The rain let up just before kick-off and the coaches decided to play, although they also agreed to shorten the game to two 30-minute halves.

But even with the time trimming and puddles that acted like extra defenders for Trinity Catholic, the Wilton boys soccer team easily defeated the visiting Crusaders, 7-0, Friday afternoon.

Wilton improved to 11-2-1 with the triumph.

Both teams had to alter their play, as ground balls just weren’t travelling far enough to reach their intended targets. Still, it took the Warriors just 9:24 to score their first goal, as Michael Lash intercepted a clearing attempt by the Trinity goalie and sent it into the net.

The home team tallied three more goals in the first half to take a 4-0 lead into the break. Lash picked up his second score, followed by goals from Matthew Przybysz and Rider Farmarkis. Mac McReynolds and Connor King assisted on the scores.

Dakota Orton opened the second-half scoring for Wilton to make it 5-0.

Junior varsity players called up for the match combined on the next score. Konrad Kotonski got the goal, assisted by Justin Shepard. The final goal of the game was recorded as an own goal by the visitors.

Zachary Haas played the entire game in net for the Warriors and registered the shutout without having to make a save.