Wet weather curtailed West Haven Youth Soccer action over the weekend, but the action the previous weekend was intense.
The Vio’s Sports Plus West Haven U11 girls travel team hosted Oxford on Saturday, May 22, picking up a 5-1 Win. Ariana Throm, and Kylie Gibbons each picked up two goals, and Sophia Empric added one as well. The Westies kept possession of the ball for most of the game with a lot of help from midfield players Sophia Locker, Hailey Dargon, Braelynn Elliot, and Sammy Zuk. The defense stepped up, with the Avery Congacha, Jayda Ciliberti and Alivia Reilly all playing well. Lulu Sebas and Lynnie Chesson were excellent in goal.
A stellar team effort by the Porto Funeral Home U10 team against Prospect, gave West Haven a 4-2 win at home. Kylee McCoart and Olivia Petrie made some amazing saves in goal with Josylyn DaVila defending the ball. Stella Porto, Celeste DiNallo, and Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven.
On Sunday, the Top Hat Dance Academy West Haven U19 girls team went on the road to play New Haven, coming away with solid a 3-0 victory. Arianna Izzo, Madison Lentine and Cori Severino all notched goals for West Haven, with Izzo and Lentine launching long range shots from 25 yards out while Severino scored up close with a nice point-blank shot. Abigail Phelan played well up top, while on defense Grace Nowak, Riley Severino and Bianca Davila were solid to support Alyvia Ginsberg in the goal, helping her pick up second shutout of the season.
An E Division matchup saw the R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning take on the Cappetta’s Italian Imports, with the Blue Lightning coming out on top by a score of 6-5. Stella Porto scored the game winner with one second on the clock. The offense was supported by Allyson Hernandez, Arce and Ava Boykin. On defense the strong play of Anne Charles kept the team in the game. Destinee Epps and Phoebe Dinuzzo shared duties in the net to get the win. For the Cappetta’s Italian Import’s, Olivia Petrie, Celeste DiNallo, and Luciana Cappetta scored. Also in E Division, the WH Italian-American Civic Assn tied Stars Ice Cream, 4-4.
The First Congregational Church of West Haven won against #DAVILATRIBE, 7-3. Dayanna Vasco made several key saves in net, while Sophia Mazuroski and Jolie Bellamy scored. For #DAVILATRIBE, Taylor Boanna used her foot skills during the game to get the ball. Jada Turner scored her first goal of the season. Hudanur Sahin scored goals and assisted on defense to keep her team in the game.
Sports Sanitizing of CT-Doritos played P & B Express, winning 3-2. The Doritos played great, coming from behind for the win. Jackson Schoeman led the way with a hat trick. Abraham Marmol showed off his speed on offense and passed the ball well. Alex Johnson played well in goal and on the field. The Rock House School of Music played Stars Ice Cream, with the Rock House picking up the 9-7 win. Sarah Alasadi played aggressively to get possession of the ball. Hnan Kassar scored for her team with a header.
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas and the Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers played Saturday morning. For the Ninjas, Julian Concepcion played tough and kept on hustling, while Julian Esposito played with power and held down the defense. Sami Vahora played with heart and scored his first career goal. For the Red Rangers, Brandon Rylski hustled up and down the field. Nathan D’Aurio scored to cap off a nice passing play involving a few Rangers players, while Elias Padilla and Taylor Bell worked hard to create opportunities for their teammates.
Baybrook Remodelers defeated Seacrest Retirement Center, 5-0, in a hard-fought battle. Two goals were scored by Jacob Smalls, one goal and excellent field play was displayed by Justin Chacon, with excellent field play and defense being held down by Isaiah Boyd, Joe Sperry ,Donald and Joshua Moore, and Jose Rangel. The UNH Warriors defeated Milano & Wanat, 3-2, and Shoreline Wellness drew Gunning Law Firm, 4-4.
The West Haven Police Local 895 Maroon Wolf’s played Nick’s Luncheonette on Saturday. The two teams had enough players to split into two separate games with the teams splitting the results, Nick’s Luncheonette coming out on top in one of the games and the Wolfs in the other.
The Nick’s Luncheonette team played very well as a team with connecting passes and attacking when the time was right. The Wolves’ Zaid Ramirez and Roland Green scored in key moments of the game, while Gavin Lenihan and Lincoln Bertolini played well on defense. The Wolves played with lots of energy and together as a team. In the final game of the weekend, Sweet Relief came out on top over Oyster River Energy, 1-0.