Darien, which pulled away from Ridgefield with eight-consecutive goals in last Friday’s 14-6 victory, is off to yet another scorching start and remained the consensus No. 1 in the Week 2 GameTimeCT Boys Lacrosse Top 10 Poll, published before games were played Tuesday.
Ridgefield didn’t fall from its spot at No. 2. Neither did New Canaan at No. 3, despite starting the season 0-2 (albeit with a couple out-of-state losses, including a 18-10 against Long Island powerhouse St. Anthony’s (NY).
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The biggest move was Wilton’s drop from No. 4 to No. 8 after a pair of overtime losses to John Jay (NY) and Greenwich. (Things didn’t get easier for the Warriors, who then lost to New Canaan 9-8 in a game played after the poll deadline).
Another mover was Greenwich, which catapulted from No. 8 to No. 5 after its OT win over Wilton.
Fairfield Prep jumped into Wilton’s former spot at No. 4. Glastonbury, which opened its season with impressive wins over Hand and Staples, moved up to No. 6.
New Fairfield dropped a spot to No. 7. Staples stayed at No. 9. Replacing Hand at No. 10 is 3-0 Weston.
GameTimeCT Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll: April 9
|TEAM (1st place votes)|
1. DARIEN (15)
|Results last week: def. Yorktown (N.Y.) 11-7, def. Westhill 12-0; def. Ridgefield 14-6.
Bottom Line: A flawless start, with a little vengeance mixed in.
|Results last week: def. Norwalk 21-1; lost to Darien 14-6; def. Briarcliff (N.Y.) 13-6.
Bottom Line: Receiving six out of 15 second-place votes, the Tigers have Greenwich on Wednesday.
3. NEW CANAAN
|Results last week: lost to Summit (N.J.) 8-7; lost to St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 18-10
Bottom Line: The Rams get back to Connecticut competition, with Wilton on Tuesday, then Fairfield Warde and Brunswick this week.
4. FAIRFIELD PREP
|Results last week: def. Shelton 18-3; def. Foran 19-1.
Bottom Line: Votes all over the map for the Jesuits, who got a bunch of second-place votes but were off some ballots entirely.
|Results last week: def. Trumbull 10-4; def. Westhill 17-3; def. Wilton 7-6 (OT).
Bottom Line: Quick start for a team some weren't sure about to start; jumped a bit in the poll.
|Results last week: def. Hand 11-6; def. Staples 8-6; def. East Catholic 10-5.
Bottom Line: Nice start against some good teams. Tomahawks head to Union College to meet Vestal (N.Y.) Saturday.
7. NEW FAIRFIELD
|Results last week: def. Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) 11-7; def. Bethel 17-1; lost to St. Anthony's (N.Y.) 21-10; def. Stepinac (N.Y.) 19-8.
Bottom Line: Rebels visit Briarcliff (N.Y.) Saturday to close a busy non-state schedule.
|Results last week: def. Stamford 16-2; lost to John Jay (N.Y.) 7-6 (OT); lost to Greenwich 7-6 (OT)
Bottom Line: Tough week after two close losses; visit Fairfield Prep on Saturday.
|Results last week: def. Germantown (Pa.) Academy 7-6 (OT); def. McMahon 13-3; def. Stamford 17-1; lost to Glastonbury 8-6.
Bottom Line: Busy early-season schedule (they'll be half-done by the next poll) includes Hall of Fame day Saturday against Rye (N.Y.)
|Results last week: def. Notre Dame-West Haven 9-6; def. Immaculate 21-1; def. Fordham Prep (N.Y.) 10-2
Bottom Line: Unbeaten start caught some eyes. Good SWC showdown with Newtown coming April 16.
| Dropped out: Hand (10).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.
Records through Monday, April 8.
|Others receiving votes: Newtown (2-1) 10, Somers (2-0) 6, Hand (2-1) 4, Cheshire (3-1) 1, Fairfield Ludlowe (2-0) 1, Fairfield Warde (4-0) 1.|
|The following voted: Brian Adkins, Foran coach and Connecticut secondary schools assistant liaison to U.S. Lacrosse; George Baldassare, CHSLCA Executive Secretary Emeritus; Frank Barron, Emeritus U.S. Lacrosse Area Rep; Sean Begin, Hartford Courant; Jeff Brameier, Darien coach; Scott Bulkley, Newtown coach; Chris Dehnel, Patch Media Corp.; Michael Fornabaio, Connecticut Post; Ned Griffen, The Day; Scott Hinchey, Glastonbury coach; Greg Lederer, Cheshire Herald; John Mathews, Greens Farms Academy coach; Dan Nowak, New Haven Register; Rich Pulisciano, Cheshire coach; Bob Russell, Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Special Counsel and Hand assistant coach.
Poll compiled by Michael Fornabaio.