Wilton travel soccer scoreboard

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

Girls Travel


Under-10


Wilton Blue 3, New Canaan 1

In the first half Riley Casey scored from the far right side. Then Maddie Pepitone made it 2-0 with a high-arching shot over the goalie’s head. Wilton defenders Paige Leung, Mae Sylvester, Abbey Byrnes and Annalise Lamanna helped goalie Guiliana Scaturchio by keeping the ball out of Wilton territory for much of the game. However, New Canaan took advantage of a rare corner opportunity and scored to keep it within reach at the half

In second half, Wilton stayed offensive with Kate Johnson and Lia Lombardi maneuvering the ball up the wings while Kate Lane and Grace Costa continued to press the New Canaan goal. With only minutes left to play, Lamanna at right back sent a perfect through ball to striker Olivia Koziol, resulting in a breakaway goal.

Under-11


Wilton Gold 8, Westport Red 3

Wilton Gold faced Westport Red in an away game this week. In the first half, Wilton came out strong with four goals from Anisa Burrows and one each from Julia Steenbock and Mia Robustelli. With solid defense from Grace Biondo, Caroline Luce, Sasha Langholm and Abigail Schmitt in goal, Westport was held to one goal.

Caitlyn O’Grady and Maddie Phelan kicked off the second half with strong movement of the ball and passing. This resulted in an additional goal from Macy Tiche and another for Burrows. Defensive responsibilities were managed by Megan Dodman and Madison Gillespie, who provided critical clears to dominate the game.

Wilton White goes 2-2

Wilton White participated in the South Windsor Fall Classic on Saturday. Wilton stood strong against four well-matched teams. Wilton’s nimble and tough defenders of Addison Dobson and Jenna Peterson kept the opposing teams on their toes with many great passes and powerful returns.

In game one, Wilton was well matched against Milford in a fast-paced game. Sadie Klyver’s quick pass to Teagan Stengrim gave Wilton its only goal of the game in a group effort shot that rocketed past the Milford goalie.

In game two against Hebron, Wilton’s offense kept the Hebron team on its toes by keeping the play deep in Hebron territory. Wilton had an amazing goal with precision passing from Lauren Moe to Mary Kate Doyle to a perfectly positioned Emmy Baer, who made the winning shot.

Wilton White and Southington battled hard for control of game three, with play on both sides of the field. Wilton’s defense and offense worked tirelessly, keeping pressure on the Southington team.

Playing against Suffield in game four, Wilton White’s offense pushed hard, with Ella Breitenbach and Remi Morello on offense driving and passing to have many shots on goal. Baer nailed another fast break shot for a goal for Wilton. A long run from defense by Melissa Ongley offered another shot on goal for Wilton’s offense. Gigi McWhorter gave Wilton its second goal of the game with a perfect shot to the goal. Wilton shut out Suffield with multiple great saves by Doyle as keeper.

Despite the frigid temperatures, Wilton was hot, with defense only allowing only three goals for the tournament. Wilton White finished the tournament with a 2-2 record.

Under-15


New Fairfield Rebels 6, Wilton Blue Fury 5

Wilton Blue Fury played an exciting game against the New Fairfield Rebels on the afternoon before Halloween. The Rebels scored first on a free kick placed just over Wilton keeper Grace Cahill’s reach. New Fairfield scored again on corner kick. Wilton Blue were not discouraged, and after a great chance by Maggie Rowe, Kira Howard passed to Ashley Carbonier, who put it in the net for Wilton’s first goal. Strong defense by Alexis Castaldi, Brielle Flavin and Sam Nichols kept the Rebels at bay until once again New Fairfield scored on a free kick. Wilton struck back with a nicely executed drive started by midfielders Hailey Smith and Lilly Byrnes, culminating with a pass by Rachel Slater to Lindsey Grandolfo for Wilton’s second goal just before halftime, leaving Wilton down 3-2.

In the second half, Wilton’s defense of Mairead Kehoe and Peyton Gildersleeve and saves by Cahill kept the game close, allowing Wilton to tie the game when Carbonier this time found Alessia Cawley in front of the goal to tie the game at 3-3. The momentum shifted toward New Fairfield as the Rebels scored three unanswered goals. The Blue Fury was down but not out, as Howard placed a hard shot past the Rebel goalie. Then another well-executed goal by Wilton’s Riley Milhoua brought the Blue Fury within a goal. The skies darkened and rain began as time ran out, leaving Wilton with a hard-fought loss.

Boys Travel


Under-9


Bridgeport 5, Wilton Blue 1

Despite several nice saves on goal by Brad Mallory, the Wilton Blue lost to Bridgeport this past Sunday. In the first half, Harrison DeStefano and Liam Joy had several shots on goal but to no avail. Brendan Morris, Jimmy Dineen and Nolan Milhoua added to the offense by making nice decisions and solid passes. The second half began with an excellent save by Eamonn Zadourian in goal, followed by an outstanding cross by Nicolas Marini that allowed Liam Joy to score. Jake Padilla, Cooper Buchichio and Blake Ongley proved to be strong defensively by stopping many of Bridgeport’s breakaways. Wilton Blue worked incredibly hard throughout this fast-paced game on the turf. Unfortunately, Bridgeport’s continued pressure resulted in a final score of 5-1.
Wilton White 2, Fairfield 2

Wilton White earned another hard-fought draw against a tough Fairfield squad on Sunday. A backline led by Mick Hamilton and Robbie Baronowski allowed the boys to keep a clean sheet in the first half. Michael DiLullo gave the boys a 2-0 lead in the first half with a brace and was assisted by Jack Cunningham and Bar Eisdorfer. Wyatt Lee came on the play goalkeeper in the second half and turned away a barrage of Fairfield shots. Anthony Palumbo keyed the Wilton attack as striker while Dalton Lee and Greg Bocchino gave the team good pace in the midfield. Jack McMenamey and Peter Braid made some promising crosses for their teammates that almost resulted in a decisive goal before the game ended in a 2 -2 draw.

Under-11


Wilton Blue unbeaten at tournament

Wilton Blue went 4-0 for the tournament win on a beautiful Sunday in South Windsor. After playing well all day, the boys faced their toughest challenge and a must win game against a formidable team from Avon. Jamie Whittaker, Griffin Palmer, Connor Buchichio, Tucker Farrell, Luke Ginsberg and Matthew Stepnowsky, who were impressive on offense all day, took an early lead in the fourth game and with stellar Wilton defensive play the team never relinquished it. Anchored by Charlie Clune in goal, Wilton’s defense of Henry Roy, Cameron Royle, Finn Kaeyer and Andrew Ryan held Avon at bay for the game and tournament win.

Under-13


Newtown 3, Wilton 1

It was a rainy, dreary Sunday afternoon in Newtown as the Wilton battled the Newtown team. Wilton had a notable offensive push towards the Newtown goal throughout the game with impressive teamwork from Luke Medalla, Jack Dodman, Ryan Leung, Luke Barbieri, Robbie Ballentine, Luke Pacheco, Christian Marroquin, Connor Morneau and Declan Healy. Wilton dominated possession of the ball in both halves thanks to the spectacular work of Wilton’s defensive line consisting of Scott Mills, Matt Tabet, RJ Bartels, Luke Eberhart, Matt Tully and Thomas Welch. Connor Lillis had a strong showing as goalie in the first half and Declan Healy had some key saves as goalie in the second half.

Despite their excellent efforts and the skilled ball maneuvering by the Wilton defensive and offensive lines, Newtown had scored two goals by the half. As the second half started, Wilton came on strong with a spectacular 50-yard run to goal by Ryan Leung. Unfortunately Newtown scored one more time and the final score was 3-1.