The Wilton High boys and girls lacrosse teams will both begin their post-seasons on Friday with FCIAC quarterfinal games.
The Wilton boys are seeded seventh (among eight teams) and will travel to New Canaan to play the second-seeded Rams at 4:30 tomorrow. Wilton (7-8 overall, 6-5 FCIAC) lost to New Canaan (13-3, 10-1 FCIAC) by a score of 14-3 in a regular-season game April 23 in New Canaan.
The quarterfinal winners advance to the conference semifinals on Tuesday night at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk.
Also on Friday, the Wilton girls lacrosse team heads to Westport to face fourth-seed Staples (11-5, 9-2 FCIAC) at 4:30 p.m. in the conference quarterfinals. Wilton (10-5, 7-4 FCIAC), the seventh seed, beat Staples, 9-7, during the regular season.
The Wilton-Staples winner moves on to the FCIAC semifinals nextTuesday night at Dunning Field in New Canaan.
In both boys and girls lacrosse, the FCIAC uses a power-point system to determine the tournament field due to an uneven regular-season schedule. Each of the FCIAC’s 16 teams plays 11 official league games.
The formula awards 100 points per league win and 10 bonus points for each league win posted by opponents that they’ve beaten.
The total number of points is then divided by the number of games played, and the average is used in the power-point standings.
Power points are used only to determine the eight qualifiers. After the qualifiers are determined, the coaches of the qualifying teams rank the teams 1-7 (coaches cannot rank their own teams). The votes are then used to determine seeding.
In other boys quarterfinal games Friday, top-seed Greenwich hosts eighth-seed St. Joseph; fourth-seed Ridgefield hosts fifth-seed Fairfield Ludlowe; and third-seed Darien hosts sixth-seed Staples.
In other girls quarterfinal games Friday, top-seed Darien hosts eighth-seed Fairfield Warde; third-seed Greenwich hosts sixth-seed Fairfield Ludlowe; and second-seed New Canaan hosts seventh-seed Ridgefield.