The Fairfield Ludlowe field hockey team defeated Stamford 4-2 on Tuesday at Taft Field in Fairfield to qualify for the CIAC Class L state tournament. The Falcons did not qualify in 2012 with their 3-11-0-1 record. Ludlowe improved to an overall record of 6-4-1-1 by beating the Black Knights.

The state tournament begins on Monday, Nov. 4, though the Falcons' first playoff game might not be on Nov. 4. Tournament pairings will be announced on Friday, Nov. 1.