Girls hockey: Five Warriors score in win over Trumbull
Despite being down some key players, the Wilton-Norwalk girls hockey team came from behind to defeat Trumbull-St. Joseph 7-5 on Saturday at SoNo Icehouse in Norwalk.
Down 3-2 after one period, Wilton outscored Trumbull 5-2 in the final two periods for the win, their second over the Eagles this season.
The Warriors improved to 3-8 while Trumbull dropped to 1-11.
Meghan Lane led the scoring with three goals and two assists, while Caitlyn Hocker had a goal and two assists. Also scoring goals were Alyssa Laychak, Alison Danvers and Kimmy Castano, who netted her first high school goal.
Danvers, Molly Thomas and Grace Bracken each had an assist.
Wilton was missing forward Anna Beam and defenseman Lauren Chiappetta due to injury, while forward Natty Loredo was in her home country of Mexico playing for the Mexican national team in an international tournament.
“It was good to see the girls rally for a big win. We’re getting contributions from a lot of different girls, which takes pressure off of Meghan. It means the other team can’t just focus on preventing her from scoring,” head coach Pete Maxfield commented. “Hopefully we’ll get Anna back soon, and Natty will return from Mexico in a little over a week, which will allow us to be even more deep.”
Wilton was 4-for-7 on power plays in the game, and killed off all five penalties it had.
The Warriors outscored Trumbull 3-1 in the second period to go up 5-4, with goals by Hocker, Laychak and Lane.
Lane and Castano scored the final two goals in the third period.
The Eagles had a 29-25 edge in shots on goal, with Wilton’s Izzy Najah making 24 saves.
Erin Owens had four goals to lead Trumbull, and Lydia Prezioso had a goal and one assist.
Megan McCarthy had two assists, while Meghan Therriault and Marcella Silberger each had one assist. Tory Coffin made18 saves in goal.