Wreckers Defeat Norwalk 2-1

Frank Bergonzi '11 battles a Norwalk defender in the FCIAC showdown on Testa Field in Norwalk.

Frank Bergonzi ’11 battles a Norwalk defender in the FCIAC showdown on Testa Field in Norwalk.

Dustin Dobbs ’10
Sports Editor

Frank Bergonzi '11 battles a Norwalk defender in the FCIAC showdown on Testa Field in Norwalk.
Frank Bergonzi '11 battles a Norwalk defender in the FCIAC showdown on Testa Field in Norwalk. Photo courtesy of Staplessoccer.com (Lisa Krosse).

On Tuesday October 6th, the Staples Boys soccer team had one of its biggest games of the season thus far.

It was a battle between two of the sharpest teams in the FCIAC as the Norwalk Bears (3-1-2) played host to the undefeated Staples Wreckers (7-0).

The match was a defensive stand as the first half ended in a 0-0 tie. Wrecker defenders Mikey Fitzgerald ’10, Frankie Bergonzi ’11, Sean Gallagher ’11, and quad-captain Jack Hennessy ’10 were key in aiding Staples’ senior goalie Mike McCarthy ’10 who had eight total saves.

The Wreckers struck first with a goal from Fitzgerald ’10 three minutes into the second half.

The Bears responded quickly with a goal from junior Andres Torres ’11 a minute later. Torres was the notorious sophomore last year who gave Staples some serious trouble.

With seven minutes left in the game quad-captain Alan Reiter ’10 sent home a penalty kick for the game winning goal.

The undefeated Wreckers’ next game is this coming Saturday (October, 10) at Brookfield.