Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien and Ridgefield will be the top four seeds and the home teams when the FCIAC boys lacrosse tournament gets underway with the quarterfinal round on Friday, May 22.
Greenwich had a perfect regular season in the FCIAC, going 11-0 in league play and earning the No. 1 seed. New Canaan, which was 10-1 in the conference, is the No. 2 seed, followed by defending champion Darien (9-2 FCIAC) in the third spot, and Ridgefield (10-1) in the fourth spot.
The visiting teams for the quarterfinals will be No. 5 Ludlowe, No. 6 Staples, No. 7 Wilton, and No. 8 St. Joseph.
Here is the full schedule for the tournament:
FCIAC quarterfinals – Friday, May 22
No. 8 St. Joseph (5-5) at No. 1 Greenwich (11-0), 4 p.m.
No. 7 Wilton (6-5) at No. 2 New Canaan (10-1), 4 p.m.
No. 6 Staples (8-3) at No. 3 Darien (9-2), 4 p.m.
No. 5 Ludlowe (8-3) at No. 4 Ridgefield (10-1), 5:30 p.m.
The FCIAC semifinals will be held at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at Brien McMahon HS, with the championship game scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28, also at BMHS.
The FCIAC uses a power point system to determine the tournament field due to an uneven 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.
As an example, Greenwich defeated New Canaan, so Greenwich receives 200 points — 100 points for the win and 100 bonus points because New Canaan is 10-1 in league play.
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 will rank the teams 1-7 (coaches cannot rank their own teams). The votes will be used to determine seeding.