RIDGEFIELD — Tighe Cummiskey outmuscled Ridgefield on faceoffs as Darien raced away with a 14-7 victory in a battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll Tuesday night at Tiger Hollow.
Cummiskey, built like the fullback he is for Darien’s football team, helped the top-ranked Blue Wave win 20 of 25 draws, which led to a flood of inevitable goals on the attack.
Seven different Darien players scored goals and five scored at least twice, led by freshman Brady Pokorny’s four.
Matt Minicus, Jamison Moore, Christian Alliegro and Matt Stein scored two goals apiece as the Blue Wave turned a 2-2 tie after the first quarter into a 7-3 halftime advantage.
Ridgefield got as close as 8-5 thanks to back-to-back goals from Ryan Colsey midway through the third quarter. But Darien put the game away with four-straight goals, two by Pokorny.
Goaltender Andy Demopolous stopped nine shots for the Blue Wave, who improved to 3-0.
The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-1. It might have been a lot worse, but goaltender Matt Shepard kept his team within striking distance with 16 saves against an onslaught of 27 Darien shots.
Luke Winkler added a pair of goals for Ridgefield.