Wilton travel soccer scoreboard
Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in travel action from last weekend:
Wilton Blue 11, Bethel 5
Wilton’s goals were scored by Liam Joy (5), Harrison DeStefano (2), Brendan Morris (2), Eamonn Zadourian (1) and Nolan Milhoua (1). Bethel scored first but the Warriors came on strong as Jake Padilla made several great saves and Brad Mallory stopped Bethel on the defensive end and took it up the field for an assist to Nolan Milhoua. The game was 6-2 at halftime. At the start of the second half, Cooper Buchichio and Nicholas Marini applied consistent offensive pressure. Bethel tried to fight back but James Dineen and Blake Ongley played tenacious defense down the stretch to keep the game well out of their reach.
Wilton White 7, Westport 2
Wilton White won its home opener on Sunday against Westport with a decisive 7-2 victory. The boys built an early lead and netted five goals by halftime, while maintaining a strong defensive presence throughout. Dalton Lee played strong in goal during the first half while Wyatt Lee opened the scoring. Robbie Baronowski, Mick Hamilton and Bar Eisdorfer controlled the tempo and helped initiate the attack in the midfield. Greg Bocchino added a brace in addition to goals by Michael DiLullo and Peter Braid in the first half.
The second half brought on a slight change in tactics as the boys looked to fall back and the counter when given the opportunity. Jack Cunningham made several strong challenges in the defensive effort followed by strong runs of his own. Solid effort from both Anthony Palumbo and Jack McMenamey was rewarded with goals. Braid and Eisdorfer shared goalkeeping responsibility in the second half and turned back several strong efforts by Westport
Wilton White 6, Westport 3
Wilton’s first goal was scored by Kengay Sahay. The goalie for the first half was Toby Plowright. Defensemen for the first half were Liam Christ, Evan Arghirescu and Dominic Cilento. Nathaniel Kalter played right forward. Jack Vermeulen played left forward in the first half and left defensemen in the second half. In the second half, Quinn Minozzi scored, followed by Kenjay Sahay, Tyler Coppola, Andrew Partenza and Tyler Coppola. The fearless goalie for the second half was Connor Toohill.
Wilton Blue 5, Ridgefield 0
Stefano Cross started off the scoring with a blistering goal with an assist from Will Soucy. Stefano continue his scoring ways with a second goal just before halftime to take a 2-0 lead. Wilton kept pressure on Ridgefield with Alessandro Ochoa, Evan Lalor, and Will Soucy taking shots on goal in the first half. Luke Perna had a clean sheet in goal for the first half and made four fantastic saves. Wilton's defense was anchored by Jack Barker (captain), Matthew Demasi, Maddox Backman and Finn Burke.
Wilton came out in the second half where it left off when Luke Perna scored on an assist from Stefano Cross. They quickly added the fourth goal when Maddox Backman scored on an assist from Finn Burke. The team continued to pressure Ridgefield with Amit Soloman and Charlie Roy taking multiple shots on goal. Jack Crossen scored on a Maddox Backman corner kick with a one-touch shot for the final goal of the game. Evan Lalor locked down the Ridgefield team and posted his first clean sheet of the year in goal for the second half of the game.
Westport 4, Wilton Blue 2
Wilton Blue played a tough match against a strong Westport team on Sunday at Ambler Farm. Wilton’s goalie Arden Taubin was peppered with shots from Westport in the first half and made some great saves. Kerry Dodman, Ella Loughran, Schuyler Groves and Keira Rafferty kept the pressure on in Westport with nice passing and shooting. Westport went up 2-0 before Charlotte Mannix put one in the back of the net just before halftime. Rose Bilella, Lilliana Todd and Kelly Mancuso played tough defense, holding Westport to two goals in the second half. Rose Mallory scored off a beautiful corner kick sent in by Maia Andjelkovic.
New Canaan Red 2, Wilton Blue 1
Wilton lost a hard-fought battle against New Canaan Red on Saturday. In the first half, Wilton was relentless as they camped on the edge of New Canaan’s penalty box. With superb efforts provided by the offense, Kate Johnson, Kate Lane, Riley Casey, Olivia Koziol, Lia Lombardi and Maddy Pepitone, Wilton remained scoreless in the first half. Giuliana Scaturchio tended goal for both halves and had many great saves. The defense fought hard to keep the ball on the New Canaan side most of the game with great defensive plays by Paige Leung, Mae Sylvester, Grace Costa, Annalise LaManna, and Abigail Byrnes. Riley Casey netted one in the second half to put Wilton on the board, but the Warriors fell short, 2-1.
Wilton White 6, Monroe 0
Both Wilton and Monroe began Sunday’s game a bit flat, with most of the action taking place midfield. However, around the three-minute mark, Grace Ratcliffe broke away from the pack and fired a shot on goal which hit the post. The attempt changed the momentum of the game as Wilton went on the attack. Sophia Partola stole the ball and put another shot on goal. The Warrior defense, led by Elizabeth Crocitto, Chloe Flatt and Quincy Burke, swarmed any rush made by Monroe. Meanwhile Julia Monroe, Ashley O’Donnell and Ellie Drew pressured Monroe until O’Donnell was rewarded with the game’s first goal. Monroe’s first shot on goal came towards the end of the first half only to be blocked by Abby Phelan in goal. The second half is where Wilton poured it on as Carolin Cronin and Mia Sommer helped Wilton in shutting out Monroe.
Fairfield FUSA 6, Wilton Blue 1
The defensive line up of Molly Kaeyer, Isabelle Barbieri and Morgan Breakey defended well under heavy pressure from Fairfield. Wilton midfielders Kaitlyn Sullivan, Alexa Furst and Fiona Gibbons worked hard throughout the first half to move the ball up the field. Wilton goalies Addison Pattillo and Brooke Aleksiejczyk deflected multiple shots on the Wilton goal. It looked like Pattillo was going to get the first goal on Fairfield as it soared over the goalie’s hands, only to hit the crossbar. Fairfield's continued pressure resulted in three goals in the first half.
In the second half, Wilton goalies Aleksiejczyk and Jane Hughes were fearless in goalkeeping against multiple shots taken by Fairfield. Defender Cosette Lepore used her fancy footwork to advance the ball up the field while Gibbons, Barbieri and Furst defended. In a foul against Pattillo, midfielder Kaitlyn Zizzadoro took the penalty kick and put the ball just over the Fairfield goalie's hand for Wilton’s only goal, on a truly amazing shot. Striker Riley Fitzgerald was super-fast getting to the ball and had some great crosses.
Greenwich 5, Wilton White 2
The first half was a big offensive push by Greenwich with some great diving saves by Mary Kate Doyle in goal to keep it close, and strong defensive efforts from Remi Morello and Jenna Peterson. The midfield of Sadie Klyver, Melissa Ongley and Ella Breitenbach was forced to play
back and support the defense and all three had some nice transitions and passes up to the forwards, but Greenwich was able to get two one-on-one breakaways which led to goals and a 2-0 halftime lead.
In the second half Wilton made a big offensive push and spent most of the second half in Greenwich territory. Strong shots and goals from Teagan Stengram and Abby Petrie resulted in Wilton’s only two scores of the game. A few hard shots from Emily Baer and Lauren Moe came up short as the goaltender was up to the task. Addison Dobson played the entire second half in goal with many great saves. Greenwich was able to get three breakaways, however, which led to three more goals and a tough 5-2 loss for Wilton.
Wilton Gold 2, Greenwich 0
It was an overcast and muggy Sunday afternoon as Wilton Gold traveled to Greenwich for its first away game this season. Wilton’s ‘steel curtain’ defense of Grace Biondo, Julia Steenbock, Caroline Luce and Megan Dodman shut down Greenwich’s scoring chances throughout the match. When Greenwich did break through the line, Abigail Schmitt’s goaltending was exceptional, ultimately getting the shutout. Maddy Gillespie and Macy Tiche dominated the midfield for the first and second halves. Even though Maddie Phelan and Caitlyn O’Grady applied relentless offensive pressure with several shots on goal, the first half ended scoreless.
Wilton came out strong in the second half with a beautiful pass by Sasha Langholm, which led to an Anisa Burrows breakaway goal. Mia Robustelli battled at midfield to win her challenges, which eventually set up Anisa Burrows’ second scorcher of a goal with five minutes to go. Wilton Gold improved its record to 2-0 on the season.
New Canaan 2, Wilton Blue 0
Wilton’s Blue fought hard in Sunday’s game against New Canaan Red. Anya Iyer, Taylor Felipe and Siena McDermott led a strong midfield setting up the front line. Kelly Holmgren, Charlotte Casiraghi and Mary Scally kept pressure on New Canaan with several shots on goal. Defenders Miya Lasher, Amanda Prather, Natalie Cronin and Ella Savage swept the ball away and goalie Hannah Fitzgerald made numerous saves, but the first half ended with Wilton down by two goals.
Wilton kept the intensity up in the second half with Isabel DiNanno, Larsen Burke, Morgan Felipe and Caitlin Ongley making great runs and strikes. The strong defense of Whitney Hess, Caitlin Allen and Georgia Russnok, with Grace Duvall in goal, held New Canaan scoreless in the second half.