Greenwich tops Ridgefield in FCIAC girls hockey semis
In three games this season, the Ridgefield/Danbury girls hockey team was unable to put the puck in the Greenwich net.
After blanking Ridgefield by scores of 6-0 and 4-0 during the regular season, Greenwich added a 3-0 victory over the Tigers in an FCIAC semifinal game Wednesday night in Darien.
Ridgefield, the fourth seed, finished the season with an 8-12-1 record. The Tigers did not qualify for the state tournament.
Top-seed Greenwich (17-2-1) will now play second-seed New Canaan in the conference title game Saturday afternoon at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. Greenwich is the reigning FCIAC champion.
The Cardinals scored one goal in each period to beat Ridgefield in Wednesday's semifinal. Emma Wingrove had two goals for Greenwich and teammate Jennifer Kelly added a goal and two assists.
Goalie Jessie Aselin stopped all 17 of Ridgefield's shots on net to get the shutout for the Cardinals.
Ridgefield received a good performance from sophomore goalie Kendal Mountain, who finished with 33 saves.
Notes: New Canaan beat third-seed Darien, 3-2, in overtime in the second semifinal game Wednesday.
Ridgefield was one of the youngest teams in the FCIAC this season: Thirteen of the Tigers' players were either freshmen or sophomores.