Girls soccer: Wilton falls to Staples, 2-0

The Wilton High girls soccer team was shut out 2-0 by the Staples Wreckers on Friday afternoon in Westport.

The Warriors came into the game looking for a win to move up their seeding for the upcoming FCIAC playoffs and get a first-round home game. Wilton has one regular-season game remaining and will most likely be the fifth seed in the playoffs and will have to go on the road for the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinal round begins Friday and the semifinals will be played at Wilton’s Kristine Lilly Soccer Field on Nov. 1.

On Friday, the Wreckers tallied a goal in each half for the shutout win. Both goals came on scrambles in front of the Warriors’ net. Wilton had several opportunities to get on the board, but couldn't put the ball in the net.

“They were the better team today,” said Wilton head coach Renato Topalli. “They are a solid team with a lot of quality players. We clearly didn’t come out with the energy we needed to keep pace with them. It’s been a tough season with a lot of games with only one day’s rest in between them. We definitely had tired legs and came out flat."

He continued, “We have to be smart going into the playoffs and maybe rest some of our players in our final regular-season game and get the team ready for the playoff run.”

The loss puts the Warriors record at 10-4-1.  Staples, which is trying to lock up the third seed for the FCIAC playoffs, impvoved to 11-2-2 with the win.

Wilton plays New Canaan on Tuesday in their final game of the regular season.