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 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 Youth Soccer

Wilton U9 Blue Boys Fall to Trumbull, 0-4

The Wilton U9 Boys Blue Team fell to Trumbull on Sunday morning by a score of 0-4. The game was much closer than the score shows, as some unfortunate bounces went against Wilton early. Caio Thakur minded the net in the first half and made several diving saves to keep Wilton in the game. Thakur was also aggressive, running out to scoop up loose balls in the box. Strong defense was seen early with Josh Comiskey controlling the backfield while Jack Mulfinger and Mario Coppola cleared the ball well. Gavin Levenherz had an opportunity to get Wilton on the board before half, but his shot sailed just inches over the crossbar.

Wilton came out with energy in the second half, with excellent pressure from Jake Albanese keeping the ball far away from Conor Filip who took over goaltending duties. Giacomo De Paola established his presence in the midfield, playing both great defense and pushing the ball forward to create opportunities. Sean Kaliski darted around the field and helped create a shot on net by Ryan Vermeulen, who was unable to sneak it past the goalie. Liam Backman showed off his strong foot and physical play throughout the game while also leading the formation of a wall to prevent a close penalty kick opportunity for Trumbull. It was a good effort by Coach Ritesh Mistry and his club who look forward to getting back to their winning ways.

Wilton Boys U11 Gold Tie Greenwich, 1-1

The Wilton Boys U11 Gold faced Greenwich Milan on Sunday in a nail biter. The boys came out ready to play as a united team passing the ball and sending it forward throughout the first half. After an early goal by Greenwich, the team clamped down on defense lead by Reed O’Neill, Noah Levy, Ronan O’Hallaran, and Trevor Wisdom. Trevor Galligan prevented Greenwich from getting more goals with some diving saves. The offense came out strong in the second half. Tyler Jackson helped key a number of offensive runs at midfield along with Samar Rokkam and Milan Petrosyan. Pressure upfront continued to mount, lead by Brian Sallese, Bill Stofega, and Mason Behar. With only 30 seconds left, Stofega received a pass from Behar and put a shot in over the goalie’s head to tie it. It was an amazing ending to an intense game.

Boys U9 (2008) Blue Impressive in Victory Over Newtown, 3-0

Wilton Boys U9 Blue earned a well deserved 3-0 victory over Newtown on Sunday at Merwin Meadows in Wilton. Crisp passing, team defense, and timely goals led to the win. In the first half the back line of Harrison DeStefano and Boden Davi stopped Newtown’s pressure and helped create several scoring chances for Wilton. Greg Bocchino, Michael DiLullo, Peter Braid, Mick Hamilton and Nicholas Marini led Wilton’s offensive attack and Brad Mallory opened the scoring midway through the half with goal off a rebound. Goaltending by Liam Joy helped keep Newtown off the board.

The second half opened with Newtown making several runs at Wilton but spectacular saves by goalkeeper Brendan Morris kept the visitors off the board. Inspired by injured teammate Blake Ongley cheering from the sidelines, Wilton kept pushing and Joy was able to connect for two goals to extend Wilton’s lead midway through the half. Cooper Buchichio joined Destefano on defense in the second half to preserve the victory and shutout for Wilton.

Wilton Boys U11 Blue Defeats Darien, 3-1

Wilton Boys U11 Blue defeated Darien in a commanding 3-1 win, helping improve their record to 5-and-1. Wilton offense pressured the defenders with Alessandro Ochoa and Andrew Partenza playing striker, while the midfield, Jack Crossen, Matt Demasi, Luke Perna, Finn Burke and Charlie Roy stopped passes from getting through to the goal. While the defenders Maddox Backman, Stefano Cross, Jack Vermulen and Jack Barker made Will Soucy’s job in goal a lot easier.

Wilton scored first with an assist by Demasi on a goal by Crossen. Demasi continued to help his team by assisting Ochoa to make the score 2-0. Before the half, Darien retaliated from a rebound off a penalty shot to make the score 2-1.

In the second half, the defense continued strong. Perna played a beautiful pass to Ochoa, for his second goal of the match to make the score 3-1 and keep Wilton Blue U11 at the top of their league.

Girls U13 Blue Blanks Greenwich United, 3-0

Wilton scored the first goal, shot by Georgia Russnok at near midfield. Greenwich United maintained a strong defense throughout the game. Wilton persisted with strong offense from Larsen Burke, Gabby Mazzella, Ella Savage, Whitney Hess, Isabel DiNanno, Erin McGovern and Caitlin Allen. With quick and efficient ball movement through the defense of Greenwich, accompanied by smart passes, communication and quick ball touches by the offense, Wilton kept Greenwich on its toes. At the half Wilton held its 1-0 lead.

The second half proved to be just as exciting as the first. A free kick to Wilton, by defensive player Elizabeth Lamond sent the ball over the players just barely missing the crossbar for Wilton’s second goal. Wilton benefitted from powerful play from defense and midfield with Amanda Prather, Mia Lasher, and Natalie Cronin. With a beautiful free kick from Grace Duvall, Caitlin Ongley proved to be tenacious and scored the third goal. Reagan VonLoeser, Wilton’s tough goalkeeper felt a bit lonely as Greenwich made only a few attempts on goal. Wilton came away with a 3-0 win.

Wilton Youth Football

Wilton 4th Grade Football Notches Decisive 19-0 Win Over Darien

Saturday night under the lights at Fujitani Field, Wilton’s 4th grade football team put the finishing touches on a dominant regular season with a decisive 19-0 win over Darien.

The Darien defense simply had no answer to the Warrior offense, led by QBs Charlies Calabrese and Patch Angerame, and running backs Jake Padilla, Kieran Wiseman, Craig O’Neill, and Mikey Butler. While the Wilton ground game punished the Blue Wave the entire first half, its ever present passing threat–including wide-outs Theo Satrazemis, Ellie Smith, Charlie Roy, and Trevien Goldman–left Darien confounded. A strong performance by the offensive line–Max Totten, Josh Meltzer, Cayden Stevens, Evan Christianson, Jack Bernard, and Quint Furman–helped to set up Wilton’s dominance.

On the defensive end of the ball, the Warrior D-line of Jack McMenamey, Grant Santsosky, Marco Chila, Hunter Lishnoff, and Curtis Jackson got off the line and into the Blue Wave backfield with such regularity, the Darien running game was over before it began. With Will Byrnes and Emma VanHeyst at safety, there was no hope of passing the ball. The Wilton defense held the Blue Wave to less than 50 yards on the game. With a 6-1 regular season record, these Warriors are poised for the playoffs.

#2 Charlie Calabrese with the carry with blocking help from #15 Kieran Wiseman

Wilton 7 Blue Caps Off Regular Season Undefeated with Win Over Aspetuck, 27-7

Wilton 7 Blue capped off its regular season undefeated with a 27-7 victory Sunday morning against Aspetuck. In typical fashion Wilton’s defense came out smoking with a tackle for a loss by Jamie Cristini and fumble recovery by Alexander Dempster on the second play of the game. A blast up the middle by Xander Petrides and a well-executed off tackle run by Spencer Liston behind Wilton’s starting offensive line of Luke Totten, Connor Sweeney, Jake Enman, Cristini and Andrew Kress quickly put Wilton in the end zone. Enman, who was starting his first game at center, did a very solid job all day. Wilton’s defense took the field again and after a tackle for a loss by Charlie Guglielmo and Petrides, and a sack by Cristini. Aspetuck was forced to punt. A 30 yard punt return by Christopher Capone put Wilton in scoring position again. This time it was hard running by Gugliemlo and Liston around the corners and Petrides up the middle that gave Wilton its second score of the morning. A run by Andrew Acosta-Rua around the corner gave Wilton the two-point conversion.

Wilton’s “rolling thunder” defensive line of Bobby DiPalma, George Rushavich, Michael Colavecchio, Cristini, Aiden Cruickshank, Sweeney, Enman, Dempster and Merrick Snyder was able to stall the next Aspetuck drive at the Wilton 15 yard line. This was Snyder’s first game of the season after a long rehab from an injury last summer. Wilton’s offense was able to move the ball to midfield but eventually had to turn it over on downs. A Guglielmo interception ended Aspetuck’s drive and the first half.

Wilton started with the ball the second half and after being backed up on a holding call, Acosta-Rua was able to connect with Caleb Rath for a 35-yard reception to put Wilton back in Aspetuck territory. Hard running from Capone and Guglielmo moved Wilton down the field and gave them their third score of the game. A fumble recovery by Colavecchio gave Wilton the ball back on the Aspetuck 42-yard line and allowed Wilton to bring out their power package. Hard off-tackle running by Cristini and Sweeney led to a 21-yard touchdown run by Sweeney behind sold blocks from Nick Walden and Quinn Stengrim. Wilton was able to eat up the clock in the fourth quarter and seal the victory.

Wilton 7 Blue’s Connor Sweeney (#62) powers in Wilton’s 4th touchdown of the morning to seal the 27-7 victory over Aspetuck.

Warrior Blue Rampages Westport, 22-0

Warrior Blue has been on a rampage the the past two games, scoring 42 unanswered points, and is poised for a playoff run. On a perfect fall afternoon for football, the Warriors first few plays on offense went awry, but on a fourth down run from QB Colin Faherty, coupled with a devastating block from Noah Patania, Blue kept the drive alive, to be capped with a solid touchdown run from Nick Skillin. The defense rose to the occasion, stopping Westport cold on the next drive with big tackles from Wyatt Hoffstatter, Denny Dustin, and Skillin to force the punt. On the ensuing drive, Faherty ran for a touchdown, and Hayden Leitten kicked the extra point, to put Wilton up 14-0. Back on defense, Trey Hall, August Furman, and Sawyer Fasano contributed key tackles to force yet another punt. Blue answered with a solid drive and a vintage Dustin touchdown run, finished by another Leitten kick for the extra point.

The second half highlights included great tackling and blocking from all of the players mentioned, along with solid play from Matthew Fogarty. Center Michael Lenz, who ran the ball to burn the clock, also made solid tackles on defense–this guy really gets the job done wherever he is asked to play. Fasano also contributed solid tackles and runs to fuel Blue on both sides of the ball. Michael Duarte made so many tremendous tackles and blocks all day long, his highlights would require more space than this column allows. Blue has the heart and talent to meet the next challenge, but they will need to work harder than ever to get the next win in the playoffs.

Wilton Little League

Fall Baseball, 5th-7th Grade Division: Wilton A’s Defeat Wilton Rangers 10-0 for Fall League Championship

The Wilton A’s met the Wilton Rangers in the Fall Baseball League Championship game last Thursday night, the A’s came away with 10-0 victory. The A’s started out quickly as they scored four runs in the first inning–RBI hits by Adam Daversa and Michael Fischetti which sparked the first inning outburst. The A’s added two more runs in the second inning and four more in the fourth inning. Mario Cavone and Jackson Carbonier were active on the bases, scoring three runs apiece. Fischetti added three hits, including a HR and 3 RBI’s. But the big story of the night was Fischetti’s outstanding pitching start, pitching five-plus innings and striking out 13 batters. Andre Gaudio came in to close the game in the sixth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced to preserve the victory and the no-hitter. The A’s also turned in a solid defensive effort with plays being made by Quentin Case, Griffin Palmer, Aaron Schwartz, and Drew Lane.