Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in travel action from the weekend of Oct. 7-8:
Wilton White second at tourney
In just its second-ever tournament, Wilton White played some of its best soccer of the season, taking second place in the U-9 division at the CT Rush Columbus Day Challenge. The second-place finish in the six-team group was a total team effort, with the defense holding firm throughout and the offense breaking out in the final game of the three-game tournament.
After Wilton dropped its opener to eventual champion Westport Blue in a hard-fought contest, Abby Philippon scored two goals and keepers Mia Timnev and Isa Rios combined for a shutout during the team’s 2-0 victory over Wilton 2010.
The goals kept coming in the tournament’s final game, a 7-2 victory over New Rochelle. Harper Crawford tallied a hat trick, Abby Philippon added two more goals, Gabby Ray and Grayson O’Donnell each notched a goal and an assist, and Lauren Ely took a number of runs at the goal to keep New Rochelle on the defensive.
Led by backline stalwarts Gabriela Torres and Ashley Pencu, the Wilton White defense enjoyed an impressive tournament, allowing just four scores over its three games, and Sofia Rios did not surrender a goal in her two halves minding the net.
Wilton Gold scores tourney win
Wilton Gold had a great showing at the SCOR Columbus Day tournament with a 1-1-1 record for the day. Gavin Toohill had a goal to start the momentum and Harry Tao put two goals in the net in the team’s 3-0 win in game one. Jeffrey Fox and Tristen Albright had a terrific day in goal with many saves and good defensive help from Hugo Dall, Ryan O’Grady, Toohill and Joey Dugan. Wilton played well in the
second game with consistent offensive pressure from Philip Jeschke, Albright, and Carter Burkhart. The boys finished the tournament strong with good ball movement from Daniel Hickey, Luke Adams, and Fox. Toohill scored an unassisted goal to help the game end in a tie.