Wave by the Numbers: College stars, football D, and a fast start

Darien's Georgia Cassidy in action with the Colby College field hockey team last fall. - Colby Athletes photo
Darien's Georgia Cassidy in action with the Colby College field hockey team last fall. — Colby Athletes photo

This week’s edition of Wave by the Numbers kicks off with a look at a couple of former Darien stars who are putting up big numbers with their college team. We then look at the football team, which improved to 2-0 last weekend, and take a peak at volleyball and its win over rival New Canaan, and boys soccer, which is off to a hot start.

Let’s get rolling.


Points in the first four field hockey games of the season for Colby College junior Georgia Cassidy. The former Wave star has 5 goals and 4 assists, and points are tallied with a value of two per goal and one per assist. Her high this season is 2 goals and 1 assist in a 4-3 win over Thomas, Me., on Sept. 11. Colby is 2-2 to start the year.


Tackles in three games for Union College senior linebacker George Reed of Darien. Reed’s stats include 9 solo tackles and 2 tackles for a loss. He led the Dutchmen with 10 tackles, including 4 solo, in a season-opening 30-7 victory over Husson on Sept. 1. Union football is 3-0 and will host Curry at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22


Score of the Darien football team’s victory over Brien McMahon in week two. The Wave led 21-0 at halftime and added to more TDs in the second half.


Points allowed by the Darien Blue Wave defense in two games. The Wave D, which features MLB Connor Fay and DEs John Lochtefeld and Alex Quirk, gave up one touchdown against Ridgefield in a 30-6 victory in week one, and shut out Brien McMahon 35-0 in week two.


Tackles in two games for Darien linebacker Connor Fay, a senior co-captain. Fay, who led the Wave in tackles with 86 last year, was referred to by head coach Rob Trifone as “the consummate leader of the team.” Fay’s performance so far includes 10 solo tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack.


Ranking of the Blue Wave’s next football opponent: The St. Joseph Cadets. The Cadets blanked then No. 1 New Canaan 28-0 in the opener and rolled past Warde 44-6 in week two. Darien, which is ranked No. 3, has won four straight against St. Joseph and took last year’s meeting 44-10.


Score of the Darien Blue Wave’s volleyball win over the New Canaan Rams last Thursday in the DHS gym. The Wave won by scores of 25-18, 25-17, and 25-9. The meeting was the first competition between the rival schools in any sport this fall. The Wave and Rams will meet in cross country on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at New Canaan’s Waveny Park.


Record of the Darien boys soccer team, which sits atop the FCIAC East Division standings with 10 points. The team opened with a 5-1 win over Central, followed by a 1-1 tie with Trumbull, and then shut out Greenwich 2-0, and Trinity 4-0 during the past week. The Wave will host Brien McMahon under the lights at DHS on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.