(April 18, 2021) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League opened its spring season last weekend with a full slate of games under sunny skies. The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers won their first game of the season against the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas 8-4. For the Red Rangers, Ryan Abekah, Luca DeCrescenzo, and Matteo D'Elia impressed with their foot skills and shooting accuracy, all finding the back of the net. Seth Empric pulled an impressive step-over, clearing room for a shot on goal, and Ben Trenchard did the same with a shoulder fake in front of goal, and both Empric and Trenchard found the back of the net. Collin Gibbons and Jacob Rader made some great passes, Jax Guarino made a sliding stop in front of his goal, and Elias Padilla, Emmett Hemming and Brandon Rylski all impressed in their opening game. The Golden Ninjas showed a lot of hustle in the game. Aaron Azana played strong on defense, Omar Boghdady showed a lot of heart and hustle, and Julian Concepcion gave it his all.
The R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning played its first game of the season against Gunning Law Firm. Despite playing hard throughout the game, the Blue Lightning came up short in a 7-5 loss. The Blue Lightning scoring was led by Ava Pellino and Stella Porto, with several goals between them, and a few great moves and skills to weave in and out of the Gunning Law Firm's defense. The defense for the Blue Lightening was led by Taliah Boykin and Samira Kamara in goal.
Cappetta's Italian Imports opened the season against Shoreline Wellness Center with a 3-2 loss. Annabelle Fiorillo dominated in defense with goals by Celeste DiNallo and Luciana Cappetta. The First Congregational Church of West Haven won its opening game of the season over Stars Ice Cream, 6-3. The offense was led by Sophia Mazuroski, who scored some key goals. The defense was led by Michelle Tompkins. Trinity Smith played in her first game and she played well defensively.
#DAVILATRIBE played Rock House School of Music. #DAVILATRIBE won the game 5-2.
Dulce Poou scored for Rock House, making it a close game and Mama Kamara had multiple saves in goal. For #DAVILATRIBE, Juliana Crudo scored her first goal for her team. Eliana Centeno-Galdamez scored a hat trick. Camila Suarez-Caporal pushed the up the field from her defensive position to score a goal helping the team win.
The UNH Maroon Wolf’s played Nicks Luncheonette on Saturday. The two teams had enough players to split into two separate games. Wolfs came out on top with a score of 6-4 and 7-1. Nicks Luncheonette team played great defense and attacked when the time was right. The Wolf’s Alessio Bisceglia and Karaj Barton showed great teamwork in the attacking side, while Lincoln Bertolini and Gavin Lenihan played tenacious defense. As a team, the Wolfs played well and played with a lot of energy. The Sports Sanitizing of CT-Doritos won against Milano & Wanat, 3-2. The Doritos played great, coming from behind for the win. Jackson Schoeman led the way with a hat trick. Abraham Marmol showed off his speed on offense and passed the ball well. Alex Johnson played well in goal and on the field.
In other action, Seacrest Retirement Center defeated P&B Express 2-1 and Oyster River Energy took down Porto Funeral Home by the same score. Sweet Relief topped the Top Hat Dance Company 3-0, and the WH Italian-American Civic Association took down Stars Ice Cream 4-3.
In travel team action, the Vio's Sports Plus U10 girls had a strong start to the season with their first game against Orange despite a 2-1 loss. Stella Porto and Kiley McCoart were aggressive on the field. Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven. The Baybrook Remodelers U11 Girls traveled to Guilford for the first league game on Sunday. In the first half, Braelynn Elliot scored the first goal with an assist from Sophia Empric. Kylie Gibbons scored the second solo goal. Baybrook played a strong second half, but ultimately lost 5-2.
(April 25, 2021) - On Saturday, the West Haven Youth Soccer League went into its second week of action.
The West Haven Top Hat Dance Academy U19 Girls Travel team opened with a league game against Shelton, losing 6-1. It was a close game until the middle of the second half when Shelton pulled away. Ava Murphy picked up the lone goal for the Westies, while Cori Severino worked hard to create chances. The defense was led by Grace Nowak and Celia Williams.
The U19 Girls bounced back in the second game, winning 6-0 against Southington. The offense was led by Madison Lentine, who picked up two goals. Riley Severino scored a beautiful solo effort as she picked up the ball in the middle of the field and dribbled through Southington to slot it home past the keeper. Lola Dinuzzo, Ariana Izzo and Cori Severino added goals as well.
Abigail Phelan was key in setting up the attack with a few nice passes. Alyvia Ginsberg picked up the shut-out in goal. Murphy and Nowak anchored the defense.
The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers picked up the win Saturday morning with some fantastic team play. The Rangers passed well and used their foot skills to create clear chances on the goal of Nick's Luncheonette.
Nathan D'Aurio scored as well as used a pull back turn to create space, and Emmett Hemming pulled off some nice moves to get the hat trick. Taylor Bell impressed in his first game, and Brandon Rylski worked hard to find open space. Elias Padilla played impressive defense for the Elite Soccer Rangers.
West Haven Youth Soccer. Contributed photo.
Milano & Wanat scored four goals to defeat P & B Express 4-2. Some nice field play and hustle was on display by Julius Stokes, Jayden Abekah, and Davonte King. Keeper Jordan Walker made some great saves in the win.
The R. Mark Pappas Blue Lightning played against Shoreline Wellness and came away with a solid team performance, winning 6-2. The Lightning offense was led by several players on great passing and positioning. Stella Porto notched the hat trick, Allyson Hernandez Arce scored as well. The defense was led by Brooklyn O'Mara and Phoebe DiNuzzo with several key stops in the net. Destinee Epps was effective on defense and starting the counterattack as she passed the ball up to the forwards.
For Shoreline Wellness, the Davila sisters, Josylyn and Karine, worked together to get score. Jillian Crudo, brand new to the goalkeeper position, combined with Klara Frost to make some nice saves.
The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas played against Porto Funeral Home in a tight matchup. Julian Esposito played tough and stayed in the middle of the action and Enzo Cordova displayed some solid dribbling skills. Jayceon Gonzalez put two goals in the net for the Gold Ninjas using his speed.
The UNH Maroon Wolf’s played Oyster River Energy on Saturday in a close game, with the Wolf's coming out on top. Oyster River Energy played with excellent teamwork, connecting passes and playing good defense. The Wolf’s Benedict Awuah and Roland Green showed great teamwork on the attacking side, while Zaid Ramirez and Valentino Silva played good defense, stopping anything coming their way. As a team the Wolfs played well and together with lots of energy.
(May 2, 2021) - In the third week of the West Haven Youth Soccer League season, the Gunning Law Firm Yellow Jackets defeated Shoreline Wellness 4-1. Alessia Coletta opened the scoring early on with a right-foot shot. Lehanna Philogene got her second goal of the young season. Emma Routh also got involved in the scoring with her first goal of the season. For Shoreline Wellness, Harper Golde gave goaltending a try and made some great saves. Chelsea Frost and Vanessa Whetzel played really tough on defense and the Davila sisters did well at forward.
The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers took on Porto Funeral Homes, winning a close game 6-4. The Rangers passed the ball very well, with Benjamin Trenchard, Emmett Hemming, Jax Guarino and Matteo D'Elia finding teammates in open space. Jacob Rader, Seth Empric, and Luca DeCrescenzo scored, while Elias Padilla and Nathan D'Aurio showed a lot of hustle in the win for the Rangers.
The Vio's Sports Plus Maroon Wolf’s played the Connell Scott Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas. The two teams played tough, but the Wolfs came out on top with a score of 8-6. Connell Scott Hill Health Center team showed great teamwork and attacked on the offenses side. The Wolf’s Jayden Kaufman and Liam Ramirez scored in key moments of the game, while Blaise Shubin and Benedict Awuah made game-changing stops. As a team, the Wolfs played well and played with a lot of energy. For the Ninjas, Liam Rowland showed a lot of hustle and heart, Sami Vahora displayed his stamina and dedication, and Zeke Hanlin worked hard for to get the hat trick.
The Stars Ice Cream Sharks defeated Rock House School of Music 6-1 The Sharks were led by Haley Colon, Sarahi Cruz and Sydni Gayle who all scored. Martharyta Buren and Layla Puente played good defense in the win. The Sports Sanitizing of CT Doritos played P & B Express, with the game ending in a 4-4. Sebastian Rivas and Adam Lennon led the way with a goal each for the Doritos. Jadiel Ramos contributed with excellent defending. Trent Fagan had a strong performance in goal, making several nice saves.
Baybrook Remodelers played an excellent game against Seacrest Retirement Center, with Baybrook Remodelers winning 4-1. Excellent goalkeeping was on display by Stephen Christensen and goals scored by Caleb Awuah, David Christensen and Christian Reyes. Jaden Williams played an excellent game in the field.
The R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning played a stout Cappetta's Italian Imports in a close, hard-fought game, with the Lightning winning 9-8. The contest went back and forth several times, with both teams taking a turn holding the lead. The Blue Lightning were led on offense by Allyson Hernandez-Arce, Stella Porto and Phoebe Dinuzzo. The defense was anchored by Anne Charles and Ava and Taliah Boykin. For Cappetta Italian Imports, Juliana Aviles helped to control the ball and goals were scored by Kai Ruotolo, Celeste DiNallo, and Luciana Cappetta. The First Congregational Church Tigers battled #DavilaTribe to a 3-3 draw in the final game of the day on Saturday.
In travel team action, the Sweet Relief U11 Girls traveled to Shelton, tying the game 2-2. Goals scored by Braelynn Elliot and Haleigh McCarthy with an assist from Sophia Empric on both goals.
The U11 girls also traveled to Milford and tied 2-2 again. Both West Haven goals were scored in the first half by Elliot and Hailey Dargon. Sophia Locklear played a strong game in center midfield. Lynnie Chesson played goalie on the second half, she had multiple great saves and did not allow Milford to score again.
The West Haven Italian American Civic Association U9 girls took on Cheshire on Sunday. The first half saw the Westies get down by two goals. Still, the Westies managed to battle back and even up the scoring in the second half with great goals by Karine Davila and Allison Hernandez. In what was a hard-fought battle, Cheshire manage to get the winning goal with two minutes left. The U10 girls were on the road against Guilford Sunday, showing excellent teamwork on the field. Annabelle Fiorillo dominated in defense against, with Josylyn DaVila and Olivia Petrie making great saves in goal. Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven, ending in a 2-2 tie.
(May 9, 2021) - #DAVILATRIBE played Rock House School of Music, winning 6-5. For Rock House, Evelyn Kycia had multiple shots on goal and was able to pull off a hat trick. Isabelle Brown played a strong defensive position. Analia Mack played well, showing off her improving foot skills. For #DAVILATRIBE, Camila Suarez Caporal made outstanding defensive decisions, keeping the ball away from the goal. Perez Rosario didn't give up and consistently kept the ball in motion, and Jada Turner played well and stayed strong throughout the game.
In their second match up for the season, The Gunning Law Firm Yellow Jackets fell to Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning 6-4. The Yellow Jackets found themselves down 3-1 at halftime and managed to battle back in the second half with fantastic saves by Ariel Titus in goal and excellent defending by Kendall Gilchrist. Amelia Finek showed great footwork and amazing effort throughout the game. The Blue Lightning was lead on offense by Stella Porto, Phoebe DiNuzzo and Allyson Hernandez-Arce who accounted for all goals. Brooklyn O'Mara stood tall in the goal, making several key stops. Doussouba Cisse played well on defense.
The UNH Maroon Wolf’s played the Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers on Saturday. The two teams had enough players to split into two separate games with Elite Soccer Camps Rangers coming out on top. Both teams showed great teamwork and attacked when the time was right. The Wolf’s Roland Green and Liam Lima scored in key moments of the game. While Jayden Kaufmann and Zaid Ramirez played well on defense. Ben Trenchard picked up the hat trick and showed a few impressive stepover turns. Jax Guarino used a pull-push to beat a defender and score. Matteo D'Elia, Seth Empric, Luca Decresenzo and Ryan Abekah also dazzled with moves that led to goals. Emmett Hemming, Nathan D'Aurio, Taylor Bell and Elias Padilla showed a lot of hustle, and Brandon Rylski, Collin Gibbons and Jacob Rader made some fantastic passes.
Milano & Wanat picked up their second victory of the season by defeating Sports Sanitizing of CT, 9-5. Leading the way for Milano & Wanat was Jayden Abekah. The man of the match was backup goalie Tobias Warcholic, who made some tremendous saves to preserve the win. Shoreline Wellness played Cappetta's Italian Imports Polar Bears. Gillian Crudo scored the hat trick and Joselyn Davila scored two goals for Shoreline Wellness. Vanessa Woolcock and Karla Urgiles enthusiastically played every position they were put into, making some great passes and running hard. Moriah Frost passed to Olivia Petrie who netted a goal. Klara Frost fearlessly protected the goal in the first half and netted three goals in the second half. Chelsea Frost played in net for the first time this season.
Stars Ice Cream played Baybrook Remodelers in a game filled with great sportsmanship on display by both teams. Baybrook Remodelers came out on top 6-1. The charge was led by David Christensen who scored four goals and Jaden Williams added two. Great field play was shown by Jose Rangle, Donald and Joshua Moore, Carlos and James Bazar, as well as Isaiah Boyd. Seacrest Retirement took on Porto Funeral Homes, with the two teams playing to a thrilling 4-4 draw. Oyster River Energy defeated Nick's Luncheonette 3-1 and First Congregational Church beat the WH Italian-American Civic Assn 2-1.
The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas took on the Oyster River Energy Light Blues in a tough battle. Frankie Tortora gave it his all and scored a big goal, while Aaron Azana turned on his offense this week with a few goals. Omar Boghdady never ran out of energy and had some great steals defensively.
In travel team action, the Top Hat Dance Academy U10 girls had a stellar performance against Haddam-Killingworth Sunday with an 8-0 win. Great teamwork and passing skills allowed West Haven to dominate. Goals were scored by Josylyn Davila, Gillian Wynus, Luciana Cappetta, Korine Davila, Stella Porto, Francesca DeMartino and Annabelle Fiorillo. The P & B Express U11 Girls played East Haven Saturday morning. The Westies came out on top, with Sophia Empric and Samantha Zuk playing well in the win.
The Vio's Sports Plus U19 West Haven Girls played two games last weekend. In the first one, the Westies were on the road to take on Wallingford at night under the lights. Alyvia Ginsberg started in net, making several stops and saves, before leaving the game with an injury. Hannah Davey stepped up for her team and went into goal. Unfortunately, Wallingford dominated the game and won 7-0. The Westies were led on offense by Maddy Lentine, Cori Severino and Sophie Gigliotti. Riley Severino and Cece Williams played hard on defense. On Sunday the U19 girls were back in action, this time traveling to Milford and coming away with a 2-2 tie. Net duties were handled well by Kassidy Carrano with several strong saves, as well as moving and positioning the defense. Riley Severino, Ava Murphy, and Williams were impressive on defense. On the offensive side was Arianna Izzo and Maddy Lentine, who provided the scoring for the girls. Lentine scored a huge goal, getting the tie for the Westies with a minute on the clock from about 25 yards out.
The Sweet Relief U19 West Haven Boys Travel team played in the first round of the Connecticut Cup Saturday night against Newtown. The two teams went back and forth, with West Haven looking sure to go through to the next round until Newtown tied the game with under two minutes to play, forcing the game into overtime. After several tense moments, the Westies got the go-ahead goal, and held on to win 3-2. Collin Charron and Robert Foley both played well in the win.
(May 16, 2021) - Nick’s Luncheonette played against the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas to open up play Saturday morning on Silent Sidelines weekend. Abdul Akondo and Eli Collins led the way for Nick's Luncheonette, passing and scoring. Joey Ruiz and Kobe Skidmore also played well as they worked together to find the net.
The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers played a great game against Oyster River Energy, with the Rangers coming out on top 8-2. The Rangers strung several passes together to set-up Luca DeCresenzo, Matteo D'Elia, Nathan D'Aurio, and Jax Guarino for goals. Ryan Abekah, Seth Empric, and Benjamin Trenchard showed off their foot skills using several moves. Elias Padilla, Emmett Hemming, and Taylor Bell hustled up and down the field. Collin Gibbons and Jacob Rader passed the ball very well. For Oyster River Energy, Grayson McCarthy scored two nice goals.
The First Congregational Church of West Haven took on the Rock House School of Music, winning 7-2. Julie Bellamy had a great weekend as she scored for her team, and Sarah Davey played well in the net and added a goal of her own. Dayanna Vasco played well on defense. For Rock House School of Music, Zayne Paskiewicz showed improvement during the game with her skills and her position on defense. Sofia Bungiorni-Nucci helped her team to score using her foot skills. Ashley Benavides also scored to help her team stay in the game.
#DAVILATRIBE played the Stars Ice Cream Sharks to a 4-4 draw. For #DAVILATRIBE, Marissa Prete scored and Hudnaur Sahin helped on defense, pushing and sending the ball forward to her teammates. Naomi Shubin scored to help preserve the tie. For the Sharks, Haley Colon and Sarahi Cruz Cruz picked up two goals each and Jada Avila and Fourela Dembele played well in the field. Allorra Hidebrand played well in the goal.
The Sweet Relief Maroon Wolf’s played Porto Funeral Home on Saturday, with Porto Funeral Home coming out on top. Porto Funeral Home team played great defense and attacked when the time was right. The Wolf’s Alessio Bisceglia and Benedict Awuah scored in key moments of the game. While Lincoln Bertolini and Tobias Paskiewicz played well on defense. The Wolfs played with lots of energy and together as a team. The Gunning Law Firm Yellow Jackets defeated Cappetta's Italian Imports 3-2 in a hard fought match. The Yellow Jackets were outstanding on defense, led by Allie Power and Valentina Massa. Ariel Titus scored two goals, including the winning goal with two minutes left. For Cappetta’s Italian Imports Annabelle Fiorillo dominated in defense. Kai Ruotolo and Luciana Cappetta scored.
Milano & Wanat defeated P & B Express by a score of 6-2. The defense was led by Lonnie Bunch, Davonte King, and Ines Sahin. Goalie Jordan Walker helped power the team to victory .
The Sports Sanitizing of CT-Doritos played Vio's Sports Plus, winning 7-3. Mohammed Lamkhantar led the way for the Doritos scoring a brace. Muhammadsaif Vahora played well overall in attack and on defense. Jonah Rogers also worked contributed with heart and hustle.
On Saturday, the R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning girls team played a spirited game against Shoreline Wellness and came away with an 8-3 victory. Goaltending and defensive play were controlled by Taliah Boykin and Anne Charles, with Brookyn O'Mara and Phoebe Dinuzzo in goal making several stops. The offense was led by Ava Pellino, Allyson Hernandez-Arce and Stella Porto, all scoring goals. For Shoreline Wellness, Harper Golde started in goal making some big saves, and Vanessa Woolcock made her goalkeeping debut and played aggressively for the second half in net. Joselyn Davila stepped up to help other teams who were missing players and then played her heart out for her team shooting on net over and over. Klara Frost and Corrine Davila netted goals. Moriah Frost age 5 served as a sub and had some great passes. It was a tough game against some great shooters.
In Travel Team action, the Top Hat Dance Academy West Haven U19 Girls Travel Team took a win from the Clinton by a forfeit. Then on Sunday, they played the Ansonia U19 Girls squad in Ansonia, and came up short, losing 3-0. Sophia Gigliotti played well in the first half in net and then contributed on the field in the second half. Grace Nowak and Cece Williams played well throughout the game contributing on defense and offense.
The UNH U10 Girls Travel Team fought hard against Shelton Friday night, with the game ending in a 3-3 tie. Chelsea Frost helped to defend the goal while Stella Porto, Gillian Wynus, and Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven. The U10 Girls were back in action Sunday, losing 7-2, despite controlling large portions of the game. The girls demonstrated great control with their passing skills and had great communication on the field. Olivia Petrie had some great saves in goal. Stella Porto's persistence and speed resulted in the two goals for West Haven.
The WH Italian American Civic Assn U9 Westies girls took on Southington in an early Sunday afternoon match. The Westies got to work early, putting a lot of pressure on the Southington defense, but could not produce a goal. Brooklynn O'Mara and Phoebe Dinuzzo played great, showing outstanding toughness and passing. However, the Westies fell short, 2-1, with the game ending early due to a thunderstorm.
(May 23, 2021) - The Vio's Sports Plus West Haven U11 Girls Travel team hosted Oxford on Saturday, picking up a 5-1 Win. Ariana Throm, and Kylie Gibbons each picked up two goals, and Sophia Empric added one as well. The Westies kept possession of the ball for most of the game with a lot of help from midfield players Sophia Locker, Hailey Dargon, Braelynn Elliot, and Sammy Zuk. The defense stepped up, with the Avery Congacha, Jayda Ciliberti and Alivia Reilly all playing well. Lulu Sebas and Lynnie Chesson were excellent in goal.
A stellar team effort by the Porto Funeral Home U10 Girls Travel team against Prospect gave West Haven a 4-2 win at home. Kylee McCoart and Olivia Petrie made some amazing saves in goal with Josylyn DaVila defending the ball. Stella Porto, Celeste DiNallo, and Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven.
On Sunday, the Top Hat Dance Academy West Haven U19 Girls Travel team went on the road to play New Haven, coming away with solid a 3-0 victory. Arianna Izzo, Madison Lentine and Cori Severino all notched goals for West Haven, with Izzo and Lentine launching long range shots from 25 yards out, while Severino scored up close with a nice point-blank shot. Abigail Phelan played well up top, while on defense Grace Nowak, Riley Severino and Bianca Davila were solid to support Alyvia Ginsberg in the goal, helping her pick up second shutout of the season.
A Saturday morning E Division matchup saw the R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning take on the Cappetta's Italian Imports, with the Blue Lightning coming out on top by a score of 6-5. Stella Porto scored the game winner with one second on the clock. The offense was supported by Allyson Hernandez - Arce and Ava Boykin. On defense the strong play of Anne Charles kept the team in the game. Destinee Epps and Phoebe Dinuzzo shared duties in the net to get the win. For the Cappetta’s Italian Import's, Olivia Petrie, Celeste DiNallo, and Luciana Cappetta scored. Also in E Division, the WH Italian-American Civic Assn tied Stars Ice Cream 4-4.
The First Congregational Church of West Haven won against #DAVILATRIBE 7-3. Dayanna Vasco made several key saves in net, while Sophia Mazuroski and Jolie Bellamy scored. For #DAVILATRIBE, Taylor Boanna used her footskills during the game to get the ball. Jada Turner scored her first goal of the season. Hudanur Sahin scored goals and assisted on defense to keep her team in the game.
Sports Sanitizing of CT-Doritos played P & B Express, winning 3-2. The Doritos played great, coming from behind for the win. Jackson Schoeman led the way with a hat trick. Abraham Marmol showed off his speed on offense and passed the ball well. Alex Johnson played well in goal and on the field.
The Rock House School of Music played Stars Ice Cream, with the Rock House picking up the 9-7 win. Sarah Alasadi played aggressively to get possession of the ball. Hnan Kassar scored for her team with a header.
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas and the Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers played Saturday morning. For the Ninjas, Julian Concepcion played tough and kept on hustling, while Julian Esposito played with power and held down the defense. Sami Vahora played with heart and scored his first career goal. For the Red Rangers, Brandon Rylski hustled up and down the field. Nathan D'Aurio scored to cap off a nice passing play involving a few Rangers players, while Elias Padilla and Taylor Bell worked hard to create opportunities for their teammates.
Baybrook Remodelers defeated Seacrest Retirement Center 5-0 in a hard-fought battle. Two goals were scored by Jacob Smalls, one goal and excellent field play was displayed by Justin Chacon, with excellent field play and defense being held down by Isaiah Boyd, Joe Sperry, Donald and Joshua Moore, and Jose Rangel.
The UNH Warriors defeated Milano & Wanat 3-2, and Shoreline Wellness drew Gunning Law Firm 4-4.
The West Haven Police Local #895 Maroon Wolf’s played Nick’s Luncheonette on Saturday. The two teams had enough players to split into two separate games with the teams splitting the results, Nick's Luncheonette coming out on top in one of the games and the Wolfs in the other. The Nick's Luncheonette team played very well as a team with connecting passes and attacking when the time was right. The Wolf’s Zaid Ramirez and Roland Green scored in key moments of the game, while Gavin Lenihan and Lincoln Bertolini played well on defense. The Wolf's played with lots of energy and together as a team.
In the final game of the weekend, Sweet Relief came out on top over Oyster River Energy 1-0.
(June 6, 2021) - After a week off due to poor weather, the West Haven Youth Soccer League was back in action this past weekend.
The Sports Sanitizing of CT-Doritos played Vio's Sports Plus, with the Doritos winning 7-2. Sebastian Rivas led the way for the Doritos scoring a brace. Jimmy Clark played well overall in attack and on defense. Alex Johnson also contributed with hustle and a goal.
The Gunning Law Firm Yellow Jackets put up an incredible performance, defeating Cappetta's Italian Import 4-0. Lehanna Philogene scored two goals and Wynter Branham, and Allie Powers scored their first goals of the season. For Cappetta's Italian Imports, Karla Urgiles had great footwork and Julianna Aviles worked hard to get the ball up the field.
The R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning squared off against Shoreline Wellness, coming out with a 6-1 win. The first half was played close by both teams with good defense and controlled offense. For the Lightning, the defense was led by Destinee Epps, Anne Charles and Taliah Boykin. Making key plays was Phoebe DiNuzzo, and Brooklyn O'Mara took on the goalkeeper duties making several great stops. On offense, the Lightning was led by Ava Pellino, supported by Allyson Hernandez Arce and Stella Porto.
The First Congregational Church of West Haven’s played extremely well against the Rock House School of Music. Jolee Bellamy scored, while Trinity Smith played well on both sides of the ball scoring her first goal of the season. Isabel Millard played very well on defense.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas played the West Haven Police Local #895 Maroon Wolfs. Enzo Cordova’s hard work is paying off and he scored a few goals. Jayceon Gonzalez displayed some quick dribbling skills and scored, while Liam Rowland played strong, always with a big smile, and gave it his all.
The Stars Ice Cream Blue Sharks played #DAVILATRIBE to a 5-5 draw. The Sharks were led by Chelsea Hernandez Fortin and Haley Colon, who both picked up two goals. Sarahi Cruz-Cruz scored the other goal. Adalyn Davis, Kayley Myers, and Jada Avila all played well.
The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers took on Porto Funeral Homes in a close game that was an instant classic. Ryan Abekah, Taylor Bell, Jax Guarino and Luca DeCresenzo all found the back of the net. Benjamin Trenchard played strong defense, while Emmett and Abigail Hemming dazzled with their footwork. Jacob Rader and Matteo D'Elia made several passes, and Collin Gibbons and Brandon Rylski worked hard throughout the match.
In travel team action, the Oyster River Energy West Haven U9 girls traveled to Orange for a rivalry showdown. West Haven dominated from start to finish. Klara Frost was excellent on defense, while Ariel Titus, Allyson Hernandez, Lehanna Philogene, and Alessia Coletta all scored to give the Westies the 4-0 win.
The Milano & Wanat U10 girls had a busy weekend beginning with a 6-3 win at home against Southington. Kylee McCoart made some great saves in goal. Celeste DiNallo, Olivia Petrie, and Luciana Cappetta all scored for West Haven. On Sunday, the girls fought hard against Prospect, but fell short 3-2. Annabelle Fiorillo dominated in defense. Stella Porto and Luciana Cappetta put two in the net for West Haven.
On Saturday night, the Top Hat Dance Academy U19 West Haven Blue Devils Girls Travel team played a game at the West Haven High School against a solid East Haven team, coming away with a 5-1 win. Aylvia Ginsberg played strong in net making saves when needed. The defense was anchored by Cece Williams, Grace Nowak, Ava Murphy, and Riley Severino. On offense, the Blue Devils were led with Cori Severino netting 3 goals, Maddie Lentine scoring on a nice well-placed shot in the corner and Julia Tsakonas banging one in from inside the box. On Sunday, the Westies played against New Haven. It was a well-played game despite the heat and the fact the Westies were shorthanded and played down three players the whole game. Despite the odds, West Haven prevailed, winning 2-1. Nada El Mouki was excellent in net. The defense was led by Ava Murphy, Cece Williams, Olivia Trenchard and Bianca Davila. Arianna Izzo scored the first goal, running onto a pass from Trenchard, beating the keeper and slotting it home. Lola Dinuzzo scored the winning goal, picking up a pass from Abigail Phelan.
(June 14, 2021) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League got a full slate of games in, despite some rainy weather on Saturday. The Stars Ice Cream Sharks defeated the Rock House School of Music 8-6. The Sharks were led by Haley Colon with five goals, Sarahi Cruz Cruz added two goals and Chellsea Folio Hernandez had one. Jada Avila and Fourela Dembele played great defense.
UNH played Baybrook Remodelers in a great game with, with Baybrook Remodelers coming out on top 6-0. The Christensen triplets played great on the field, with David scoring three goals, and Paul and Stephen showed great field play. Other goals were scored by Joe Sperry, Caleb Awuah, and Christian Reyes. Great field play was also shown by Donald Moore and Isaiah Boyd. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas played Oyster River Energy in a close match-up. The Gold Ninjas had an awesome and fun game with Frankie Tortora showing his increased speed and strength and Zeke Hanlin show casing a lot of hustle to earn his hat trick.
Cappetta’s Italian Imports played an impressive game against R. Mark Pappas D.C. Blue Lightning, winning 7-3. It was a great team effort with goals by Jocelyn Kenny, Annabelle Fiorillo, Olivia Petrie, Francesca DeMartino, and Luciana Cappetta. For the Blue Lightening, the offense was led by Allyson Hernandez and Stella Porto. Phoebe Dinuzzo chipped in with setting up several key plays in front of the Cappetta's Italian Imports net. The Blue Lightning defense was led by Taliah and Ava Boykin, Destinee Epps and Anne Charles. Brooklyn O'Mara secured the net for the Blue Lightning.
The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers played a great game against the Maroon Wolf's. The Rangers showed off their passing and moves. Ben Trenchard picked up a goal, supported by Jax Guarino and Brandon Rylski. Emmett Hemming and Matteo D'Elia impressed with their footwork, and Luca DeCrescenzo, Collin Gibbons, and Jacon Rader all put in a solid day's work for the Rangers.
Milano & Wanat defeated Vio's Sports Plus 2-1 in a strong defensive effort for both teams. Julius Stokes and Devante King played a great game, while Jayden Abekah and Aden Dowdye scored.
The Gunning Law Firm Yellow Jackets faced off against Shoreline Wellness in a very entertaining match. The Yellow Jackets took the early lead when Ariel Titus scored on a beautiful pass from Alissa Watson. In the end, the Yellow Jackets fell short, 3-2. Avery Linen did a terrific job defending for the Yellow Jackets.
The West Haven U10 Girls Travel team fought hard against Guilford at home, but came up short with a 4-1 loss. Kylee McCoart had some great saves in goal with Annabelle Fiorillo working hard in defense. Stella Porto put one in net for West Haven.
The U9 West Haven Girls also hosted Guilford Saturday, in their last game of the season. Not wanting the season to end on a bad note, West Haven played with great passes, foot skills and toughness. Amy Congacha and Karine Davilla provided the scoring, while Kendall Gilchrest, Phoebe DiNuzzo, and Allie Power controlled the defense for West Haven. The game ended 2-2 when Guilford got a late goal.
(June 21, 2021) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League finished up their Spring season this past weekend.
Cappetta’s Italian Imports closed the season with a 1-0 win over Shoreline Wellness Center. Kylie McCoart made some great saves in goal. Celeste DiNallo was solid in defense. Luciana Cappetta scored. The Elite Soccer Camps Red Rangers ended their season with a win over Oyster River Energy Saturday morning. Jax Guarino and Ryan Abekah scored and played great defense. Ben Trenchard picked up a hat trick in the game and used some impressive footskills to create chances for himself and his teammates. Emmett Hemming and Luca DeCrescenzo worked up and down the field, while Matteo D'Elia scored and used moves to get past opponents. Jacob Rader continued to dazzle on the field with his dribbling, and Nathan D'Aurio made some great passes. Taylor Bell and Elias Padilla showed a lot of hustle in the win for the Rangers.
The U10 Girls Travel team had a great weekend at the Newington Wrap-Up tournament.
The team opened the weekend winning 8-3 against New Fairfield. They went on to win their second game against Thomaston 3-2. During both games. the girls had an excellent team effort with great passing skills and defense.
Kiley McCoart and Celeste DiNallo made great saves in goal with Annabelle Fiorillo dominating on defense. Luciana Cappetta and Stella Porto controlled the midfield for West Haven.
On Sunday, the girls played two Wethersfield teams resulting in one win and one loss. Francesca DeMartino and Chelsea Frost worked hard to control the ball on the field. The weekend results saw West Haven placing third out of nine teams in the tournament.
(September 13, 2021) - The West Haven Youth Soccer League opened up their Fall season last Saturday with beautiful weather and a full slate of games. The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos got a great start to the season with a 6-3 victory over the #DavilaTribe. Lenanna Philogene scored two beautiful goals with her left foot, while Kendell Gilchrist and Emma Routh played excellent defense with great intensity. For #DAVILATRIBE, Klara Frost scored a goal. Vanessa Woolcock played a strong game in net, making some great saves. Areej Kassem played hard on defense and Anessa Worrell ran tirelessly. The Stowe's Seafood Emeralds played Stars Ice Cream, with the Emeralds falling 6-5. Sofia Bongiorni-Nucci scored her first goal of the season. Karla Urgiles played a terrific defensive game which kept the game close. For Stars Ice Cream, Sarahi Cruz Cruz had four goals and Chelsea Hernandez Fortin added some as well. Jada Avila played a great game in midfield. Lania Donavan, Bellarosa Ramire, and Alimarie Sesler played great on defense. The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks played West Shore Family Dental. Juliana Crudo tried to keep her team in the game by scoring. Analia Mack was determined to help her team and played a strong game. For West Shore Family Dental, Amanda Fagnani and Sophia Mazuroski had several goals. The midfield line was led by Nylay Beyah with a goal. The keeper was Dayanna Calle Va, who came up with several big saves. The Sharks fell 7-2.
The West Haven U11 Girls Travel team opened the season at home against Guilford on Saturday. Olivia Petrie and Josylyn Davila worked hard to defend the ball against Guilford. Stella Porto scored for West Haven, but the Blue Devils came up short, with a final score of 4-2. On Sunday, they were on the road against Orange with a 4-1 loss. Celeste DiNallo attacked from the defense with Chelsea Frost. Luciana Cappetta scored for West Haven.
In a great game, the West Haven Professional Firefighters Gray Wolves won 5-0 against Stars Ice Cream. The Gray Wolves had goals scored by Stephen and David Christensen Justin Chacon, Jan Ibanez, and Joe Sperry. Great field play was shown by Christian Reyes and Yair Negron in the win.
Rounding out the action on Saturday was the opening game for the West Haven U10 Boys Travel team. In what was the first game on a bigger field for many of the boys, they held up well against an older and more experienced North Haven squad, falling 4-2. Davonte King picked up both goals for West Haven, while Luca DeCrescenzo and Josiah Soto both played well in goal.
Ben Trenchard, Jax Guarino, Russ Rambo, and Seth Empric all played great on defense, and Matteo D'Elia and Collin Gibbons tried to spark the attack in the midfield.
(September 20, 2021) - The West Haven U11 Girls Travel team had an action-packed weekend with great teamwork that resulted in wins over Wallingford and Branford. On Saturday, they played at home against Wallingford. Josylyn Davila dominated in defense as Stella Porto, Luciana Cappetta, and Gillian Wynus all scored. The Westies won 8-2.
On Sunday, they were on the road against Branford with a 5-1 win. Francesca DeMartino had a stellar performance in goal. Chelsea Frost and Luciana Cappetta both scored for West Haven. The West Haven U10 Boys Travel team played twice this weekend, losing both games but playing very well in each game. Friday night, the boys traveled to Shelton, falling 4-2. Josiah Soto and Jaxon Cruz both made some key saves in goal. Russell Rambo, Collin Gibbons, and Nathan Powell all worked hard to win the ball, and Davonte King kept pressure up on the Shelton goal. Luca DeCrescenzo and Mason DaSilva made some crisp passes to try to break down the Shelton defense. On Saturday, the boys were back in action, hosting Prospect. The game went back and forth, but Prospect eventually pulled away, winning 3-0. Ryan Abekah, Roland Green, and Matteo D'Elia forced the Shelton goalie to make a few fantastic saves. Jimmy Cruz and Ayebatonye Isaac worked hard in midfield. Seth Empric, Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard all did a good job on defense.
The West Haven U12 Girls Travel Team won against Oxford 3-2. The Westies had the lead in the first half from a goal scored by Sophia Locklear, who was set-up by Sophia Empric. Ariana Throm picked up the second goal with an assist from Lynnie Chesson. During the second half, Oxford tied up the game and with only 3 minutes left, but Ariana Throm scored her second goal to snatch the win. The Westie U10 Girls started the season with a 6-1 victory over Orange. The Westies put on show displaying great passes, first touch and accurate shots on goal Allyson Hernandez open the flood gates with two early goals, and the other goals were scored by Ariel Titus, Wynter Branham, Alessia Coletta And Klara Frost.
The Stars Ice Cream Gold Stars defeated the #DAVILATRIBE 4-0 The Stars were led by Chelsea Hernandez Forthin with three goals and Sarahi Cruz-Cruz scored once. Bellarose Ramirez played great in goal to preserve the win. Allison Maloney Foursla Dembele and layla Puente played a good game in the field. For #DAVILATRIBE, Anessa Worrell played in goal for the first half and worked on learning a new position. Kendra Paladines and Daniela Camey battled through many situations and stayed strong. The team significantly improved their understanding of the game this week.
In a back-and-forth game, the West Haven Professional Firefighters Grey Wolves defeated Seacrest Retirement Center 5-0. The Grey Wolves had goals scored by Isaiah Boyd and Jacob Smalls. Strong goalkeeping was again on display by Guillermo Gonzaga in the shut out. Putting in a lot of effort and playing hard in the field where Doniel Austin, Justine Suchite, and John Rodican. P&B Express took on Keenan Funeral Home, winning 10-6. Nathan D'Aurio and Emmett Hemming both found the back of the net and played very well. Lee Anthony Bunch also scored in the win.
The Elite Soccer Camps Gold Wolves took on West Haven Police Local #895, falling 6-5 in a close battle. Maaz Mohamednour and Santino Amato both played well in goal. Matteo D'Elia and Ryan Abekah both scored. Nicolas Deonarine, Dante Douthit, and James Bayona all showed a lot of hustle, while Maddox Carrasquillo, Liam Lima and Jacob Warren played well. The Stowe's Seafood Emeralds played West Shore Family Dental. Aurora Chevalier showed her ability to control the ball. Kira Sek used her midfield position to advance the ball up for her team into scoring position.
The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos got off to a great start against R. Mark Pappas D.C. scoring three early goals with great footwork and shooting. Alessia Coletta had a great game, scoring four goals, Valentina Massa scored two goals, and Ariel Titus was able to preserve the shut out with amazing saves in goal to give the Rhinos the 7-0 win.
To round out the weekend's action, Milano & Wanat fell to Top Hat Dance Academy 4-2. Some nice field play was on display by Ethan Fonseca and Marco Antonucci with some all-out hustle by Ace Haughton and Jaxon Cruz. The Orange Tigers defeated the Maroon Mauraders by a final score of 4-1. Aiden Dowdye and Pablo Lopez supplied the offense while Jesus Rangel, Joey Ruiz and Gerard Pringle worked the midfield and defense.
(September 27, 2021) - The third weekend of action in the West Haven Youth Soccer League saw the Porto Funeral Home Orange Tigers defeating Sports Sanitizing of CT 4-2. Nice field play and nice passing had the Tigers in control for most of the game. Assists and goals by Aiden Dowdye, Jesus Rangel, and Julius Stokes led the way to victory, while defense hustle by Uche Eze and Gerard Pringle limited the chances on goalie Zach Cruz, who made some key saves. Milano & Wanat defeated West Haven Police Local # 895 3-1. Making passes that were key to scoring were Ethan Fonseca and Jaxon Cruz. Goals by Devonte King, Kingston Ortiz, and Fonseca. Great defense was on display by Wade Little and James Nhean.
The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks played the Stowe's Seafood Sharks, winning 6-2. For the Sharks, Victoria Rodriguez played more aggressive to get to the ball. Jada Turner's speed helped her to move the ball down the field and score. For the Emeralds, Giada Jimenez showed her leadership skills to guide the defensive line. Alliana Wilson saved many goals while playing goalie. UNH Grey Wolves faced West Haven Professional Firefighters in a game of good sportsmanship. The Grey Wolves came out on top 5-0 with a hat trick scored by Justin Chacon and a goal scored by Jacob Smalls. Great defense was shown by Omari Knox and excellent field play by Armanny Rijos, James and Carlos Bazar, and Jayden Williams.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas took on Meledes Construction LLC. The Gold Ninjas had a great game, with Bentley Cisse playing tough and staying in the middle of the action. Malcolm Jr Gibson showed a lot of heart and hustle, and Jayceon Gonzalez put three goals in the net using his speed. P & B Express took on Porto Funeral home, with the Express coming out on top 5-4. Awab Abdelmageed was instrumental in the win, picking up a hat trick. Boden Rogers played tenacious defense in the win. West Shore Family Dental had a big 4-0 win over Stars Ice Cream. Theodore Lasso had two goals, while James Tart picked up one off of a free kick.
The Elite Soccer Camps Golden Wolves played a close game Saturday morning against the Seacrest Retirement Center Maroon Maurders, with the Elie Soccer Wolves coming our on top in the close battle. For the Wolves, Ryan Abekah scored, while Santino Amato and James Bayona worked hard. Nicolaus Deonarine, Trevor Hinton, and Maddox Carrasquillo all showed a lot of hustle. For the Mauraders, Jacob Rader made some fantastic saves in goal, Seth Empric worked hard in midfield, and Jonah Ramirez contributed on defense. The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos defeated Cappetta Italian Imports 6-0. The Rhinos came out with a lot of intensity and grit, with Valentina Massa and Avery Linen leading the charge with great tackling and passing. Emma Routh and Camila Gomez Nauzan provided the scoring with excellent footwork and ball skills.
In their best game yet, #DAVILATRIBE fell to R. Mark Pappas DC Blue Birds. Going down 3-0, they made a comeback in the second half and tied it at 3-3. Despite some excellent play, they lost 4-3. Joelle Dixon started in goal for her first time and made many saves. Karine Davila sparked the attack, scoring two goals. Daniela Camey picked up her first goal of the season. Amiliana Gonzonlez worked hard and made nice passes. For the Blue Birds, Emilie Werle was able to break free on the defense with less than a minute left in the game to notch the game winner. The offense was well balanced for the Bluebirds with Phoebe Dinuzzo, Winter Valdivieso, Werle and Allyson Hernandez all scoring. The defense was lead by Tomi Yekinni. Brooklyn O'Mara and Isabella Celantano controlled the net for the Bluebirds.
Vio’s Sports Plus took on Keenan Funeral Home Saturday. Jordaniel DeJesus Colón scored three goals and played the duration of the game. Joseph Wynosky scored a goal and showed great team spirit, while Sebastian Heath overcame his apprehension of playing during a game and scored a goal Jonathan Colón made several assists passing the ball to set up teammates for goals. The Top Hat Dance Academy played the West Haven Italian American Civic Assn. Laila Clayton scored and presented stamina and dedication by playing the entire game, while Lexi Jimenez made several assists and showed defensive skills. Harper Albarado was a great team player by not giving up and using her defensive skills on the field.
The CT Pest Elimination West Haven U10 Girls Travel Team went to Southington for a Friday night showdown. The game did not go in the favor of the Westies, as they fell 4-0, but the girls fought hard and played with a lot of heart. The girls had a quick turn around the next day against Hamden, a game which the Westies dominated from start to finish only to find themselves down twice in the game. The game ended 2-2, with goals scored by Allyson Hernandez of a spot kick and Ariel Titus scoring the tying goal with one minute left in the game. The West Haven Federation of Teachers U10 Boys Travel Team played twice this past weekend. On Saturday, the Westies hosted Southington. It was a thrilling back and forth draw, ending 5-5. Luca DeCresenzo, Ryan Abekah, and Roland Greene all scored, while Josiah Soto played a solid first half in goal. Jimmy Clark and Jaxon Cruz worked to get the ball into the attack, and Mason Dasilva, Matteo D'Elia, and Davonte King dominated the midfield with good passing and positional play. The Westies were right back in action on Sunday, falling 4-2. Nathan Powell and Abekah scored, and Cruz and King split the time in goal. Jax Guarino was great on defense, along with Collin Gibbons and Seth Empric. Ayebatonye Issac, Russ Rambo, and Jesus Rangel showed a lot of hustle throughout the match.
(October 4, 2021) - The Stowe's Seafood Emeralds took on the Stars Ice Cream Gold Stars, falling 6-5. Gianna DePino played strong in midfield and was able to pass the ball to scoring positions. Dominique Casey showed improvement on her defensive skills and helped to keep the game close. Sarahi Cruz Cruz and Chelsea Hernandez-Fortin led the Gold Stars, with two goals each and Bellarose Ramire with one goal. Lania Donavan, Alliemarie Sesler, and Marilyn Suchite played great Defense, while .Fourela Dembele played a good game in the net. The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks continued the action on Saturday when they played West Shore Family Dental, losing 5-0. Taliah Boykin played an aggressive game attacking the ball in midfield. Taylor Boanno continued to make great passes to her team.
The Milano & Wanat Orange Tigers played the West Haven Police Local # 895 to a 3-3 tie. The goalies saw the most action in the match, with Jesus Rangel and Kalib Redman playing well. For the Tigers, Ronald Vangorden and Pablo Lopezand played well. The Elite Soccer Camps Golden Wolves won a thrilling match against Sports Sanitizing of CT, 6-2. Jax Guarino scored a great goal that capped off some nice passing from Ryan Abekah and Matteo D’Elia. Santino Amato was solid in the goal, and Ben Trenchard did well in the midfield, working to pass the ball forward.
Seacrest Retirement Center beat UNH 9-4 with goals provided by Mohamed Naas, Abdsalam Naas, Anthony DiMeglio and Joshua Vernon. A strong defensive performance was on display by Brayden Newman. The P&B Express Blue Lizards took on Porto Funeral Homes, winning in a split squad match. For the Blue Lizards, Jude Clark showed great improvement using his great speed to score. Lee Anthony Bunch scored numerous times and Sergio Salina Jara played hard for the entire game.
The Vio’s Sports Plus West Haven U10 Boys Travel team hosted Amity on Saturday afternoon, falling to the older team 6-3. The Westies played well in the loss, moving the ball well and not panicking under pressure. Jaxon Cruz and Josiah Soto both did a stellar job in goal, and Mason DaSilva and Ryan Abekah both put the ball into the back of the net. Nathan Powell showed a lot of hustle, and Roland Green kept the Amity goalie under pressure.
(October 11, 2021) - On Columbus Day weekend, the West Haven Youth Soccer League hosted their annual tournament, the West Haven Invitational Tournament, or WHIT. Besides a weekend of good soccer and sportsmanship, the tournament also raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness and all of the West Haven teams wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
The West Haven U15 Boys Travel team started the weekend with a win against Chesire. While all the boys played well, Evan Lennon scored his first ever goal. Ryan Malone and Sean Studley both had very strong performances. The boys went onto game two on Saturday with another win, this time against New Haven. Goals were scored by Dylan Petrie, Santi Morales, Pablo Feregrino, and Alex Cortez. Matthew Pasacreta, Gabe Greengas, and Raymond Listorti had strong performances on the field. On Sunday the boys played two games against the West Haven U15 Rec team to determine tournament champions. Both teams played great games. Victor Davila and Matt Fowler held down the goal while Chase Agvent, Efrain Brown, RJ Jackson, and Mekayan Fowler dominated on defense. Great field performances by Nate Charron and Jackson Murphy. Bryan Brown and Alix Obas each scored a goal helping the West Haven U15 Boys Travel team take home the championship.
The West Haven U10 girls put together a great team performance in the WHIT tournament this past weekend, they started with back-to-back shutout wins against North Haven and West Haven U9 on day one. Day two started with some early rain, but that did not slow them down because they opened the flood gates against New Haven, shutting them out twice in the same day 6-0 and 5-0. West Haven was led by Ariel Titus providing scoring and great passes, Phoebe DiNuzzo controlled the defense with excellent communication and tackling. Amy Congacha showed great leadership and foot skill.
The U12 Boys Travel team played hard during each of their four games at the WHIT. Alex Johnson, the team's starting goalkeeper, was at the top of his game the entire tournament. He made his opponents earn each of their goals. Rick Hernandez Arce, Jordan Walker, Grayson Laudano and Mikey Vargo worked very well together on defense, making several tremendous stops each. Midfielders Jaxon McDaniel, Eric Smith, Jackson Schoeman and Mike Villagomez wore trenches in the field running up and down, transitioning from offense to defense. They were pivotal in several turnovers and setting up forwards Toby Warcholic and Jayden Abekah to move in for the goal.
It was a weekend full of action for the U11 girls at the WHIT tournament. They took home a win against the Wallingford U11 girls, but fell short against New Haven, Wallingford U12, and West Haven U12. Throughout the weekend, Josylyn Davila dominated in defense as Kylee McCoart and Francesca DeMartino worked hard in goal. Gillian Wynus, Luciana Cappetta, Stella Porto, Josylyn Davila, and Francesca DeMartino all put one in the net for West Haven.
The West Haven U10 Boys Travel team split into two squads to participate in their first ever WHIT. West Haven U10 Blue opened the weekend with a 5-1 victory over Cheshire. Emmett Hemming showed a lot of hustle and made some great passes. Ryan Abekah scored several goals, while Mason DaSilva and Matteo D’Elia supported him in midfield. In game two on Saturday, West Haven Blue took on West Haven White, which ended in a thrilling 7-7 draw. Jaxon Cruz and Josiah Soto were outstanding in goal, while Ben Trenchard and Jax Guarino were solid on defense. West Haven White took on Cheshire in their second game of the day, winning 5-3. Seth Empric and Collin Gibbons controlled the back line. Jesus Rangel and Jimmy Clark both had a good overall game. On Sunday, both teams were back in action. West Haven White started off the morning with a win against Coginchaug, 6-1, behind four goals from Roland Green. Jacob Warren capped of the scoring, after a six pass sequence involving five different players. West Haven White finished their weekend with a tough loss against a skilled Guilford team, 3-1. Davonte King made several excellent passes, and Luca DeCrescenzo impressed in goal the first half and on the field in the second. West Haven Blue opened their first game on Sunday with a 5-3 loss to Coginchaug, in what was a close and competitive match. Nathan Powell and Tonye Isaac were aggressive on defense, winning the ball and making smooth passes forward. The Blue squad also fell to undefeated Guilford in their final match of the WHIT. Jacob Rader made some excellent saves in goal in the first half to keep his team in the game. Overall, both squads played extremely well over the course of the weekend and it was a great experience for the budding soccer stars.
(October 18, 2021) - On October 16, West Haven Youth Soccer was back in action! The Seacrest Retirement Canter FC lost in a hard-fought game to the West Haven Professional Firefighters, 4-3. Mohamed Nasr played well, while Jeremiah Salas and Jose Rangel helped the defense. Dylan Sanchez-Jara controlled the middle. Emmett Hemming scored six goals to lead P&B Express to a 8-4 win over Vio's Sports Plus. Micheal Gallo played excellent defense and is starting to pass well and Sergio Salinas Jara has taken on a leadership position with the team. The Elite Soccer Camps Golden Wolves defeated Milano & Wanat 3-1. Santino Amato and Maaz Mohamednour combined to play a great game in goal. James Bayona and Nicolaus Deonarnine worked hard to win the ball. Dante Douthit showed a lot of hustle, getting up and down the field. Trevor Hinton, Liam Lima, and Jacob Warren were all solid on defense.
#DAVILATRIBE took on Cappetta's Italian Imports Saturday morning and came up short in a back-and-forth game 3-0. Anessa Worrell and Aria Reynosa jumped in to play goalie. Amilianna Gonzalez jumped in on defense and did a great job. Klara Frost showed incredible Hustle from midfield to stop a goal from being scored after sprinting and catching the other team. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas took on Porto Funeral Home. The Gold Ninjas had a great game in a tight matchup, with Preston Screen playing tough and staying in the middle of the action. William Howery showed a lot of hustle and heart, and Omar Boghdady never ran out of energy and had some great steals. The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks played Stars Ice Cream, losing 6-1. Ava Boykin was able to apply great pressure on the opposing team in her midfield position and Lila Poincelot had many great saves in goal. West Shore Family Dental defeated the Stowe's Seafood Emeralds 7-2. Natalya Gordon kept her team in the game, scoring from outside the 18 yard box. Zayne Paskiewicz improved her skills in her defensive position.
The Top Hat Dance Academy U11 West Haven Girls Travel team played an impressive game against Orange on Saturday, winning 2-1. Josylyn Davila controlled the defense with Francesca DeMartino making several great saves in goal. Stella Porto and Luciana Cappetta were both aggressive on the field, scoring for West Haven. On Sunday the girls were on the road against Guilford. Celeste DiNallo had control of the ball up and down the field with several attempts at goal. Allie Powers defended the ball well against Guilford, but West Haven came up short with a 3-0 loss.
The Gunning Law Firm West Haven U10 Boys Travel team took on neighboring Amity and won 3-0 Saturday afternoon. Ryan Abekah opened up the scoring, and Davonte King added a goal as well. Jaxon Cruz and Josiah Soto were stellar in goal to preserve the team's first shutout. Mason DaSilva and Matteo D'Elia controlled the midfield, helped out on the flanks by Tonye Isaac, Luca DeCresenzo, Nathan Powell, and Russ Rambo. Ben Trenchard and Jax Guarino proved once again to be a strong defensive pairing, breaking up Amity counter-attacks and passing the ball well out of the back. Seth Empric and Collin Gibbons were also very strong in the back. Roland Green had a strong all around game for the Westies, and Jesus Rangel worked hard in the win.
(October 25, 2021) - Milano & Wanat played the Vio’s Sports Orange Tigers to a 2-2 tie this weekend. The game saw some nice passing with some good foot work from both sides.
Defense was big at the end of the game for Milano & Wanat, goalie Nour El Mouki made several key saves and defenders James Nhean and Ace Haughton helped protect the goal. Goals were scored by Jaxon Cruz and Ethan Fonseca for Milano & Wanat and Pablo Lopez and Aiden Dowdye for Orange Tigers. The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos defeated Cappetta’s Italian Imports 6-0, picking up their third straight shutout. The Rhinos started the game with a ton of energy, with early goals by Emma Routh and Avery Linen. Valentina Massa and Julianna Aviles lead the charge with great tackling and passing.
The #DAVILATRIBE Sharks played the Stowe's Seafood Emeralds, with the Emeralds beating the Sharks 7-2. For the Sharks, Makayla Botchie played great on defense.Julian Crudo helped move the ball up to her teammates, and Jada Turner scored for her team keeping them in the game. For the Emeralds, Karla Urgiles scored her first goal of the season and Sofia Bongiorni-Nucci had a hat trick. Aurora Chevalier had some big saves in goal.
West Shore Family Dental had a good offensive game against Stars Ice Cream, being led by Nylah Beyah and Sophie Mazuroski. Dayanna Calle Va had another great day in the net with with several key stops. Isabell Millard and Alisssa Wala worked hard and Leila Lancaster had a good game in midfield. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center Gold Ninjas had an awesome and fun game against P & B Express Blue Lizards. Liam Rowland keeps getting better each week in speed, strength, and communication, and Zeke Hanlin displayed some quick dribbling skills and scored. Sami Vahora never runs out of energy and showed some great moves, while Alexander Wright showed a lot of skill and hustle to earn his hat trick. For the Lizards, Alexander Urgiles found himself at the heart of many key defensive plays doing a great job of clearing the ball and winning tackles. Youssef El haouzi hustled around the field making great passes and Abdel-Nasir Issaka had a great team attitude jumping between two fields and providing positive energy and demonstrated his team spirit and ball handling.
On Saturday at Peterson Field, the R. Mark Pappas Blue Birds played #DAVILATRIBE Irish Green with the Green coming out on top, 6-5. The Bluebirds’ Allyson Hernandez had five goals. The defense was anchored by Brook O' Mara and Tomi Yekinni made several great plays to turn away attacking danger. In net for the Bluebirds, Amelia Rambo played strong making several stops and directing the defense. Isabella Celentano, Emilie Werle, and Gabby Watson played well for the Bluebirds.
The Seacrest Retirement Center FC lost 5-1 to Stars Ice Cream. Robin Munoz Escobedo and Charles Jeffrey split time between defense and goalie making big plays, while Daniel Goldberg controlled the middle and Abdsalam Naas scored for the Seacrest Retirement FC. The Elite Soccer Camps Golden Wolves took on Sports Sanitizing of CT, with the Wolves winning 3-0. Ryan Abekah scored, and joined Santino Amato preserving the shut out in goal. James Bayona and Maddox Carrasquillo worked hard to win the ball, and Dante Douthit showed a lot of hustle. James Warren and Maaz Mohamednour played well on defense in the win for the Wolves.
The Top Hat Dance Academy West Haven U10 Girls, riding a five-game winning streak, was at home against Milford this past weekend. West Haven played their best game of the year, with excellent ball movement and great positioning. The duo of Phoebe DiNuzzo and Kendall Gilchrest played a great game on defense. Alessia Coletta and Amy Congacha provided the scoring to secure the 5-0 win for West Haven.
(November 1, 2021) - Although most action was rained out this weekend, the West Haven U10 Boys Travel team finished out their season with a pair of games.
On Friday, the boys traveled to Naugatuck to play under the lights for the first time. Even though the Westies passed and moved the ball well, the older and more experienced Naugatuck team eventually pulled away with a 4-0 win. Jaxon Cruz played a strong game in goal, stopping a number of shots. Jax Guarino and Colin Gibbons played well on defense. The midfield was anchored by Davonte King and Matteo D'Elia, who both opened up the Naugatuck defense with their dribbling skills. Jesus Rangel made some great passes, and Ryan Abekah kept up the pressure on the Naugatuck goal, forcing their goalie to make several great saves.
The West Haven U10's were back in action Sunday morning, traveling to Madison. The field conditions hurt the Westies as they fell 2-0. Roland Green created some solid chances on goal, and was foiled on a few breakaways by a puddle on the field. Luca DeCrescenzo also had several shots on the Madison goal, but just could not find the back of the net. Seth Empric, Jimmy Clark, and Nathan Powell all worked hard in the center of the field,getting up and down the pitch to contribute to the attack and the defense.
Tonye Isaac and Ben Trenchard kept up the defensive pressure, making a few big plays in the defensive third of the field. Russell Rambo showed a lot of hustle in the game for the Westies.
(November 8, 2021) - The West Haven U10 Girls Travel team was home against Guilford this past weekend to finish out the season. The game ended 4-1 in favor of West Haven. West Haven came out ready to play with and early goal by Juliana Aviles. The best moment of the game was Ariel Titus making a great pass to the open space to find Lehanna Philogene for an easy tap in goal. West Haven ended the season on a six-game winning streak.
The U11 Girls Travel team ended the season on the road against Hamden, falling short 4-2. Annabelle Fiorillo played solid defense for West Haven, with Celeste DiNallo and Olivia Petrie making some strong moves up and down the field. Luciana Cappetta put two in the net for West Haven.
The West Haven U10 Boys Travel team finished out their season with a pair of games. On Friday, the boys traveled to Naugatuck to play under the lights for the first time. Even though the Westies passed and moved the ball well, the older and more experienced Naugatuck team eventually pulled away with a 4-0 win. Jaxon Cruz played a strong game in goal, stopping a number of shots. Jax Guarino and Colin Gibbons played well on defense. The midfield was anchored by Davonte King and Matteo D'Elia, who both opened up the Naugatuck defense with their dribbling skills. Jesus Rangel made some great passes, and Ryan Abekah kept up the pressure on the Naugatuck goal, forcing their goalie to make several great saves.
The West Haven U10's were back in action Sunday morning, traveling to Madison. The field conditions hurt the Westies as they fell 2-0. Roland Green created some solid chances on goal and was foiled on a few breakaways by a puddle on the field. Luca DeCrescenzo also had several shots on the Madison goal, but just could not find the back of the net. Seth Empric, Jimmy Clark, and Nathan Powell all worked hard in the center of the field, getting up and down the pitch to contribute to the attack and the defense. Tonye Isaac and Ben Trenchard kept up the defensive pressure, making a few big plays in the defensive third of the field. Russell Rambo showed a lot of hustle in the game for the Westies.
The Gunning Law Firm Rhinos defeated #DAVILATRIBE 6-0 to close out an incredible season. The Rhinos took an early lead and never looked back with great goals from Valentina Massa and Julissa Oliveras. Emma Routh showed great foot skills and tackling on defense. Lehanna Philogene made incredible diving saves to keep the shut out. The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Golden Ninjas finished the season strong with another great game against Vio’s Sports Plus. Alexios Billis, Aristides Billis, and Tylan Thompson had ha great season and improved each week.
The Stars Ice Cream Gold Stars defeated Stowes Seafood 6-2 The Stars were led by Chelsea Hernabdez Fortin with four goals, and Bellarose Ramirez and Jada Avila with one goal apiece. Yousra Moussa and Fourela Dembele played great in goal. The entire team played a great game on the final day of the season.
On Saturday, the R. Mark Pappas Navy Bluebirds played Cappetta’s Italian Imports in a very competitive, back and forth game before giving up a last-minute goal and losing 4-3. On offense, the Bluebirds were led by Winter Valdivieso, Phoebe DiNuzzo and Isabella Celentano, each notching a goal. The defense was led by Brooklyn Yekinni, Brooklyn O'Meara and Amelia Rambo in net, who made several key saves. The Seacrest Retirement Center FC finished the season with a strong team effort to win 3-0 against the Top Hat Dance Academy. Excellent ball movement helped provide shots on goal, with the goals being scored by Anthony DiMeglio and Charles Jeffrey. Well rounded play from Joshua Vernon and Johnathan Alvarez helped control the game, while Caden Craven and the rest of the team provided the defense. The Elite Soccer Camps Golden Wolves finished the season in a tough loss to Sports Sanitizing of CT, 3-2. Matteo D’Elia and Mason Dixon controlled the midfield, and Ryan Abekah sparked the attack.
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