New Canaan's David Strupp tries to contain Wilton's Harrison Koch during the FCIAC Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinal at Dunning Field in New Canaan on Saturday, May 21, 2016. — Joshua Fisher photo

On demand: FCIAC Lacrosse Playoffs: No. 6 Wilton at No. 3 New Canaan

The FCIAC boys lacrosse final quarterfinal playoff game pits neighboring rivals New Canaan and Wilton — with the winner getting No. 2 Ridgefield in the semifinals

Connecticut’s oldest boys lacrosse rivalry closes out the FCIAC quarterfinals on Saturday live on the HAN Network as the Wilton Warriors take on the New Canaan Rams at Dunning Field.

You can watch the Saturday, May 21, playoff game live (or later on-demand) in starting at 4 p.m. in the video player below:

Earlier in the day, No. 1 Darien beat No. 8 St. Joseph, No. 2 Ridgefield beat No. 7 Fairfield Ludlowe, and No. 4 Staples beat No. 5 Greenwich. The winner of New Canaan-Wilton will play Ridgefield in the semifinals; Darien and Staples play in the other.

Both boys lacrosse semifinals, held at Brien McMahon High School, will be streamed live on Tuesday, May 24, on the HAN Network at 5 and 7 p.m. The boys and girls lacrosse championships will also be live on HAN on Thursday, May 26.

New Canaan vs. Wilton

Third-seeded New Canaan (13-3 overall 9-2 FCIAC) had a hot start to the season, winning its first nine games. That included wins over nationally-ranked Loyola Blakefield of Maryland and Brunswick School, as well as an 11-2 romp over the Warriors are Wilton’s Fujitani Field.

Since that start, however, the Rams have been scuffling, going just 4-3 over the last seven games of the regular season. In their final two games, they lost to two more nationally-ranked teams, 8-3 to St. Anthony’s of New York, and 7-3 to Ridgefield, the No. 2 seed in the FCIAC playoffs.

Wilton (12-4, 8-3) got off to a relatively slow start at 4-3 through seven games, but finished well. The Warriors won eight of their last nine games, with the lone defeat coming in overtime against Ridgefield, 7-6.

Heading into the postseason, Wilton is riding a four-game winning streak that includes an impressive 11-9 road win against Yorktown, N.Y., on May 11.

2016 FCIAC spring playoffs

This week on HAN you can watch the FCIAC baseball semifinal doubleheader, starting at 5 p.m. on Monday; the boys lacrosse semifinal doubleheader, starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday; the FCIAC Baseball Championship on Wednesday at 7 p.m.; and the boys and girls FCIAC Lacrosse Championships, starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Click here for the complete broadcast schedule.

How to watch

The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on this page, our homepage, HAN.Network, and on affiliate websites including FCIAC.net. The stream usually starts 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Rob Adams and crew join you five minutes before the contest begins. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest updates.

It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast.

The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.

Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.

You can check out more of the winter schedule at this link. And be sure to follow the HAN Network on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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