Connecticut Sports Talk, May 23

Highlights from Monday's girls lacrosse semifinals and a preview of the boys lacrosse and baseball semifinals in the 2017 FCIAC playoffs.

Nutmeg Sports, HAN’s Connecticut sport show, airs Monday-Thursday at 2 pm on HAN.Network, hosted by Frank Granito, Kevin Coleman, Eric Gendron and various HAN sports editors.

On the Tuesday, May 23, episode of Nutmeg Sports our hosts continue their coverage of the 2017 FCIAC spring postseason. Frank, and Kevin have girls lacrosse highlights on today’s show and a full preview of tomorrow night’s FCIAC championship from Norwalk High. We also have coverage of this afternoon’s boys lacrosse semifinals featuring No.1 Darien, No. 5 Wilton, No. 2 Greenwich and No. 3 Ridgefield.

First up is Monday night’s girls lacrosse semifinals from Norwalk High’s Testa Field. Game No. 1 featured the New Canaan Rams and the Ridgefield Tigers. These two teams met in last season’s semifinals with the Rams coming out on top 14-7 to advance to their 2nd straight FCIAC championship game. It was all Ridgefield last night though as the Tigers flipped the script on the Rams and knocked off No. 2 New Canaan 14-11. Caroline Curnal scored 5 goals for the Tigers and Lexi Held made 8 saves to help Ridgefield advance to their first ever FCIAC championship game.

In the second semifinal matchup Darien rolled past Staples 23-4, improving to 13-0 against the FCIAC this season and advancing to their 7th consecutive FCIAC championship appearance. Darien has won 5 straight conference titles and is now outscoring their opponents 47-7 through the first two rounds of the conference tournament.

Finally, Frank and Kevin get you ready for this afternoon’s boys lacrosse semifinals at Brien McMahon. At 5 pm it will be No. 2 Greenwich hosting No. 3 Ridgefield. Followed by, No 1. Darien hosting No. 5 Wilton at 7:30 pm.

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