In what was arguably the finest fall season in school history, Ridgefield High teams won three conference championships and two state titles and reached three state finals before losing. All that success makes choosing The Press’s Best-Of Awards akin to buying potato chips at Costco: There are almost too many choices. But that won’t stop us, so here goes.
Play: The only goal of the FCIAC girls soccer championship game was a mix of skill, weather conditions and smarts. With Ridgefield and St. Joseph scoreless early in the second half, the Tigers were awarded a free kick nearly 40 yards away from the St. Joseph goal. Ridgefield’s free-kick specialist, senior Grace Franklin, had the wind at her back and drilled a long shot that went off the fingertips of St. Joseph keeper Veronica O’Rourke, struck the crossbar, and rebounded in front of the goal. Having read the play perfectly, Ridgefield striker Katie Jasminski was there to head the ball into the open net for the goal that gave the Tigers a 1-0 victory and a second straight conference title.