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WH YOUTH SOCCER 2021
(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.