Wilton girls soccer impressive in win over Staples
The Wilton High girls soccer team turned in a complete 80-minute effort in a 2-0 shutout of Staples on Monday at Kristine Lilly Field.
"I’m extremely proud for the way they played today," said Wilton head coach John Salvatore. "They performed fabulous from start to finish, and everybody who stepped on the field contributed to the team’s performance.
“We did tactical things that we need to grow as a team and be successful," added Salvatore. "It was a total team participation win that led us to the victory, but we need to stay focused and keep playing at this level."
Wilton went ahead 1-0 in the 18th minute on a goal by Allie Furlo, assisted by Annika Sheehan. Sheenhan tracked down a loose ball on the wing, then got a step on her defender and was able to turn the corner. Sheehan lined a pass into the box to an open Furlo for the score.
The Warriors took that slim one-goal lead into halftime, even though the home team was totally out-playing Staples, keeping the Wreckers from getting into the final 18 yards of the field.
Wilton continued dominating play in the second half. Lindsay Knutson gave her team a 2-0 lead by putting a long direct kick in the corner of the net over the out-stretched arms of the Wreckers goalie in the 61st minute of play. Knutson was seeing her first action in several weeks after returning from injury.
The win moves the Warriors' record to 3-2-2 on the season, while the loss drops the Wreckers to 5-3.