The Greenwich Cardinals will host the Wilton Warriors in FCIAC boys lacrosse live on the HAN Network on Wednesday, May 2, at 5 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 4:50 p.m., then watch the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
The Cardinals enter Thursday’s contest with a 5-4 overall record, 5-3 in the FCIAC West. They defeated Westhill 18-1, Stamford 15-3, St. Joseph 12-5, Staples 9-6, and Trinity Catholic 20-0. The Cards have lost to Trumbull 9-8, Iona Prep (N.Y.) 7-3, Ridgefield 13-8, Brunswick 17-5, New Canaan 13-8 (in a game seen on the HAN Network April 26), and Chaminade (N.Y.) 21-4 on Saturday.
Despite graduating 15 seniors from last year’s team that made it to the FCIAC semifinals, the Cardinals in 2018 are primed to make another postseason run.
Greenwich will be led by senior captains Luc Ayoub, JT Lawrence and Matt Baugher but will also rely on a highly talented junior class this season. Those juniors include, Tyler Dietrich and Lance Large on defense, and Matt Davey and Charlies who control the middle of the field and the attack.
The Wilton Warriors arrive into Cardinal Stadium with a three-game winning streak and are currently, 6-4 overall, 4-3 in the FCIAC East. The Warriors have beaten Fairfield Warde, 18-8, Stamford, 16-1, Fordham Prep (N.Y.), 9-8 in OT, Trinity Catholic 18-1, John Jay (N.Y.), and Staples 11-6. The Warriors have lost to to New Canaan, 9-8 in double overtime, Chaminade (N.Y.) 9-8, Ridgefield 12-7, and Darien 12-6.
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.
Click here to view the FCIAC boys lacrosse standings as the postseason is only a couple of weeks away.
John Kovach and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
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