Streak hits 61 for Darien boys lacrosse; McGovern nets 200th career point

Darien’s Logan McGovern has been one of the top scoring weapons in FCIAC boys lacrosse for the past several seasons. This week, one of those goals was a career milestone.

McGovern had four goals and three assists during the Wave’s 23-2 romp over the St. Joseph Cadets on Tuesday, reaching the 200-point mark for his career. He added nine more points with four goals and five assists in Thursday’s 20-1 win over Warde, helping Darien extend it’s win streak to 61 games.

Darien is now 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the FCIAC heading into a conference battle against the Wilton Warriors on Saturday. The Blue Wave hosts the game, which starts at 1 p.m.

The victory against St. Joseph was highlighted by 19 players who had either a goal or an assist, and a dominating faceoff performance from Tanner Strub and Matt Freeman. Strub won 11-of-12 faceoffs, and Freeman won 11-of-16 to help keep the offense humming.

McGovern led the scoring attack with four goals and three assists, while Michael and Brian Minicus each had four points. Michael scored four times, while Brian had three goals and one assist.

Hudson Pokorny, Jack Bogdan, Ethan Dewbrey and Blake Sommi each scored two goals, with Pokorny and Bogdan adding an assist apiece.

The defense was once again stellar, led by goalies Sean Collins, who made five saves,  and Andy Demopoulos, who made four saves. The defensive effort also featured great games from Andrew Darby, Matt Gould, Tyler Strub, Sam Cragin, Charlie Olsen, Connor Olson, Pierce Hoyda, Pete Graham, Blake Cellar, Connor Sullivan and Teddy Brannigan.

The Wave continued to roll on Thursday, scoring the first 12 goals of the game en route to their 20-1 win over the Warde Mustangs at DHS.

McGovern’s 4-goal, 5-assist performance led the attack, with Pokorny (3 goals), Brian Minicus (1 goal, 3 assists), Dewbrey (3 goals), Sommi (2 goals, 1 assist), Charlie Walsh (2 goals), Jack Joyce (1 goal, 1 assist) and Bruce Ferguson (2 assists) all putting up multiple points.

Tanner Strub and Freeman were great at the faceoff X again and the defense was superb while holding Warde to a single goal. Goalies Collins (3 saves) and Demopoulos (5 saves) combined in the net, with great team play from Darby, Gould, Tyler Strub, Cragin, Olsen, Olson, Graham, Hoyda, Cellar, Sullivan, Brannigan and Reilly Warble.

Darien 23, St. Joseph 2

Tuesday, April 17, at DHS

Darien 10-6-3-4 23

St. Joseph 0-0-1-1 2

Darien: Logan McGovern  4g, 3a; Michael Minicus 4g; Brian Minicus 3g, 1a; Hudson Pokorny 2g, 1a; Jack Bogdan 2g, 1a; Ethan Dewbrey 2g; Blake Sommi 2g; Tanner Strub 1g; Jackson Peters 1g; Connor O’Malley 1g; Holt Matheis 1g; Jack Joyce 1a; Henri Pfeifle 1a; Andrew Darby 1a; Pete Graham 1a; Tommy Hellman 1a; Charlie Walsh 1a; Matthew Stein

St. Joseph: Matt Labish 1g; Doug Kragin 1g

Goalies

D – Sean Collins 5 saves, and Andy DeMopoulos 4 saves

Darien 20, Warde 1

Thursday, April 19, at DHS

Darien 9-8-3-0 20

Warde 0-1-0-0 1

Darien: Logan McGovern 4g, 5a; Brian Minicus 1g, 3a; Hudson Pokorny 3g; Ethan Dewbrey 3g; Blake Sommi 2g, 1a; Charlie Walsh 2g; Jack Joyce 1g, 1a; Bruce Ferguson 2a; Tanner Strub 1g; Ryan Darby 1g; Jackson Peters 1g; Michael Minicus 1g; Sean Gifford 1a

Warde: Jack Kelly 1g

Goalies

D – Sean Collins 3 saves, and Andy Demopoulos 5 saves

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Logan McGovern (4), shown in action against Torrey Pines earlier this month, reached the 200-point milestone for her career during the Wave’s win over St. Joseph on Tuesday. — Dave Stewart photo

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