Girls soccer: Wilton rolls on Senior Night
On a night in which the Wilton High girls soccer team honored its four seniors, it was a junior who provided a spark.
Casey Tucker scored two goals in under two minutes to get the Warriors going on the way to a 7-0 victory over Stamford on Senior Night Thursday evening at Kristine Lilly Field.
The win locked up the second overall seed in the FCIAC playoffs for Wilton (11-2-3), which is unbeaten in its past 12 games. The Warriors will host a quarterfinal game Saturday.
After a slow start Thursday night, the hosts took a 2-0 lead when Tucker scored in the 30th and 31st minutes on assists from Haley English.
A goal by Annika Sheehan, assisted by Hannah Maatallah, just 3:07 into the second half gave the Warriors a 3-0 lead and pretty much turned out the lights on the Black Knights.
Shortly after Sheehan's goal, the actual lights did go out and the game was delayed over 20 minutes. When play resumed, senior co-captains Lindsay Knutson and Allie Furlo added to Wilton's lead, with Knutson scoring twice and Furlo once. Julie Kobyra added a goal that was sandwiched between the two scores by Knutson. Freshman Ashley Vitarelli assisted on two of the goals, and English picked up another assist.
“It was an incredible night,” said Furlo. “Tonight feels like a storybook ending to me; the pre-game ceremony, the decorations ... to score a goal and win the game."
When asked about the team’s success this year, Furlo said: “We’re comfortable in the way we play our game. We press ourselves to succeed and we support each other and play as a team."
Along with Knutson and Furlo, fellow seniors Brooke Connolly and Lindsay Sheehan were also honored at the game.
Hana Previte was in goal for Wilton, replacing Cecily Freliech who is out for the year due to injury. Freliech started 12 games in goal for the Warriors this season.