Wilton boys soccer team blanks Trinity, 3-0

It wasn’t pretty, but the Wilton High boys soccer team picked up three points with a 3-0 shutout victory Friday against winless Trinity Catholic (0-12) at  Kristine Lilly Field.

The Warriors, who have already qualified for the state tournament, sit with a 7-3-2 record and are are also in the mix for a spot in the FCIAC playoffs, which include the top-eight conference teams at the end of the regular season.

Wilton controlled the ball and dominated play against Trinity, but really didn’t take it to the visitors and put the game away early

The Warriors got on the board in the 20th minute to take 1-0 lead. Josh Reeve passed to Brendan Devane, who scored past a charging Trinity goalie.

The Crusaders had a chance to tie the score in the 25th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick for a player being fouled in the box. Wilton goalie Michael Legaz guessed correctly, to his left, and stopped the scoring attempt.

Wilton took a 2-0 lead into the break with a goal in the 36th minute. Justin Shepard played a ball high to Chauncey Allers, who headed it into the net for the goal.

The home team closed the scoring with a goal in the 46th minute. Again it was Shepard to Allers for the score.

“We didn’t have a lot of intensity today, as we seem to play to our opponent and we knew that hadn’t won a game yet,” said Wilton co-captain Oliver Quantock. “The captains need to rally the team to play more consistent game in and game out.”