The historic rivalry between Ridgefield and Wilton takes to the turf as the HAN Network will broadcast live from Ridgefield High School when the Tigers host the Warriors in FCIAC boys lacrosse Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 5:50 p.m., then watch the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
The Ridgefield Tigers enter the rivalry matchup 2-1 overall, and in first place in the FCIAC West will a 2-0 conference record. The Tigers have beaten Greenwich, 13-8, and Fairfield Warde, 19-3, but fell to Yorktown (N.Y.), 8-1.
Entering his ninth season as head coach of the Tigers, Roy Colsey is confident that his team can make it back to the championship game with a loaded roster that features lots of key returning players. The Tigers are thrilled to have junior goalie Daniel Parsons back between the pipes after having a tremendous sophomore season. Senior defender Luke Gaydos, a first-team All-FCIAC selection as a junior, looks to shine in his final season as a Tiger. As well as seniors, Weston Carpenter, Noah Isaacson, and Reid Kagan.
The Wilton Warriors arrive into Tiger Hollow, 3-2 overall, 2-1 in the FCIAC East. The Warriors have beaten Fairfield Warde, 18-8, Stamford, 16-1, and Fordham Prep (N.Y.), 9-8 in OT, but fell to New Canaan, 9-8 in double overtime, and Chaminade to (N.Y.) 9-8.
Despite losing a talented senior class to graduation, the Warriors return all-state and all-FCIAC caliber players. The Warriors return starting FOGO Chris Sweeney; two multi-year standouts on attack in junior Connor Drake, who was first-team all-state, and senior captain Brian Calabrese, who was second-team all-FCIAC.
In the midfield, senior captain Joe Murtha, who was second-team all-state is back.
On defense senior captain Joe Scarfi, who was All-FCIAC East last year, returns as a dynamic long-stick middie who can score, and the Warriors return all-American goalie Andrew Calabrese.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
How To Watch
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