BOYS SOCCER 2017

All Knotted Up
Westies scored late goal to tie ND in opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 10, 2017) -
 The West Haven boys soccer team may not have opened the season with a win, but it may have felt like a victory. Trailing late in the contest, the Westies used a goal by Dan Morales to open the season with a 1-1 tie with cross-town rival Notre Dame Saturday evening at Ken Strong Stadium n the season opener for both teams. 

















Dan Morales scored for West Haven against Notre Dame, September 9, 2017. Photo courtesy Todd Dandelske. 

In a game which was well-played and scoreless at the half, Notre Dame took a 1-0 lead at the 62:30 mark when Shane Mufarinya scored 22 minutes, 30 seconds into the second half. 

That lead held up for just under ten minutes. Off a set piece, Dan Morales got a shot past Notre Dame goalkeeper Rory Schreck to even the game at one. 

















Ty Reeves (18) against Notre Dame, September 9, 2017. Photo courtesy Todd Dandelske.

The game remained that way as neither team was able to score in the final 17 minutes of regulation.  

Schreck made three saves in the tie for Notre Dame, while Saul Novoa made six saves for West Haven. 


Westies fall to Shelton
Rally falls short in 3-2 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 16, 2017)
 - The West Haven boys soccer team fell to 0-1-1 on the season with a 3-2 loss against Shelton Saturday afternoon in Shelton. West Haven used a pair of late goals to even the contest, but Shelton rallied to pull away for the victory. 

Check back later for the rest of this article. 


Titans blank Westies
Sheehan posts 2-0 victory over WH
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 18, 2017) -
 The West Haven boys soccer team fell to 0-2-1 with a 2-0 loss against Sheehan Monday evening at Ken Strong Stadium. The Westies were unable to find the back of the net despite recording eight shots in the game. 

















Wanderson Maia (11) against Sheehan, September 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

Jason Umbehr scored both goals in the win for the Titans. Sheehan took a 1-0 lead at the 35 minute, 55 second mark of the first half when Umbehr recorded his first tally of the game. 

















Keven-Morales Guallpa (14), Alsaddik Alfazzani (24), and Matt Ffrench (7) fight for possession against Sheehan, September 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

​The opening goal by Umbehr proved more than enough for the Titans. Umbehr iced the game in the second half when he scored at the 76:03 mark for a 2-0 advantage. 

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