Ridgefield rallies to edge Staples

Goalie Dan Parson and his defense provided a second-half shutout and freshman Ryan Colsey contributed the winning goal as the Ridgefield High boys lacrosse team rallied to beat Staples, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Tiger Hollow.

The win was the sixth straight for Ridgefield, which improved its record to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the FCIAC.

Trailing 4-2 at halftime, the Tigers began their comeback when Colsey (the son of Ridgefield head coach Roy Colsey) converted off the rebound of John Mathes' shot with 6:45 left in the third quarter.

Ray Dearth then scored on an assist from Owen Gaydos, tying the game at 4-4 with just over eight minutes left in the final period.

Colsey followed with the game-winner, scoring on a behind-the-back shot with 2:22 remaining.

Parson (six saves) and defenders Jack Dowd, Kees van Wees, Connor Riebling, Kai Prohaska, and Brady McSpedon kept the Wreckers scoreless from there to close out the triumph.

Colsey had two goals and two assists for Ridgefield. Mathes, Gaydos, and Dearth added one goal apiece, and Gaydos also had an assist.

James Isaacson finished with a team-high six groundballs for the Tigers. McSpedon added four groundballs.

Kyle Hines and Max Eigen each scored two goals for Staples, which fell to 8-2 overall.

Staples goalie Tim Luciano finished with 12 saves.