Wilton travel soccer scoreboard: Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in travel action from Sept. 30-Oct.1:
Wilton White 2, Fairfield 1
Wilton White wrapped up its second of consecutive weekend in Fairfield with a 2-1 victory Sunday over FUSA Team 5. Wilton White improved to 3-1 in league play. Wilton took control at the outset, with Grayson O’Donnell driving the ball upfield and Mia Timnev converting for an early 1-0 lead. Gabby Ray followed with a strike of her own to push the lead to 2-0 midway through the opening half. From there, the Wilton defense took over. Harper Crawford and Gabby Ray locked down the midfield alongside Isa and Sofia Rios, and Abby Philippon and Lauren Ely continued to push ahead on the offensive end. Along the back line, the defensive pairing of Gabriela Torres and Ashley Pencu teamed with Grayson O’Donnell to turn back Fairfield’s attacks throughout, and Liesel Schmauch made a number of big-time saves to pitch a shutout until the waning minutes of the game.
Trumbull 5, Wilton Blue 1
On Sunday, Trumbull hosted Wilton Blue in a match more nail-biting than the final score reflected. Although Trumbull scored three times in the first half, Wilton’s aggressive offense played its part in the stirring action. Ally Phelan nearly scored on a penalty kick. Victoria Jankowski, Audrey Lepore, and Andie Langeland threatened to score a number of times. On defense, Sadie Sherman, Clara Fielden and Sophia Solomon put up a valiant effort. Goalie Maddie Rayment made a number of thrilling stops. As the second half commenced, down three goals to nil, Wilton rallied with a goal by Ola Jankowski, who powered the ball in on a penalty kick. The game then turned into a defensive stalemate except for a few quick scores by Trumbull. Kate Wickersham and Casey O’Connor kept on fighting, dribbling upfield and dodging through a maze of white jerseys until the final whistle.
Westport 1, Wilton U-9 (2010) 0
The Wilton U-9 (2010) girls lost a well-played match to Weston 1-0 on Sunday in Weston.The first half was a defensive showcase as both teams fought off pushes with teamwork and excellent goaltending. Audrey Burton tended goal for Wilton and kept Weston off the board with help from teammates Emma Rodriguez, Savannah Quick and Katerina Cross. Wilton fought hard with offensive pushes from Ria Kurien and Abigail Deane. The halftime score was 0-0. The second half featured more of the same with Kurien playing excellent in goal. Wilton kept the pressure on Weston and had several scoring chances led by Brynn Grasso, Juliet DeStefano, Olivia Edwards, Quick and Cross but was unable to get by Weston’s goalkeeper. Wilton’s Jacquelyn Coppola, who was sidelined, led the shouts of encouragement from the sidelines. Weston was finally able to find the back of the net late in the second half for a 1-0 victory.
Wilton Gold 1, Westport Red 0
Trisha Prabhu netted the sole goal in a tight contest with Westport Red as Wilton Gold prevailed 1-0. Alexandra Furman and Arden Hamilton kept the Wilton net empty with a number of phenomenal saves. Eva Ray and Meredith Schwartz played a strong defense, especially when Westport pressured late in the game. Lilah Crispino, Preethi Vijay and Anna Reiter served up key passes and strong shots on goal. Emma Hendricks, Grace Johnson and Clara Lily controlled the midfield as Wilton moves to a 3-1 record.
Wilton Blue 3, Ridgefield Orange 0
The Wilton Girls U12 Blue team played at Ridgefield and came away with a hard-fought 3-0 victory. Emmy Baer opened the scoring with a sweet breakaway goal early. Lauren Moe fired a shot through a crowd that found the back of the net and Caroline Hage added a nice goal to close out the scoring. Abbie Petrie, Mia Robustelli and Macy Tiche kept the pressure on through halftime. In the second half, Ridgefield Orange had several good scoring opportunities including one past the goalie that was beautifully kicked-saved by Molly Kaeyer, keeping Ridgefield off the board. Jenna Peterson steadied the defense, while Mary Kate Doyle, Sadie Klyver and Remi Morello contributed strong midfield play. Tough play in goal by Teagan Stengrim and Virginia McWhorter contributed to the shutout.
Wilton White 6, Easton-Redding United 1
Wilton White triumphed over Easton Redding United with an impressive score of 6-1. Goals were notched by Julia Steenbock (3 goals), Maddy Gillespie (2 goals), and Caitlyn O’Grady (1 goal). The offense was rounded out with the aggressive play of Maddie Phelan, Megan Dodman, Ella Breitenbach, Sienna Magazino, and Melissa Ongley, who continually put pressure on the opposing team. The strong defensive performance of Caroline Luce, Charlotte Stapkowski, Grace Biondo, Brooke Ulehla and Sarah Fernandes provided numerous stops, rarely letting ERU near the goal. Strong goaltending by Grace Biondo and Maddie Phelan sealed the win.
Wilton Blue 3, Stamford Gold 0
Wilton Blue’s first goal was scored by Larsen Burke, assisted by Whitney Hess. Isabel DiNanno created many change-of-field options, while Anya Iyer and Gabriella Mazzella successfully won many 50/50 balls. Strong midfield play was also provided by Georgia Russnok and Grace Duvall. Elizabeth Lamond had strong field goal and corner kicks. Also leading charge defensively were Natalie Cronin and Miya Lasher. Caitlin Allen scored the second goal off an assist from Larsen Burke. The team had amazing goaltending by Reagan Vonloeser. In the second half, Erin McGovern had strong throw-ins and Amanda Prather was relentless on defense. Ella Savage and Caitlin Ongley displayed great teamwork, while Amanda Prather took over in goal to preserve the shutout. Wilton’s final goal was scored by Whitney Hess.
Wilton Gold 2, Trumbull 0
Wilton Gold remained undefeated, beating Trumbull 2-0 at home on Sunday. Strong offensive pressure from Philip Jeschke, Gavin Toohill, Jeffrey Fox, Carter Burkhardt and Joseph Dugan resulted in a deflected goal in the first half, followed by a well-placed goal by Tristen Albright in the second half. Harry Tao, Hugo Dall, Luke Adams, Daniel Hickey and Ryan O’Grady successfully shut down Trumbull’s offense, while goalies Albright and Fox kept the ball out of the net, with Fox blocking a penalty kick.
Old Greenwich 3, Wilton White 0
Wilton White showed up ready to battle on Sunday against an Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center squad that was held scoreless in the first half with outstanding defensive plays by Matthew Fogarty, James Ryan and John Hamilton. Oscar Wayland was challenged early but made his first of two impressive saves, leaping to deflect a shot over the crossbar. Sam Dhamoon (two shots on goal), Hans Greene and Mason Cilento kept the pressure on OGRCC with a strong attack complimented by a couple of blistering shots from Rocco Tripodi. Tenacious defense early in the second half by Chase Friedman and Holden Reading with solid goalkeeping by Jaxon Lin kept the game within reach but a late offensive burst sealed it for OGRCC.
Wilton U-9 (2010) 2, Trumbull 1
The Wilton boys 2010 team (the first second grade travel team in Wilton) scored its first win by defeating Trumbull 2-1. Within minutes of the opening kick, impressive back-to-back goals were made by Wilton’s Kellen Zadourian and Stephen Stewart to put Wilton in the lead. Wilton kept up the pressure as additional attempts on goal were made by Kellen Zadourian, Stephen Stewart, Maxwell Weigold and Spencer Schulten. Strong offense by Luke Kane and Patrick Flynn kept up the pressure. Strong defense by goalie Adam Mims and field players Andrew Eckert and Nathan Phippen prevented Trumbull attempts at goal. The second half ended with a goal by Trumbull from a penalty kick. In the second half, multiple Trumbull goal attempts were saved by goalie Andrew Eckert. Goal attempts were made by Nolan Ripp, Kellen Zadourian, Adam Mims and Spencer Stewart (with an assist by Kellen Zadourian).
Westport 3, Wilton Blue 1
Wilton Blue had a hard loss last Sunday. The game started with forwards Liam Backman, Jacob Albanese and Sean Kaliski making every attempt to make a goal, but Westport’s defense kept shutting them down. Wilton defensive players Gavin Levenherz, Ryan Vermeulen and Joshua Comiskey supported goalie Ciao Thakur. Conor Filip and Mario Coppola gave relief to the defense. Jack Mulfinger stepped in for offense as Coppola then moved up to join him. Kaliski moved back to assist in defense and Giacomo De Paola came in for defense with fresh legs. During the second half, Wilton seemed to pull it together as the defense of Backman, Kaliski and Mulfinger and goalie Comiskey did not allow any more goals. In to join them on defense were Albanese and Filip. The offense seemed to come out fired up. Thakur had a quick break and scored the only goal for Wilton. Comiskey, De Paola and Coppola substituted in for offense and along with Backman, Kaliski and Mulfinger were not going to quit without a fight.
Wilton Gold 3, New Canaan White 3
Wilton Gold traveled to New Canaan to take on New Canaan FC Boys White. It was a fantastic match, ending in a 3-3 tie. New Canaan came out strong, scoring the first goal. Dominick Cilento had a beautiful throw-in assist to Mason Behar, who caught the goalie out of position to put Wilton on the scoreboard. Brian Sallese, Tyler Jackson, and Reed O’Neill kept the offense organized, while Noah Levy and Ronan O’Halloran displayed brilliant defensive teamwork. Warren Hamilton scored a stunning long-range goal for to put Wilton up 2-1. Wilton goalie Trevor Galligan had numerous good saves and punts. At halftime, the score was 2-2. In the second half, Samar Rokkam cleared the ball skillfully, and Bill Stofega unrelentingly drove the ball up the field and showed great dribbling technique. Noah Levy kept the pressure on the defensive side with his tackling and ability to win the ball. There was an exciting string of skilled passing from Bill Stofega to Tyler Jackson to Brian Sallese, who put the ball in the back of the net for Wilton’s third a goal. New Canaan was able to find a hole in the defense to bring the score to 3-3 in the final minute. Wilton remained in third place in the league standings.
Wilton Blue 3, FUSA Black 1
Wilton Blue maintain an undefeated record after defeating FUSA Black on Sunday morning in Fairfield. The Wilton boys conceded an early goal but fired back with three unanswered goals notch their fourth win of the season. The midfield, anchored by Jack Crossen and Finn Burke in the center with wings Amit Solomon and Andrew Partenza, kept pressure on FUSA and sent threatening passes forward for shots on goal. One of these passes found Matthew DeMasi, who sent a blistering cross in to Alessandro Ochoa for the tying goal. Rewarded for his unselfish play, DeMasi found the back of net to give Wilton the lead for good. FUSA didn’t have many threats after their first goal due to relentless defense from Stefano Cross, Jack Barker, Jack Vermeulen and Maddox Backman and strong goaltending from Luke Perna and Barker. In the final minutes of the game, Alessandro Ochoa scored on a breakaway goal to seal the win for Wilton.