The Baybrook Remodelers, Inc. U-11 boys travel team shut-out Wallingford, 2-0, Saturday afternoon in a tightly contested game at Veteran’s Park in Wallingford. It was a back-and-forth match in the first half as both teams created opportunities. Maicon Miguel made several saves for the Westies, while Pedro Furtado, Ryan Malone, Leo Mazuroski and Mehmet Aciker controlled the midfield.
In the second half, West Haven broke through for the opening goal. Sean Studley flicked Efrain Brown’s throw-in over the goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead. Late in the game, Malone’s cross was redirected by Pacey Larka and eventually knocked in for an own goal and the 2-0 scoreline. Brown, Nate Charron and Matt Panton were terrific on defense for the Westies.
The Stowe’s Seafood U-14 boys hosted Hamden at Duffy Field Saturday in their league game. The Westies came out strong with a three-goal lead behind goals from Edgar Lopez, Diego Soto and Sebastian Treat. The Westies were unable to defend the lead however, and allowed Hamden to battle their way back into the game. Late fouls, turnovers, and defensive lapses gave way to three unanswered Hamden goals. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, ending fall league play with the Westies holding a 2-1-1 record. The team will be back in action this weekend in a non-league matchup against Madison.
The Elite Soccer Camps West Haven U-14 girls traveled to Branford Saturday afternoon in an important league match-up. The Westies started the game slowly, falling behind, 2-0, early on. The girls found their groove however, and cut the deficit in half by halftime. The second half was a complete turnaround, as the Westies took control of the game, coming from 2-1 down to win, 5-2. Julia Tsakonas played well up top, supported in midfield by Brooke Flaherty. Jospehina Lakaj played well on the wing, and Brooke Throm did a superb job at outside back in the win for the Westies.
Sunday afternoon saw the Elite Soccer Camps U-12 Lightning take on the Gunning Law Firm U-12 Thunder in cold, blustery conditions. The two West Haven teams battled back and forth in the first half, with Sydni Gayle making a number of beautiful diving saves before Jaylyn Powell was able to sneak one past her to give the Lightning the 1-0 lead going into halftime. Taylor Guarino and Isabella Melissano battled each other for midfield dominance, as Ashlynn Trenchard and Amanda Fagnani had their own mini-battle going on at the outside wing.
The second half saw the teams trade shots back and forth, with the Thunder almost equalizing from an Amyah Kelly shot that was just save by Llyana Griffith-Waite in the goal for the Lightning. The Lightning soon took control, aided by the strong wind at their back. Alexandria Nunes scored a nice goal with a well-placed shot, and Powell found the back of the net again off a one timer from an Nunes cross. The Thunder did score towards the end of the game when Madyson Ortiz found the back of the net, but the Lightning prevailed, 5-1.
The Rock House School of Music West Haven U-12 boys had an exciting win,2-0, over Meriden on Saturday. Matthew Hunter played strong offensively while Brian Cruz tapped in West Haven’s first goal of the game. Bobby Severino and Tom Williams kept Meriden at bay with their strong defensive plays. During the second half, Ethan Masoperh fought through the Meriden defense for a second goal, securing the win for West Haven.
The Milano & Wanat U-10 girls shut out all three teams they faced this weekend. On Friday night, under the lights in Naugatuck, the girls won, 6-0. Valentina DeMartino was unstoppable in goal. Madison Gargiulo and Amiyah Jones showed great defense. On Saturday, the girls faced off with Cheshire at home for a 6-0 win. Cristel Miguel joined Valentina DeMartino in goal and kept Cheshire from scoring. On Sunday, the team traveled to Madison for a cold and windy afternoon game. Winning 6-0, goals were scored by Camilla Murphy (2), Kayci Gayle, Cristel Miguel, Amiyah Jones and Bella Antonucci. Great defense by Michelle Mora-Cyrus and amazing speed and footskills were shown by Marcy Funke. The team will go into their last weekend with an 11-0 season.
The Dillman & Dillman Adjusters, LLC Blue Jays won in a close contest against the Cappetta’s Italian Imports Killer Bees, coming out on top, 11-9. Stella Porto once again led the offensive attack with multiple goals, while Brooklynn Omara and Julissa Oliveras showed excellent footwork, with Allison Buccheri playing great defense for the Blue Jays. For the Cappetta’s, Annabelle Fiorillo, Luciana Cappetta, and Kylie McCoart all scored. Kai Ruotolo played strong defense.
The Lions Club of West Haven Red Lions played Elsie Encarnacion-State Farm Ins., winning 9-7. Bastian Tandazo led the way for the Red Lions with a flurry of goals. Adam Lennon and Jackson Schoeman also both played very well for the Red Lions scoring two goals each. Trent Fagan contributed well to the team with excellent defense.
The CT Pest Elimination Blue Dragons won, 6-2, against Lacistrong Gold. Jaire Brus Setzer and Jaxon Cruz scored for the Blue Dragons, Jacob Colón and Olive Payne showed their growing skills by taking some great throw-ins and goal kicks. The Elite Soccer Camps Green Beans won, 8-3, against Dillman & Dillman Adjusters, LLC. Ryan Abekah led the scoring for the Green Beans, with Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard both picking up assists. Trenchard also added a nice goal of his own after he dribbled past three defenders. Christley Lops, Avielle Bernardo and Reagan Kennedy all did well defensively. Seth Empiric and Layla Nesmith worked hard, and Matteo D’Elia added a nice goal for the Green Beans. For Dillman & Dillman, Danna Kodjo, Dzaky Hermawan and Andres Cedillo all played well.
The Bohemian Body Art Golden Dragons played Porto Funeral Homes, winning 5-0. Joel Forbes-Wolf, Andrew Loehn and Mason Panton all played great for the Golden Dragons.
The Shoreline Wellness Center U-10 Red Devils played a tough game against Cappetta’s Italian Imports Green Warriors, ultimately losing, 5-1. Jaelyn Clark, Emilia Yavagnilio played strong throughout the game. Vrinda Patel and Viviana Cuevas did a great job playing midfield for the Red Devils. For the Green Warriors, Amiyah Jones and Mariella Cappetta scored, while Haliegh McCarthy was strong in goal.
The Oyster River Energy Soccer Rockers tied the Stars Ice Cream Blue Seals, 3-3. Julianna Mancini scored a great goal with a long range shot from just inside the box. Asia Ford had a great game in goal making some key saves. At midfield, Summer Krajcir controlled the pace of the game and got the ball wide to the flanks. For the Blue Seals, Nada El Mouki scored two goals. Carnasia Shabazz, Camille Merritt, and Ezri Ramirez played good defense.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Pythons won a thriller against Eli’s Orange, 4-2, scoring two goals in the last two minutes to secure the win. The Mulkerin School of Irish Dancing Mighty Leprechauns tied Seacrest Retirement Center, 3-3. Top Hat Dance Academy and Watson Foods Co, LLC both played hard in a scoreless draw, while West Shore Family Dental and the York Business Center also tied, 0-0. In the final game of the weekend, the West Haven Italian-American Civic Association beat the WH Professional Firefighters, 4-1. Matt Treat picked up three goals, but also helped the other team score after a botched clearance bounced off Chris Petrie and rolled into the goal.