The West Haven boys soccer team has strung together three straight wins to improve its record to 5-5 on the season. After defeating Lyman Hall the previous week, the Blue Devils faced the Notre Dame Green Knights on Tuesday afternoon on the new turf at Veteran’s Field.
The Westies struck first with a goal off the foot of Aldo Barragan to make it 1-0 7:36 into the game. That score held heading into halftime and the arrival of torrential rain for the second half. In the second half, the Blue Devils took advantage of an opportunity in front of the Notre Dame net when several players converged on the ball and Matt Ffrench was able to get the ball across the goal line 9:45 into the half for a 2-0 lead.
The Green Knights would not go away though and Matt Consorte found the back of the net for Notre Dame with 12:10 remaining in the game to cut the lead to 2-1. The game was stopped with 5:40 remaining due to lightning in the area as the rain continued. After about an hour delay, the game was resumed and the Westies held on to the 2-1 victory. Nash Noble made eight saves between the pipes to preserve the victory for West Haven.
On Friday evening, the boys headed to Milford to battle the Foran Lions. The Blue Devils got goals from Javier Yanez, Matt Ffrench and Derek Meza to defeat the Lions 3-1 and get back to a .500 record. This week, the Westies will face the 10-0 and #1 ranked Fairfield Prep Jesuits on Friday at 3:45 at Rafferty Stadium.
The girls soccer team had been rolling with three, consecutive shutout wins but, its streak came to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Sacred Heart Academy Sharks on Wednesday afternoon. On Friday evening, the Westies hosted the North Haven Indians and struck early when Kelsey Gilmore found the back of the net just 3:24 into the game for the 1-0 lead. The score remained the same until the Indians got even with a goal with 27:50 left in the game. Both teams had chances the rest of the way but, they would settle for the 1-1 tie. Mackenzie Gardner made eight saves in goal for West Haven.
This week, the girls traveled to take on the Guilford Indians on Tuesday and will host the Lauralton Hall Crusaders on Friday at 7.
The volleyball team, after dropping five matches in a row, have now won four matches in a row to get back to a .500 record at 6-6 on the season. On Wednesday, the Westies defeated the Lyman Hall Trojans, 3-2 (25-21, 14-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10). After trailing, 13-2, in the first game, the Blue Devils rallied to grab the victory. The girls struggled in games two and three before digging deep to take the last two games for the victory. Noelle Noble had 10 digs and six kills, Irene Ronan had 10 kills and four aces, Giliana Santaniello had 15 assists, six digs, and four kills and Nancy Tapia had 13 digs to lead West Haven.
On Thursday, the Westies swept the Sacred Heart Academy Sharks, 3-0, and on Friday evening, the Blue Devils won their fourth in a row with a 3-0 sweep of the Hillhouse Academics.
This week, the girls traveled to Woodbridge to face the Amity Spartans on Wednesday and visit the Wilbur Cross Governors on Friday at 5:30.
The football team, after enjoying its bye week, will travel to Madison to take on the undefeated and #3 ranked Hand Tigers at the Surf Club at 7.