Tie, loss for Wilton soccer teams
The Wilton High boys and girls soccer teams were both in action Thursday night, with the WHS boys playing to a 1-1 tie with host Fairfield Ludlowe and the WHS girls losing to Fairfield Warde, 3-0, at Kristine Lilly Field.
In Wilton, unbeaten Fairfield Warde (5-0) scored all three of its goals on high, long-range shots.
Hannah Allen scored the first goal for Warde in the 27th minute of play, and that 1-0 lead carried into the second half.
Warde added two more goals late to complete the scoring. Teresa Andres found the back of the net for a goal in the 66th minute, and Katie Rigione put in a direct kick in the 78th minute for the 3-0 victory.
Wilton’ scoring chances were limited to long-range attempts, as the hosts struggled to penetrate past the top of the Warde box. Senior Bridgette Dwyer had two 35-yard direct kicks sail just over the crossbar for the Warriors.
Wilton dropped to 1-3 with its third straight loss.
Meanwhile in Fairfield, the Wilton boys team came away with a 1-1 tie against unbeaten Ludlowe (3-0-2), the reigning FCIAC champion.
The game's two goals came within a two-minute span early in the first half. Mason Jennings scored to give Ludlowe a 1-0 lead, but Wilton quickly answered with the equalizer as Harry Allers blasted home a penalty kick after Jack Brandt was taken down in the box.
Each team had several quality scoring chances after that but could not convert. The Warriors (3-1-1) came close to getting the winning goal in the final seconds when Brandt beat a defender and fired a shot from the right side that just missed catching the left side of the Ludlowe net.