FCIAC boys soccer: Trumbull hosts Norwalk in quarterfinals

The field of eight has been set for the FCIAC boys soccer tournament, which will begin with the quarterfinal round on Friday, Oct. 26.

Here are the matchups.

FCIAC Quarterfinals — Friday, Oct. 26

No. 6 Greenwich (9-3-4) at No. 3 Staples (10-2-4), 3 p.m.

No. 8 Brien McMahon (8-4-4) at No. 1 Danbury (10-1-5), 4 p.m.

No. 7 Norwalk (8-3-5) at No. 2 Trumbull (10-2-4), 6 p.m.

No. 5 Warde (10-4-2) at No. 4 Ludlowe (10-4-2), 6 p.m.

The Danbury Hatters took the No. 1 seed by virtue of their 1-0 win over the Trumbull Eagles on Tuesday, with the Eagles slipping to No. 2. Danbury finished 10-1-5 with 35 points.

Staples tied Trumbull with a 10-2-4 record and 34 points, but Staples is the No. 3 seed due to their 1-0 loss to Trumbull on Sept. 21.

The two Fairfield teams — Ludlowe and Warde — tied for fourth place with 10-4-2 records and 32 points, and the rivals also played to a scoreless deadlock during the regular season. The tiebreaker then moves to the quality points scenario with the Ludlowe Falcons earning the No. 4 seed because they tied No. 1 Danbury 1-1, while Warde lost to Danbury 3-2.

Warde will play at Ludlowe in the quarterfinals.

With a 9-3-4 record and 31 points, the Greenwich Cardinals earned the No. 6 seed.

Norwalk and Brien McMahon were the last two teams to clinch playoff bids, with McMahon beating Central 5-1 and Norwalk tying Darien 1-1.

Norwalk moved to 8-3-5 with 29 points and is the No. 7 seed, and McMahon finished at 8-4-4 with 28 points to take No. 8.