Wilton youth soccer scoreboard
Wilton Soccer Association teams had the following results in recent action:
Wilton Blue wins Farmington tourney
The season kicked off for the U10 girls Blue team in Farmington at the Bernie Ward Labor Day Shootout. At the end of the two-day event, the Wilton girls finished at the top of their division, taking home the first-place prize.
The first game against Farmington provided Wilton with a 2-1 victory. Farmington scored in the first half but Wilton’s defense, led by Mae Sylvester, Abbey Byrnes and Lia Lombardi, held them in the second half, allowing Wilton’s Olivia Koziol to score, followed up by an indirect kick by Riley Casey which bounced off the crossbar and right into perfect position for Casey to rebound it and drill the ball into the net.
The second game against Western United was another victory, with Olivia Koziol scoring again and Kate Lane notching a goal for Wilton. The team dominated on offense with the help of Giuliana Scaturchio, Kate Johnson and Annalise Lamanna.
Returning on Sunday, Wilton faced West Hartford and scored a 4-0 win. Notching points were Riley Casey, Olivia Koziol, Paige Leung and Kate Lane. Madelyn Pepitone played solid defense, helping Wilton earn the shut out.
In the final game, Wilton beat Glastonbury Hartwell with a final score of 7-0. Grace Costa was on fire, scoring three goals. Also racking up points were Riley Casey, Kate Johnson, Olivia Koziol and Annalise Lamanna.
Wilton White goes 2-0-1 at tourney
The girls 2007 White team kicked off the season at the John Jay Labor Day tournament. The girls showed great focus, communication and teamwork as they defeated New Canaan (2-1), Ridgefield (6-1) and tied John Jay (1-1).
Julia Munrow led the scoring with a total of six goals. Elizabeth Crocitto, Abby Phelan and Mia Sommer also contributed goals. Caroline Cronin, Grace Ratcliffe and Ashley O’Donnell played strong in the midfield and helped create offensive opportunities for the team.
Quincey Burke, Elizabeth Crocitto, Ellie Drew and Chloe Flatt played aggressive defense which resulted in minimal scoring opportunities for their opponents. Sommer, Ratcliffe and Burke made great saves as goalies during the tournament.
Wilton Blue second at John Jay tourney
Wilton Blue came out strong at the John Jay Labor Day Tourney on Saturday, with an impressive 4-1 win over Ridgefield. Addison Pattilo, Kaitlyn Zizzadoro, Riley Fitzgerald and Molly Kaeyer all scored in addition to several solid shots on goal by Isabel Barbieri, Alexa Furst and Cosette Lepore. With a stacked defense and midfield of Morgan Breakey, Fiona Gibbons, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Jane Hughes, Furst, Kaeyer and Lepore, the team displayed their skills and determination to keep the ball moving up the field and out of our opponents scoring range.
Fitzgerald and Zizzadoro had shots against Harrison in the second game, with Brooke Aleksiejczyk scoring Wilton’s only goal in a 1-1 tie.
Aleksiejczyk, Patillo and Hughes displayed fierce goal-keeping skills throughout the tourney, making several great saves. Wilton met its rival, New Canaan, in the finals. Barbieri sunk Wilton’s only goal while the team worked hard keep the ball moving. Aleksiejczyk, in goal, made several impressive saves but in the end Wilton lost a tough one, 2-1.
Wilton White opens season
The Wilton girls U11 White team started its season off an beautiful fall-like day at the John Jay Labor Day Tournament in South Salem, N.Y. Three games were played against New Canaan, Scarsdale (NY) and Ridgefield. Teagan Stengrim, Mary Kate Doyle and Addison Dobson played in goalie for the three games, while Jenna Peterson and Lauren Moe played a strong defense. Melissa Ongley and Ella Breitenbach hustled on the field as strikers alongside forwards Emmy Baer, Sadie Klyver, Remi Morello and Abby Stengrim. Abby Stengrim scored Wilton’s first goal during the New Canaan game while Ella Breitenbach and Mary Kate Doyle each scored for Wilton against Ridgefield.
Wilton Blue unbeaten at tourney
Wilton Blue kicked off the season in impressive fashion at the Fairfield FAST tournament, scoring a total of 27 goals and conceding only three. Wilton first defeated Darien (7-1), followed by Trumbull United (6-0), Westport (7-1), and finally the Fairfield hosts again by the score of 7-1 to remain undefeated.
Wilton Blue exhibited tremendous teamwork and poise from the opening whistle, and the combination of constant pressure, stalwart defense, and excellent passing to maintain possession kept opponents on their heels. Highlights included outstanding tackles by Cooper Buchichio and Brad Mallory, and a beautiful assist by Blake Ongley to Harrison DeStefano for the latter’s first of nine goals on the day.
Leading scorers also included Liam Joy (11), Brendan Morris (4), and Jimmy Dineen, Nolan Milhoua, and Eamonn Zadourian, each contributing a goal.
Wilton Blue fourth in Farmington
After starting off the Nike Bernie Ward Labor Day Shootout with an uninspiring loss, Wilton Blue rattled off three consecutive wins to finish fourth overall.
In their Saturday morning opener, the boys looked rusty and failed to convert despite creating chances against a talented NEConn team. In the afternoon, the boys jumped out to an early lead and then hung on against a very deep team from Middletown, finishing Saturday with a 1-1 record.
Wilton Blue turned up the heat on Sunday, starting with a very impressive win against AC Connecticut. After a nail-biting first half that ended at 0-0, their relentless effort led to five goals in the second half and a clean sheet. The script for their final game against Farmington followed suit — an offensive eruption following a halftime draw to win 6-0.
Throughout the highly competitive tournament the Wilton boys showed why they will be a tough team to beat. They were the top defensive team in the tournament, conceding the fewest goals with four different goaltenders (Luke Perna, Jack Barker, Charlie Roy, Amit Solomon), stout defending from Jack Barker, Maddox Backman, Matt DeMasi, Stefano Cross and relentless effort from Finn Burke at center defensive midfield.
The team showed equal tenacity and versatility on the offensive end, playing an unselfish style of soccer that led to seven different players finding the back of the net (Alessandro Ochoa, Jack Crossen, Cross, Backman, Perna, Roy and Solomon).