A beautiful weekend saw a full schedule of games for the West Haven Youth Soccer League. In U8 boys action Saturday morning, Westies Nutrition played P&B Express. Awab Abdelmageed came ready to dominate with his speed and footskills. Luca Gagliardi had a hat trick using his incredible ball control to create scoring chances. Cameron Moody showed amazing team work, passing and still looking for his very first goal. Vio’s Sports Plus took on Budget Transmission Center. Nick DePino and Xavier Philogene played outstanding defense, while Willie Cadwell contributed with his first goal of the season. Porto Funeral Home won over Keenan Funeral Home, 6-3.
Falcone Law Firm was defeated by West Haven Professional Firefighters, 7-3. With skilled dribbling and passing, CaDian Gaywood Jones was able to assist Ahmad Abdulkarem with an impressive high and deep goal. Jones also assisted on Enderson Samaniego’s goal. Great hustle by Joshua Roman allowed him to get by the Firefighters and score the third goal. For the West Haven Professional Firefighters, Paul Christensen led the way, scoring one and showing some great field play. David Christensen had picked up three goals, and Steven Christensen added two. Justin Chacon also contributed to the attack with a goal and three assists. Jan Ibanez,Yair Negron, Abraham Morales, Sabri Abdelmageed and Gillermo Gonzaga also had a good game.
In the other U14 rec game, Taco Town and York Business Center played to a thrilling 3-3 tie.
In U10 Boys action, the Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis took on Wizard Painting, picking up the 6-2 win. Santino Amato was strong in goal, and Ryan Abekah led the way on offense with three goals. Roland Green and Matteo D’Elia added goals as well. Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard contributed to the attack and defense from the wide midfield position, while Jacob Warren and Guillermo Rubirosa played a solid game for the Elite Soccer Tsunamis in the win.
The American Legion Post 71 Eagles picked up a win over Milano & Wanat, 3-1. Jacob Rader had a strong all around game, playing good defense and attacking the goal. Davonte King and Luca DeCresenzo scored, and Seth Empric, Shamar Boyd, Collin Gibbons, and Julien Chacon all played well. Baybrook Remodelers and West Haven Polics Local 895 rounded out the U10 group in a game that finished, 4-4.
In travel team games, the Law Office of Paul V. Carty West Haven U9 girls defeated Prospect, 6-0.
The West Haven Elks Lodge 1537 U14 Girls won their division of the Clinton Invitational Tournament this weekend. The girls played a series of great games offensively and defensively, with Kayla Quintanilla only giving up two goals on the weekend. Goals were scored by Riley Fenn, Alexia Lucas, Camilla Murphy, Katarina Oliveira, Amiyah Jones, Arianna Throm, Amyah Kelly, Kaylee Pellino, Kayci Gayle, Cristel Miguel, Lulu Sebas, and Madison Gargiulo. The Nick’s Luncheonette U15 Boys also won their bracket at the tournament.
The People’s United Bank U11 girls played in the Clinton Invitational Tournament over the weekend as well, facing off against Madison on Saturday. The girls tied 1-1 with some great defensive work by Annabelle Fiorillo and Olivia Petrie defending the net.
The game against Clinton gave West Haven a 7-1 win with goals by Celeste DiNallo, Stella Porto, and Luciana Cappetta. Chelsea Frost made some great plays up the field.
The final match of the day was against Wallingford where the girls fell short, 1-0. Josylyn Davila controlled the defense with help from Kai Ruotolo. Sunday’s semifinal match against Madison brought goals by Porto and Cappetta with an assist by Davila. Francesca DeMartino used her footskills to maintain control of the ball against Madison, but West Haven came up short in a 5-2 loss.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U10 boys travel team had a busy weekend. The team hosted Cheshire Saturday night, winning 6-2. Jaxon Cruz played a great game in goal, and Gavin Lenihan spent some time between the posts as well. Adam Lamkhantar scored a goal in his first game with the team.
On Sunday, the team participated in the Clinton Invitational Tournament. They opened with their first game against Guilford, which finished, 2-2. West Haven got goals from Roland Green and Derek Dosario, with Davonte King getting the assist for each goal. Their second game of the day came against BPA, which the Westies won, 6-0. Josiah Soto and Lenihan were strong in goal, and Seth Empric impressed with his ability to hold onto the ball. Mason DaSilva and Matteo D’Elia sprayed passes around the field, while Tonye Issac and Luca DeCresenzo both played great on defense. Jimmy Clark contributed on defense and added a goal as well.
Game three of the day saw the boys take on a tough Haddam-Killingworth U10 team, and after a close first half the Westies pulled away in the second half, winning 6-2. Ryan Abekah scored, as did King. Cruz made a few great saves in goal, and he was supported by the strong defensive play of Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard. Jacob Rader and Empric played a strong game in the midfield in the win.
The final game of the tournament had the West Haven boys play Haddam-Killingworth’s second team, and the Westies did not waste time, scoring early in the 7-1 win. Rader played a great game in goal, and DeCresenzo, Green, and Abekah scored. Ethan Fonseca used his speed to play great defense, and his skills on the ball to get it forward in the attack.
Trenchard and Guarino were a force once again on defense, and their play in the midfield helped West Haven keep possession of the ball. Lamkhantar played well up and down the field in the final win of the day for the young Westies.