The Wilton-Norwalk girls hockey team had a better showing against Stamford-Westhill-Staples-Trinity Catholic than in the teams' first meeting, but still fell short, 5-3, on Tuesday night at SoNo Icehouse.

The Warriors (4-10) were down 4-1 after two periods before outscoring the Knights 2-1 in the final period.

Caitlyn Hocker, Alyssa Laychak and Meghan Lane each scored a goal for Wilton, with Laychak and Lane also registering assists. Izzy Najah was in net the whole game.

SWS (4-13) had beaten the Warriors 8-2 earlier in the season.

Wilton was down several players due to injury or illness — Lauren Chiappetta, Natty Loredo, Alison Danvers and Lauren Gardner.

“It was a better effort (than the first meeting) even though we were still down a few players. It’s been a tough season with injuries, sicknesses and all the snow.  We haven’t been able to get into any rhythm or get our feet under ourselves, but the effort the girls are putting in during games is usually very strong,” said head coach Pete Maxfield. “The team has been positive and continues to work hard and have fun.”

Caroline Mezias scored three goals to lead SWS, with other goals by Annabel Devault and Abby Sottile. Emily Gitlin and Rachel Mensah each had an assist. Mary Leydon was in net to get the win.

Wilton was 1-for-3 on the power play, and killed off its only penalty.