The Darien boys soccer team has been struggling to get into an offensive rhythm through the first two weeks of the season, taking on a few of the FCIAC’s top teams, stumbling out to a 1-1-2 record while only registering three goals in those games.

Whatever was missing the Blue Wave found it Tuesday, rolling over Stamford 5-2 in a game they dominated for 79 minutes as Stamford’s two goals came within 40 seconds of each other in the first half.

“Overall we dominated most of the game,” Darien coach Jon Bradley said. “We have been playing well but we have had a tough start to the season in terms of the schedule but it finally all came together today. We scored five but honestly we could have scored 15. We had a ton of chances and Stamford is a good team that is going to win a ton of games.”

The Blue Wave fired away all afternoon, peppering the Stamford net or just missing wide on many chances.

Darien scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game with Jack Kniffin and Hunter Kooyman finding the back of the net, putting the Blue Wave up 2-0.

Just as quickly as that lead was built it was gone as Stamford answered back with goals by Federico Marin and Leao Valladares both connecting within 40 seconds of each other, knotting the score 2-2.

Darien was able to grab the momentum back with a goal by Sean Edgar with 5:31 left in the half.

Stamford coach Mario Caminiti said the two teams play contrasting styles, and on this day Darien’s style won out.

“They played their style of soccer and it obviously brings them a ‘W’ and we played our style and it didn’t,” Caminiti said. “We like to possess and we like to play entertaining soccer and I’m not criticizing them, that’s their style and if it works for them, fine. We made too many mistakes and when you continuously do that it results in a loss like this.”

Darien controlled play nearly the entire second half with Kevin Klarer tallying two goals, padding the Wave’s lead.

“The game plan was to press high and press on their mistakes and took advantage of them and that’s what made the difference,” Klarer said. “We started the second half the same way and we tried to score on our set pieces and in the second half we were able to do that and score off our corners.”