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New Canaan tops Greenwich in FCIAC quarters

Dave StewartMay 19, 2019

The first meeting of the season between the New Canaan and Greenwich boys lacrosse teams wasn’t much of a game as the Rams rolled to a 12-4 victory in late April.

The playoffs have started, however, and it’s a whole new ball game.

New Canaan survived and advanced as they edged the Cardinals 6-4 in the FCIAC quarterfinals Saturday at Dunning Field. The score was tied 3-3 at halftime, but the Rams took the lead for good when Drew Guida and Liam Griffiths scored back-to-back goals early in the third quarter.

The close game was a perfect example of tournament lacrosse

“That’s what you get when you play in the playoffs,” New Canaan head coach Chip Buzzeo said. “Everyone’s going to get better over the season, make adjustments and these playoff games are always close, especially when you have a rivalry like New Canaan and Greenwich.”

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