The West Haven Youth Soccer League returned to action on Saturday, and the fields were buzzing with action. Action opened with the Elite Soccer Camps Wolves taking on the Oyster River Energy Tigers, with the Wolves coming out on top, 5-0. Benjamin Trenchard pulled off a step-over turn early in the game to lose a defender and play the ball up the field to Matteo D’Elia who put the ball into the back of the net. D’Elia and Trenchard would both score again, as did Seth Empiric and Luca DeCrescenzo. Jax Guarino played a great game defensively. Jacob Radar showed off some impressive footwork in the win.
Nick’s Luncheonette topped the Rock House, 4-2. Sammy Gartani, Giovanni Gardella and Miguel Morales Jr. showed some excellent foot skills. Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center took on Porto Funeral Homes, with Porto winning, 8-3. Julian Esposito had two goals and an assist to Alessia Bisceglia, who scored the third goal in the loss. In what was a high-scoring game, the Gunning Law Firm Macaroons fell to the First Congregational Church Greys, 9-6. The Macaroons lead, by Lehanna Philogene and Julissa Oliveras, put up a great fight but could not complete the comeback late in the game. The Greys were led by Stella Porto and Valentina Massa, each finding the back of the net numerous times. Allyson Hernandez Arce and Ava Boykin played well and stellar defense was played by Taliah Boykin. Brooklyn O’Mara and Phoebe Dinuzzo played well in goal.
The G Pool games kicked off as the WH Professional Fire Fighters faced off against Meledes Construction, LLC. Dean Azano and Bianca Dinallo scored for Meledes Construction and Matthew Osorno played well, while Jimmy Louis, Bentley Cisse and Victor Garrido worked hard for the Fire Fighters. West Shore Family Dental took on Elite Soccer Camps. Landon Alling and Noah Johnson each scored twice for West Shore Family Dental, and Aubrie Panton scored as well. Graciela Santiago and Aurora Frye played well in the game. For Elite Soccer Camps, Juliana Barrios showed a lot of hustle, and Savannah Clarck and Justine Davila worked hard for their team.
The Top Hat Dance Academy Navy Blue Bobcats got off to a good against Baybrook Remodelers. Amara Cataldo played strong on defense and helped stop many shots. Fatihah Beyah scored three goals leading the offense. Peyton Vitelli dribbled the length of the field through three defenders and got her first goal of the season. Dianiliz Cervantes played aggressive on the ball and helped create a lot of turnovers to get the offense going.
The UNH Red Devils took on P&B Express, tying 2-2. The Red Devils played great in the draw. Jackson Schoeman led the way with a goal and exceptional dribbling. Danny Aloi showed off his speed on offense and passed the ball well. Sebastian Rivas worked really hard, adding a goal and strong play overall. The Milano & Wanat Warriors defeated the George Ellis Company Saturday, 4-0. Adan Beyah and Julius Stokes scored, and nice foot work was shown by Bastian Tandazo, who also added a goal. Keeping the net empty with a couple of nice saves was Jordan Walker.
The #DAVILATRIBE Lightning topped the Rock House School of Music, 5-0. Nylah Arthur scored a couple of goals for her team. Naomi Shubin used her speed to control the ball well from midfield. Lania Donovan played a terrific defensive game.
Shoreline Wellness edged Cappetta’s Italian Imports Polar Bears, 4-3. Karine Davila, Zoey Prutting, and Anessa Worrell split the time in goal, all making some big saves. Vanessa Woodcock, who starred in her first soccer game ever, picked up a goal, along with teammates Gillian Wynus who scored two goals and Josylyn Davila picking up one in the win. For the Polar Bears, Jocelyn Kenny had some great saves in goal. Luciana Cappetta and Annabelle Fiorillo scored in the tight game.
Sweet Relief Catering edged out Stars Ice Cream, 6-4, behind the Christensen triplets. Stephen picked up two goals, David with had one and great field play from Paul. Two goals were scored by Caleb Awuah and Isiah Ramsey added one as well. A great effort was put in by Matt Davis and Jayden Williams.
The #DAVILATRIBE Thunder, lost to WH Italian American Civic Assn, 5-1. Emma Shuckerow played a great aggressive game and scored the first goal for her team this season. Kailey Ramirez Serrano made sure she got to the ball and made her touches count. Seacrest Retirement Center beat Stars Ice Cream, 4-1. Anthony Dimeglio had a great goal, Seth Laudano was rock solid in defense, and Roman Shubin dominated the midfield all game long.
In travel team action, the U-2 boys took the win over Guilford, 2-1 Saturday afternoon. The first goal was scored by Aidan Panton followed by Alex Limacortes. Chase Agvent and RJ Jackson held down the defense.
In Saturday’s U9 girls action, the Westies defeated Shelton, 1-0. After a scoreless first half, the deadlock was broken when Stella Proto connected with Ariel Titus for the game’s lone goal. Clara Frost was great in goal coming up with four amazing saves to keep Shelton from scoring.
The U11 girls traveled to North Haven Sunday, and despite playing well, fell 4-0. Sophia Locklear and Avery Congacha played strong defense. Lulu Sebas had a few great saves in goal in the second half. The
U12 girls team started the weekend with a game under the lights against Wallingford falling, 1-0. A great effort was shown in defense by Amiyah Jones and Cianna DiGioia. mKayla Quintanilla held Wallingford to just one goal.
In a quick turn-around Saturday, the girls were back in action Saturday as they traveled to Orange for another well-fought game. In this battle, Riley Fenn was shining with her quick feet and powerful crossovers. In the second half, Camilla Murphy used foot skills to outsmart her opponent and put one into the goal. In the end, the Westies lost to Orange, 2-1.
The U10 girls hosted Shelton at home Saturday, falling 4-2, despite some great footwork by Gillian Wynus. On Sunday, they traveled to North Haven where Stella Porto scored for West Haven. Josylyn Davila had several great saves in goal in the effort, but the Westies fell, 5-2.