The West Haven football team took a step towards playing in the postseason with a 48-0 victory over Wilbur Cross two weeks ago at Bowen Field in New Haven. With the victory, West Haven improved to 8-1 on the year.
With several different scenarios for teams to qualify for postseason play, West Haven is in that mix. A win over Fairfield Prep in the regular season finale would assure the Westies a spot without any help from other teams.
Avian Evans scored twice in the contest as the Westies scored six times on the ground.
Deven Robinson gave West Haven a 6-0 lead with a 3-yard touchdown run, before Paul Williams scored from one yard out followed by the 2-point conversion from Robinson.
West Haven’s defense got into the act when Connor Holy returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead.
Evans scored the first of his two touchdowns with a 20-yard run, before Amir Nakome scored on a 38-yard run. Evans then scored on a 38-yard run of his own, before Savien Danley capped the scoring with a 21-yard score.
The season came to a sudden close for the West Haven boys soccer team. Despite playing a solid defensive game, the 11th-seeded Westies were eliminated from the postseason by No. 22 Conard by a score of 1-0 at Ken Strong Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
After a 5-2 loss to Xavier in the opening round of the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament, the Westies were looking for a strong all-around game to start the state tournament.
In an evenly played contest, West Haven held a 9-8 shot advantage but Conard put in the only goal. Luke Wadsworth’s unassisted tally proved to be the difference in the game and was enough to end the season for the Westies.
As has been the case all season, Brian Carew played well in goal with two saves.
Despite the loss, the Westies received postseason honors as seniors Donaldo Yanez and Brian Rivadera each were named to the All-SCC First Team. Junior Sebastian Navarro and sophomore Daniel Duarte placed on the Second Team.