Wilton boys soccer team falls in FCIAC semis (updated)
Top-seed Greenwich scored four unanswered goals in the second half to pull away for a 5-2 triumph over the Wilton High boys soccer team in an FCIAC semifinal game Monday night in Fairfield.
The fifth-seeded Warriors (10-5-3) will now compete in the Class LL state tournament, which begins next week.
Jack Brandt scored his third goal in two games to give Wilton a 2-1 lead 9:11 into the second half. But Will Gettings responded with two goals to put Greenwich (16-0-2) ahead, 3-2, with 10 minutes left in the game.
Gettings' first goal tied the game at 2-2 with 19:13 to play. Gettings then added another goal for the hat trick, and Nicholas Bartels chipped in a goal for the 5-2 final. The two final Greenwich goals came with less than six minutes to play and were 46 seconds apart.
Oliver Quantock scored the first goal for Wilton on a direct kick in the opening half. His goal tied the game, 1-1, at halftime.
“They played their hearts out and I’m very proud for the way they played. It was one of the best team efforts we've had all season," said Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki. “I told them nobody expects you to win, so go out there, give it your best and have some fun. That's all we can ask of them.
"They stuck to the game plan and it worked for a while," added Lewicki. Greenwich is big, they're strong, they're fast, and that’s why they're one of the top-ranked teams in the country."
Oliver Quantock scored the first goal for Wilton on a direct kick with 4:31 to play in the opening half. His goal tied the game, 1-1, at halftime. Quantock’s shot, from about 25 yards out, beat the Greenwich goalie on the short side of the net.