The Darien Blue Wave heads into the postseason as the No. 5 seed in the FCIAC volleyball tournament and will start things off with a quarterfinal showdown against the Greenwich Cardinals at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, at GHS.

The Wave and Cardinals are both 12-4 in league play, with Greenwich earning the home match based on its five-set win over Darien on Sept. 21.

In all, eight volleyball teams will be in action in the four quarterfinal matches. The Westhill Vikings are No. 1, followed by No. 2 Trumbull, No. 3 St. Joseph and No. 4 Greenwich in the top four. The visiting teams are No. 5 Darien, No. 6 Ludlowe, No. 7 Ridgefield and No. 8 Staples

Here’s a look at some stats on the eight playoff teams, as well as how they fared this season against their quarterfinal opponents.

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FCIAC Quarterfinals – Tues., Oct. 30, at higher seeds


No. 5 Darien vs. No. 4 Greenwich, 4:30 p.m.


Regular Season Meeting at Greenwich, Sept. 21: Greenwich 3, Darien 2

Darien Blue Wave

Overall Record: 13-6

FCIAC Record: 12-4

Current Streak: Won 2

October: 8-3

Last two weeks: 3-2

Vs. Playoff Teams: 3-4

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 23 (Last won in 2014)

Greenwich Cardinals

Overall Record: 13-5

FCIAC Record: 12-4

Current Streak: Won 5

October: 8-2

Last two weeks: 5-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 4-5

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 2 (Last won in 2017)


No. 7 Ridgefield vs. No. 2 Trumbull, 5 p.m.


Regular Season Meeting at Trumbull, Sept. 20: Trumbull 3, Ridgefield 0

Ridgefield Tigers

Overall Record: 12-7

FCIAC Record: 11-5

Current Streak: Won 1

October: 7-3

Last two weeks: 4-2

Vs. Playoff Teams: 2-5

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0

Trumbull Eagles

Overall Record: 15-3

FCIAC Record: 14-2

Current Streak: Won 9

October: 10-1

Last two weeks: 6-0

Vs. Playoff Teams: 5-3

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0


No. 6 Ludlowe vs. No. 3 St. Joseph, 5 p.m.


Regular Season Meeting at St. Joseph, Oct. 15: St. Joseph 3, Ludlowe 2

Ludlowe Falcons

Overall Record: 15-4

FCIAC Record: 12-4

Current Streak: Won 5

October: 8-3

Last two weeks: 5-1

Vs. Playoff Teams: 6-3

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 2 (Last won in 2015)

St. Joseph Cadets

Overall Record: 15-4

FCIAC Record: 13-3

Current Streak: Won 1

October: 7-3

Last two weeks: 4-2

Vs. Playoff Teams: 5-4

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 0


No. 8 Staples vs. No. 1 Westhill, 5:30 p.m.


Regular Season Meeting at Staples, Oct. 10: Westhill 3, Staples 1

Staples Wreckers

Overall Record: 11-8

FCIAC Record: 10-6

Current Streak: Lost 1

October: 5-6

Last two weeks: 3-2

Vs. Playoff Teams: 2-6

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 4 (Last win in 1992)

Westhill Vikings

Overall Record: 18-2

FCIAC Record: 14-2

Current Streak: Won 4

October: 9-2

Last two weeks: 5-1

Vs. Playoff Teams: 5-2

FCIAC Championships (since 1974): 6 (Last won in 1986)