Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in action from last weekend:

GIRLS TRAVEL


U9 girls


Stamford 5, Wilton White 2

Wilton White played a back-and-forth game against a strong Stamford team. Claire Rosolen and Maia Bostwick led the charge on offense, scoring two goals in the first half. They were supported by a solid team effort in the midfield by Rachel Phippen, Emma Hendricks and Lilah Crispino, with great effort on both offense and defense by Josie Silvia and Morgan Donahue. Sasha Handel, Sydney Leinberger and Madison Lowthert led the backline and played aggressively, continually turning the Stamford offensive pressure away. Kara Mobyed kept the game close with several good saves as goalkeeper.

In the second half, Lilah Crispino, Kara Mobyed and Sasha Handel led the defensive effort supporting Madison Lowthert, who made several impressive stops as goalkeeper despite the multiple shots. With numerous blocks and tackles, Josie Silvia, Emma Hendrick, Rachel Phippen and Claire Rosolen consistently challenged Stamford in midfield while offensive players Sydney Leinberger, Morgan Donahue and Maia Bostwick had several impressive breakaways that fell just short of a goal.

U10 girls


Wilton Blue 3, Darien 0

The Wilton Blue team played Darien on Sunday Allen’s Meadows to kick off the fall season. In the first half, Wilton was led by the aggressive play of the Wilton forwards and midfielders Abbey Byrnes, Grace Costa, Kate Lane, Lia Lombardi, Maddie Pepitone, Riley Casey, Kate Johnson and Olivia Koziol, who all consistently pushed the play upfield to the offensive zone and created scoring opportunities for their teammates, though they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. Led by the strong defensive efforts of Annalise Lamanna, Paige Leung and Mae Sylvester, together with goalie Giulianna Scaturchio, Darien was unable to generate any scoring chances and the halftime score was 0-0.

In the second half, Wilton continued the strong defensive effort led by Lamanna, Sylvester and Scaturchio, this time with Leung in goal, and kept Darien out of the scoring column. Wilton was able to take advantage of scoring opportunities, generated by the passing of Johnson, Pepitone, Casey, Costa, Byrnes and Lombardi. Lane capitalized with two goals and Koziol notched the other goal.

Wilton White 3, Newtown Blue 2

Wilton White persevered 3-2 over a talented Newtown Blue squad. After Newtown struck first, Wilton’s Mia Sommer sent a blazing shot to the back of Newtown’s goal, tying the game up. Fellow forwards Elizabeth Drew and Abby Phelan aided in setting up this goal. On the defensive end, a virtual stonewall was erected by the tenacious ‘D’ of Elizabeth Crocitto, Chloe Flatt and Quincey Burke. In the Warrior goal, Sofia Partola stopped several difficult shots with deft hand and footwork. Wilton took a 2-1 lead off a Grace Ratcliffe rocket that soared past Newtown's netminder. She was assisted a crisp Ashley O’Donnell pass. Following another Newtown tally to tie the score at 2-2, Wilton answered again. The offensive pressure applied by Caroline Cronin and Julia Munro set up Sommer for some dazzling dribbling, freeing her to score a second time with what proved to be the game-winner.
Wilton Gold 6, Fairfield 0

Wilton Gold won the first game of the season this past Sunday, defeating Fairfield 6-0 at Allen’s Meadow. Mia Robustelli made two goals and Macy Tiche, Sasha Langholm, Madelaine Phelan and Anisa Burrows made a goal each. Abigail Schmitt did a great job as goalie in the first half and Anisa Burrrows took over in the second half as goalie with great results. Megan Dodman, Madison Gillespie, and Caitlyn O’Grady showed great teamwork in passing the ball. The defense was solid with Julia Steenbock's fancy footwork, Caroline Luce’s strong kicks and Grace Biondo’s hustle.

U11 girls


Trumbull 6, Wilton White 1

Wilton White the Trumbull players to Comstock field for its first home game of the season. The strong defensive line consisting of Lauren Moe, Sadie Klyver and Jenna Peterson was repeatedly battered by the talented Trumbull players. Teagan Stengrim was in goal and had multiple saves. Gigi McWhorter came in on defense and with her fancy footwork was able to keep the ball away from the Wilton net. Ella Breitenbach and Mary Kate Doyle were both on offense with multiple attempts on goal; however, it was the incredible speed of Abigail Petrie in a breakaway that gave Wilton’s its first goal.

Despite being down 5-1 at the half, the Wilton girls came onto the field in the second half with vigor and determination. Addison Dobson was the keeper and surprised the Trumbull players with her many leaping saves, allowing Trumbull to score only one additional point. She was supported by Peterson and Remi Morello, who had multiple blocks, preventing the ball from getting near Wilton’s goal. Melissa Ongley was a strong presence in the midfield providing support for both Wilton’s offensive and defensive plays.

Bridgeport bests Wilton Blue

The Wilton Warriors Blue started the season against a very physical Bridgeport team. The first half of the game was evenly matched with Morgan Breakey, Cosette Lepore, Jane Hughes and Kaitlyn Sullivan on defense keeping Bridgeport at bay. Goalies Addison Patillo and Brooke Aleksiejczyk blocked many solid shots to keep Wilton in the game. Midfielders Alexa Furst, Molly Kaeyer and Fiona Gibbons’ fine footwork pushed the ball to strikers Isabel Barbieri, Kaitlyn Zizzadoro and Riley Fitzgerald, who had multiple shots on goal. The game-tying goal came later in the half on a beautiful assist from Hughes to Patillo, who rocketed the ball into the back of the net. The half ended with a 1-1 score.

In second half, Bridgeport came out strong, scoring several goals quickly despite the valiant defensive efforts of Sullivan, Fitzgerald, Lepore and Barbieri. The midfield line of Kaeyer, Furst and Gibbons worked furiously to try and get the ball into scoring position. Aleksiejczyk, Zizzadoro and Patillo made numerous attempts on goal to try and settle the score. Hughes battled an onslaught of attempts on goal and blocked many.

U12 girls


Wilton Blue 3, Westport 1

Squaring off against Westport, Wilton Blue dominated the field from the beginning. The strength of the defense of Miya Lasher, Ella Savage, Whitney Hess, Caitlin Allen, Natalie Cronin, Amanda Prather, Caitlin Ongley and Siena McDermott held back Westport and the goalies, Grace Duvall and Hannah Fitzgerald, made sure the opponent never got close to scoring. Wilton maintained possession of the ball for most of the game and the tremendous passing between the midfielders, Charlotte Casiraghi, Anya Iyer, Taylor Felipe, Georgia Russnok, Fitzgerald and Duvall helped position the ball for several field goal attempts.

Early in the first half, Olivia Mannino crossed to Isabel DiNanno, who sent it sailing into the goal to take the lead 1-0. Shortly after, Hess scored after a long run downfield, followed by her second goal after a perfect pass from Fitzgerald to bring the score 3-0. Westport’s defense was no match for the solid passing and fast footwork of the other offensive players, Larsen Burke and Mary Scally. With teammate Morgan Felipe cheering from the sidelines, her teammates finished their first game of the season with a solid performance.

U14 girls


Wilton Blue 1, Weston 1

Wilton’s Blue faced off in an early-season battle with one of its key rivals, Weston. Wilton played a 4-1-3-2 formation, with Alessia Cawley and Kira Howard applying lots of pressure up top, and Piper Chase and Rachel Slater, spelled by Catalina King, owning the midfield. Maureen Campbell, Ashley Carbonier, Hailey Smith and Lilly Barnes were fast on the wings, and a nice cross by Slater led to Carbonier putting one in from the left side just before the half.

In the second half, Alexis Castaldi, Maggie Rowe, Lindsay Grandolfo, Peyton Gildersleeve, Riley Milhoua and Sam Nichols on defense had their hands full with a re-invigorated Weston attack, and got some great saves by Grace Cahill to stand firm. Ultimately, after a back and forth battle, the game ended in an exciting 1-1 tie.

BOYS TRAVEL


U9 boys


Wilton White 5, Greenwich 1

Wilton White had an encouraging first game on Sunday at Old Greenwich, with strong effort and attitude. The boys dominated possession in the first half and attacked with intensity and decisiveness. On those occasions when the home team was able to cross midfield, Wilton was able to stymy the effort and respond with effective counterattacking. Mick Hamilton anchored the back line in the first half while Jack Cunningham and Wyatt Lee helped push the pace in the midfield. Greg Bocchino had a strong half as goalkeeper, with several stops from point-blank range, helping to preserve a shutout through half time. On the offensive end, Michael DiLullo helped lead a relentless attack that yielded goals from Peter Braid, Robbie Baronowski and Hamilton.

The second half led to more of the same, with effective passing and pace. Jack McMenamey and Bar Eisdorfer played strong along the back line and created promising chances for their teammates while Dalton Lee helped control the midfield. The withering pressure of the Wilton attack continued in the second half and led to goals by Anthony Palumbo and a second by Hamilton. Palumbo and Braid also split duty as goalkeeper in the second half and negated a number of scoring attempts.

U10 boys


Wilton White 7, Shelton 2

Wilton White beat Shelton 7-2 on Sunday at home. Andrew Partenza opened the scoring, followed by goals from Dominick Cilento, Conor Toohill and Quinn Minozzi, with Kenji Sahay getting an assist. The first half ended with Wilton up 4-0, as goalie Matt Martins, and midfielders and defenders Nathaniel Kalter, Liam Christ and Toby Plowright held Shelton to few chances. The second half saw Wilton goals from Partenza, Martins and Jack Vermeulen. Sahay did a great job in the goal to secure the win.
Wilton Gold 1, New Canaan 1

After a hard-fought back and forth game, Wilton and New Canaan played to a draw on Sunday. Andrew Mims put Wilton ahead early in the first half while Trevor Wisdom anchored the defense with a solid performance in net. Wilton’s defense continued to thwart New Canaan’s numerous offensive attacks, led by Ronan O’Halloran, Brian Sallese and Reed O’Neill, until New Canaan drew even before halftime. Midfield players Mason Behar, Rhys Ceron and Nicholas Eberhard distributed the ball and covered the field with a great effort. Theo Satrazemis held New Canaan scoreless in the second half as goalkeeper. The offense kept the pressure on throughout the game, led by Nicholas Eberhard, Or Eisdorfer, Ryan Miller, Brian Sallese, Bill Stofega and Luca Szymanowicz.
Wilton Blue 7, Trumbull 1

Wilton Blue started the season out strong. In the first half, Wilton was relentless, camped on the edge of Trumbull’s penalty area. Within the first minute of play, Stefanos Cross scored off a cross from Jack Crossen. Luke Perna scored with a big kick from right field. Cross scored again off of a huge boot from Charlie Roy from the goalie box. Alessando Ochoa quickly followed with a goal placed at the top of the net. Maddox Backman scored the fifth goal with a big kick from the top of the box. Perna finished off the run to 6-0 with another goal. The remainder of the half was possession play, with Amit Solomon’s impressive offense and Jack Barker and Evan Lalor providing superb defense to keep the opponent out of Wilton’s net. Roy was key as goalie, with three great saves.

Trumbull snuck in a goal early in the second half, which was followed by a beautiful goal from Wilton’s Ochoa. Finn Burke, captain for the game, led the team as center midfielder, moving the ball around the pitch. Will Soucy and Matt Demassi showed great ball-handling skills throughout the match. Amit Solomon made some great saves as goalie, before handing over the box to Backman.

U11 boys


Wilton White 6, Westport Gold 2

Wilton White team faced off against Westport Gold on Sunday at Ambler field. This was the team’s first regular-season game with coach Mike Revill and it was a good one. Andres Deidan, Marcos Flaim, Akhil Vallabhajjosula and Eric Pacheo were on offense at the start of the game and gave Westport’s defense all that they could handle. James Morello played great in goal in the first half and his defensive support came mainly from Jekabs Silins, Mason Andrews and Ben Zappaterrini, who helped him to turn away Westport’s offense. Dylan McMenamey started off the scoring in the first half with Andres Deidan also scoring twice and the score was 3-1 at the half.

In the second half the tenacious midfield and defensive play of Finnbar O’Halloran, Charlie Greene and Lucas Moraes helped to keep Wilton’s positive momentum going. Flaim had a nice corner kick which Zappaterrini was able to knock in to make it 4-2. Siddharth Suneja wowed the crowd with two goals late in the game.

Wilton Blue 2, Darien 2

Wilton Blue faced a tough Darien team. Wilton’s excellent passing by Connor Buchichio, Finn Kaeyer, Griffin Palmer and Matthew Stepnowsky created a number of scoring opportunities. Luke Ginsburg. Henry Roy, Andrew Ryan and Cameron Royale anchored the solid defense. Wilton got on the board first with a penalty shot by Jamie Whittaker. Mac McGovern and Charlie Clune kept Wilton in the game with some terrific saves. Tucker Farrell tied it up with a strong shot from the left.

U13 boys


Wilton Blue goes 1-2 at tourney

Wilton Blue put forth great effort this weekend with a tournament on Saturday in White Plains, N.Y., then a home game on Sunday against Redding. In their first games as a team, the boys enjoyed a 4-0 victory over White Plains but lost 0-1 to both New Rochelle and Eastchester in hard-fought battles. Against White Plains, Ryan Leung scored twice early in the game. After some back and forth, Declan Healy advanced the ball with a beautiful bicycle kick to Dhruv Rokkam that led to a penalty kick for Luke Pacheco, who punched it in soundly for the third goal. Scott Mills then scored the team’s fourth goal thanks to a beautiful pass from Conor Lillis.

Throughout the tournament, strong offense was also delivered by Robbie Ballentine, Luke Barbieri, Jack Dodman, Christian Marroquin, Luke Medalla, Connor Morneau and Matthew Tabet. Solid defenders included RJ Bartels, Luke Eberhart, Tommy Lowell, Matthew Tully and Thomas Welch. Scotty Mills and Eberhart took turns in goal and delivered strong performances.

For Sunday’s game, the boys put up a good fight but succumbed to Redding with a final score of 4-2. Despite a strong offensive effort early in the game by Wilton, Redding achieved all of its goals before the half. Wilton gained momentum just before the half with a nice goal by Medalla. Dodman followed up in the second half and scored with another great shot.