With Elections behind us, GOOD Morning Wilton is catching up on coverage of youth sports results since Oct. 19. Results and scores are submitted by Wilton Youth sports teams. Please send all stories and updates, along with a photo to editor@goodmorningwilton.com by noon on Monday of each week. Stories received after the deadline may not be included. Results write-ups will be grouped by sport and published in the order they are received.

Wilton Softball

Wilton Warriors Early Lead Over Wilton Sets Stage For 13-7 Victory (Oct. 18)

An early lead helped the Wilton Warriors defeat Wilton 13-7 on Friday, Oct. 18. Wilton Warriors scored on a groundout by Amelia “McEwing” Fleming in the first inning, a double by Ellie Qudeen in the second inning, a single by Lauren Sanfilippo in the second inning, a groundout by Lauren Davis in the second inning, and a single by Lucy Thomas in the second inning. The big blast came off the bat of Ally “Alonso” Van Heyst with the bases loaded scorched a long drive to clear the bases for a Slam!

The Wilton Warriors scored five runs in the third inning. Fleming, Davis, and Van Heyst all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. In all, the Wilton Warriors collected nine hits on the day. Fleming, Qudeens, and Sanfilippo each managed multiple hits for Wilton Warriors, and Katherine Costanzo led with three bases on balls and three runs scored.

Davis led things off in the circle for the Wilton Warriors. She lasted four innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out eight. Lucy Thomas closed it out with three solid innings on the rubber, striking out three.

The Wilton Warriors earned the victory despite allowing Wilton to score four runs in the sixth inning. Kate Rusin, Grace Qudeen, and Grace ‘DK’ Dibuono-Krafick powered the big inning with RBIs for the Warriors’ “cross-town” rivals.

Wilton 2 totaled 10 hits in the game, including multiple hits from Rusin, Qudeen and Elizabeth DeFeo.

Wilton LL Warriors Claim Victory Over Stratford And Weston to Earn Wilton Invitational Tournament Co-Champion (Nov. 2)

The Wilton Warriors took home a 6-2 victory over Stratford on Saturday, Nov. 2 for their first game of the Wilton Invitational Tournament. They started by taking an early lead in the second inning. Poppy Herve drew a walk, scoring one run.

The Warriors took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. Avery Schestag singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, and Amelia Fleming grounded out, scoring one run. Anna Morello had a key walk.

Lauren Davis was in the pitcher’s circle for the Wilton Warriors. She allowed one hit and two runs over four innings, striking out four. Fleming was light out in relief with no hits and no runs over three innings.

Abby Seeberger led the Wilton Warriors with two hits in three at bats.

In the second game Wilton was down but never out, scoring eight runs in final two innings to take the victory, led by Lauren Buchanan, who hit a blast over the second baseman for a double and Ally Van Heyst with a monster triple! Katherine Costanzo also had a line drive single to drive in one.

Lucy Thomas was on the hill and had her fast ball going with two K’s and two runs over four innings. Davis closed it out with three innings and no runs.

 

Wilton Youth Football

Wilton Warriors Grade 5 Dominate Offense and Defense Over Norwalk, 30-6 (Oct. 19-20)

The Warriors marched onto the turf in Norwalk looking to bounce back from a tough loss the week prior. While Wilton’s offense sputtered on the first drive, their defense answered with tough gang tackles from Michael Duarte, Michael Lenz, Colin Faherty, and Cody Korpan. Faherty promptly ended Norwalk’s drive with a pick. On the next possession, the Warriors’ Faherty ran the ball with authority into the red zone behind solid blocking from August Furman, Jaxon Lin, Matthew Fogarty, Emmett Sommer, Wyatt Hoffstatter, and center Lenz, with lead blocks from Trey Rivera and Korpan. Nick Skillin bolted for a touchdown and with a boot from Lin to put the Warriors up 8-0.

Wilton’s defense was able to hold Norwalk scoreless for the first half with bruising tackles from Nico Mercado, Cooper Rekow, Henry Snow, Charlie Heffernan, Faherty, Sommer, Korpan, and Fogarty. Highlights included Ryan Wixtead blowing up the backfield and drawing a penalty at the same time, Korpan making a big fourth down stop, and a bruising Mercado sack. On offense, the Warriors had more blistering runs from Faherty and Skillin with blocks from Mark Whitman and Dylan Flanagan; a salty touchdown run from Denny Dustin and another Lin kick put Wilton up 16-0 at halftime.

While Norwalk did manage to break a run for a score, Wilton continued to dominate on both sides of the ball for the second half. Oliver Sims delivered punishing tackles on defense, and stonewall blocks on offense, as did Furman. Sommer and Snow continued to stymie Norwalk’s backs. Hoffstatter caused confusion in the backfield while Korpan, Heffernan, Mercado, and Dustin kept making tackles. On offense, Skillin ran for another touchdown, and Brady Corry sported a 60-yard touchdown burst. With another Lin kick, the Warriors were up 30-6. Lenz, Sommer, and Flanagan ran the ball effectively and burned the clock to seal the win; the Warriors improved to 6-1 on the year!

Wilton 6th Grade Warriors Beat Darien, 21-6 (Oct. 19)

#99 Curtis Jackson blocks for #1 Craig O’Neill as he breaks loose for a TD run.

Wilton continued its winning streak with a 21-6 victory over Darien White on Saturday evening, Oct. 19. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead after Craig O’Neill broke loose for a 35-yard TD run (one of his two 35-plus yard TD runs for the night), following the outstanding blocking of the Warrior offensive line crew of Curtis Jackson, Evan Christianson, Josh Meltzer, Hunter Lishnoff, Brendan Morris, Cayden Stevens, Trevien Goldman, Connor McAndrews, and Theo Satrazemis. Mason Behar made the extra point to make it an early 7-0 lead (three-for-three XP’s on night). Trevor Galligan was under center again and was outstanding in delivering the ball to QB Charlie Calabrese working out of the shotgun.  Charlie Roy, Jake Padilla, and Goldman had key receptions during the game that allowed scoring drives to continue. Along with O’Neill, Kieran Wiseman continued to pound the Darien defense on the ground while he and Calabrese effectively worked the QB option package.

Tremendous open field tackles by Padilla and Emma Van Heyst, along with solid defensive play from Will Byrnes, Cooper Buchichio, Marco Chila and Alan Osta, kept the game out of reach for Darien the whole evening. Wilton worked hard to try and preserve the shutout, including Osta running the length of the field to complete a shoestring tackle of a Darien running back at the Wilton one-yard line. The defense did its best to reward Osta’s effort, stopping Darien from entering the end zone for three straight plays, but couldn’t stop them on fourth down and allowed Darien to score their only TD of the game. It was an outstanding team effort all around, despite the team missing Blake Ongley (injured), Max Totten (injured) and Patch Angerame.  

Wilton 7th Grade Blue Battles New Canaan Black for 28-7 Win (Oct. 19-20)

23 Charlie Keller

For the first time this season, the 7th grade Warriors found themselves trailing an opponent. New Canaan got on the board first with a big play and then a successful kick, putting Wilton in a 0-7 hole. That didn’t last long, however, because the Warriors came back strong with a sustained, 13-play drive that featured excellent offensive line play from Maja Driscoll, Cole Siegel, Cole Galante, Jack Huntley, Liam McKiernan, Henry Soojian, Jaxon Thomas and CJ Young. Wilton mixed it up with strong running from Cael Dexter and Jack Schwartz, a 20-yard pass play from Liam Snyder to Ryan Luchetta, and a well-executed option play between Snyder and Dexter. Snyder punched it in from short yardage and Dexter added the two-point conversion, putting the Warriors comfortably back on top, 8-7.

On their next drive, the Warriors again executed a methodical 10-play drive. Ray Ferranti and Charlie Keller were the featured backs on this drive, and Ferranti flashed his skills at receiver catching a pass from Snyder. On fourth and inches, Schwartz found the end zone for the Warriors second touchdown of the day, putting Wilton up 14-7. Wilton had one more possession before the half that showed off the Warrior air assault, with three completions in a row from Snyder to Luchetta (two) and Dexter, but the drive came up short and Wilton went into halftime with a 14-7 lead.

In the second half, Wilton used the same formula on three sustained drives to put two more touchdowns on the board.   Wilton had 31 plays in the second half compared to just six plays for the Rams, easily winning the time of possession battle.  Will Cristini and Emmet Kane had strong runs on those drives, complementing Schwartz, Dexter, and Ferranti. Dexter scored the third touchdown of the game on a terrific run and Ferranti added the final touchdown and two-point conversion of the game, giving the Warriors the lead 28-7.

The Warrior defense was very strong all night. Aside from the one long touchdown play, the Wilton defense didn’t allow a single first down to the Rams. In fact, the New Canaan offense only ran 20 plays in the entire game across eight possessions.  Galante and Luchetta both had terrific interceptions to end Ram drives. Siegel, Schwartz, Dexter, Galante, Ferranti, Driscoll and Thomas all had sacks or tackles for a loss. Ethan Bailey, Driscoll, Snyder, and Cristini also pitched in with key tackles and pass breakups. Another great team win for the 7th grade Warriors.

Wilton 3rd and 4th Grade Blue Gets Another Win Over Darien White, 30-14 (Oct. 19-20)

#12 Sawyer Fasano on a tough run up the middle

This was Wilton’s second time playing Darien White and they knew this would be one of their toughest games of the season. Defense was the name of the game early, with both teams coming up with big stops. The Warrior defense forced turnovers on downs on the first two Darien drives with tackles by Brayden Preisano, Colton Korpan, Callum Gemelli, Aiden Cocca, Max Weigold, Bly Christianson, Finn Snyder, Vin Kelly and Sawyer Fasano.

On Wilton’s third drive of the game, the offensive line of Evan Ash, Bly Christianson, Drew Huntley, Oliver Mills, Lawson Onthank, Alex Trichilo and Peter Wolff got their rhythm and created great running lanes for Fasano, who took it in from 28 yards out for the first touchdown of the game, putting Wilton up 6-0. On the next drive, the Wilton defense continued to be strong with Liam O’Sullivan and Cash Kaiser coming through with big tackles and Andrew Sherman had a critical pass breakup. On the last play before halftime, Darien scored on a well-executed pass play for their first touchdown, and a successful kick put the Blue Wave up 8-6 at the half.

The Warrior offense came to life in the second half, needing only eight plays to score four touchdowns on consecutive drives. On the first drive of the second half, Weigold had a strong run and then Fasano scored from the 20-yard line on the next play.  The next possession, Henry Leary got things started with an impressive 20-yard run and Fasanotook two runs to find the end zone for this third touchdown of the game. Starting with great field position on the next drive, the Warriors scored on their second play on a 15-yard pass from Fasano to Snyder. And, on their last possession, Sherman took the first handoff of the drive 35-yards on a terrific run for the Warriors final touchdown of the game, Wilton up 30-8.

Defense was lights out in the second half.  Liam Brokaw and Taylor Lishnoff made great tackles. Matthew Polito got great pressure on the Darien quarterback recording a sack and forcing an errant pass that Amelia Christianson broke up and almost intercepted. George DuBrock, Topher Jackson and Jason Scanlan showed great hustle and continuously put pressure on the Darien offense. Darien had one long run late in the game to get one more touchdown on the board, making the final score 30-14. This was a great team win, with every player making significant contributions to secure the win.  The Warriors enter their last regular season game undefeated with a record of 7-0.

Wilton 8 Blue Swims to Victory Against Olga and Fairfield Silver, 7-0 (Oct. 27)

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27, Wilton 8 Blue earned a hard-fought victory in terrible weather conditions against Fairfield Silver. The Wilton defense quickly set the tone and forced a Fairfield punt with big plays by George Papakosmas, Ethan Gallo, Liam Kiernan, Todd Woodring and Flynn Shipman.

The Wilton offense, led by Luke DiRocco, executed a 17 play, 14-minute drive, for a touchdown. Lorenzo Caratozzolo, Barrett Leary, Eli Meltzer, Harry Polito, Carter Stephenson and Cole Stevenson, along with the rest of the offense, engineered an impressive drive. DiRocco scored on a QB sneak and Woodring made the kick for a 7-0 lead.

With the rain pounding Fujitani Stadium, the Wilton defense again stopped the Fairfield running attack. Impressive plays by Kiernan, Polito, Leary and Shipman helped return the ball to the Wilton offense. The Wilton offense sustained another long drive with big blocks by Gabe Cronley, Colin Gilmor, Caden Wright and Meltzer. Unfortunately, Wilton ran out of time, but entered halftime with a 7-0 lead.

Throughout the second half, rain continued to soak the field. Wilton stuck to the game plan, which included aggressive defense and lengthy offensive drives. On the next possession, the Wilton defense dominated the line of scrimmage with impressive plays by Caratozzolo, Gallo, Papakosmas and Stevenson. In addition, Stephenson, from his safety position, made a tackle on a potential game-tying touchdown run.

With three minutes left on the clock, a Wilton turnover returned the ball to Fairfield. A final defensive stand saw a great pass breakup by Woodring and a blitz by Polito on a critical 4th down to end the drive. The Warriors took the victory formation to finalize a 7-0 water-logged win. Good luck in the FCFL playoffs.

Wilton 5th Grade Tackle Notches Impressive Win Over Westport, 40-16 (Nov. 2-3)

The 6-2 Wilton 5th Grade Warriors stepped onto Fujitani Field on the heels of a tough loss looking to redeem themselves and make a playoff run. They promptly marched down the field with Nick Skillin running the ball and passing to Trey Rivera; Skillin capped the drive with a touchdown burst behind solid line blocks from Wyatt Hoffstatter, Oliver Sims, Emmett Sommer, Mark Whitman, and center Michael Lenz, coupled with lead blocking from Charlie Heffernan and Brady Corry. Jaxon Lin added a kick, his first of four on the day, to put Wilton up 8-zip. The Warriors went on to dominate on offense, with great running from Colin Faherty, Denny Dustin, and Corry along with more solid blocks from Dylan Flanagan and August Furman. Cody Korpan would run for a touchdown, and Nick Skillin would run for two more touchdowns–one for 60 yards! On defense, the Warriors proved to be a stone wall, with tackles from Cooper Rekow, Nico Mercado, Ryan Wixtead, Michael Duarte, Lenz, and Sommer with help from Matthew Fogarty, Dustin, and crew. Wixtead ended the half with a pick six and Flanagan added a successful kick, to make the half a shutout at Warriors 40, Wreckers 0.

Warriors’ highlights of the second half included multiple tackles from Rivera and Rekow along with tackles from Henry Snow, Heffernan, Korpan, Corry, Sommer, Dustin, and Hoffstatter. On offense, Lenz broke a run for 20-plus yards. The Wreckers did manage two scores. The Warriors walked off the field with an impressive 40-14 vicotry, and a date with Ridgefield next week in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs at Tiger Hollow Stadium.

Wilton 8th Grade Blue Defeats Fairfield Silver in Playoff Play, 7-6 (Nov. 2)

On a cool and crisp Saturday evening, Nov. 2, Wilton 8th Grade Blue defeated Fairfield Silver. Wilton set the tone holding Fairfield to three yards on the first series. Then, led by quarterback Luke DiRocco, the Wilton offense distributed the ball to Lorenzo Caratozzolo, Harry Polito and Todd Woodring and marched 75 yards down the field. Wilton converted several long third downs which included a 20-yard pass by DiRocco to Caratozzolo. Woodring scored on a one-yard touchdown run and kicked the extra point to put Wilton ahead 7-0. The 12-play drive required significant contributions by members of the offensive line to include Ethan Gallo, Liam Kiernan, Barrett Leary, Eli Meltzer, George Papakosmas and Flynn Shipman. Additional downfield blocking and pass routes by Cole Stevenson and Carter Stephenson helped take the lead.

Fairfield responded with urgency on the following series, but the Wilton defense rose to the challenge. Impressive plays by Colin Gilmor who contributed to a quarterback sack, along with Gallo, Papakosmas, Kiernan and Caratozzolo helped force another punt. On the last play of the series, the Fairfield quarterback delayed and broke free up the middle, but Stephenson closed from his safety position to make a touchdown saving tackle. At halftime, Wilton enjoyed a 7-0 lead and permitted only one first down the entire half.

The defensive struggle continued in the second half, but Wilton maintained control with strong plays by Polito, Gabe Cronley and Caden Wright. Consecutive Fairfield drives ended quickly with an interception by DiRocco and fumble recovery by Kiernan. Fairfield scored late in the game and missed the extra point to close the deficit to 7-6. Wilton ended the game in victory formation to move to the second round of the playoffs against Westport. Good luck Warriors!

Wilton 5th Grade Warriors Battle Hard in Playoff Quarterfinals, but Fall in Overtime to Ridgefield 30-31 (Nov. 9-10)

The 5th Grade Warriors squared off against Ridgefield in Tiger Hollow Stadium for the quarterfinal playoff round, hot off their convincing win over Westport. After a slow first series on offense, Wilton’s defense came up big with a Colin Faherty fumble recovery. The Warriors then got moving with a 30-yard dash from Denny Dustin and another strong run from Brady Corry on a pitch sweep; Wilton took the ball inside the Tiger 30 before the drive stalled. Back on defense, the Warriors forced a punt with punishing tackles from Nick Skillin, Matthew Fogarty, August Furman, Dustin, and Faherty. With solid blocking from center Michael Lenz and linemates Wyatt Hoffstatter, Dylan Flanagan, Emmett Sommer, Mark Whitman, and Furman, and lead blocks from Charlie Heffernan, Jack Cook, and Cody Korpan, Skillin was able to string several runs together finishing with a 45-yard touchdown burst. A Jaxon Lin boot put Wilton up 8-zip. Back on defense, Nico Mercado, Trey Rivera, and Dustin all contributed tackles, and Henry Snow stopped the Tigers with a fumble recovery, discovering a football between his knees when the referees pulled apart the pile. The remainder of the first half featured great tackling from Cooper Rekow, Dustin, Korpan, Sommer, and a Corry pass deflection. The Warriors’ defense continued playing tough throughout the second half with tackles from Oliver Sims, Ryan Wixtead, Michael Duarte, Rekow, Lin, Dustin, Heffernan, Snow, and Mercado along with a Korpan pick. The Tigers did manage a touchdown, and the game went into overtime!

The scoring bonanza began with a Tiger touchdown, but Wilton answered quckly with a Skillin to Heffernan touchdown pass capped with another Lin kick that brought the score to Wilton 16, Ridgefield 16. On the next series, a Skillin touchdown run and Lin kick put Wilton up 24-16. The Tigers answered to tie the score, and then a Skillin run put the Warriors up 30-24. Despite a tremendous defensive effort, Ridgefield was able to score one more time, and win the game with a successful point after run; the game ended with the Tigers winning 30-31. As their season came to an end, the Warriors shook hands and walked off the field, heads held high, engulfed in a slew of mixed emotions: disappointment, frustration, pride, and a strong sense of hope among them.

Wilton 8th Grade Tackle Warriors Victorious Over Westport in Second Round of Playoffs, 19-14 (Nov. 9-10)

Westport opened the game with a 70-yard touchdown drive. Wilton struggled early on offense, but by the second quarter, momentum started to build. After strong runs by Todd Woodring, Lorenzo Caratozzolo and Harry Polito, Luke DiRocco connected with Woodring on a 58-yard touchdown pass. Wilton converted the extra point and tied the score 7-7.

The Wilton defense stiffened and held Westport to only two first downs the remainder of the game. Strong plays by Ethan Gallo, Colin Gilmor, George Papakosmas, Flynn Shipman, Barrett Leary, Polito and Liam Kiernan slowed the Westport offense with several tackles for loss. Thomas McDonald intercepted a Westport pass to enter the locker room tied at halftime.

Wilton started the second half on offense. After a couple of Wilton first downs, Westport intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. Early in the third, Wilton trailed 7-14. Westport’s defense continued to press, but the determined Warriors responded with a long possession and great blocking by Gabe Cronley, Eli Meltzer and Cole Stevenson resulted in a nine-yard Woodring touchdown. Wilton attempted a two-point conversion, but the pass was incomplete, leaving Wilton trailing 13-14.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Caratozzolo recovered a Westport fumble and Wilton capitalized. On a critical fourth down, DiRocco connected with Caratozzolo in the end zone for a six-yard touchdown pass. Wilton failed on the two-point attempt but took a 19-14 lead with a minute to play. The aggressive Wilton defense quickly forced four incomplete passes. Wilton took the victory formation and celebrated a 19-14 victory. Carter Stephenson, Henry Roy and Caden Wright could not play due to injury. Thank you to the rowdy fans who cheered Wilton 8 Blue to a great victory. Good luck next weekend against New Canaan. Go Blue!

Wilton 3rd/4th Grade Blue Advances to Championship Game with 20-19 Win Over New Canaan Black (Nov. 10)

The 3rd/4th Grade Warriors faced a tough New Canaan Black team on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, and it was a nail-biter the entire way. Wilton got on the board first, with a drive that featured great blocking by the offensive line of Evan Ash, Bly Christianson, Matthew Polito, Drew Huntley, Amelia Christianson, Oliver Mills, Lawson Onthank, Alex Trichilo, Henry Leary, and Peter Wolff. Sawyer Fasano, Finn Snyder, and Andrew Sherman moved the ball down the field, behind great blocking from their teammates. Fasano put the Warriors on the board with a short touchdown run, giving Wilton a 6-0 lead.

The Rams answered back with a big play for a touchdown, taking a 6-7 lead into halftime. New Canaan extended its lead early in the third quarter with another big play, taking the lead 6-13 and putting Wilton in a position they have been in only a few times this whole season–playing from behind.

The Warriors offense responded behind strong running and blocking from Max Weigold, Brayden Preisano, Henry Leary, and Sherman. Fasano scored the second touchdown of the game on a long sweep play. Weigold ran it in for the extra point, tying the game at 13-13. Late in the third quarter, the Rams took the lead again on another long play, but the Warriors’ defense stuffed the extra point try, limiting the New Canaan lead to six points. After trading drives, the Warriors got the ball and moved downfield with heart and hard work, knowing that their season was on the line. Sherman scored the tying touchdown with a strong run up the middle. Fasano added the extra point which proved to be the game-winner.

With a one-point lead and three minutes left in the game, the Warrior defense made a stand, shutting down New Canaan when it mattered most. The defense was strong all game with key tackles and great hustle from Will Kidd, Cash Kaiser, Liam O’Sullivan, Topher Jackson, Colton Korpan, Taylor Lishnoff, Aiden Cocca, Vin Kelly, George DuBrock, Jason Scanlan, Callum Gemelli, and Liam Brokaw. On that last defensive stand, Weigold, Snyder, Fasano, Kaiser, Bly Christianson and Korpan made critical tackles to preserve the win.

The young Warriors extended their win streak to nine games and they take their undefeated record into the Championship game against Norwalk next week.

Wilton 7th Grade Blue Advances to Semi-finals with a 22-0 Win Over Ridgefield (Nov. 10)

The 7th Grade Warriors took the field on Sunday, Nov. 10, for their first playoff game of the 2019 season. Wilton used a familiar formula to get the win against the Tigers–long sustained drives and shutdown defense. The Warriors got the ball first and orchestrated a methodical drive that took up the majority of the first quarter. The offensive line of Maja Driscoll, Cole Galante, Jack Huntley, Liam McKiernan, Cole Siegel, Henry Soojian, Jaxon Thomas and CJ Young took control in the trenches, making space for Jack Schwartz, Cael Dexter, and Liam Snyder to move the ball down the field. Schwartz scored the first touchdown of the game on a short run, putting the Warriors up 6-0 early.

From there, the defense stepped up, holding the Tigers on each of their drives and forcing them to punt. Siegel and Driscoll had critical sacks, wreaking havoc in the Ridgefield backfield. Schwartz had a punishing tackle on an early Ridgefield drive. Ray Ferranti batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage. Emmet Kane and Ethan Bailey had multiple pass breakups throughout the game. Will Cristini, Ryan Luchetta, and Galante added key tackles.

Coming out of the half, Wilton’s offense got moving again, driving down the field behind great running and run blocking from Ferranti, Charlie Keller and Dexter. Snyder punched it in from the one-yard line for the second Warrior touchdown, and Dexter added the two-point conversion, putting Wilton up 14-0. In the fourth quarter, Wilton added one more touchdown when Dexter ran it in from short yardage. Ferranti added the two-point conversion on a pass from Snyder, cementing the final score of 22-0.

The Warriors extended their undefeated streak and advance to the semi-finals.

Wilton Soccer Association

Wilton 2007 Girls Blue Advance to CT Cup Semi-Finals with 1-0 Win Over Newtown (Oct. 19)

The Wilton 2007 Girls Blue team advanced to the semi-finals of the CT Cup state championship with a thrilling 1-0 win over their division rival Newtown on Saturday, Oct. 19Lia Lombardi tallied the lone goal of the game, slotting home a nice cross from Giuliana Scaturchio with two minutes gone in the second half.  Wilton’s defense was backboned by center backs Abbey Byrnes and Quincey Burke and goalkeeper Addison VonLoeser, with Alyssa Karim, Claudia La Orden Oro, Anna LaBant, Courtney Allen and Nicole Allers (along with a well placed crossbar) helping preserve the shutout despite several desperate Newtown attacks in the waning minutes of the game.

Wing midfielders Julia Munrow, Kate Lane and Lombardi combined with center mids Ellie Drew, Caroline Cronin and Ellie Chock controlled play for large parts of the game, and forwards Scaturchio, Ainsley Smyth, Emmy Ash, Lyla Theoharides and Kellogg Pettibone worked hard to create opportunities.

With the win, the 2007 blue team has reached the semi-finals of the CT Cup for the third consecutive year, falling in the Finals in 2017 and the Semi-Finals in 2018. Wilton will play Newington on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. on Lilly Field with the winner advancing to the state finals on Nov. 2.

Wilton Girls 2005/2006 Finish Season as Division Champions (Nov. 9-10)

Wilton Girls Soccer for the Win! Wilton Girls 2005/2006 finished up the fall season as Division Champions after defeating Bethel on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Norwalk/Westport (Norport) on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Pictured (top row L-R):  Coach Jorge Arbelaez, Abby Petrie, Riley Doran, Brooke Ulehla, Teagan Stengrim, Avery Phillips, Jenna Peterson, Julia Steenbock, Ella Breitenbach, and manager Dan O’Neill; (second row): Megan Dodman, Mary Kate Doyle, Sophie O’Neill, Maddie O’Neill, Grace Biondo, Emmy Baer, Maddy Gillespie, and Anisa Burrows; (bottom row):  Sienna Magazino, Sadie Klyver, and Macy Tiche.

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