Fall season playoff time approaches in the FCIAC and other high school leagues. The proper motivational quotes to induce the right state of mind are critical for athletes to have postseason success. And the most intriguing FCIAC matchups of the day
DAVID ROBINSON: “It’s the playoffs. There’s no room for okay.”
JOHN WOODEN: “Being average means you’re as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”
GORDIE HOWE: “I always told kids ‘You have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.’”
BOBBY JONES: “Competitive sports are played on a 5 1/2-inch court. The space between your ears.”
WALTER ELLIOT: “Perseverance isn’t a long race. It’s many short races one after the other.”
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Stamford boys soccer hosts Trinity Catholic (4 p.m.). Stamford field hockey hosts Westhill (7 p.m.). Warde volleyball hosts Ludlowe (7 p.m.). All city championship contests. Stamford and Westhill had an early season, non-league 1-1 tie.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: GREENWICH AT DANBURY, 4:30 p.m.: Danbury (14-3, 11-3 FCIAC) has won four in a row, 7 of 8 and 9 of 11. Greenwich (13-4, 12-2)has won nine straight. The Cardinals have lost twice to St. Joseph (16-1, 13-0) and once to defending Class L champ RHAM (15-0).