Coming into Friday night\u2019s contest against Wilton,\u00a0the Norwalk High boys soccer team\u00a0was tied atop the conference\u00a0standings with Fairfield Ludlowe and had already clinched an FCIAC playoff berth. Wilton, meanwhile, was in more precarious shape, sitting seventh in the standings and looking to remain in the top eight (which qualify for the conference post-season)\u00a0as the regular season winds down. The two teams battled from the opening whistle to the final seconds on Wilton's Senior Night at Kristine Lilly Field, with the contest ending in a 0-0 draw, giving each side\u00a0one point for the tie. Wilton (7-4-3) now has 24 points and is three points ahead of eighth-place Fairfield Warde in the conference standings. "Three points would have helped our playoff chances more, but we did come away with a point,\u201d said Wilton head coach Jim Lewicki. \u201cGetting a point was important, but what was more important is that the game\u00a0showed that if we play with the energy and focus like I know we can then we can play with any team in this league. "Tonight\u2019s game was a great confidence builder and my team played a tremendous game," added Lewicki. "I got a great effort from the seniors I started on Senior Night that don\u2019t see a lot of playing time. We played 23 kids in tonight\u2019s game and whoever I put in, we didn\u2019t lose a step." Early in the game the action was mainly in the midfield area. The Warriors were the first team to get a shot on net, which didn\u2019t come until the 15th\u00a0minute of play. The Bears didn\u2019t get their first shot on goal until the 23rd\u00a0minute. The Wilton back line had to be on its\u00a0toes not to dive in on attacking Norwalk players, who had the\u00a0speed to go by them. But led by co-captains Patrick Prinner and Matt Ravichandran, the Wilton defense\u00a0was\u00a0up to the challenge. In the first half, Wilton did have\u00a0more scoring chances. In the 23rd\u00a0minute Aaron Breene made a deep run into the Norwalk zone but came away with nothing to show for his effort. In the 25th\u00a0minute Michael Lynch made a long run up the field and put his shot on net, but the Norwalk\u00a0goalie came up with the save. And in the 31st\u00a0minute Eric Pelletier\u2019s shot went wide of the net. Norwalk (10-1-4) came out of the halftime break and applied immediate pressure on the Warriors. In the 49th\u00a0minute a Norwalk centering pass in front of the goal almost resulted in an own goal, as the Warrior player helping out goalie Will DeSantis nearly kicked the ball\u00a0into the net. The Bears best chance came in the 66th\u00a0minute when they put a long, high shot on net that DeSantis jumped to reach and punch\u00a0over the crossbar. DeSantis came up big again with 8:50 to play, as he covered up a corner kick from the Bears. But the game\u2019s best chance belonged to the home and came with\u00a0five minutes left to play. David Schneidman had the ball on the wing and sent a long pass into the box\u00a0toward the far post,\u00a0where Josh Reeve was in perfect position to receive the ball.\u00a0 Reeve opted to go far post instead of near post, as he felt that had a better chance for the score; however, his shot attempt went wide. Wilton had a flurry\u00a0of chances with less than a minute to play with a direct kick, a corner kick, and a throw-in, but the game ended in the scoreless tie. \u201cThis game was very entertaining and a great confidence booster for our team,\u201d said Wilton co-captain Lynch. \u201cWe had our chances, we just didn\u2019t convert them."