Each week, GOOD Morning Wilton will run news of weekend results and scores from Wilton Youth sports teams. Please send all stories and updates, along with a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Youth Soccer
Wilton Boys 2009 White Shuts Out Greenwich, 6-0
Proving that “sometimes the best defense is a strong offense,” the Wilton Boys 2009 White soccer team posted a 6-0 win over Greenwich Sunday afternoon. Center forward Hans Greene powered through the Greenwich defense to score the first goal, and Jack Mulfinger followed quickly with a partially-deflected goal for score number two. Pressure from the whole offensive line, including Jeff Fox, Holden Reading, and Adrian Joseph, combined with strong backfield support from Samrath Dhamoon, Mason Cilento, and Ryan Vermeulen, kept the ball on Greenwich’s side for much of the half, which ended 3-0 after Mulfinger scored again on an assist from Greene.
The second half started strong, as Conor Filip scored the first goal after some fancy footwork and a nice pass from Dhamoon, and Greene took the ball down the field to score goal number five. Greenwich turned up the heat in the second half, but they were shut down by strong defense from Vermeulen, Reading, Joseph, Mulfinger, and Greene. Vermeulen scored the team’s final goal after a crossing pass from Reading to end the game 6-0. Goalkeepers Filip and Fox enjoyed a scoreless game—as did the team’s coach, Anthony Ramirez.
Wilton Girls White 2010 Dominates Fairfield USA with Decisive 7-0 Victory
On a blustery, sunny day in Fairfield, Wilton’s Girls White 2010 team dominated against Fairfield USA, with a decisive 7-0 victory. Hannah Hall and Avery Galligan split duty defending the goal. Fortunately they saw little action with terrific field support coming from Mia Bayonne, Lilly Flatt, Ava Lafiosca, Allison Massaua, Nora McGrath and Ellie Satrezemis. Wilton’s strikers were on fire, powering through Fairfield’s defense, with goals scored by Sophie Duvall (2), Savannah Quick (3), Taylor Setterlund and Samantha VonLoeser securing the win.
Wilton Youth Football
5th Grade Warriors Clinch Undefeated Regular Season with 24-16 Win Over Arch-Rival New Canaan Red
A convincing 24-16 victory over the arch rival New Canaan Red clinched an undefeated regular season for the 5th Grade Wilton Warriors. It was the team’s second unblemished season in the last three years.
The offensive juggernaut was led by Charlie Calabrese with the help of Craig O’Neill, Kieran Wiseman, Emma VanHeyst, Jake Padilla, Will Byrnes and Patrick “Patch” Angerame, while the receiving corps led by Charlie Roy, Trevien Goldman and Theo Satrazemis was on point. The team capitalized on TD runs by O’Neill and Calabrese, punctuated with a 67-yard run by Wiseman. Mason Behar was once again perfect, going three-for-three in point afters.
All of the success would not have been possible without the stalwart work of the offensive line, led by Ray Slough, Max Totten, Curtis Jackson, Evan Christianson and Josh Meltzer.
Although giving up a last minute touchdown, the defense ran roughshod on New Canaan all game long. The defensive front was led by Cayden Stevens, Goldman, Meltzer, Christianson, Marco Chila, Totten, Wiseman, Hunter Lishnoff and Slough. The linebackers were led by Blake Onley, Padilla, O’Neill and Calabrese, while the DBs were led by Grant Santosky, VanHeyst, Byrnes and Behar.
Much credit was due to the hard work and dedication of the team’s volunteer coaching staff led by head coach Chris Calabrese, Jeff Herlyn, Andrew Lishnoff, Jerry Padilla, Burt Pykosz, Asterios Satrazemis, Rick Tomasetti and John Wiseman.
Pictured (main image, above): #10 Charlie Calabrese to #12 Kieran Wiseman with blocking help from #1 Craig O’Neill, #88 Trevien Goldman and #33 Will Byrnes
Wilton Ends Season with Decisive Home Victory Over Darien, 35-7
The Wilton 8 Blue Warriors closed out their regular season Saturday night with a decisive home victory against Darien. Quinn Stengrim had 210 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns. Christopher Capone scored the 5th touchdown on a six-yard run. Lorcan Garcia was perfect on extra-point kicks going five-for-five for the evening.
This was Wilton’s most complete game for the year although they entered the game with only 13 players dressing. Wilton’s offensive line of Colin Randol, Garcia, Merrick Snyder, Jake Enman, Jackson Duncan, Andrew Kress and Nicholas Walden did a tremendous job controlling the line of scrimmage and enabling Wilton to run the ball all evening. Wingback Charlie Guglielmo, fullback Christian McLaughlin and quarterback Capone had many critical blocks that opened up the running game.
Defensively, Wilton also had a very solid game with its defensive line of Bobby DiPalma, Garcia, Jake MacIntyre, Snyder, Enman and Duncan putting a lot of pressure on the Darien quarterback. Cornerbacks Guglielmo and Randol locked down the Darien receivers while linebackers Stengrim and Walden and Capone at safety accumulated many tackles. Defensive ends McLaughlin and Kress had several sacks and tackles for loss. Randol and MacIntyre each had an interception.
Wilton 4th Grade Warriors Power Over Darien, 26-16
The Warriors walked into Darien this past Saturday with a bit of swagger after a win, and a lot left to prove, to face the Blue Wave in the final game before the playoffs. With strong tackling from Michael Duarte, Colin Faherty, Charlie Heffernan, and Michael Lenz, the Warrior defense forced the Blue Wave to a three-and-out on the opening drive. Gang tackling set the tone. The Warrior offense answered with its “Beast Package,” featuring August Furman under center accompanied by Jack Condon, Finn Snyder, Cooper Rekow, Matthew Fogarty, Jaxon Lin, Mark Whitman, and Wyatt Hoffstatter, with Brady Corry, Wyatt Kreter, and Bly Christianson in the backfield, and Trey Rivera on the wing. For yet another week, the Beasts methodically moved the wedge down the field, and finally reached the end zone off a blazing Corry run putting the Warriors up 6-0.
The second quarter began with a long Blue Wave on the move, but punishing tackles from Henry Snow, Denny Dustin, Nick Skillin, Dylan Flanagan, Cody Korpan, Faherty and Emmett Sommer left the Wave scoreless after a drive that took up almost the entire quarter. The Warriors answered the lengthy drive with a speedy Faherty run and a blistering Skillin touchdown sweep; Skillin capped the drive with a two point conversion run to put the Warriors up 14-0. Furman and Faherty teamed up for a sack to end the next Blue Wave drive.
The Beast Boys started the second half by driving the ball down the field once again with the unstoppable wedge. The Warriors then shifted gears, and surprised the Wave with another long run from Skillin, bringing the Warriors up 20-0. Despite two Blue Wave touchdowns, the Warriors had one more of their own powered by a Dustin run to make the final 26-16.
The Warriors have put together two victories in a row, and hope to carry this momentum into the playoffs next week!
Wilton 6th Grade Blue Completes Undefeated Regular Season with Win Over Ridgefield, 20-7
Wilton 6th Grade Blue got its eighth win of the season on Sunday at Tiger Hollow in Ridgefield. The Warriors used the same formula that has worked all year–a stout defense and a strong running game. The defense held Ridgefield to only a handful of first downs and gave up just one big play that resulted in the Tiger touchdown. Solid tackling by the whole team kept the Ridgefield offense frustrated, in particular, Cole Siegel, Will Cristini, Cael Dexter, Maja Driscoll, Luke Ginsburg, Ryan Meenan, Jack Huntley, Liam Snyder, Jaxon Thomas, and Jack Schwartz made key tackles to stop the Tigers’ offense. When the Warriors got the ball, the offensive line made big holes for the running backs, with stellar blocking from Driscoll, Cole Galante, Huntley, Ryan Luchetta, Liam McKiernan, Meenan, Jack Santosky, Siegel, Henry Soojian, Thomas, and CJ Young. The running backs–Schwartz, Ginsburg, Dexter, Cristini, Ray Ferranti, Charlie Keller, Luke Perna and Ryan Stocker–moved the ball consistently against the Ridgefield defense. All three of the Warrior touchdowns came on the ground, with Snyder, Schwartz and Dexter punching it in for the three Wilton scores. The Warriors got the win, 20-7, completing their undefeated regular season and turning their attention to the tough playoff run ahead.