The Wilton High boys soccer team came away with a convincing 3-0 win over\u00a0St. Joseph on\u00a0Saturday afternoon at Kristine Lilly Field, but the early season victory came at\u00a0a cost. Three Wilton\u00a0players were given\u00a0yellow cards in the game (just the third of the regular season) \u2014 a \u00a0worry because\u00a0teams that exceed a certain number of yellow cards during the regular\u00a0season are dis-qualified from post-season state tournament play. \u201cGetting the win was great, having\u00a0three yellow cards issued with us holding the lead is not," said Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki, whose team improved to 2-1. "I\u2019ve been coaching for 24 years and never had a team issued three cards in a game. Being in the position of having cards issued this early in the season will weigh on the players and us coaches.\u201d The game got off to a quick start. The Cadets took the opening kick-off right down the field and fired a shot at the Wilton goal in the first 20 seconds. But the tide swiftly changed as the Warrior defense held its ground and the offense went to work. St. Joseph\u00a0wouldn\u2019t cross\u00a0the Wilton 18-yard line again until the 31st\u00a0minute. With the Warriors in control of the play, senior co-captain Jack Brandt set up Harry Allers with a perfect pass as the latter\u00a0was attacking the net. Allers was able to turn the corner and get by his defender and fire a quick shot into the corner of the net to beat the charging Cadets goalie and give\u00a0Wilton\u00a0a 1-0 lead. In the 20th\u00a0minute, Allers returned the favor by setting up Brandt for a\u00a0score. The St. Joseph\u00a0back line attempted\u00a0to clear the ball \u2014 but through\u00a0the middle of the field \u2014 and Allers was there to step in front of it and feed Brandt, who blasted a shot\u00a0into the back of the net. \u201cWe came out a little fired up because we didn\u2019t want to lose two games in a row early in the season," said Allers, referring to Wilton's 3-2 loss at\u00a0Greenwich on Thursday. \u201cWe moved the ball a lot better today and we need to continue to attack the net and score." Brandt followed with his second goal of the game in the 56th\u00a0minute to end\u00a0the scoring. Brandt made a textbook slide tackle to take the ball away from a Cadet player, then quickly got back\u00a0on his feet and found himself one-on-one with the St. Joseph\u00a0goalie. Brandt slotted his\u00a0shot just inside the far post to put Wilton ahead,\u00a03-0. \u201cThe team played a consistent game today and showed good ball movement," said Lewicki. "But we need to come out and play a full 80 minutes, which we haven\u2019t done yet this year. "We\u2019re heading to Fairfield next week for two games \u2014 against unbeaten Fairfield Warde (4-0) and Fairfield Ludlowe (3-0-1) and we need to be ready to play," added Lewicki. "Warde has outscored their opponents, 16-3, already this season." Notes: Mitchell Bascom got the start in goal for the Warriors and did not have a save in the first half. Grey Livingstone was in net for the second half and recorded one save. St. Joseph was given one yellow card during the game.