West Haven Youth Soccer continued its fall season Columbus Day Weekend. The Elite Soccer Camps Wolves played Porto Funeral Homes, winning 9-4. Jax Guarino was stellar on both sides of the ball, and Trevor Hinton scored and Brandon Rylski picked up his first goal. Ben Trenchard, Jacob Radar, Matteo D’Elia and Luca DeCrescenzo also scored for the Wolves, and Seth Empric and Jesrun Polington both dazzled with their moves and footskills. Luca Gagliardi and Nicholas Pratt both showed a lot of hustle in the win. The Cappetta’s Italian Imports Polar Bears tied the Rock House Rhinos, 4-4, on Saturday. For the Polar Bears, with Luciana Cappetta scored. Francesca Demartino was aggressive on the field while Annabelle Fiorillo was strong on defense, protecting the goal several times. The Rhinos were lead on offense by Allyson Hernandez Arce with two goals and Stella Porto setting up many chances for the team and scoring two goals herself. The defense was lead by Kayley Myers and Valentina Massa, who both stopped a few rushes on the Grey Rhinos net. Goalkeeping duties were shared by Charlize Boone and Yulisa Leiva Palma.
Oyster River Energy beat Stars Ice Cream, 4-1. For Stars Ice Cream, Alex Shubin played very well at center defensive mid, making it very hard on the opposition to build up, while Aaron Cabacungan played very well at full back.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center won against Nicks Luncheonette, 4-1. Mason DaSilva scored twice, while Chris Thomas and Julian Esposito each picked up a goal. For the Nick’s Luncheonette Dragons, the outstanding players were Adam Gaudet, Adan Quirmolue and Eli Marklinsky. The Milano & Wanat Warriors shut out George Ellis Company Red Devils, 4-0. It was a total team effort from the group. Goalkeeper Jordan Walker, defenders Brando Quizhpi and Julius Stokes and the attackers Bastian Tandazo, Jackson Gabriele, Tobi Warcholic and Adhan Beyah all played well..
In what was a competitive match between the Gunning Law Firm Macaroons and Shoreline Wellness, the score at the half was 0-0. The Macaroons took control of the game in the second half with three goals and great defense. The Macaroons were lead by Wynter Branham, CyDni Ogman and Stephanie Osorno. For Shoreline Wellness, Zoe Prutting had three saves. Chelsea and Klara Frost played two nice corner kicks to the midfielders and forwards to get a few shots on goal. Riley Greene played tough defense. Karol Chaves-Cruz played well in her first game.
In Travel Team action, the U9 girls came up short against Southington, losing 1-0. The goal came with a minute left in the game. The Westies put up a great effort with Amy Congacha and Ariel Titus coming very close to scoring goals. Karine Davila was great in goal for the Westies saving a penalty shot in the second half.
The U11 girls traveled to Guilford for a 3-1 win. The first goal was scored by Finley Gunning and second goal by Haleigh McCarthy. In the second half, Guilford scored but shortly after that the Westies answered when McCarthy scored again, with an assist from Sophia Empric.