[Nov. 2016 Sports] Fall sports recap

By Shane Rabacs ’18


Boys’ Soccer

The boys’ soccer team started slow but finished the regular season with a 7-3-6 record, giving them the number eight seed in the FCIAC playoffs and a tough matchup against top-seeded Greenwich. The Wreckers fought hard but lost 2-1. Goalie and captain Ziggy Hallgarten ’17 was one of the best in the  state for the Wreckers, giving up just eight goals. They did  better in the state playoffs, making it to the quarterfinals, yet they fell to Farmington.

Field Hockey

The field hockey team has been dominant this season, going 18-1-2. The Wreckers have outscored their opponents 75-2 throughout the regular season and are ranked fifth in the latest Max Field Hockey northeast rankings. It’s been a balanced attack as 12 players have goals in the regular season. Meghan Johnson ’18 and Kyle Kirby ’20 lead the team in goals with 14. Goalie Bridget Mulloy ’19 and defender Elle Fair ’19 have been instrumental in the Wreckers strong defense. After winning the  semifinals last Wednesday, they played  in the finals against Darien on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at Wethersfield High School.

Girls’ Soccer

The girls’ soccer team finished the regular season at 11-2-3, placing them third in the FCIAC. The Wreckers had to adjust quickly after captain Lydia Shaw ’17 tore her ACL early in the season. With six freshmen on the team, it would be fair to assume there would be some growing pains as they got comfortable to varsity action. But the opposite happened, as Staples started hot. Reese Sutter ’20 has been a big piece in the Wreckers strong season. The team lost in the semifinals of FCIAC, losing to Ridgefield, but advanced to the state quarterfinal before falling to eventual state finalist Glastonbury.


The Wreckers came out of the gate strong, going 4-0 and outscoring opponents 151-32. Since then, they have gone 1-4, losing to Norwich Free Academy, Ridgefield,  St. Joseph and Darien. Harris Levi ’18 led the ground game with 941 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. Captain quarterback Andrew Speed ’17 has over 1000 total yards, with 636 yards passing and 430 rushing. They face Greenwich (6-3) in their season finale at 10 a.m. in Greenwich on Thanksgiving morning.