Girls hockey: Stamford tops Wilton, 5-1

The Wilton High girls hockey team dropped to 0-3 on the season with a 5-1 loss to the combined team from Stamford, Staples and Westhill on Tuesday night at SoNo Ice House in Norwalk.

Stamford jumped out to a 2-1 lead after one period, but the Warriors answered in the second period with a goal by Elizabeth Craven, on assists by Molly Thomas and Lily Blackwell.

"It was a real nice goal by Elizabeth with the backhand, coming across the middle," said head coach Peter Maxfield.

Stamford, however, answered with a goal on its next shift to go up 3-1, and added two more goals late in the game.

Stamford finished with a 26-15 edge in shots on goal. Brooke Jonsson had 21 saves in goal for Wilton.

"All is all, I wasn't disappointed. We were moving a lot better than I think we have been. It's a little surprising we're not scoring at a higher clip," said Maxfield. "We've moving the puck well and the defense is doing a good job of getting the puck up to the forwards. We're not getting as many shots as we'd like to be getting at this point."

The Warriors travel to Greenwich on Thursday, and play Amity on Saturday at The Rinks in Shelton.

Maxfield said the Warriors will keep working on improving, game by game.

"The girls attitude and the makeup of the team is really positive. They're not down at all," he said. "They're working very hard."