Wilton boys soccer team blanks Central
After being shut out by Greenwich, 5-0, on Wednesday, the Wilton High boys soccer team was eager to get back to its winning ways.
And even though it wasn't a pretty or dominant effort, the Warriors accomplished that goal with a 2-0 win over visiting Bridgeport Central on Friday.
Wilton (3-1) controlled the play for most of the first 40 minutes, but carried only a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Warriors got on the board in the 10th minute when Chauncey Allers fed Jack Brandt in the box and Brandt sent a shot past the Central keeper.
Central made some halftime adjustments, which proved to be effective, as it started to put on pressure. But Wilton goalie Will DeSantis was there to meet the challenge and preserve the shutout, while his team held on to the one-goal lead.
Wilton upped the lead with just under seven minutes to play in the game, when Allers found himself one on one with a Central defender. Allers, heading toward the goal from the right wing, watched to see what the defender was going to do and then he made his move. He dribbled through the defender's legs to get around his man and then uncorked a left-footed shot into the net.
“The ball came to me on a deflection; I settled it and saw I had space to work with," said Allers. "I read the player on me, sent it between his legs, and it left just me with the goalie to beat. I felt I had the best option to score for my team, so I took the shot.”
“We got the win, but it wasn’t pretty,” said Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki. "There’s a lot of room for improvement in our overall play. There is a lot of parity in the conference and the league is wide open. We’re going to have to step up our game to compete with the top teams in the conference."