On demand: Battle of the Sound: Darien vs. Manhasset, N.Y., boys lacrosse

Connecticut's Darien Blue Wave and Long Island's Manhasset Indians meet in Game 1 of the 2016 Battle of the Sound at Tiger Hollow in Ridgefield. Ridgefield takes on Garden City, N.Y., in Game 2 on Saturday, April 16. You can watch Game 1 below live (or later on-demand) in the player below. Here's the link for Game 2, scheduled to start at 3:30, after Game 1.

Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analyst: AJ Szymanowski; Director: Eric Gendron
Darien, the defending Connecticut Class L and FCIAC champion, takes on Manhasset, N.Y., at 1 p.m. Darien is a perfect 4-0 and has impressive wins over Yorktown, 12-3, and Niskayuna, 20-16, already this season. The Wave is No. 5 in the latest Under Armor/Inside Lacrosse national rankings.

Manhasset is also unbeaten at 6-0 record and is ranked 18th nationally. In last year’s Battle of the Sound, Darien defeated Manhasset, 7-3, while Ridgefield defeated Garden City, 8-7.

How to watch

The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on this page, our homepage,  HAN.Network , and on affiliate websites including FCIAC.net . The stream usually starts 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Rob Adams and crew join you five minutes before the contest begins. Keep in mind that start times are subject to change (teams often share venues and schedules can fall behind). Keep an eye on our Twitter feed  for the latest updates.

It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast.

The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.

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