After making easy work of their first round opponents, both Darien and Wilton had to dig deeper in Thursday's Class M quarterfinal game. Darien's Blue Wave needed double-overtime to punch their ticket to the semifinals, winning a thrilling 1-0 decision over the Warriors. Next up for Darien on the road to winning its third-straight championship: the Tigers of Daniel Hand, who beat Nonnewaug 3-1 in the quarterfinals. Read more at the Greenwich Time.
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