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Wilton Fencer Earns Silver at Y-12 Tournament
Owen Abrahamsen of Wilton earned a silver medal in the Y-12 Tournament held March 17 at the Ridgefield-based fencing academy Way Of The Sword, featuring 11 foil fencers from the surrounding area. Abrahamsen (pictured above, left, with Ridgefield resident Alex Safir, who took gold) earned one of the top two highest seeds based on the results of five preliminary (round-robin) morning matches, and then winning the quarterfinal and semifinal matches. Abrahamsen is a student at Ridgefield Academy.
Wilton’s Boys U10 Blue Falls to Darien Blue, 6-1
Wilton’s U10 Blue team fell to the always formidable Darien Blue squad, 6-1. The defensive line, anchored by Peter Braid, Boden Davi and Blake Ongley, worked tirelessly to thwart the unrelenting pressure applied by Darien. Midfielders Harrison DeStefano and Nicholas Marini used their agility and speed to both create offensive opportunities for Greg Bocchino, Caiden Crossen and Brendan Morris (each with shots on goal) and to adeptly track back on defense. Goalkeeper Michael DiLullo was outstanding, and tallied eleven saves in the first half. Wilton finally broke through when Cooper Buchichio, who showed tremendous poise and perseverance throughout the match, scored on a perfectly placed throw-in from Liam Joy.
Wilton 2009 Boys Blue Team Bests Greenwich Arsenal, 7-4
The Wilton 2009 Boys Blue Team scored a huge 7-4 win in their second game of the spring season against Greenwich Arsenal on Sunday. Led by their coach Ritesh Mistry, the boys played very aggressively and never slowed their pace on a larger-than-normal field, working very well together and keeping the ball in Greenwich’s zone for most of the game. Wilton showed great shape and spacing and moved the ball well across and down the field, connecting on passes and creating many scoring opportunities in front of Greenwich’s goal. After ending the first half with a 5-2 lead, the Wilton boys came out in the second half determined to ensure the win, setting the pace for what promises to be a very successful spring season. Caio Thakur and Gavin Levenherz did an excellent job sharing goalkeeping duties for Wilton, and Jake Albanese, Sean Kaliski, Conor Filip, Liam Backman, Mario Coppola, Ryan Vermulen, Jack Mulfinger, Josh Comiskey and Giacomo DePaola all displayed great determination and playmaking in this hard-fought and well-deserved win.