Wilton sports roundup: Volleyball team improves to 3-0
Wilton sports teams had the following results in action from recent high school action:
The Wilton High volleyball team scored its third consecutive 3-0 win to open the season, this time sweeping Wilbur Cross on Tuesday at Zeoli Fieldhouse.
Just five days into the season, Wilton (3-0) has already nearly tied its wins total (four) for the entire 2015 season. It’s the team’s best start since opening the 2006 season at 5-0.
The scores in Tuesday’s 3-0 win were 25-15, 25-15, 25-9.
Sarah Souza had a strong serving match with 17 service points and nine aces, along with two kills, while Rachel Low had 12 assists, seven service points (four aces), two kills and two digs.
Sommer Rogg had four service points (one ace), five kills and nine digs, and Juliana Musilli had five service points (one ace), four kills and four digs.
The Wilton High girls cross country team opened the season on Tuesday by sweeping three opponents in Trumbull. The Warriors scored wins over Trumbull (26-29), Warde (25-34) and Brien McMahon (which didn’t have enough runners to score).
Junior Morgan McCormick won the 2.85-mile race in a time of 18:34.67. She beat runner-up Gabi Galletta of Fairfield Warde by more than 16 seconds.
Sophomore Emily Welch, in her first cross country race, was Wilton's second finisher, and sixth overall, in 19:57.22, and Erika Bonnist was eighth in 20:04.59. Senior Elizabeth Healy was the team’s fourth runner, and 11th overall, in a time of 20:19.79. Junior Elizabeth Lynch, despite being sick, was Wilton’s fifth finisher, and 13th overall, in 20:55.98.
The Wilton boys team suffered losses to Warde (16-45) and Trumbull (16-47), but scored a win over McMahon (21-40).
Sophomore Connor Drake led the Warriors, finishing 11th overall in a time of 15:16.75. He was followed by sophomore Flynn Crowther (21st, 17:20.85), junior Luke Maloney (25th, 17:33.99), senior Sean Cunningham (27th, 17:53.12) and sophomore Tyler Zengo (38th, 18:34.87) to round out the team’s top five.
The Wilton High field hockey team finished its first week of play undefeated, with FCIAC wins over Ridgefield and Brien McMahon and a tie against Mamaroneck, N.Y., on Saturday.
On Monday, the Warriors trounced McMahon, 10-0, in Norwalk, getting goals from eight different players.
Leading the scoring were Caroline Ferro and Susan Clasby with two goals each. Also scoring were Molly Thomas, Bridget Ward, Madeleine Pagliaro, Emma Rosen, Gwen Hall (Pagliaro assist) and Emma Rothkopf (Jess Hendry assist).
The Wilton High boys soccer team, coming off a disappointing 4-1 loss to Westhill last Friday, had a much better performance on Monday night in Norwalk but still came up short to the Bears, 1-0.
“I think we played much better. It was a great game for us,” said head coach Jim Lewicki. “Charlie Hess was outstanding, and Ben Watson did a great job in the back.”
“Defensively we stayed very organized in the back except for the goal.”
Hess kept Wilton in the game with three diving saves in goal.
“We didn’t have many opportunities but we kept them on their heels. They had the better of the play,” Lewicki said, adding that the overall effort was a “remarkable improvement” over Friday’s loss.