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The following games were recently played by Wilton Soccer Association teams.
Wilton Blue wins SCOR tourney
The Wilton Blue team waged a hard-fought battle on Saturday to win its division in the Soccer Club of Ridgefield’s Columbus Day Tournament. Wilton managed to go undefeated in four straight games against tough squads from New Canaan, Stamford, New Milford and Ridgefield.
The day began with an explosive start from the Wilton offense as Michael Cooper scored two goals against Ridgefield Orange in the first five minutes of the game, starting a run in which Cooper would manage to score at least once in each of the four games, as well as contributing several assists. Ryan Leung and Matt Tabet also turned in impressive performances, with each player scoring in the 6-0 win over Ridgefield.
In game two, the Stamford Hurricanes came on hard, as the temperature started to rise and the Wilton midfielders and wings racked up serious miles. Christian Marroquin and Jack Dodman, who both managed assists in game one, helped Wilton maintain an advantage in possession time during the second half. Cooper and Leung again led the scoring effort, and aggressive moves from goalkeeper Sam Gioffre helped limit Stamford's ability to score, as Wilton emerged with a 3-2 win.
After a brief break, Wilton headed into its third game against New Milford. The defensive line of Scotty Mills, Luke Medalla, Dylan Bender and Tommy Lowell had so far managed to hold two competitive teams to just two goals. But now those defenders would really be tested in what turned out to be toughest battle of the day. Time and again, Connor Lillis and Amir Sabovic managed to win battles against the aggressive New Milford forwards, with Marroquin and Luke Barbieri playing a big role by keeping up the offensive pressure in the New Milford end. When the dust settled, Wilton had managed a 2-1 victory to stay unbeaten.
Against New Canaan Black in the finals, Wilton began the scoring with an early goal from Leung and didn’t look back, registering a 3-0 triumph to secure first place in its division.
Wilton Blue at tourney
The Wilton Blue team played four great games last weekend at the CT Rush tournament. Hard-fought, physical games required the best of the Wilton players, and they rose to the challenge by playing some of their best soccer of the season. Luka Andjelkovic, Griffin Casey, Charlie Clune, Luke Ginsberg, Wyatt Jones, Henry Roy, Cameron Royle, Luke Umphred, Cole van den Heuval, Jamie Whittaker, and Declan Zadourian all contributed, with good passing, multiple shots on goal, and strong defensive play throughout the tournament.
Wilton White unbeaten at tourney
At the SCOR tournament, Wilton White defeated Ridgefield White, the Chappaqua Rangers, and New Canaan White, while playing Darien to a scoreless tie. Dylan Brokaw, Francesco Tomas, Blake Bakken, Thomas Wilkinson, Andres Deidan, Benjamin Mrakovcic, Jason Miller, Coach John Rios, Tucker Farrell, Matthew Stepnowsky, Griffin Palmer, Andrew Ryan, and Dylan McMenamey all contributed for Wilton.
Wilton Blue goes 1-3 at tourney
The Wilton Blue squad participated in the CT Rush Tournament in Wilton last weekend. Wilton Blue, which entered the tournament unbeaten at 4-0, split its first two games, losing to Westport Blue, 6-1, and beating CT Rush Shoreline, 6-4. On Sunday, Wilton faced two tough opponents in Westport White and CT Rush Central, dropping two hard-fought games by scores of 6-2 and 4-3, respectively. Leading the charge offensively for Wilton Blue and scoring goals were Stefano Cross, James Cameron, Grady Kaliski, William Soucy, and Maddox Backman. In addition, strong offensive play came from Curt Brichkowski, Luke Perna, Daniel Aravena, Matthew DeMasi, and Evan Lalor. Strong defense and goalie play was displayed all weekend by Mason Andrews, Samik Soi, Backman and Kaliski.
Wilton White in SCOR tourney
Wilton White played four games in the SCOR tournament with six players instead of the usual eight, challenging White to adjust its passing strategy. The defense was led by fearless goalies Charlie Rosa, Nate Jackson, Matt Martins and Evan Arghireiscu. Assisting with strong defense were Finn Burke, Brian Sallese and Andrew Partenza. Playing in the center of the field were Connor Buchichio and Jack Crossen, who moved the ball to the offense, leading to goals from Jack Crossen, Toby Plowright, Amit Solomon and Nathaniel Kalter.
Monroe 5, Wilton White 0
The game started with Monroe getting two quick goals. During the rest of the half, Wilton played an excellent defensive game, with a strong back line consisting of Jenna Peterson, Caroline Luce, Sasha Langholm, and Lauren Moe. Finally, midfielder Sadie Klyver was able to move the ball towards forwards Mary Kate Doyle and Riley Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had a great attempt on goal, but her kick was blocked. The Panthers were relentless with many attempts on the Wilton goal, but keeper Addison Dobson was able to block every shot, holding Monroe to a 2-0 halftime lead.The second half started with Luce in goal for Wilton and making many saves. With excellent defense by Langholm and Peterson, Wilton continued to battle the Panthers and was able to get the ball moving towards the Monroe goal. Maddie Dineen passed perfectly to Fitzgerald, who had another attempt on goal. Kaitlyn Sullivan skillfully moved the ball toward the Monroe goal and passed to Emmy Baer, who also had a shot on goal. In the end, the pressure by Monroe proved to be too much, resulting in three more goals.
Wilton White rocks pink at tourney
Sporting electric pink socks in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Wilton White team had a successful weekend at the SCOR tournament in Ridgefield, finishing with one win (Ridgefield Eagles), one loss (Stamford Hurricanes), and two ties (Chappaqua Blue and New Canaan White). Kate Lane scored three goals for Wilton within the first 10 minutes of the first game. Julia Munrow landed a goal in each game, and Isobel Wilkinson, Grace Ratcliffe and Grace Costa also scored under pressure. Against aggressive competition, Elizabeth Crocitto, Ellie Drew, Sophie Fitzgerald, Annalise Lamanna and Mia Robustelli showcased their versatility with skillful passing and dynamic movement. Abigail Schmitt, Chloe Flatt and Lia Lombardi each made a strong showing in goal.
Wilton Blue second at tourney
The Wilton Blue team finished second in its division at the CT Rush Columbus Day Challenge Tournament in Wilton. Wilton defeated CT Rush Shoreline (3-0), South Central Premier (6-0) and Westport White (6-0), and lost to Westport Blue (1-0) on a goal late in the second half. Mae Sylvester, Kaitlyn Zizzadoro, Paige Leung, Riley Casey, Abby Petrie, Giuliana Scaturchio, Olivia Koziol, Cosette Lepore, Ellen Wilkinson, Teagan Stengrim, and Abigail Byrnes all contributed for Wilton.