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Darien Lacrosse Routs Fairfield Warde

With sloppy play against a state powerhouse, Fairfield Warde’s lacrosse team didn’t stand much of a chance Tuesday afternoon. Darien routed the Mustangs 21-1 to remain unbeaten in Connecticut. The Mustangs dropped to 2-8 this year.

The  Blue Wave got to an quick start, with two goals before the game paused less than three minutes into the first quarter because of thunderstorms. When play resumed about 20 minutes later, Darien continued to dominate offensively, ending the quarter with a  5-0 lead. The Blue Wave pulled away early in the second period, with four goals in a span of just over one minute. They added six more before halftime.

Warde showed brief signs of a comeback at the start of the second half. The Mustangs scored their only goal just 42 seconds into the half. “It was a relief,” Warde coach Tom Cunningham said. “Nobody likes to get shut out.” But Darien’s offense held onto the ball for much of the game, and Warde could not answer the Blue Wave’s six second-half goals.

Cunningham said his team needed to work on maintaining possession in the future.. “We hurt ourselves on turnovers,” he said. “Our defense had to play a lot.”

Darien improved to 9-0 against Connecticut opponents, and 10-2 overall. They appear on track to win their sixth consecutive CIAC championship, but head coach Jeff Brameier is focused on their next game. On Friday, the Blue Wave travel to New York state to play Yorktown. “We lost that one last year, and we want to get that one back,” said Bramier. “We’re not looking too far ahead.”

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