GIRLS WAVE HOCKEY
Underdog became top-dog with Girls Wave Hockey’s 4-3 FCIAC Championship game victory over the rival Rams at Terry Conners in Stamford on Saturday.
That second (Rams) goal could have killed us, but they just didn’t give in.
— Jamie Tropsa
Darien (11-2-1 FCIAC, 15-3-2 overall) beat NC for the first time this season and it was NC’s first loss, coming “when it counted” as Wave captain and title game MVP Lily Christensen said in a post game interview posted below.
The Rams are 14-1, 19-1.
This is the ninth season of girls hockey in the FCIAC, and with that the Wave wins its second title in that time, last taking it in 2009. The Rams have won it six times, including the previous three years.
Outplayed in the first period and trailing 2-0, Darien erupted with second period goals from Ellie Bennett, Georgia Cassidy and Amanda Sload.
“That second (Rams) goal could have killed us,” Wave first-year coach Jamie Tropsa said, “but they just didn’t give in.”
Sload’s wraparound knotted it 3-3 after Darien had fallen again behind, 3-2 with 2:41 left in the period.
The freshman Cassidy capped it for the Clutch Queens of 2013, bashing in her own rebound on the rush for the 4-3 winner with only 1:25 standing on the clock in regulation time.
Shannon Hall was superb in goal for the Wave…but let the Wave tell you themselves, below.
(Darien Times/Steven Buono video)