NORWALK — The perfect season of the perfect team remains in perfect order.

The Darien High School boys lacrosse team advanced to the FCIAC Championship final by defeating No. 5 seed Wilton, 17-3, Tuesday night at Brien McMahon’s Jack Casagrande Field.

No. 1 seed Darien (18-0) will face No. 3 seed Ridgefield Thursday at 7 p.m. —weather permitting—at McMahon High for the title. Ridgefield ousted Greenwich, 10-7 in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

For Darien, it was the Blue Wave’s 49th consecutive win. Darien’s No. 1 ranking in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse national poll remains secure.

Darien will be trying to attain its fourth straight FCIAC crown and 14th FCIAC Boys Lacrosse crown since 1997.

The Blue Wave offense was a blur, scoring over and over in transition.

Logan McGovern led the way with five goals and three assists. Kevin Lindley added four goals and two assists, giving him 79 goals on the season. Matt Meyjes finished with three goals as did Brian Minicus.

“We are best when we run,” said Darien’s veteran coach Jeff Brameier. “We can slow it down but I wonder why we should I yell ‘PUSH!’ and they go. Unsettle the defense. We make things happen.”

Tanner Strub had another great night on faceoffs while All-American goalie Ryan Cornell made 10 saves at all the big moments. However, he did not score on his length of the field soujourn in the first half.

“The offense gets the accolades,” Brameier said. “But it doesn’t happen without the faceoffs. It doesn’t happen without our long poles on defense. And it doesn’t happen without Ryan (Cornell).”

Darien led 3-1 after one period, 8-2 at halftime and 14-2 after three quarters.

Wilton (13-5) showed great effort and good patience early on offense to milk the clock and shorten the game. But it was ultimately for naught against the machine that is Darien boys lacrosse.

Now Ridgefield gets its chance Thursday.

“Ridgefield is a hot team. They are ready to push us,” Brameier said. “We have just one day to prepare. Everybody is chasing us. But nobody has caught us yet. We have our goals for this season. And our kids are focused on them.”

rdepreta@stamfordadvocate.com

DARIEN 17, WILTON 3

WILTON 1 1 0 1—3

DARIEN 3 5 6 3—17

Records: Wilton 13-5 overall; Darien 18-0 overall.

Scoring: W—Connor Drake 2 goals; Brian Calabrese 1g. D—Logan McGovern 5 goals, 3 assists; Matt Meyjes 3g; Kevin Lindley 4g, 2a; Finlay Collins 1g, 2a; Brian Minicus 3g; Riley Stewart 1a; Henri Pfeifle 1g. Goalies: W—Andrew Calabrese (13 saves); D—Ryan Cornell (10 saves), Sean Collins (2saves).