The last two weeks have seen some great games in the West Haven Youth Soccer League. The Elite Soccer Camps Blue Lightning won the last two weekends. Their first game was a 5-0 win over Gunning Law Firm. Roland Green, Ryan Abekah, and Matteo D’Elia all showed their growing skills in the win. This past weekend saw the Elite Soccer Blue Lightning win, 6-1, over the Red Dragons. Luca DeCrescenzo set up Jacob Rader for a beautiful goal for the Dragons. Jaxon Cruz made a few fantastic saves in the loss. For the Lightning, Ethan Fonseca and Ben Trenchard played lock down defense, while Jax Guarino worked hard in the midfield.
The Mad Mike’s Cheasesteaks played a strong game against Stars Ice Cream. Lila Bell had a strong all-around game, Isabella Faugno, Anna Howery and Savannah Clark supplied the offense. Jaelyn Aviles, Layla Campos and Lily Mooretorres played strong defensively. All the girls are playing very well, showing improvement every week. Mad Mike’s Cheasesteaks were back in action against UNH Devils, winning 4-0. Offensively Isabella Faugno, Anna Howery, and Annabella Provo poured the goals in. Defensively, Lily Mouretorres, Savannah Clark and Alice Burns stopped many scoring attempts.
Taco Town played a great game against York Business Center, with the game ending in a tie 6-6. Rida Saanon, Christopher Romero and Daimeon Griffin all scored for Taco Town. Wade Little and Amir Issa both showed great hustle on defense and midfield. Taco Town’s sec ond match was a loss to a tough Falcone Law Firm, with the game ending, 4-2. Taco Town worked hard defensively with Rida Saanon and Christopher Romero both scoring.
Luck wasnt on the side of the West Haven Professional Firefighters two weekends ago, as they were upended by Falcone Law Firm, 3-0, despite the great hustle of Doniel Agustin, Farid Saibou and Mateen Latiff. Leading the way on defense was Jacob Smalls, Abraham Morales-Linares and Buarag Abdelmageed. Saturday saw the West Haven Professional Firefighters line up against the York Business Center. The Firefighters topped the opposition, 5-0. Leading the way with a hat trick was Dixon Lopez with Doniel Agustin chipping in two of his own. Playing spectacularly on both sides of the ball were James and Carlos Bazar. The staunch defense was led by Moayyad Idris and Yair Negron.
The #DAVILATRIBE Yellow Jackets played Cappetta’s Italian Imports, falling 5-1. Sofie Burns used defensive kicks to stop the ball from advancing. Rebekah Parrilla attacked the ball, helping the defensive line. Angeliza Davila returned to play after an injury in goal to push the ball up the field. Fatihah Beyah used her midfield position to dribble the ball up the field towards the goal. Kamyah Bell scored our only goal of the game following through off a deflection.
Saturday morning, R.Mark Pappas DC Grey Wolves matched up against Frankie’s of West Haven atPeterson Field and came away with a 3-1 win. It was a well-played game on both sides of the pitch. The Grey Wolves were led by Ruaa Naas who notched all three goals, with assists from Isabella Celantano, Aubrey McDuffie and Valeria Almonte Duarte. The defense was on top of its game with Ava Garcia and Genesis Gallego helping to set up the offense distributing the ball well. The Grey Wolves were anchored in net by Vittoria Almonte Duarte with great saves.
In a fantastic show of unity and sportsmanship P & B Express supported each other allowing every player on their team to score at least one goal this game inching towards the goal of having every player score at least once this season. Goals came from Boden Rogers, Jude Charles, Jase Wysinoski, Youseff el Haouzi, Logan Hodge, Omario Escoffery, Jeremiah Nunoo, and Alexander Urgiles.
The Rock House School of Music U12 girls were on the road in Branford last Sunday where they took home a 4-3 win. Kylee McCoart had some great plays and footwork throughout the game with Annabelle Fiorillo leading the defense. Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven. The girls were back in action this past Sunday, playing a tough match at home against Guilford, ending in a 5-0 loss. Annabelle Fiorillo worked hard to control the defense along with Josylyn Davila. Kylee McCoart had several shots on goal for West Haven.
The West Haven U10 boys travel team suffered its first loses of the season, despite some solid game play. Last weekend the boys fell to North Haven, 5-3. Ryan Abekah scored, and Matteo D’Elia, Ethan Fonseca, Roland Green and Joey Ruiz worked hard in the midfield. This past Saturday, the boys lost at home to Southington, 4-3. Ben Trenchard played a solid game defensively, joined by Colin Gibbons and Seth Empric. Mason DaSilva controlled the center of the field, and Jaxon Cruz played well in goal.