Ridgewood pays impressive visit to Wave

Ridgewood 10, Wave 8

Logan Book on the move on Saturday. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation


Darien fell behind early, then nearly, crawled its way all the way back in a 10-8 loss to visiting Ridgewood, N.J. on Saturday.

Carly Schoudel in the line of fire. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

The Wave (2-1) was out to a very loud bang to begin the season, scoring 20 goals in each of its first two games, allowing only nine, but found a stingy competitor in Ridgewood.

Darien was down 7-5 at the half and hovered behind with the two-goal deficit most of the way.

Emma Jaques on the attack. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

“We prepared very hard, but I think when we stepped on the field we made some mental errors that put us behind,” said Darien captain Emma Lesko. “I think we played well but Ridgewood was impressive.”

KiKi Tropsa gets on the ball. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

Time to move on with lots on the plate so early in the season.

“We are putting this game behind us,” said Lesko. “And we are more than ready for our competition this week.”

Emma Lesko moves out in traffic. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation