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Gilmore leads Westies
Junior scores lone goal in win over SHA
By MIKE MADERA
(September 9, 2017) - West Haven coach Pete Trenchard knows his team will need to seek a new identity with the graduation of several key players. Wins in close games might do the trick.
Juniors Kelsey Gilmore and Julia Walker made sure the Westies opened with a win. Walker found Gilmore for the only goal of the game with 14 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the contest as West Haven defeated Sacred Heart Academy 1-0 Saturday evening at Ken Strong Stadium in the season opener for both teams.
West Haven celebrates Kelsey Gilmore's goal against Sacred Heart Academy, September 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"It's a great start to the season," Trenchard said. "We fought hard throughout the match. We were unlucky not to score earlier in the game, and our defense and goalkeeping was solid. We really limited their chances to a few shots from outside the box."
West Haven received solid goalkeeping as Betsy Magana finished with two saves and Alycia Morales made one save. West Haven held a 6-3 shot advantage in the game.
Taylor Nowak (33) against Sacred Heart Academy, September 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
After a scoreless first half, West Haven got the only goal it needed in the final 20 minutes. Off a free kick, Walker found Gilmore for the game's only goal.
"Kelsey (Gilmore) finished well on the goal," Trenchard said. "Julia (Walker) got the ball in play quickly on a free kick, and Kelsey beat the defender and the goalie to lock up the game for us."
Carly Carchia made fives saves in the loss for Sacred Heart Academy.
Westies post second straight shutout in 4-0 win over Cross
By MIKE MADERA
(September 12, 2017) - West Haven coach Pete Trenchard knew his team would be different this season. Two games in, Trenchard may be learning a little about the 2017 Westies.
Paced by a stellar defense and a balanced scoring attack, the Westies posted their second straight shutout by a margin of 4-0 over Wilbur Cross at Ken Strong Stadium Tuesday evening.
MacKenzie Holy (15) scored one of four goals against Wilbur Cross, September 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"These are the games we have to win in order to get to the postseason," Trenchard said. "We got the job done tonight, and it's nice to have four different girls on the score sheet. Our defense did a fantastic job shutting them down, and we kept them under constant pressure to get the win. To start the season 2-0 is great."
Kelsey Gilmore, who scored her second goal of the season, MacKenzie Holy. Keegan Riccio, and Emily Merola all scored for the Westies in the win. Gilmore also added an assist, along with Selena Izzo, Taylor Nowak, and Alexia Guerrero.
West Haven celebrates goal by Kelsey Gilmore (7) against Wilbur Cross, September 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies jumped out to a quick start, taking a 4-0 lead in the first half. West Haven held a 17-2 shot advantage in the game.
Gilmore got the Westies off to a quick start as she scored just 3 minutes, 22 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead. Holy scored off an assist from Gilmore, and Riccio scored off assists from Izzo and Nowak for a 3-0 advantage. Guerrero set up Merola for a 4-0 lead at the 37:53 mark of the opening half.
Alycia Morales and Mackenzie Gardner each made one save in the win for the Westies.
Guilford blanks Westies
Indians send WH to first loss of year
By MIKE MADERA
(September 15, 2017) - West Haven coach Pete Trenchard had to be pleased with the way his girls soccer team started the season. But, if you told Trenchard his team would allow just one goal through the first three games, he may not have expected his team would have a loss.
That, however, is the case as the Westies saw their string of shutouts end at two games. Guilford scored with 12 minutes, 20 seconds left in the game to top West Haven 1-0 at Ken Strong Stadium Friday evening.
West Haven could not muster any offense, managing just four shots on goal.
On the flip side, Guilford had five shots and beat West Haven goalkeeper Betsy Magana the one time it needed to post the victory.
Magana finished with four saves in the game.
Westies shut out by Mercy
WH falls to 2-2 on season
By MIKE MADERA
(September 18, 2017) - The tides have been turned on the West Haven girls soccer team. After opening the season with a pair of shutout victories, West Haven has been blanked the last two games.
Alycia Morales makes a save against Mercy, September 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The latest shutout came Monday afternoon in Middletown as West Haven fell to Mercy 2-0. With the loss, West Haven dropped to 2-2 on the season.
Julia Walker (8) Leads the attack against Mercy, September 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Lindsay Stevenson scored both Mercy goals to propel the Tigers to the victory. Mercy controlled the game with 19 shots, while the Westies were only able to manage four shots in the game.
Westies tie Foran
Gilmore scores lone goal in 1-1 tie with Foran
By MIKE MADERA
(September 20, 2017) - Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, the West Haven girls soccer team traveled to Milford Wednesday afternoon to face Foran-Milford. West Haven also had not scored in the last two contests.
Betsy Magana made eight saves against Foran, September 20, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies took a step in the right direction, using a Kelsey Gilmore goal to play to a 1-1 tie with Foran at Foran High. As a result, the Westies moved to 2-2-1 on the season.
Kelsey Gilmore (7) scores against Foran, September 20, 2017. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The two teams traded first half goals to play to the draw as Foran used a tally by Ariana Montero, off an assist from Anna Lee Melton, and West Haven used a goal by Gilmore to get on the scoreboard.
West Haven's Betsy Magana made eight saves in the draw. Madeline Mitchell made two saves for the Lions.
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