Editor’s Note: The NFHS Network is the exclusive broadcast partner of CIAC Championships. Several CIAC member schools have also partnered with the NFHS Network to provide streaming coverage of regular season events. Every Monday CIACsports.com will feature a handful of games to check out in the new feature “What to Watch.” All records are at the time of posting.
Sadly, it’s unclear whether mother nature will allow more spring sports games to take place this week. But in the event she does, the NFHS Network will be streaming many of them. The Network is scheduled to broadcast approximately 100 contests across Connecticut this week, so let’s take a look at a few to highlight. Check out all the upcoming and live events here https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/CIAC or go to the landing page for your favorite team. Here are a few selections to watch this week, and remember a one-month membership to view all these games and more is just $9.99.
Monday, 4/29, Fairfield Warde vs. Fairfield Ludlowe boys volleyball, 4 p.m.: When rivals meet it is almost always must-watch, and such is the case to start the week as cross-town rivals Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe square off in a boys volleyball showdown. Warde captured the first meeting between the two teams by a 3-1 score, and Ludlowe would love to turn the tables in the return match at its home gym.
Tuesday, 4/30, Stratford vs. New Fairfield outdoor track, 4:30 p.m.: We hope to provide a little variety with “What to Watch” so while there are plenty of boys and girls lacrosse options daily on the Network, there are other choices as well — including this track meet with a pair of SWC teams. New Fairfield’s Kayla Cohen has posted some strong distance times while Stratford’s 4×100 relay has a solid time in the books with championships approaching. Also worth checking out is an interesting cross-league boys lacrosse battle between Glastonbury and Newtown.
Wednesday, 5/1, Fairfield Prep vs. Cheshire boys lacrosse, 6:30 p.m.: Wednesday features a lot of boys volleyball on the Network, so we zag with a boys lacrosse match-up between SCC rivals Fairfield Prep and Cheshire. Prep has not lost to a Connecticut opponent this season and hasn’t allowed more than six goals against a CT foe, and Cheshire is looking to get back in the win column after a promising 4-1 start to the season.
Thursday, 5/2, Guilford vs. Daniel Hand girls lacrosse, 6 p.m.: Staying in the SCC for Thursday with a girls lacrosse showdown this time on the shore. Guilford rolls into its match with local foe Daniel Hand with a mark of 8-1, while Hand got off to a strong 6-1 start but has since dropped three-straight games. The Tigers won this game comfortably on the road last season, but Guilford’s offense has been tough to slow down all season.
Friday, 5/3, Jonathan Law vs. Notre Dame-West Haven, 3:45 p.m.: We head to the baseball diamond (which hopefully isn’t underwater) for a contest between Jonathan Law and Notre Dame-West Haven. Jonathan Law is trying to inch its way back up to .500 and insure a spot in the Class L CIAC tournament field. Meanwhile at 8-2 entering the week, Notre Dame-West Haven currently sits near the top of the Class L and SCC standings.
Saturday, 5/4, RHAM vs. NFA boys lacrosse, 2 p.m.; Darien vs. New Canaan girls lacrosse, 3 p.m.: It’s a Saturday lacrosse doubleheader covering two portions of the state. First off, another cross-league match-up as NFA hosts RHAM in boys lacrosse in what will be the close of a busy week for both teams as RHAM has four games scheduled and NFA has three. Then change over for one of the best girls lacrosse rivalries in the state as perennial powers Darien and New Canaan meet up for a regular-season clash before any postseason battles the two may have.