Living up to its top-five national ranking, the\u00a0Darien\u00a0High\u00a0boys lacrosse team routed Wilton, 17-3, on Saturday in Darien. The Warriors couldn\u2019t stop the potent Darien attack,\u00a0which was led by Kevin Lindley (seven goals) and Jack Kniffin (four goals). Wilton (4-3) did keep Darien (7-0) off the scoreboard for nearly\u00a0the first seven minutes of the game. Freshman goalie Andrew Calabrese came up with two big saves during that period\u00a0to hold the hosts\u00a0scoreless. The Warriors took a 1-0 lead with\u00a05:42 to play in the first quarter when co-captain Harrison Bardwell found freshman Connor Drake open for the score. But that goal seemed\u00a0to wake up Darien, which\u00a0answered with Lindley\u2019s first goal just 29 seconds later. Darien then\u00a0found the back of the net three more times in the final\u00a0two minutes of the opening quarter to go ahead, 4-1. Kniffin\u00a0had two of those tallies, including a\u00a0transition goal with 8.9 seconds left in the period. In the second quarter, the Blue Wave again outscored Wilton, 4-1, to take an 8-2 lead into halftime. Lindley netted three goals in the period for the Blue Wave, while\u00a0Brian Calabrese had the only goal for Wilton. Darien\u00a0kept its\u00a0foot on the gas with five more goals in the third quarter, including three from\u00a0Lindley. Kieran McGovern had the lone goal for the Warriors, who trailed 13-3 through three periods. The Blue Wave then added four goals in the final 12 minutes while keeping Wilton scoreless. "They\u2019re a great team," said Wilton head coach John Wiseman about Darien. "That\u2019s why they\u2019re highly ranked in the country. We clearly didn\u2019t match their intensity level, and we put our heads down when we fell behind. We played zone defense and that worked for a while, and when they figured it out we switched to man-to-man. We won the face-off battle, but gave it [possession] away too many times; you can\u2019t make those kinds of mistakes and expect to win." Notes: Two of Darien's goals came on man-advantage situations. R.J. Romeo won\u00a014-of-20 face-offs for the Warriors, but the visitors couldn't cash in on those draw\u00a0victories. The Warriors committed 19 turnovers, some of which were unforced due to bad passes. Wilton's Peter Koch had a goal waved off, for being in the crease, during the second quarter.