Warde slowed by Darien
Published 3:52 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fairfield Warde saw its three-game win streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to host Darien on Wednesday.
"Wins don't have to be pretty, and we came away with one, but we started very flat-footed," said Darien's head coach Mo Minicus. "And to Warde's credit, they came out on fire and beat us in the first half."
While Minicus may have felt that her team was not clicking on all cylinders, Darien was awarded eight penalty corners to Warde's 0. Likewise, the Wave outshot the Mustangs by a staggering 23-3 margin.
The Wave added another when Claire Culliton scored four minutes later.
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Warde was generally happy with its ability to keep Darien at bay for so long.
"We are definitely really proud of how we played this game. We held them off for 50 minutes and that's impressive," said Warde co-captain Isobel Curtis. "I think the most satisfying thing is that we kept our composure."
Stepsis notched 12 saves for the Mustangs.
"Katie did very well there in goal," Warde coach Jodie Shannon said. "And our defense was good at keeping them out of the circle."
"This was one of the closest scores Darien has had so that is a positive in our book," she added. We didn't just fold."