Staples edges Wilton boys soccer team
An own goal in the 20th minute constituted all the scoring as the Staples High boys soccer team defeated Wilton, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Kristine Lilly Field.
The own goal came off a Staples corner kick that was played into the goal crease. Wilton goalie Will DeSantis had two chances to save the ball, which deflected off a Wilton player into the net.
In the first half, Wilton (4-2) won the time of possession and beat the Wreckers to the ball battles, but it was Staples (5-1-1) that was getting the shots on net. If it wasn't for Wilton defender Patrick Prinner standing tall on the back line to keep it a one-score game, the Wreckers would have built a several-goal lead in the first half. Prinner played smartly and took good angles to the ball carrier. His second defensive assist came in the form of a slide tackle to take the ball away.
Throughout the game, the Wreckers seemed to be playing more organized and under control than the Warriors. But six games into the season Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki is happy with his team's start.
"Yeah, I’m pleased where we are," he said. "We had a lot of uncertainty coming into the season and we had very few returning players. Does that mean there is no room for improvement? Absolutely not. We have to play more consistently and not be intimidated by our opponent. We didn’t play as a team today and there was no flow."