Boys soccer: Wilton upends Norwalk, 4-1
The smile on Jim Lewicki's face was as big as the win his team had just posted.
Lewicki knew it was going to take 80 minutes of leave-nothing-on-the-field effort by his Wilton High boys soccer team in Wednesday afternoon's game against unbeaten Norwalk, and that's exactly what the Warriors delivered.
In an impressive performance, Wilton defeated the Bears, 4-1, at Lilly Field. The victory pushed Wilton’s record to 6-1-1, while the loss dropped Norwalk to 7-1.
The Bears opened the scoring 3:14 into the contest when Wilton goalie Peter Como was caught out of position after making a save from the first Norwalk attempt. The Norwalk player put home the shot into an open net.
Wilton tied the game at 1-1 seven minutes later when Robert Aravena played give-and-go with Kyle Dedrick. Aravena send a throw-in to Dedrick in the corner, then Dedrick passed back to Aravena, who was attacking the net for the score.
The Warriors took a 2-1 lead into halftime on a goal with just 1:40 left in the half. Dedrick put home the score, with an assist from Luke Reyes-Guerra-Dunn.
The Warriors ran the score to 3-1 just 7:22 into the second half. Dedrick, who had a foot in three of his team's four scores, gained possession of the ball in the midfield area, dribbled it up the field, and threaded a pin-point pass to David Brown. Brown split the two Bear defenders, waited for the goalie to commit, and then shent a shot past him.
Brown put the game away with his second goal of the contest with 2:45 left to play. He blasted a long shot over the out-stretched arms of the Norwalk goalie.