Savko Scores Twice To Lead St. Joseph To 2-1 Win Over Staples

WESTPORT — Last season St. Joseph’s Lindsey Savko was a 20-plus goal scorer despite being a secondary weapon on a team led by All-American Jenna Bike. With Bike shadowed across the field, Savko was able to get and convert opportunities.

Now, Bike is having an outstanding freshman season at Boston College and the pressure has been on Savko to continue to finish as the go-to weapon. And Savko has proved up to the challenge.

Boys Soccer

Set Pieces: Plenty Of Room At The Top In Boys’ Race; Defense Rules For Ridgefield Girls

After a win over Darien last week, Danbury coach Antony Howard had an astute observation about FCIAC boys soccer.

“The postseason’s tough,” Howard said. “In this league we beat each other up for 16 games and then you go into the postseason. Anyone can beat anyone. You can beat one team 3-0 one week and lose to them 5-0 the next. It is a very competitive league.”


Upon Further Review: Darien Fends Off Spirited Cardinals; Staples Moving On Up

It is hard to imagine there being a more exciting game this season than Darien’s 42-35 win over Greenwich. Both coaches — the Blue Wave’s Rob Trifone and the Cardinals’ John Marinelli — no doubt watched the tape over the weekend and found a litany of mistakes that need correcting. There were a lot of missed chances, especially in the first half, and a lot of big plays yielded. It provided hope for top teams like Staples and New Canaan that face the Blue Wave later in the year. Darien looked beatable on this day.

On the other hand, the Blue Wave found a way to win when they were pushed to the brink, which has only happened once during the current 15-game winning streak. That was last Thanksgiving against the Rams. Greenwich twice came from behind to tie the game, the second time coming from 28-14 down.