Boys lacrosse: Week 5 fine performances, Week 6 games to watch
Wes Carpenter, Ridgefield: Scored four goals, including the last-minute game-winner, and had two assists in the Tigers’ 12-11 win over Yorktown (N.Y.).
Beckett Cashman, Granby: Scored in overtime to beat Somers 16-15.
Luke Conway, Hand: Two goals and an assist in a 6-3 win over North Haven.
Tyler DiNapoli, North Branford: Five goals and two assists in a 10-9 win over Valley Regional.
D.J. Donovan, Danbury: Scored in overtime to beat Stamford 8-7.
J.J. Ford, Xavier: Hat trick in a 9-7 win over Conard.
Chris Gonzalez, Fairfield Warde: Made 12 saves in the Mustangs’ 12-10 win over Fairfield Ludlowe.
Justin Hazard, Glastonbury: Two goals and two assists in a 12-8 win over Newtown.
Seth Libby, Woodstock Academy: Scored five goals in an 11-5 win over Norwich Tech/Windham Tech.
Teddy Manges, New Canaan: Scored four goals in a 15-12 win over Fairfield Prep.
Brian Mills, North Haven: Two goals and an assist in a 5-4 win over Trumbull.
Jake Ober, Simsbury: Four goals and an assist in a 13-7 win over Southington.
Patrick Ruther, Norwalk: Made eight saves in a 5-2 win over Stamford.
Connor Smith, Notre Dame-West Haven: Stopped 13 shots in a 6-5 win over North Haven.
Scott Symington, Somers: Five goals and two assists in an 11-4 win over Old Lyme.
Games to watch
Hand at Notre Dame-West Haven (Veterans Stadium), Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Xavier at Cheshire, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: In which we continue to try to sort out who fits where in the SCC behind Fairfield Prep and Guilford.
Ridgefield at Wilton, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The resurgent Warriors, winners of five games in a row, play host to Ridgefield, which has found a way against all in-state, non-Darien opponents (going into Tuesday night’s game at Trumbull, at the very least).
Weston at Barlow, Thursday, 7 p.m.: In which we continue to try to sort out who fits where in the SWC behind New Fairfield. The winner of this game has the inside track to finish third behind the Rebels and Newtown.
New Fairfield at Glastonbury, Saturday, noon: New Fairfield’s biggest tests had come out of state until Saturday, when the Rebels took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter to beat No. 9 Newtown 17-5. Well then. The Rebels’ regular season ends with two out-of-conference games against top-10 teams, starting with this one.
Weston at Hand (Surf Club), Saturday, noon: An interesting match between two of the top 10 teams in the Class M rankings going into the week, as well as two teams that have been in the GameTimeCT top 10 at various times.
Darien at New Canaan, Saturday, 3 p.m.: More often a midseason game, the rivalry moves to the last weekend of the regular season. They could meet twice more in short order.
St. Joseph at East Catholic, Tuesday, 4 p.m.: Since 2009, every time St. Joseph has made the Class S tournament, it has made the final. This won’t be the third time the Cadets miss out; with a 15-game schedule, their sixth win got it done Saturday against Danbury. This, then, is a matchup of two of last year’s semifinalists with a chance (the Eagles need one more win to clinch, going into Monday against Conard) to get there again.
Staples at New Fairfield, Tuesday, 6 p.m.: The Rebels’ second top-10 matchup of the week closes the regular season for both teams. Really. It’s almost playoff time.