The West Haven Youth Soccer League opened the fall season last Saturday with beautiful weather and a full slate of games. The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos got a great start to the season with a 6-3 victory over the #DavilaTribe.
Lenanna Philogene scored two beautiful goals with her left foot, while Kendell Gilchrist and Emma Routh played intense defense. For #DAVILATRIBE, Klara Frost scored a goal. Vanessa Woolcock played a strong game in net, making some great saves. Areej Kassem played hard on defense and Anessa Worrell ran tirelessly.
The Stowe’s Seafood Emeralds played Stars Ice Cream, with the Emeralds falling, 6-5. Sofia Bongiorni-Nucci scored her first goal of the season. Karla Urgiles played a terrific defensive game which kept the game close. For Stars Ice Cream, Sarahi Cruz Cruz had four goals and Chelsea Hernandez Fortin added their own. Jada Avila played a great game in midfield. Lania Donavan, Bellarosa Ramire, and Alimarie Sesler played great on defense.
The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks played West Shore Family Dental. Juliana Crudo tried to keep her team in the game by scoring. Analia Mack was determined to help her team and played a strong game.
For West Shore Family Dental, Amanda Fagnani and Sophia Mazuroski had several goals. The midfield line was led by Nylay Beyah with a goal. The keeper was Dayanna Calle Va, who came up with several big saves. The Sharks fell 7-2.
In a great game, the West Haven Professional Firefighters Gray Wolves won, 5-0, against Stars Ice Cream. The Gray Wolves had goals scored by Stephen and David Christensen Justin Chacon, Jan Ibanez, and Joe Sperry. Great field play was shown by Christian Reyes and Yair Negron in the win.
Rounding out the action on Saturday was the opening game for the West Haven U10 boys travel team. In what was the first game on a bigger field for many of the boys, they held up well against an older and more experienced North Haven squad, falling 4-2.
Davonte King picked up both goals for West Haven, while Luca DeCrescenzo and Josiah Soto both played well in goal. Ben Trenchard, Jax Guarino, Russ Rambo, and Seth Empric all played great on defense, and Matteo D’Elia and Collin Gibbons tried to spark the attack in the midfield.
The West Haven U11 girls travel team opened the season at home against Guilford on Saturday. Olivia Petrie and Josylyn Davila worked hard to defend the ball against Guilford. Stella Porto scored for West Haven, but the Blue Devils came up short, 4-2. On Sunday, they were on the road against Orange with a 4-1 loss. Celeste DiNallo attacked from the defense with Chelsea Frost. Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven.