DARIEN \u2014 Top-ranked Darien jumped out early, but this was not the week to count out Wilton in boys lacrosse. No. 6 Wilton didn\u2019t have another huge comeback Saturday, but it at least kept the No. 1 Blue Wave in sight in Darien\u2019s 15-11 home FCIAC boys lacrosse win. \u201cThey\u2019re a talented team. They\u2019ve had some big wins recently,\u201d said Darien coach Jeff Brameier, whose team is 9-1, 8-0 in the league. \u201cThey\u2019re playing well.\u201d The Warriors (6-4, 4-3) beat No. 3 Staples 13-10 a week ago. They trailed Fairfield Ludlowe by five midway through the third quarter on Thursday night but came back to win by one. On Saturday, Darien led 6-2, but Wilton pushed back. The Blue Wave scored three goals in the first minute and a half of the second half; Wilton came back with three in the next two minutes. \u201cI thought we played hard,\u201d Wilton coach Steve Pearsall said. \u201cIt\u2019s the same thing: Darien kills you in transition, in unsettled situations. We\u2019ve got to clean those things up, clean up our passing, our clearing. \u201cWe were getting our opportunities. They have a great goalie. He made some good saves, but we were getting our looks on offense.\u201d Andy Demopoulos stopped 15 shots for Darien. But Colin Lenskold stopped 17 for Wilton. Pearsall said the Warriors knew what they had in Lenskold, and they thought Spencer Liston would be solid at the faceoff X, but the sophomore faceoff guy is exceeding even those expectations. Pearsall said Liston has held his own \u201cand then some\u201d against some of the FCIAC\u2019s highly regarded FOGOs, and he held his own Saturday against Tighe Cummiskey, Darien\u2019s fullback on faceoffs. \u201cHe\u2019s a really big kid, obviously a little stronger than me, but I think I adapted to him,\u201d said Liston, who likes this season\u2019s new faceoff rules that turn the draw into a bit more of a ground-ball feel. EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE Matt Minicus led the Blue Wave offense with five goals and three assists. Holt Matheis, back healthy, scored three goals and assisted on two more. \u201c(Having him back) helps our balance,\u201d Brameier said. \u201cIt helps our matchups. They\u2019re going to put their top kid on Minicus, then Holt\u2019s going to have their (No.) 2 or 3, or vice-versa.\u201d The other attackman, Matt Stein, scored the first two goals of the second half. And freshman Brady Pokorny, who\u2019d filled in for Matheis, scored two goals and two assists. COMEBACK The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Wilton, which needed a huge comeback to get that far: Ludlowe led the Warriors 8-3 in the third quarter on Thursday. Wilton then got eight goals from seven different players in the last 18:15 to win 11-10. \u201cWe only had a quarter and a half of real good play,\u201d Pearsall said. \u201cWe finally kind of got it going, got our mojo going, and we were lucky enough to come back on them. They played a nice game, Ludlowe. We weren\u2019t playing well, a little flat in the first half, but credit to Ludlowe. They played a good game.\u201d QUOTABLE \u201cI think we have the skills and the IQ. We just need to ramp up our intensity, really, just go hard for 48 minutes. That\u2019s what we need to do.\u201d \u2014Wilton coach Steve Pearsall DARIEN 15, WILTON 11 WILTON2 2 4 3\u201411 DARIEN3 4 6 2\u201415 Records: Wilton 6-4, 4-3 FCIAC; Darien 9-1, 8-0. Scoring: W\u2014Ben Calabrese 3 goals; Will Hughes 3 assists; Jackson Kelly 2g; Grant Masterson 2g; Jack Rosen 1g, 1a; Josh White 1g, 1a; Caleb Rath 1g; Charlie Rath 1g; Peter Groves 1a; Jimmy McKiernan 1a; D\u2014Matthew Minicus 5g, 3a; Holt Matheis 3g, 2a; Brady Pokorny 2g, 2a; Jamison Moore 1g, 2a; Matt Stein 2g; Connor O\u2019Malley 1g; Joe Cesare 1g; Christian Alliegro 1a; Finn Pokorny 1a. Goalies: W\u2014Colin Lenskold (17 saves); D\u2014Andy Demopoulos (15).