Darien field hockey rolls over rival New Canaan 6-0

Darien senior co-captain Bridget Mahoney gets set to send the ball upfield during the Wave’s win over New Canaan on Monday. — Dave Stewart photo

Coming into the season, the Darien field hockey team had a lot of new faces in new places, and hadn’t quite found the chemistry it’s become known for over the years.

After a 6-0 shutout win over the rival New Canaan Rams on Monday at DHS, it’s clear the Blue Wave is again ready for prime time.

“I’ve always said it was going to be a work in progress,” head coach Mo Minicus said. “We graduated 13 seniors, 8 or 9 of whom started, and it’s new players and new chemistry. It’s figuring out the best combination. We were going to get there, it was just a matter of figuring it out and we’re at the point now where we have figured it out.

Senior co-captain Bridget Mahoney started the scoring as the Wave (9-2-0-0 overall, 7-1-0-0 FCIAC) built a 3-0 lead in the first 12 minutes and rolled to the win. The fast start put the Rams in a hole they couldn’t climb out of.

“It’s definitely great to start so well,” Darien senior co-captain Shea van den Broek, who had a goal and two assists, said. “We always need that first push to get us going so that was really good.”

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