Watch live: Wilton vs. Fairfield Ludlowe boys soccer
When it travels to Fairfield Ludlowe on Thursday, the Wilton High boys soccer team will attempt to do something no other side has been able to so far this season.
Score a goal against the Falcons.
Ludlowe, the reigning Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference champion, is unbeaten (3-0-1) through its first four games and has not conceded a goal, outscoring its opponents by a combined 7-0.
The 6 p.m. game will be broadcast live on the HAN.Network, and its affiliate websites — including WiltonBulletin.com, Fairfield-Sun.com and FCIAC.net. All regular season Connecticut sports contests on HAN.Network are broadcast for free. You can see the initial fall schedule here.
Wilton, meanwhile, was 2-1-0 going into Monday's game at Fairfield Warde. After losing to Greenwich, 3-2, last Thursday in a game shown live on the HAN Network, Wilton rebounded with a 3-0 victory over St. Joseph on Saturday.
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That triumph came at a potential price, however, as Wilton received three yellow cards against the Cadets. Teams are disqualified from competing in the state tournament if they go above a certain number of yellow cards during the regular season.
Jack Brandt and Harry Allers have led the Wilton offense so far this season, with both scoring in each of the Warriors' first three games. Brandt entered the week with four goals and Allers had three, including one on a penalty kick against Greenwich.
Wilton has also received good play from defenders Matt Ravichandran, Patrick Prinner and Nick Davatzes, as well as midfielders Jordan Lord and Daniel Jensen, who has provided a physical element.
Wilton soccer captains talked with HAN before the season began:
Seniors Mitchell Bascom and Grey Livingstone continue to split time in goal, with each playing a half in Wilton's opening three games.
Ludlowe returns the bulk of players — including eight starters — from last year's 16-1-3 team, which went undefeated during the regular season and beat Greenwich, 1-0, in the FCIAC finals. Ludlowe's only loss was a 1-0 setback to Glastonbury in the second round of the Class LL state tournament.
Standouts for the Falcons include All-FCIAC midfielders Nick Demaso and Tulio Almeida and goalie Fred Meagher.
Ludlowe soccer captains talked with HAN before the season began: