The FCIAC field hockey tournament by the numbers

New Canaan senior co-captain Celia Sokolowski. — Dave Stewart photo
Eight teams will begin their quest for the 2018 FCIAC field hockey championship today, as the quarterfinal round gets underway at 3:30 p.m., Friday.
Here’s a look at some stats on the eight playoff teams, as well as how they fared this season against their quarterfinal opponents.
• To see an archive of the FCIAC’s champions and runners-up, click here •
FCIAC Quarterfinals – Fri., Oct. 26, at higher seeds
No. 7 Ridgefield at No. 2 Darien, 3:30 p.m.
Regular Season Meeting at Darien, Oct. 19: Darien 2, Ridgefield 0
Ridgefield Tigers
Overall Record: 9-3-4
FCIAC Record: 7-4-1-2
Current Streak: Lost 2
October: 4-3-0-1
Last two weeks: 1-2-0-1
Vs. Playoff Teams: 0-4-1-2
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0
Darien Blue Wave
Overall Record: 13-2-1-0
FCIAC Record: 12-1-1-0
Current Streak: Won 2
October: 7-0-1-0
Last two weeks: 3-0-1-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 6-1-0-0
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 11 (last won in 2017)

Empoli 1-2 Juventus Player Ratings
Sunday October 28, 2018

Juventus went a goal behind but a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo helped secure a vital 2-1 victory over a resilient Empoli side.   Juventus Player Ratings Wojciech Szczęsny: Commanding in his area and made a few good claims, but he could do little on the Empoli goal. A spectator for large spells but he remained […]

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No. 8 Warde at No. 1 Staples, 3:45 p.m.
Regular Season Meeting at Staples, Sept. 12: Staples 8, Warde 1
Warde Mustangs
Overall Record: 7-8-1-0
FCIAC Record: 7-6-1-0
Current Streak: Lost 2
October: 5-3-0-0
Last two weeks: 3-2-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 0-6-1-0
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0
Staples Wreckers
Overall Record: 16-0-0-0
FCIAC Record: 14-0-0-0
Current Streak: Won 16
October: 9-0-0-0
Last two weeks: 5-0-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 7-0-0-0
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 5 (last won in 2011)

New Canaan boys lacrosse dominates Greenwich on Senior Night
Friday April 26, 2019

New Canaan goalie Carl Mazabras makes a point-blank save against Greenwich’s Jack Feda (6) during a boys lacrosse game at Dunning Field in New Canaan on Thursday, April 25, 2019. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media It’s been four years since the Greenwich Cardinals have been able to overcome the New Canaan Rams on the boys […]

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No. 6 New Canaan at No. 3 Greenwich, 4 p.m.
Regular Season Meeting at New Canaan, Sept. 11: New Canaan 1, Greenwich 0
New Canaan Rams
Overall Record: 11-4-0-1
FCIAC Record: 10-3-0-1
Current Streak: Won 5
October: 6-3-0-0
Last two weeks: 5-0-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 3-3-0-1
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 8 (last won in 2014)
Greenwich Cardinals
Overall Record: 12-4-0-0
FCIAC Record: 11-3-0-0
Current Streak: Won 6
October: 7-1-0-0
Last two weeks: 4-0-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 4-3-0-0
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 17 (last won in 2012 – co-champs with Darien)

Marchisio: ‘I chose the 10 shirt for Del Piero’
Wednesday December 05, 2018

Claudio Marchisio explains he chose the Zenit St Petersburg number 10 as a tribute to his childhood idol, Alessandro Del Piero. The former Juventus midfield spent 25 years with the club before being unceremoniously being shipped off to Zenit this summer. “It was a very intense period, everything was done in a short time,” Marchisio […]

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No. 5 Norwalk at No. 4 Wilton, 5:30 p.m.
Regular Season Meeting at Norwalk, Sept. 11: Wilton 6, Norwalk 5
Norwalk Bears
Overall Record: 11-4-0-1
FCIAC Record: 10-3-0-1
Current Streak: Won 3
October: 6-3-0-1
Last two weeks: 3-2-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 3-3-0-1
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0
Wilton Warriors
Overall Record: 13-3-0-0
FCIAC Record: 11-3-0-0
Current Streak: Won 2
October: 6-3-0-0
Last two weeks: 3-2-0-0
Vs. Playoff Teams: 4-3-0-0
FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0
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