On demand: FCIAC Lacrosse Semifinal: No. 1 Darien vs. No. 4 Staples

Darien, one of the top boys lacrosse teams in the nation, takes on Staples (of Westport) in the FCIAC semifinals on Tuesday, May 24, at Norwalk's Brien McMahon High School. You can watch the game live (or later on-demand) in streaming HD in the video player below:


The second of two semifinals (Ridgefield and New Canaan played in the other) is scheduled to start at 7:30 at Brien McMahon High School's Jack Casagrande Field.

Lacrosse Magazine, this week ranked Darien fourth in the nation. Ridgefield is ranked No. 18 in the nation and New Canaan No. 19. The rankings can be found here. Below are some other notes about the final four FCIAC boys lacrosse teams.

FCIAC Boys Lacrosse Semifinalists

No. 1 Darien (17-0, 11-0)
No. 2 Ridgefield (14-3, 9-2)
No. 3 New Canaan (14-3, 9-2)
No. 4 Staples (15-2, 9-2)

Previous matchups

The links below will take you the on-demand posts for HAN Network broadcasts.
New Canaan beat Staples 7-4; lost to Darien 10-7
• Ridgefield beat New Canaan 7-3, lost to Staples 7-6 and Darien 11-5
Darien beat New Canaan 10-7 and Ridgefield 11-5
Staples lost to New Canaan 7-4; beat Ridgefield 7-6

Quarterfinals: How they got here

• Ridgefield 16, Ludlowe 5
• Darien 22, St. Joseph 2
New Canaan 7, Wilton 6
• Staples 13, Greenwich 8

Recent history

• Darien has won last two FCIAC championships and has won a league-best 14 titles (Wilton has 13, NC 9)
• Ridgefield lost to Darien 9-5 in last year’s final; Tigers won their only FCIAC title in 2009
• New Canaan's last appeared in the final was in 2013 when it won its second straight league title; Rams have won nine FCIAC championships and been in the final a record 26 times
• Staples is making its first semifinal appearance in school history

2016 FCIAC spring playoffs

This week on HAN you can also watch the FCIAC Baseball Championship (Darien vs. Trumbull) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.; and the boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse (Darien vs. New Canaan) FCIAC Lacrosse Championships, starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Click here for the complete broadcast schedule.

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 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.

Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.

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