Greenwich at Wilton (Kristine Lilly Field), April 17, 6 p.m.
A clash of two of the FCIAC’s top teams, this game will be a key one in the conference seedings. It was a barn-burner last year, as Wilton pulled out a 12-11 overtime win at Greenwich High. The Cards will look to get even on the Warriors’ home turf this time.
Branford at Daniel Hand (Surf Club), April 23, 6 p.m.
A rematch of last year’s Class M championship game, which was won by the Branford Hornets, 11-8. Branford returns some key players this season, including All-State defender Grace Paleski, while Hand has several juniors who could play big roles this spring.
Ridgefield at Staples (Ginny Parker Field), April 25, 4 p.m.
An FCIAC battle which features several top stars, including Ridgefield’s Caitlin Slaminko, and Staples’ Kyle Kirby and Ellie Fair. Both teams were conference and state playoff teams last season, and Ridgefield finished as the Class L runner-up.
New Canaan at Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), April 27, 7 p.m.
The defending Class L champion Rams go out of state to take on a Cold Spring Harbor team which is ranked No. 13 in the Preseason US Lacrosse National Poll. It’s one of six games in which New Canaan will take on powers from New York and Massachusetts this season.
Darien at Manhasset (N.Y.), May 2, 4 p.m.
The Blue Wave takes to the road to face the top-ranked team in the preseason US Lacrosse National Poll. Manhasset has had the better of this series in recent years, winning four of five meetings since 2014, with the other game ending in a 10-10 tie after three OTs in 2016.
New Fairfield at Joel Barlow, May 3, 7 p.m.
It’s Friday night lights for a rematch of the 2018 SWC championship game when the New Fairfield Rebels play at Joel Barlow. New Fairfield won in last year’s final 20-14, but that was a one-goal game with less than 12 minutes to play. The Rebels’ Katelyn Sousa was the MVP of that game and she’s back in the midfield this season.
Darien at New Canaan (Dunning Field), May 4, 3 p.m.
The state’s most heated rivalry is featured in a Saturday afternoon game at New Canaan. Darien beat the Rams 12-6 during the regular season last spring, but New Canaan came back to top the Blue Wave 12-11 in a Class L semifinal thriller en route to a state championship.
East Catholic at Canton, May 4, 7 p.m.
If last year’s games are any indication, this should be a thriller. The two teams met twice last season with East Catholic winning both games in overtime. The Eagles won the regular season meeting 10-9 in overtime, and then took an 8-7 double OT victory in the Class S semifinals. Their 2017 match-up was also decided by one goal with Canton winning that, 14-13.
Darien at Wilton, May 10, 3 p.m.
The Blue Wave meets the Warriors at Wilton’s Kristine Lily Field in a rematch of last year’s FCIAC title game. Wilton led the final 9-8 with 19:04 to play, but Darien pulled out an 11-10 victory.
Daniel Hand at Cheshire, May 13, 6 p.m.
Two perennial contenders from the SCC meet at the Surf Club during the regular season home stretch. Hand won both games 12-11 against Cheshire last year, including in the conference championship game.