Wilton travel soccer scoreboard

Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in recent travel soccer action:

Girls Travel


Under-10


Wilton White 6, Newtown 3

Wilton White was scoreless and down by two before scoring six unanswered goals. Julia Munrow scored twice, as did Mia Sommer. Grace Ratcliffe scored a goal, fulfilling a promise to her parents for their anniversary. Ashley O’Donnell also scored a goal. Along with the strong burst of offense, Abby Phelan played solid goal in the second half. Chloe Flatt, Quincey Burke and Sophia Partola played stellar defense. Caroline Cronin and Ellie Drew played amazing in the midfield. Wilton is now 5-3 on the season.

Boys Travel


Under-9


Wilton Blue 2, Weston 0

Wilton Blue played a hard-fought game on a very windy Sunday against Weston. Brad Mallory displayed a strong first-half showing in the goal while defending against many shots on goal by Weston. Tenacious defense by Blake Ongley and Brendan Morris limited Weston’s ability to gain an edge. Nolan Milhoua and Eamonn Zadourian showed great footwork and had several shots on goal between them. Jimmy Dineen demonstrated crisp passing up and down the field, including some assists to Wilton’s many shots on goal. Despite great efforts and strong pressure on Wilton’s part, the score remained 0-0 going into the half.

The second half proved to be a battle, with a determined Nicholas Marini firing several shots on goal and one finally getting through for the first goal of the game. Cooper Buchichio was persistently on the attack demonstrating offensive pressure throughout. Liam Joy had multiple shots on goal and was able to score Wilton’s second goal of the game, helping to secure Wilton’s win.

Stamford 3, Wilton White 2

Wilton White battled a skilled side from Stamford on Sunday. Peter Braid provided some early pressure on the attack with support from Dalton Lee.  Anthony Palumbo and Greg Bocchino were able to lead some effective counters from the back line. Robbie Baronowski played the first half in goal and turned away some tough shots from the Stamford side. Mick Hamilton started the Wilton scoring with a PK.

The second half was another back-and-forth effort with strong play in goal from Jack McMenamey. Wyatt Lee added a second goal after some aggressive attacking by Bar Eisdorfer, Michael DiLullo and Jack Cunningham. Wilton looks to end the season on a high note with its season finale on Sunday against Bethel.

Under-10


Wilton White 3, Shelton 1

Wilton White travelled to Shelton on Sunday looking to continue its unbeaten league run. Early play indicated a close matchup, but Shelton was unable to break the defense of Evan Arghirescu, Matt Martins and Liam Christ. Dominick Cilento and Nathaniel Kalter held strong in midfield, with Tyler Coppola opening the scoring for a 1-0 lead at halftime. In the second half Wilton came out looking for more goals with continued pressure from Quinn Minozzi. Conor Toohill added a fine individual goal to make it 2-0 and then scored another via a Toby Plowright assist. Jack Vermeulen and Kenji Sahay held off a late onslaught from Shelton to secure a 3-1 win.
Wilton White 1, Ridgefield 0

Wilton White took home a solid win over Ridgefield on Saturday. Quinn Minozzi provided solid goaltending in the first half, setting the stage for a shutout. Toby Plowright, Dominic Cilento, Liam Christ, Matt Martins and Evan Arghirescu proved strong defensively, heading off Ridgefield's offense. Andrew Partenza, Conor Toohill and Jack Vermeulen provided persistent offensive pressure, but were unable to score. Partenza took over the goal in the second half, preventing Ridgefield from scoring for the duration. Nathaniel Kalter and Kenji Sahay continued the offensive pressure and Tyler Coppola made a clutch pass to Minozzi, who made the winning shot.
New Canaan 3, Wilton Gold 1

Wilton Gold played an exciting away game against New Canaan on a blustery Sunday afternoon. During the first half, Wilton defenders Ryan Miller, Ronan O’Halloran, Reed O’Neill and goalie Theo Sastrazemis kept the New Canaan team a good distance from goal with strong defensive pressure. Striker Nick Eberhart and midfielders Andrew Mims, Mason Behar and Rhys Ceron kept the pressure on New Canaan, efficiently driving the ball through midfield. At the half it was 1-0, New Canaan.

In the second half Miller and Mims had several great runs up the line showing excellent teamwork. Behar, Eberhart, Luca Szymanowicz and Trevor Wisdom kept the offensive tempo moving. Mims had a couple of great breakaways and scored the team’s first goal on a penalty kick. The defensive line maintained a wall that was tough to penetrate. Or Eisdorfer stepped into goal for the second half and had two important saves. Despite excellent Wilton effort, New Canaan picked up two more goals and finished the game 3-1.

Under-13


Wilton Blue 2, Monroe 2

Wilton Blue waged a fierce fight Sunday afternoon in the final game of their regular season. The Wilton squad took the field with Luke Pacheco and Christian Marroquin up front, supported by Luke Barbieri, Scotty Mills, Connor Lillis and Jack Dodman, whose talents had been missed after being sidelined for a couple games by an injury. The backfield started with Tommy Lowell, Tom Welch, Luke Medalla, and Matt Tabet, with Declan Healy starting in the net, and having to deal with that strong breeze coming right at him.

Monroe struggled to break through, with the midfielders repeatedly stopping the attack at the 50-yard line, and the defense playing high to cut off the occasional run. For 30 minutes, Wilton was able to keep Monroe from launching a single shot on goal, while Dodman, Lillis, and Pacheco were all able take a crack at the opposing goalkeeper. Both Matt Tully and R.J. Bartels also had a chance to contribute to a midfield fight. Finally, at around the 31-minute mark, a Monroe was able to score on a corner kick and Wilton went out for the half trailing by 1-0.

The second half opened with the wind now at the back of the Wilton team, and some changes in the lines. Matt Tabet, who had gone out injured at the 15-minute mark, was back in on offense. Declan Healy and Dhruv Rokkam were also up front with Marroquin, Ballentine and Barbieri in the middle, Lowell, Mills, Medalla, and Welch back, and Lillis now in goal. Monroe came out strong and increased its lead to 2-0. At that point, the Wilton squad found their second wind, and pressured hard. With Healy and Rokkam working the left side and Tabet and Pacheco on the right, they were able to work around the Monroe defenders until Matt Tabet tapped in a roller around the 62-minute mark. Not five minutes later, Luke Pacheco took a strong pass from Dhruv Rokkam and scored again, tying the game at 2-2 with a little less than 20 minutes to play.

The final 20 minutes saw Wilton pressure the Monroe defense almost constantly, with Lowell, Medalla, Welch and Mills bottling up any and all efforts by the Monroe offense to cross the midfield. Despite repeated shots on goal, however, the Wilton forwards could not quite the back of the net. When the final whistle sounded, the U13 Boys left the field happy with their second-half rally, and a satisfying fall season. Before leaving the field, the boys credited coach Luis Arroyave and managers Anastasia and Kevin Tabet with sticking by them through some challenging situations, and vowed to come back in the Spring with an even more successful campaign.