NORWALK \u2014 Staples knew the caliber of goalie that Wilton had in its net Tuesday night. The Wreckers wanted to come out fast and not let Colin Lenskold get any momentum in net for the Warriors. Lenskold stopped 12 of 16 Staples shots on target in the first half of the teams\u2019 FCIAC boys lacrosse semifinal at Jack Casagrande Field, in large part the difference in Wilton\u2019s 7-6 win. \u201cI think Colin\u2019s the best goalie in the state,\u201d said Wilton midfielder Grant Masterson, who played his first game back from a knee injury. \u201cEvery single game, he balls. He sees everything. He\u2019s a great leader out there commanding the defense and the defensive middies.\u201d Lenskold finished with 14 saves as Wilton avenged a blowout loss to Staples in the same round of last year\u2019s conference tournament. \u201cWe thought we had a real chance last year,\u201d Lenskold said. \u201cTo get blown out like that set the tone. Then in states, losing to (Fairfield) Prep. We took a big chip on our shoulders into this year. \u201cTo run it back against Staples in the semifinals, beating them is extra special, but we still have a job to finish.\u201d The FCIAC final is here Thursday night at 7. Wilton will face top-seeded and defending champion Darien (16-2), ranked first in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Poll. The Blue Wave beat fifth-seeded, seventh-ranked Greenwich 8-5 in the late semifinal. The third-seeded, third-ranked Warriors and second-seeded, second-ranked Staples are both 15-3. Lenskold had five saves Tuesday before Wilton had a real possession. Staples\u2019 lead was just 1-0. \u201cWe feel a lot of confidence in our offense,\u201d Staples coach Will Koshansky said, \u201cand their goalie made some really awesome saves that won them that game.\u201d Staples only led once more, 5-4, on defender Michael Nealon\u2019s goal early in the second half. Wilton scored the next three goals to take the game\u2019s only two-goal lead, and Staples mustered only seven more shots. \u201cWe have a lot of pride in ourselves. We want to be the best every time out there,\u201d Lenskold said about Wilton\u2019s defense. \u201cWe talk well with each other. We all around want the best for each other.\u201d Lenskold, said coach Steve Pearsall, has been locked in since the fall, let alone the start of the season. \u201cHe didn\u2019t play a fall sport. The other captains are football players,\u201d Pearsall said. \u201cHe was really the glue keeping everyone together while the other kids were playing football. \u201cHe\u2019s had maybe one bad half all year. I can\u2019t say enough about what he means for our team.\u201d PLAYER OF THE GAME Wilton\u2019s Utah-bound senior goalie Colin Lenskold had a dozen saves at halftime. WELCOME BACK Masterson, playing his first game since early in the season, said he had cleanup surgery on \u201ca little knee injury,\u201d a minor meniscus tear, about three weeks ago. The senior midfielder scored two goals, playing strictly offense. \u201cNo pain. I felt ready to play, ready to contribute, ready to help the team,\u201d Masterson said. The Warriors, though, lost junior middie Caleb Rath in the first quarter, not long after he gave Wilton a 2-1 lead. \u201cWe\u2019ll see if we can get him back; not sure,\u201d Pearsall said. \u201cGrant, it was his second time on the field in a long, long time; he practiced yesterday. Obviously he needs to get his legs under him.\u201d NOT QUITE Greenwich was two goals away from having Darien right where it wanted the Blue Wave: The Cardinals scored a late tying goal both in their regular-season finale against Darien (a double-OT Blue Wave win) and in the FCIAC quarters against Ridgefield (a Greenwich overtime win). Darien led 8-2 early in the third quarter on Tuesday night, but Greenwich (12-6) pushed back. \u201cThere\u2019s no quit. There\u2019s no quit,\u201d Greenwich coach Bobby Lutz said. \u201cIf you look at teams in the past, especially against a team like Darien, they just bury teams away. These guys just wouldn\u2019t let that happen.\u201d Darien took advantage of its opportunities to build a first-quarter lead. Greenwich scored early in the second quarter to cut the lead to 3-2, but Darien scored off Tighe Cummiskey\u2019s faceoff win. Cam Weibel made a couple of big saves in the fourth to keep Darien in control. \u201cThere were some really good bright spots. Against a zone, we had shots,\u201d Darien coach Jeff Brameier said. \u201cI think their goalie (Charlie Zola) played well; so did ours. Defensively, we played a great game. Tighe did a good job at faceoff.\u201d The CIAC tournament brackets come out Thursday, and the Blue Wave and Cardinals could be a potential Class L quarterfinal if they both get there. QUOTABLE \u201cA game like this, there\u2019s a lot of nerves coming in, but getting those first few shots and making a few saves early set the tone. The team settled in well in the second half and got the job done.\u201d \u2014Lenskold email@example.com; @fornabaioctp WILTON 7, STAPLES 6 WILTON 2 2 3 0\u20147 STAPLES 1 3 1 1\u20146 Records: Wilton 15-3; Staples 15-3. Scoring: W\u2014Charlie Johnson 2 goals 1 assist, Grant Masterson 2g, Caleb Rath 1g, Sean Wiseman 1g, Charlie Rath 1g; S\u2014Charlie Howard 3g 1a, Ryan Thompson 1g 1a, Derek Sale 1g, Michael Nealon 1g, Tyler Clark 1a. Goalies: W\u2014Colin Lenskold (14 saves); S\u2014Josh Marcus (7). Shots: W\u201426; S\u201430. DARIEN 8, GREENWICH 5 GREENWICH1 1 1 2\u20145 DARIEN3 4 1 0\u20148 Records: Greenwich 12-6; Darien 16-2. Scoring: G\u2014Bryce Metalios 2 goals, Brian Collins 2g, Quinn Warwick 2 assists, Flynn Milledge 1g, James Pilc 1a; D\u2014Brady Pokorny 4g, Matt Minicus 3g, Christian Alliegro 1g 1a, Tighe Cummiskey 2a, Finn Pokorny 1a. Goalies: G\u2014Charlie Zola (10 saves); D\u2014Cam Weibel (9). Shots: G\u201427; D\u201429.