Darien and New Canaan renew their historic rivalry in FCIAC boys lacrosse live on the HAN Network on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 12:50 p.m., then watch the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
The HAN Network will cover both the boys and girls lacrosse games between Darien and New Canaan on Saturday. Click here to watch the girls game at 4 p.m.
New Canaan enters Darien Stadium with a 7-2 overall record, 5-0 in the FCIAC East. The Rams have defeated Syosset (N.Y.) 11-4, Trinity Catholic 17-0, Wilton 11-10, Avon Old Farms 11-9, Norwalk 18-3, Danbury 18-3, and Greenwich 13-8. The Rams have lost to Brunswick 19-5, and St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 16-7.
New Canaan head coach Chip Buzzeo has a balanced roster this season filled with experienced upperclassmen and young talent. The Rams are determined to prove a point this season after getting knocked out in the FCIAC semi final to Ridgefield. New Canaan will be led by Defenseman Chase Strupp, midfielder Nick Crovatto, and attacks Ben Conley and Mac Deane. This year the Rams have moved up to Class L this season and will look to make some noise in the state tournament.
The Darien Blue Wave currently rides a 63-game winning streak, this season 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the FCIAC East. The Blue Wave has beaten Yorktown (N.Y.) 13-11, Westhill 23-0, Torrey Pines (CA) 14-4, Fairfield Ludlowe 17-2, Manhassett (N.Y.) 7-6, St. Joseph 17-2, Fairfield Warde 20-1, Wilton 12-6, and Danbury 19-3.
Darien, the top team in the state of Connecticut, was also recognized in numerous polls as national champions in 2017. Head Coach Jeff Brameier is in his 35th season and has led his team to four consecutive state and FCIAC titles (2014-17). This season, coach Brameier reloads his roster again and will rely on senior captain Brian Minicus on attack and senior captain Andrew Darby on defense.
Frank Granito, John Kovach, and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
How To Watch
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