Darien Captures FCIAC Girls Lacrosse Crown in Triple-OT Thriller over New Canaan

It was a matchup that pitted the top two teams in the FCIAC against one another: Darien and New Canaan, neighbors and rivals. The No. 2 seed Rams had upset on their mind from the very beginning and looked poised to claim another FCIAC championship for the program, and with under five minutes to play in the second half, New Canaan held a 10-7 lead. But the top-seeded Blue Wave refused to go quietly into the night. Not only did they fight back to tie the game at 10 and force overtime, but in the third OT, senior attacker Mariah Matheis netted the game-winner 1:14 into the period to propel Darien to victory, 13-12, while leaving New Canaan’s FCIAC championship aspirations one-goal shy.

NewCanaanite.com Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Miller

The NewCanaanite.com Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins, Connecticut Sandwich Co., Joe’s Pizza and Mackenzie’s. Congratulations to Elizabeth Miller, the NewCanaanite.com Athlete of the Week. The New Canaan girls lacrosse team is having a terrific 2015 season, sitting near the top of the FCIAC with a 9-1 conference record (12-3 overall). A major reason for the Rams’ success has been the play of senior co-captain Elizabeth Miller. The Boston College-bound Miller has been New Canaan’s most potent all-around weapon, wracking up multiple goals and assists each game as well as controlling draws and causing turnovers for the opposition.

New Canaan Girls Lax Falls Short Against Darien

Just like any New Canaan and Darien matchup, there was buzz heading into Thursday night’s girls lacrosse contest. And with both teams coming into the showdown undefeated in FCIAC play (6-0), the buzz grew to a roar at an electric Dunning Stadium. In the end, it was the Blue Wave who made the most noise on the field. Led by junior midfielder Chandler Kirby’s three goals and a stretch of five straight goals between the end of the first and start of the second half, Darien took down the Rams 12-9. “The game plan was really to be disciplined,” New Canaan coach Kristin Woods told NewCanaanite.com. “They [Darien] have a spectacular team.