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Connecticut D1 Top 10: #1 Fairfield Prep, #2 Ridgefield will battle Wednesday

Connecticut Division I Poll

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Fairfield Prep11311
2Ridgefield21220
3Xavier31250
4Greenwich41320
5New Fairfield/Immaculate6922
6Notre Dame - West Haven5960
7Hamden7960
8Notre Dame - Fairfield8860
9Northwest Catholic9771
10Simsbury10781

Fairfield Prep‘s perfect season came to a halt this past week with a loss to Delbarton (NJ) and a tie with Bishop Hendricken (RI) at the Pope Francis Invitational in Springfield. The #1 Jesuits (13-1-1) are back in-state but things don’t get any easier, taking on #2 Ridgefield (12-2-0) on Wednesday (6pm, Wonderland of Ice). Prep will also see Notre Dame of West Haven (Saturday) and Malden Catholic of Massachusetts on Sunday.

The Tigers, who defeated Trumbull (3-1), also have Darien (Friday) and Staples (Saturday) this week.

#3 Xavier (12-5-0) had a huge win Sunday, rallying from three goals down to beat #6 Notre Dame of West Haven (9-6-0) 6-5. Xavier also blanked West Haven (6-0). They look to continue the momentum agains #5 New Fairfield/Immaculate (9-2-2) on Wednesday, and #8 Notre Dame of Fairfield (8-6-0) on Saturday.

#4 Greenwich (13-2-0) continues hot after wins over Westhill/Stamford (5-3) and Trinity Catholic (11-3). The Cardinals have #9 Northwest Catholic (7-7-1) Monday, Staples (Wednesday) and Fairfield Co-op (Thursday).

New Fairfield/Immaculate downed Notre Dame-Fairfield to move up a spot. NFI has North Branford (Monday) and the East Haven Co-op (Saturday).

#7 Hamden (9-6-0) downed Northwest Catholic (4-1), then fell to Rhode Island’s Mt. St. Charles, also 4-1. This week the Dragons get Notre Dame – Fairfield (Wednesday) and South Windsor (Saturday).

#10 Simsbury (7-8-1) had a solid win over Conard (5-1).

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