Wilton, Warde play to tie in boys soccer

Although it is still unbeaten, the Wilton High boys soccer team is no longer untied.

In a game that featured end-to-end action, Wilton and Fairfield Warde played to a 1-1 tie Monday evening at Kristine Lilly Field.

Wilton (4-0-1) clearly won the possession battle but struggled in the final third of the field.

At the start of the game, Wilton came out firing, with Eric Pelletier blasting several shots on net. But Warde scored in the 20th minute off a long direct kick that was played into the box. Luis Cari was left unmarked to the left of the net, and he settled the pass and went far corner for the 1-0 Mustang lead.

The Warriors showed no quit and got the equalizer with 12:34 left in the game. Sophomore Aaron Breene made a long run past the Warde defense and found an opening in the corner of the net for the score.

At the start of the game, Wilton came out firing, with Eric Pelletier blasting several shots on net.

The Warriors got solid play from their back line, led by co-captain Patrick Prinner — who had several slide tackles to take the ball away from on-rushing Warde players — co-captain Matt Ravichandran, Timmy Watson, and Jordan Lord.

"We dominated play tonight and we didn’t get down when they scored first,” said Prinner. “Right now we’re playing with a lot of confidence, but we know we still have a tough road ahead of us. The games we’ve played already help us build up to those games.”

Michael Legaz and Grey Livingstone each played a half in goal for the Warriors, with Legaz getting the start. The goalies were credited with eight saves, with Livingstone coming up with big saves late in the game to help Wilton notch the tie.