With both teams\u2019 post-season plans pretty much set, the Wilton and the Norwalk boys soccer teams\u00a0played to a 0-0 tie Monday afternoon at Kristine Lilly Field. Wilton\u00a0(10-3-3) entered the game having already clinched berths in the\u00a0FCIAC and state tournaments. By virtue of the one point from their\u00a0tie with Norwalk, the\u00a0Warriors finished knotted\u00a0with Fairfield Ludlowe for the third overall seed in the conference playoffs but got the nod due to\u00a0the quality win tiebreaker. Wilton and Ludlowe tied, 1-1, in their regular-season meeting, thus negating the first tiebreaker (head-to-head results). The Warriors will now host a conference quarterfinal contest (at a time to be determined) on Thursday against either Greenwich or Staples. Norwalk (5-6-5), meanwhile, was\u00a0not in contention for an FCIAC\u00a0playoff bid but\u00a0has qualified for the state tournament. "Of course we would have liked to win today\u2019s game, but I felt good about the way our team played," said Wilton senior forward Jack Brandt. "We had a lot of players step up today and give a great effort, but our opponent was step for step with us. "Having a home game for the [FCIAC] playoffs is\u00a0huge for us," added Brandt. "We like our home turf and are confident no matter who our opponent is." Both teams came out looking for the victory, as the action was non-stop, end to end. Wilton and Norwalk each\u00a0had several quality scoring chances, but the keepers, defenses, and goal\u00a0posts\u00a0conspired to keep the scoreboard\u00a0quiet. In the 13th\u00a0minute, Brandt got Norwalk goalie Tyler Dalton to come out and defend him, leaving a wide open net. Brandt played the ball to Eric Pelletier, who quickly got off a\u00a0shot. But a Norwalk defender peeled back to help out his keeper and saved Pelletier's attempt. Two minutes later it was Wilton\u2019s goalie, Mitch Bascom, who had to come off his\u00a0line and put a stop to a Norwalk attack. Throughout the game,\u00a0the Bears used their quick speed and good dribbling\u00a0skills to create rushes up the field. Norwalk also benefited from\u00a0Dalton's long goalie kicks that went past the midfield line,\u00a0opening the field for his teammates. Play slowed in front of the goals for a good part of the first half, but the pace got back on track in the final five minutes of the period. In the 36th minute, Wilton defender Patrick Prinner stopped one of the Norwalk rushes by cutting off a visiting player from turning the corner and getting an open look. Wilton was able to change directions in a matter of seconds, leading to\u00a0a breakaway for Pelletier at the other end of the field. But\u00a0the ball got too far in front of him and Dalton was able to scoop\u00a0it up. With 2:30 remaining in the first half, Norwalk\u2019s Santiago Mesa fired a shot that was saved by the crossbar. Second-half action was just as intense, but neither team could put the ball in the back of the net. In the final 40 seconds, Wilton had two corner kicks but could not produce a goal. \u201cThe kids showed great intensity and effort tonight and that\u2019s all you can ask for,\u201d said\u00a0Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki. "[Second-half goalie] Grey [Livingstone] came up big for us in goal in the\u00a0second half on five their corners. He played each one perfectly to preserve the shutout. Ben Allbee also stepped up on defense in support of his goalies. "We had a lot of good chances to score, but lacked the needed composure to close the deal," added Lewicki.