Girls hockey: Wilton falls to Tigers 7-5

Ridgefield jumped out to a 5-0 first-period lead en route to a 7-5 win over the Wilton-Norwalk girls hockey team on Friday afternoon at the Winter Garden in Ridgefield.

The Warriors rallied with four goals in the final period, including three in the final 2:51, to make it a close game.

Wilton took six penalties in the first two periods, resulting in four power-play goals for the Tigers.

“In the first two period we had 12 minutes of penalties. We were playing down a full period of the game. It was way too big of a hole, too fast. You’re not going to beat a team as good as Ridgefield getting down so much,” said head coach Pete Maxfield, who was happy with how the Warriors finished.

“They never give up. They keep fighting to the end.”

Wilton (5-11) was led by Caitlyn Hocker with two goals and one assist. Meghan Lane had a goal and three assists, and Alyssa Laychak one goal and one assist. Alison Danvers also scored.

Emily Stefanelli led Ridgefield with three goals.