After starting the season with three consecutive losses, the New Canaan boys soccer team notched its first point of the season with a 1-1 tie against Brien McMahon on Saturday—an effort they hoped would give them momentum coming in to Tuesday’s matchup at Conner Field against arch rival Darien. But while the defense and spectacular goaltending by senior co-captain Sam Stoner kept the Rams (0-4-1) in it till the end, it proved to not be enough as Darien midfielder Sean Gallagher connected with teammate Jason Flynn on a corner kick in the 62nd minute to give the Blue Wave (3-2-0) all the scoring it would need to claim the victory, 1-0. “I said to the team after the game that I thought they worked incredibly hard,” head coach Rich Sutherland told NewCanaanite.com. “I feel Darien’s going to be top-eight [in the FCIAC] again this season. They have some very good players on that team which we were prepared for.