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(September 13, 2020) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League returned to action on Saturday, September 12, and the fields were buzzing with action.
Action opened Saturday morning 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 played the Rock House School of Music, with the Rock House coming out on top 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, led 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 Saturday morning, as the youngest soccer players in the city faced off. 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. In the other G Pool match-up, 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 start this past Saturday in their first game this fall 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, with a final score of 4-0. Some nice field play was on display by both teams. 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 took on the Rock House School of Music, with the Lightning winning 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 took on Cappetta's Italian Imports Polar Bears, with Shoreline Wellness coming out on top in a 4-3 win. 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 played a great game against Stars Ice Cream, winning 6-4 behind the Christensen triplets. Stephen picked up two goals, David had one and Paul had great field play. 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 played WH Italian American Civic Assn, and fell 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 U12 Boys took the win over Guilford 2-1 Saturday afternoon. The first goal was scored by Aidan Panton and the second 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 Porto 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. The Westies fell to Wallingford 1-0. A great effort was shown in defense by Amiyah Jones and Cianna DiGioia. Kayla Quintanilla held Wallingford to just one goal. In a quick turn around, the U12 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 still fell 5-2.
(September 20, 2020) - The Elite Soccer Camps played a solid game in week two of West Haven Youth Soccer League action, picking up the 8-3 win against Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center. Cash Ocampo, Jeshrun Polington, and Brandon Rylski showed a lot of hustle. Trevor Hinton and Luca Gagliardi worked hard, while Benjamin Trenchard set up Jax Guarino for a nice goal. Jacob Rader, Seth Empric, Luca DeCrescenzo, and Matteo D'Elia also scored in the win. The Italian American Civic Association Gold Team had a fabulous game on Saturday against the #DAVILATRIBE Thunder. The Gold team went down 2-0, but behind the solid play of Gabriela Campos, Ruaa Naas and Arielle Bernardo, the team was able to climb back into the game and scored four straight goals. For the Thunder, Celeste Santiago played an aggressive game and made some great passes and Amelia Rambo played great offensively against her opponent. In what was a competitive match, the Gunning Law Firm Macaroons pull off the 2-1 victory over Shoreline Wellness. The Macaroons were led by Ariel Titus, scoring her fifth goal of the young season. This game came down to the very end with Destiny Davis making a diving save to preserve the win.
The Seacrest Retirement Center Toons took on Stars Ice Cream, drawing 3-3. For the Toons, Nicholas Barton played a great game on defense, commanding the game. Mohammed Naas was very physical, bossing the midfield, and scored a nice goal. Eric Smith added a goal as well. The #DAVILATRIBE Lightning played Stars Ice Cream, winning 3-0. Hudanur Sahin played aggressively on defense to move the ball forward and Jada Turner played quick on her feet, which helped her score a goal. Olivia Moretti applied pressure on the opposing team's defense so she could score. The Nick's Luncheonette Grey Rhinos were in action on Saturday morning, playing Cappetta's Italian Imports Polar Bears. Coming away with the 8-3 loss, the Rhinos started out slow, but battled hard in the second half with goals from Valentina Massa and Brooklyn O'Mara. Defensively, the Rhinos were led by Charlize Boone and Taliah Boykin. Phoebe DiNuzzo took charge in the net, again playing well. Celeste DiNallo, Jocelyn Kenny, Annabelle Fiorillo, and Luciana Cappetta all scored for the Polar Bears with their speed and fancy footwork.
The Milano & Wanat Warriors defeated the Rock House School of Rock Red Devils 4-3, with a late goal by Enes Sahin. Goalkeeper Jordan Walker made several big saves and Camdyn Edwards played very well. The Red Devils played well despite the loss. Alex Johnson led the way with two goals and strong defense. Jimmy Clark worked really hard on offense and defense. Gabriel Nasicimento showed great effort, adding strong play overall. The Oyster River Energy Tigers played so well against Porto Funeral Homes, with the Tigers taking the 4-3 win. Grayson McCarthy led the team with the first goal of the season. Mustafa Basci scored two goals in the game, and Russell Rambo scored his first goal of his soccer career. Gian Marmolejos had great speed getting back to play defense.
Sweet Relief played a great game on Saturday, winning 6 -2 against the UNH Blues. Guillermo Gonzaga played great in goal, and great defense was played by Omari Knox and Eric Revas, with excellent field play by Joe Sperry and twins Carlos and James Bazar. Kevin Ramos also played well. The Top Hat Dance Academy Bobcats were back in action this past Saturday. On a cold morning, the girls fought through the wind and played hard. Alina Sierra had some nice dribbling runs up field that helped her team put pressure on the Sharks. Rylee Lanci played tough on defense, using her strength to stop several attacks. Cosette Rogers played in her first game ever and quickly helped lend a hand in the midfield with her speed. Madison Hotchkiss was able to slow down the Shark attack and then use her foot skills to move the ball forward. On the other side, the Baybrook Remodelers Light Blue Sharks were able to use an offensive charge to get the win. Lesmari Brown showed great speed and agility with the ball out of the backfield which got the team moving forward. Aubrey Pellino was able to score three goals for the hat trick leading the way for her team. Dayana Cruz’s defense helped stopped the Bobcat offense several times and lead to goals by her team. Laila Rafia had her first game of the season and was able to create scoring chances for her team with her great dribbling skills up the middle.
In Travel Team action, the U12 boys played Guilford Saturday afternoon taking the win, 2-1. The first goal was scored by Aidan Panton and the second by Alex Limacortes. The West Haven U14 boys travel team opened CJSA league play with a 5-1 victory over Meriden on Saturday afternoon at Duffy Field. Four different players scored goals as the Blue Devils controlled the game from the start. Kiefer Tandazo opened the scoring for the Westies when he drilled a low shot inside the far post from the top of the box. Later, Evan Amoro's free kick hit the cross bar and Angel Magana headed in the rebound for a 2-0 lead. Still in the opening half, Sean Studley's through ball led Ethan Masoperh for a breakaway but he was chopped down in the box. Masoperh coolly converted the penalty kick. The Westies quickly made it 4-0 when Antonio Brown won the ball at midfield and fed Matthew Panton. Panton shredded three defenders and found the net for a quality goal. In the second half, Meriden got on the scoreboard off a scramble in front of the West Haven net. The Blue Devils capped the scoring when Dylan Agvent sent a perfect cross in front that Masoperh headed home. Yahzeel Beyley was solid in goal in the first half. Rafi Treat played the second half and made a sparkling save by knocking a hard shot over the cross bar. Efrain Brown and Malik Ouro Adei were dominant along the back line.
The U10 girls played a well-fought game against Milford on Saturday despite a 3-1 loss. Josylyn Davila was impressive in goal with several saves. Gillian Wynus was quick on her feet and scored for West Haven. Last weekend, the U12 boys beat Milford 5-0. While it was a stellar performance by the entire team, Aidan Panton, Quenell NeSmith, Santiago Morales, and Alex Limacortes scored. The U9 Westies girls came away with the 2-0 victory over Shelton. The Westies defense was impenetrable, led by Phoebe DiNuzzo, Alessia Coletta, and Amy Congacha.
(September 27, 2020) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League enjoyed another weekend of beautiful weather this past weekend, getting in a full slate of games.
The Elite Soccer Camps Wolves took on Nick's Luncheonette, with the Wolves walking away with the 8-3 win. The Wolves showed some excellent passing skills, as Matteo D'Elia, Ben Trenchard, Jacob Rader and Jax Guarino all combined to work the ball up the field. Luca DeCrescenzo scored a brilliant goal with his left foot, and Trevor Hinton picked up to assists. Jeshrun Polington and Brandon Rylski played also played well in the win for the Elite Soccer Wolves. The West Shore Family Dental Red Devils played against Meledes Construction, with the two teams tying 1-1. The Red Devils played well in the draw as Adam Lennon led the way with a strong performance as goalkeeper. Jadiel Ayemiz and Eliseo Rivera played excellent defense showing toughness and energy for the Red Devils.
The U12 Westie Girls put up two wins this weekend when they headed to Naugatuck and Oxford. In the first game on Saturday, the Westies pulled a 6-0 league win. Riley Fenn, Camilla Murphy and Lily Montiel each scored twice. The team played excellent defense and strong offense in this win.
On Sunday, the girls traveled to Oxford for a friendly. Goalies Kayla Quintanilla and Cristel Miguel kept the ball out with help from Amiyah Jones and Cianna DiGioia on defense. In the end, the Westie girls won 3-0, behind goals scored by Kaylee Pellino, Riley Fenn and Lexi Lucas.
In what was a rivalry game, West Haven U9 Girls came away with the 3-0 victory over Orange. Amy Congacha opened up the scoring with a great pass from Allyson Hernandez. Phoebe DiNuzzo and Klara Frost were strong on defense. Karine Davila was fantastic in goal, coming up with four outstanding saves for the Westies.
The U10 Girls Travel Team had a 1-0 win against Guilford on Saturday with a goal by Luciana Cappetta. Annabelle Fiorillo was strong on the defensive line. On Sunday, the girls traveled to Southington where they displayed great teamwork on the field despite a 2-1 loss. Stella Porto scored for West Haven. Josyln Davila had some amazing saves in goal.
The Seacrest Retirement Center lost 7-3 to the Sweet Relief Maroon Maniacs. Victor Davila made some great saves in goal for Seacrest Retirement Center, continuing off of a phenomenal performance from the game before as well. Anthony Dimeglio dribbled through the defense for two goals, while Henry Juarez Meja coolly slotted home a penalty. The Maniacs had a solid team effort in which great sportsmanship was shown in the win. Excellent field play was on display from Jose Rangel, Donald and Joshua Moore, Dan Goldberg, Jacob Smalls and John Rodican. Goals were scored by Caleb Awuah and Christian Reyes.
Oyster River Energy took on Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, with the later winning the match 9-4. Mason Dasilva, Chris Thomas, Enzo Cordova and Julian Concepcion all scored in the win. The Gunning Law Firm Macaroons played a thriller against the Cappetta’s Italian Imports Polar Bears, with the two playing to a 3-3 draw. Ariel Titus led the offensive attack with three goals for the Macaroons. This game was an up and down battle and with ten seconds left, Kendall Gilchrist came up with a diving save to keep the score tied. Jocelyn Kenny scored for Cappetta's, while Celeste DiNallo was strong on defense. On Saturday morning, the West Haven Professional Firefighters Grey Rhinos played against Shoreline Wellness team. Despite a spirited and hard fought game, the Rhinos lost 6-1 with Allyson Hernandez, Brooklyn O' Mara and Valentina Massa leading the offense with several great plays. On the defensive side of the ball, Yulisa Leiva Palma played well, while keeper duties were led by Charlize Boone in the second half as the Rhinos played a more attacking game. For Shoreline Wellness, Gillian Wynus led the scoring with four goals, and Anessa Worrell and Klara Frost both picked up a goal each. The defense worked hard at stopping the offense up high, and Riley Greene, Josylyn Davila, and Amy Conchaga made some great plays. Zoey Prutting started in goal and made two big saves in the win.
The #DAVILATRIBE Thunder played Top Hat Dance Academy, losing 6-2. Although the team lost, Isabella was not afraid to attack the ball and push forward. Angeliza Davila played great defense and was able to score a goal for her team. The #DAVILATRIBE Lightning played the First Congregational Church, losing 6-2. Eliana Centano Galdamez played her midfield position well, helping both defense and offense. Juliana Crudo applied pressure to the opposing team and assisted on the goals.
(October 4, 2020) - On October 3, the West Haven Youth Soccer League got in another full slate of games and enjoyed some great weather.
The Elite Soccer Camps Wolves took on Stars Ice Cream Red Thunder, winning 7-2. Luca Gagliardi and Brandon Rylski both showed a lot of hustle. Trevor Hinton scored his first goal, and Jax Guarino scored a stunner from a tight angle. Jeshrun Polington showed off some fantastic foot skills, pulling of two quick scissor moves to create shots on goals. Seth Empric did a great step-over turn, and then dribbled the length of the field to score. Ben Trenchard did a shoulder fake and a step-over turn, to make a nice pass to Guarino for his second goal in the win for the Elite Soccer Wolves.
The Top Hat Dance Academy Bobcats were back in action on Saturday. They had a well fought game against the #DAVILATRIBE Thunder, with the Thunder picking up the 4-2 win. Madison Hotchkiss displayed great dribbling skills as she moved the ball forward several times for the Bobcats. Rylee Lanci played hard defense and was able to stop several attacks. Alina Sierra did several pull back turns and then used her foot skills to move the ball forward. Peyton Vitelli made some good passes to her teammates, which led to scoring opportunities. Overall, the team did well and is progressing quickly. For the Thunder, Amelia Rambo played aggressive and made sure to get to the ball. Celeste Santiago and Emma Shuckerow both made goals and helped their team to its first victory of the season.
The Nick's Luncheonette Dragons had a break out game against the Oyster River Energy Tigers, winning 6-3. Cristiano Medley, Abdul Akondo and Giovanni Gardella gave a strong performance in the win.
The Sweet Relief Maroon Maniacs defeated the George Ellis Company by a score of 7-4. Two big goals were scored by Joey Sherry, and great field play was shown by twins James and Carlos Bazar and Kevin Ramos. Stephen Christensen, who played hurt to help his team, put in a solid game. Seacrest Retirement Center beat the First Congregational Church 3-1. For Seacrest, Mustafa Enayat has shown great improvement at right back throughout the season and was nearly impossible to get past in this game. Leo Mazuroski scored a great goal, and Bryan Brown III’s work rate was unbeatable both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The Porto Funeral Homes Grey Rhinos had a match against the Gunning Law Firm Macaroons, playing to a 3-3 tie. The Rhinos played a good game, coming from behind to tie, behind two goals from Allyson Hernandez Arce and one from Stella Porta. The defense was anchored by Ava Boykin, and Yulisa Leiva Palma made several saves in the goal. For the Macaroons, Wynter Branhan and Amelia Finek were excellent with great passing and foot skills.
The Cappetta Italian Imports Polar Bears played a tough game against the UNH Chargers, falling 4-1. Olivia Petrie put one in the net for Cappetta's, while Karla Urgiles put up a strong defensive line. The #DAVILATRIBE Lightning played the Rock House School of Music, with the Lightning winning 6-2. Bianca Davila played a great defensive game and stopped the opposing team's advances to the goal. Eliana Centeno Galdamez used her foot skills to help her team advance and score some goals. Milano & Wanat rolled into victory, defeating P & B Express 3-1. Some nice field play and hustle was on display by Jesus Rangel, Tobias Warcholic and Marco Antonucci. Bastian Tandazo and Julius Stokes both picked up assists in the win.
In travel team action, the West Shore Family Dental U10 Girls put up a fight against Madison on Saturday, losing 4-2. Stella Porto and Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven. Jocelyn Kenny worked hard in the first half in net. Last weekend, the Baybrook Remodelers U11 Girls Travel team played a tight game against Watertown, losing 4-3. Arianna Throm scored twice, and Haleigh McCarthy picked up one, assisted by Throm. Lynnie Chesson and Jayda Ciliberti played strong defense. The girls were back in action Sunday against Southington, losing 2-0. Alivia Reilly played well at forward. Lulu Sebas played goalie in the second half, making a ton of amazing saves. Lynnie Chesson came back in the second half with strong defense.
In a Friday evening game under the lights in Southington, the Shoreline Wellness U12 Westie girls beat the U13 Southington girls. Ball movement was excellent and defense was strong. Kayla Quintanilla and Madison Gargiulo protected their goal, only allowing two goals in the game. Excellent foot skills were shown by Kaylee Pellino and Riley Fenn. In the end, the Westies dominated the field and won 8-2. Goals were scored by Lilly Montiel, Riley Fenn, Camilla Murphy, Kaylee Pellino, Madison Gargiulo and Lexi Lucas.
Last weekend, the Meledes Construction U11 Girls played a tight game against Watertown, losing 4-3. Arianna Throm scored twice, and Haleigh McCarthy picked up one, assisted by Throm. Lynnie Chesson and Jayda Ciliberti played strong defense. The girls were back in action Sunday against Southington, losing 2-0. Alivia Reilly played well at forward. Lulu Sebas played goalie in the second half, making a ton of amazing saves. Lynnie Chesson came back in the second half with strong defense.
In what was a Friday night show down, the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U9 Westies Girls took on Ginga FC. The Westies took an early 2-0 lead, only to see their counterparts tie it up 2-2. With five minutes left Ariel Titus connected with Allyson Hernandez for the winning goal to keep the Westies undefeated this season. Juliana Aviles and Jocelyn Davila played a great game on defense. Alessia Coletta got her first goal of the season.
The WH Professional Firefighters U14 Boys split a pair of games in CJSA league play this weekend. The Westies dropped a 2-1 decision to Wallingford on Friday night before dismantling Seymour on Sunday, 6-0. The Blue Devils are 2-1-0 in league play this season.
On Friday night under the lights at Pragemann Park in Wallingford, West Haven and Wallingford played evenly throughout much of the contest. The Westies took control early, and had a penalty kick ring off the post, before Wallingford got back in the game. It was tied 0-0 at halftime. Wallingford struck for two goals midway through the second half, but the Westies would not quit. Bobby Severino stole a pass, juked a defender and roofed his shot to cut the lead to 2-1. The Blue Devils had several shots go wide or over the crossbar but could not find the equalizer. Yahzeel Beyley made three saves in net.
On Sunday afternoon at Duffy Field, the Westies dominated Seymour. Early in the game, Severino dribbled around the Seymour goalkeeper and had an open net but his shot was blocked by a deliberate hand ball. The player received a red card and Seymour was forced to play the rest of the game with only 10 men. West Haven got on the scoreboard first when Malik Ouro Adei ripped a shot that the keeper could not handle and Sean Studley poked in the loose ball. The Westies made it 2-0 before halftime when Kiefer Tandazo found Angel Magana, who blasted his shot into the upper left corner. Beyley did not need to make a save in the half. The Westies put the game away quickly in the second half with four goals. Efrain Brown served a ball into the box where Ethan Mesoperh flicked in a header. Severino burned down the left side and served a cross to Dylan Agvent who rammed it home. Evan Amoro struck from 20 yards out with an unassisted goal and Dylan Petrie redirected a cross from Ryan Malone to close out the scoring. Rafi Treat made two saves in half to help earn the shutout.
(October 18, 2020) - The weekend of October 17 and 18 saw another great weekend of action for the West Haven Youth Soccer League.
The Elite Soccer Camps Wolves took on the Oyster River Energy Tigers, winning 8-3. Jacob Rader and Matteo D'Elia scored, and Luca DeCresenzo used his speed and skill to create a few solid chances. Jeshrun Polington and Seth Empric both showed some dazzling footskills, while Luca Gagliardi and Trevor Hinton showed a lot of hustle. Jax Guarino was effective on both sides of the ball, contributing to the offense and the defense. Nicholas Pratt, Cash Ocampo and Brandon Rylski worked hard as well in the win for the Elite Soccer Wolves.
Sweet Relief beat UNH 7-0 Saturday morning. For Sweet Relief, Seth Laudano and Mohammed Naas both had goal line clearances, while Victor Davila made many saves under a lot of pressure throughout the game.
The Gunning Law Firm Macaroons won a tough match against the Cappetta’s Italian Imports Polar Bears, 1-0. For the second week in a row, the Macaroons did not allow a goal, with Destiny Davis, Stephanie Osorno and Cyndi Ogman playing excellent defense to preserve the win.
On Saturday, the Top Hat Dance Academy Grey Rhinos played a back and forth battle on the pitch against Shoreline Wellness, with the Rhinos coming out on top 5 -3. Trailing 2-1 at the half, the Rhinos battled back with great teamwork from Allyson Hernandez Arce. Stella Porto and Brooklyn O'Mara provided the offensive scoring, and Kaylen Myers and Charlize Boone played well on defense. Valentina Massa made several key saves in the second half to secure the second half comeback win.
The Nick’s Luncheonette Dragons had a courageous performance against Porto Funeral Home, which ended in a 5-5 tie. The outstanding players in the game for the Dragons were Liam Rowland and Leroy Salvatierra.
The #DAVILATRIBE Lightning played First Congregational Church, falling 5-2. Eliana Centeno Galdamez used her footwork to create space to swing in some great crosses. Alexandria Calvao made multiple saves in goal. Olivia Moretti used her forward position to move the ball up and take shots on goal.
The #DAVILATRIBE Thunder fell to Baybrook Remodelers, 5-1. Amelia Rambo made multiple shots on goal and was able to sink one in the net. Celeste Santiago did a great job of making sure to get to the ball and move it forward. Emma Shuckerow made aggressive plays to get the ball up the field and try to score.
After couple of tough losses last weekend, the U9 West Haven Girls Travel Team bounced back this week with a 5-0 win over Milford. The Westies came out very focused and aggressive. Alessia Coletta scored two goals. Juliana Aviles, Amy Osorno, Valentina Massa and Lehanna Philogene were fantastic on defense, stopping every attack from Milford.
The West Haven 14U boys soccer travel team improved to 3-1-0 in CJSA league play with an 8-1 trouncing of Hamden on Friday night. The match was played in a chilly rain under the lights at Veterans Memorial Field in West Haven. Six different Westies scored goals for the home team, led by Angel Magana's hat trick. Bobby Severino had three assists, all coming from crosses off his left boot. Matthew Panton and Malik Ouro Adei controlled the defense from their center back positions.
Magana opened the scoring in the first half with a pair of goals just minutes apart. Both times the midfielder stole a pass and then rocketed a shot from outside the box. Hamden made it 2-1 with a long-range strike off a free kick.
The Blue Devils pushed the lead to 3-1 when Ethan Mesoperh sent a through ball to Sean Studley. Studley's shot rang off the post and Keifer Tandazo knocked in the rebound. Studley then made it 4-1 just before half time when he flicked in a header off a Severino cross. Rafi Treat made only one save in the half, but it was a terrific diving stop off a hard shot. In the second half, the game was dominated by the Westies. Mesoperh sent Severino to the corner and his one-time cross was headed in by Magana. Severino floated in another pretty ball that Dylan Agvent settled and deposited in the net. Evan Amoro gathered a loose ball and sent in a long-range chip, and Mehmet Aciker closed the scoring with a quality header off a beautiful cross by Antonio Brown. Yahzeel Beyley made one save in goal for West Haven.