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Darien rises to No. 1 in state field hockey poll; Granby joins top 10 at No. 8

Six undefeated teams remain ranked in the latest top 10 field hockey coaches poll. Darien (11-0) rose to No. 1 after previous top-ranked New Canaan dropped their first game of the season on Friday in a 3-1 loss to Ridgefield.

Granby made their first appearance of the season in the top 10, debuting at No. 8. The Bears (7-0-1) have won seven straight matches after a 0-0 tie with Westbrook in the first game of the season. Granby beat Pomperaug on Friday, 4-0 for their seventh shutout of the season.


Week 4, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Team Record Pts. LW  Class
1. Darien (7) 11-0 140 2 L
2. Newtown 11-0 132 3 L
3. Norwalk 11-0 104 5 L
4. Guilford 9-0 102 4 M
5. Immaculate 12-0 77 6 S
6. New Canaan 10-1 59 1 L
7. Staples 9-1 55 8 L
8. North Branford 11-0 54 7 S
9. Granby 7-0-1 43 12 S
10. Ridgefield 8-1 35 14 L
Also receiving votes: Amity (9-1) 28, Wethersfield (8-0) 20, Westbrook (8-1-1) 6
Coaches voting: Matt Ariniello, Immaculate; Janet Dickey, Westbrook; Dawn Hough, New Milford; Sandy Wickman Mason, Granby; Kitty Palmer, Guilford; Maureen Perkins, Glastonbury; Kyle Seaburg, Norwalk; Jenna Tucchio, Stonington

 

Week 3, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Team Record Pts. LW  Class
1. New Canaan (6) 9-0 156   L
2. Darien (2) 9-0 144   L
3. Newtown 9-0 112   L
4. Guilford 7-0 110   M
5. Norwalk 9-0 106   L
6. Immaculate 9-0 81   S
7. North Branford 9-0 59   S
8. Staples 7-1 57   L
9. New Fairfield 6-1 37   M
10. Amity 8-1 27   L
Also receiving votes: Wethersfield 26, Granby 21, Westbrook 12, Greenwich and Ridgefield 6
 

 

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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