Heavy rain wiped out most of Week 4 action, but some of West Haven’s travel teams were able to see action. The Rock House School of Music U10 Boys traveled to North Haven Sunday, winning a tough back and forth match 6-3. The Westies went up 1-0 early when Roland Green finished a cross from Ryan Abekah. The Westies doubled their lead when Abekah finished a break-away that was set-up by Mason DaSilva. North Haven pulled one back a few minutes later, putting a penalty kick just past the hands of Jaxon Cruz, who almost made the save.
North Haven tied the game in the second half, and the two teams traded chances for the bulk of the half, until West Haven pulled away. Jacob Rader buried a one touch finish, and Matteo D’Elia set his teammates up for a few great looks on goal. Seth Empric was aggressive in the midfield, and Joey Ruiz and Josiah Parilla Herrera kept the pressure on the opposing team, while Gavil Lenihan played with a lot of heart. Jax Guarino, Adam Lamkhantar, Ben Trenchard, and Ethan Fonseca played lock down defense down the stretch to help Cruz preserve the win.
The Gunning Law Firm U12 girls were also in action this weekend. On Saturday the girls played in Orange. Gillian Wynus and Josylyn DaVila had some excellent plays up and down the field. Luciana Cappetta put one in the net for West Haven, but the team took home a 4-1 loss. On Sunday, the girls fought hard in Madison, but lost 6-1. Celeste DiNallo scored for West Haven while Olivia Petrie made several excellent saves in net.
Week three in the West Haven Youth Soccer League saw some exciting action. The Rock House School of Music U10 boys travel team hosted Seymour on Saturday and came away with a 6-0 win. Ryan Abekah scored and helped keep the shut-out in goal. Emmett Hemming, Dylan Fonseca, and Ben Trenchard played lock down defense. As did Ethan Fonseca, who also added a goal after showcasing some fabulous footskills. Seth Empric had a great game on both sides of the ball, and Roland Green worked the wing in the win for the Westies.
The Gunning Law Firm U12 Girls Travel team played a tough game on the road in Guilford on Sunday. Gillian Wynus and Celeste DiNallo had several good plays on the field. Luciana Cappetta put one in net, but the Westies came up short, 5-1.
The Elite Soccer Camps Blue Lightning beat Milano & Wanat, 5-0. Ben Trenchard, Mason DaSilva and Matteo D’Elia all played well in the midfield. Ryan Abekah and Liam Lima split the time in goal and preserved the shut out, while Roland Green and Ali Alhaddad scored. Emmett Hemming played strong on both sides of the ball and Brandon Rylski scored hard to win the ball back for his team. For Milano & Wanat, Joey Ruiz and Josiah Parrilla Herrera both played well. West Haven Police Local #895 held off a late onslaught from Wizard Painting to win 2-1. American Legion Post 71 defeated Baybrook Remodelers to round out E Division play. Taylor Bell and Jonathan King played hard, and Jaxon Cruz held down the goal in the win.
Saturday morning the R. Mark Pappas Chiropractor D.C. Grey Wolves competed against Frankie’s of West Haven, and both teams played hard to finish with a 1-1 tie. The Wolves were led offensively by Vittoria Almonte , Isabella Celentano, Rahama Moussaand and Archnii Sawmadal. With Almonte scoring the lone goal. The Wolves had several scoring chances but failed to convert. On defense, the Wolves were led by Valeria Almonte in net and Genesis Gallengo and Ava Garcia playing left and right back, with each making several key defensive plays and returning the ball forward to the Wolves offense. For Frankie’s of West Haven, defenders Yariana Hernandez Vazquez and Dianiliz Cervantes worked hard to protect their goal. Lexi Jimenez scored one goal with her super-fast skills with assistance from Scarlett Reyes with a great pass. Winter Valdivieso and Meriam Bouha played great on the offensive line sending the ball up field. #DAVILATRIBE defeated Touch of Heaven Health Care, 3-1.
The #DAVILATRIBE Yellow Jackets played Cappetta’s Italian Imports and lost 4-0. Nora Routh played a good midfield position helping the offense to advance the ball up the field. Celeste Santiago defensively stopped the opposing team from advancing. Angeliza Davila saved multiple saves in goal. In a battle of the unbeatens, the West Haven Professional Firefighters faced off against Falcone Law Firm. The game ended in a fitting 2-2 tie as both teams played extremely well in this intense match. The scorers for the Firefighters were Eddie Fagnani and Sabri Abdelmegeed. Yair Negron and Moayyad Idris led the defense, along with outstanding goalie play by Guillermo Gonzaga. Mad Mikes Cheasesteaks have a tough game against the WH Italian-American Civic Assn. Isabella Faugno stared on the offensive side of the game with some goals, Anna Howery added with some assists, and Layla Campos played stellar defense.
Keenan Funeral Home played a good game against Westies Nutrition. Adam Davis, Jr., Deckland Guiles, and Tobin Cavalier displayed good sportsmanship and teamwork. They were motivated and never gave up throughout the entire game. P&B Express fell to Budget Transmission Center 2-0 and Taco Town picked up the win against York Business Center with a score of 5-2. Christopher Romero, Daimeon Griffin, Rida Saanon and Maaz Mohamednour all scored for Taco Town. Camdyn Edwards played great defense by keeping the pressure on. Santiago Cango showed great hustle in midfield.
The Stowe’s Seafood 24Karat Gold Dragons played hard against Elsie Encannacion State Farm, but came up short in the 3-0 loss. The Gold Dragons kept up a solid defense led by the goalie Hannah Skrieh. Gianna DePino and Journii Hunter kept the pressure up and tried to get the Gold Dragons back into the game. The Porto Funeral Home Golden Stars had a real battle with Vio’s Sports Plus on the brisk September Saturday morning. The team battled to a hard-fought victory. The whole team played well with standout performances from Will Marmelstein and Dylan Banegas-Molina, who buried the ball in the back of the net. The team defense was anchored by Blake Bova who shut down the backfield. CT Pest Elimination and the WH Federation of Teachers played to a 3-3 tie in an intense match.