Watch No. 1 Darien and No. 5 Ridgefield in Connecticut’s Class L boys lacrosse semifinals live (or later on-demand) in the video player below:
The Wednesday, June 8, game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Rafferty Stadium. At 5 p.m., New Fairfield and Daniel Hand met in the Class M semifinal, which you can watch here.
Darien, which won its third-straight FCIAC Championship over rival New Canaan, is going for its third-straight state championship. The Blue Wave beat Ridgefield, 6-5, in the 2015 Class L final. Darien won the Class M final in 2014 before being bumped up to join the larger schools. You can watch the 2016 FCIAC final here and the 2015 Class L final here.
Ridgefield (15-2 in the state), seeded 5th in the 2016 CIAC Class L tournament, beat Conard 22-2 in the first round, then defeated FCIAC foe Staples, 13-5, in the quarterfinals. Darien (18-0 in the state) beat Shelton, 22-1, in the first round; the Wave knocked out Fairfield Ludlowe, 13-2, in the quarters.
The winner of Darien-Ridgefield will play either Simsbury or Fairfield Prep in the Class L championship on Saturday at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk. The CIAC Championships can be watched on the NFHS Network.
You can read more about this Connecticut lacrosse semifinal here.
2016 Connecticut spring playoffs
You can watch HAN’s broadcasts of the 2016 FCIAC (and the state’s CIAC tournament) Spring Postseason games, including the FCIAC girls lacrosse championship for free on-demand at this link.
Click here for the complete broadcast schedule. While HAN has broadcasting and streaming rights to FCIAC games, the CIAC’s state playoffs have limited availability. Many of the non-HAN broadcasts can be seen on the NFHS Network.
How to watch
The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on this page, at 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.
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/.