball

Fitton fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout at the Wreckers rolled over Ludlowe, 5-0, Friday in Westport. The junior walked two and struck out seven in the win.

Nolan McDonald, Ridgefield Baseball

McDonald pitched a complete game to lead Ridgefield to a 3-1 win over the Rams in New Canaan on Friday. McDonald allowed one unearned run in the first inning, while limiting the Rams to two singles and four walks, while striking out six in seven innings.

Saturday, April 30

Ryan Cornell, Darien Boys Lacrosse

Cornell made eight saves as the Blue Wave defeated rival New Canaan, 10-7, in a showdown of the two top-ranked teams in the state on Saturday. After Darien gained a 2-0 lead in t

he second quarter, Cornell and the defense kept the Rams’ offensive attack in check as New Canaan was unable to tie the score. Darien is now 9-0 this spring.

Nicole Wiliams, St. Joseph Softball

Williams blanked the Darien Blue Wave, 5-0, as the Cadets remained unbeaten against FCIAC opponents this season. The St. Joseph ace allowed only four hits and fanned 14.

Brian Calabrese, Wilton Boys Lacrosse

Calabrese, a sophomore attackman, netted the game-winning goal with 1:34 remaining as the Wilton Warriors edged John Jay, 7-6, on Saturday night. Calabrese scored after picking up a loose ball on a block by the John Jay defense.

Timmy MacDonald, Ludlowe Boys Lacrosse

MacDonald racked up six points as the Falcons won a barn-burner against Xavier, 10-9, in overtime on Saturday. The senior attack scored three goals and assisted on three others.

Caroline Curnal, Ridgefield Girls Lacrosse

Curnal collected five goals to lead all scorers in the Tigers’ 16-5 victory over the Weston Trojans on Saturday. The win kept Ridgefield unbeaten this spring at 10-0.

Emily Philippides, Greenwich Girls Track and Field

Philippides anchored two Greenwich relays which were victorious at the 36th O’Grady Relays this weekend in Danbury. The Cardinals’ 800-meter sprint medley relay won in 1:52.44, while the 1,600-meter sprint medley team won in 4:14.66. Philippides, a sophomore, was also part of the 4×200 relay team, which finished fourth in 1:50.59.

DeVonte Clarke, Danbury Boys Track and Field

Clarke ran the anchor legs of a pair of winning relays for the Danbury Hatters at the 36th O’Grady Relays this weekend in Danbury. The 4×100 team won in 43.05 seconds, and the 4×200 team won in 1:29.70. The Hatters won the meet with a team score of 94, beating Wethersfield, which scored 81.

James Johnson, Santosh Krishnan, Jason Flynn and Armstrong Noonan, Darien Boys Track and Field

The four Blue Wave runners teamed up for a new meet record with a first-place time of 10:25.71 in the distance medley relay at the the 36th O’Grady Relays this weekend in Danbury. Their time broke the old mark of 10:27.89, set three years ago by Staples. Flynn and Noonan are seniors, and Johnson and Krishnan are juniors.

Darien goalie Ryan Cornell collected eight saves as the Blue Wave remained unbeaten with a 10-7 win over New Canaan on Saturday. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo