Ridgefield keeps Class LL three-peat bid alive by edging FCIAC rival St. Joseph

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield vs. St. Joseph could have been a possible state final had the Class LL tournament seedings been a little different. But the two FCIAC titans had to settle for a state quarterfinal Saturday afternoon. The high-level contest came down to the final seconds as expected, with St. Joseph trying to tie it. … Read more

Popson’s OT goal gives Darien win over Hall in Class LL girls soccer

DARIEN — Falling behind early isn’t the best way to kick off the state tournament. For the Darien girls soccer team, it only fueled the fire. The Blue Wave scored the game’s final two goals, the second coming off the foot of senior Kaitlyn Popson with 2:47 to play in overtime, as 14th-seeded Darien overcame … Read more

Staples girls, Warde boys top state soccer coaches polls

The recently-crowned conference champion Staples girls soccer team and the FCIAC runner-up Fairfield Warde boys soccer team were both ranked No. 1 in their respective state coaches Class LL-L polls when state tournament play commenced this past Saturday (Nov. 9) with the qualifying rounds. The strength of FCIAC girls soccer is evident in that three … Read more

Smith’s goal, defense deliver Staples past St. Joseph, to school’s fifth FCIAC title

WILTON — In a physical game full of hard challenges and fouls, it was fitting the only score came off a set piece. Autumn Smith was able to convert on Gabby Gonzalez’s free kick with 33 minutes left in the second half, and the Staples defense made the goal stand up as the top-seeded Wreckers … Read more

Wreckers Earn Elusive FCIAC Title With 1-0 Win Over St. Joseph

WILTON — The seniors on the Staples girls soccer team made it their quest this fall after going 0 for 3 in championship games to make sure their careers did not end empty-handed. So when the moment finally arrived tonight after a hard-fought and intelligently played 1-0 win over St. Joseph for the FCIAC title, … Read more

FCIAC playoff schedule: Field hockey, boys soccer finals moved to 6 p.m.

The FCIAC will crown three champions as the finals in field hockey and boys and girls soccer are held on Thursday night. With a forecast of cold and rain, the start times for the field hockey and boys soccer finals have been moved up one hour to 6 p.m. The girls soccer final will remain … Read more

St. Joseph wins in OT, Staples cruises to advance to FCIAC final

WILTON — As part of her pep talk before the start of overtime, St. Joseph junior forward Maddie Fried reminded her teammates that they hadn’t come this far for nothing, adding that she had never wanted to win a game so badly in her life. Fried then did her part, converting a penalty kick in … Read more

FCIAC tournament tickets available from EventBrite

Tickets for all FCIAC tournament semifinal games, as well as the conference swim finals, are available through EventBrite. Tournament t-shirts are also available. Click here for the Eventbrite website link FCIAC Tournament Schedule Boys Soccer Semifinals at Fairfield-Ludlowe, Tues., Nov. 5, 5 and 7 p.m. Final at Norwalk HS, Thurs., Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Girls … Read more

Staples leads eight teams into FCIAC girls soccer playoffs

The Staples Wreckers will be the top seed after completing a 14-0-2 regular season with a 3-0 win over Wilton in their final game on Tuesday. The tournament will begin on Friday with quarterfinal games at the top four seeds: Staples, St. Joseph, Ridgefield and New Canaan. The semifinals will follow on either Monday or … Read more