Przybysz's goal gives Wilton win on Senior Night
Matt Przybysz headed in a goal in the ninth minute of play and the Wilton High boys soccer team rode the early score to a 1-0 shutout victory against New Canaan on Senior Night on Tuesday at Kristine Lilly Field.
The goal came off a corner kick from Oliver Quantock.
“It is Senior Night and our last regular-season home game and the goal is special to me. I will have the memory of scoring this goal for the rest of my life,” said Przybysz. "I positioned myself far back and crashed in toward the net and Ollie (Quantock) played a perfect ball to the far post to me.
"We moved the ball around well and are playing more confidently," added Przybysz. "We had other chances to score and give ourselves some breathing room, but we just didn’t finish in the final third of the field. We need to be more composed near the net to turn these 1-0 games into 3-0 wins. We have been getting good play by our defense and we need to score more to take some pressure off them.”
Wilton clearly had more scoring chances than its opponent and controlled the tempo of the game. The Warriors sent several long balls up the field to attack the Rams and get in position for a shot on net but came up empty.
New Canaan had its best flurry of chances in the final 10 minutes of the game. Wilton goalie Will DeSantis (six saves) and the Warriors' defense was there to preserve the shutout.
"Give New Canaan a lot of credit; they played hard and kept fighting," said Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki. "You can’t look at a team’s record and think you’re going to win."
With three games left in the regular season the Warriors (8-3-2) are currently holding on to the sixth spot for the FCIAC playoffs. The top eight teams qualify.