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Wreckers defeated by Falcons in last home game before playoffs

Staples and Ludlowe fight hard to keep their good records going into the playoffs.
Photo by Julie Bender
Staples and Ludlowe fight hard to keep their good records going into the playoffs.

On Oct. 21, 2013, the Staples boys’ Soccer team lost to Fairfield Ludlowe by a score of 2-1 in their last home game of the season before the FCIAC playoffs begin on Friday.

The Staples boys jogged onto the field yesterday afternoon with the intention to avenge last year’s loss to the Ludlowe Falcons and keep their momentum going into the playoffs and post season.

They didn’t succeed.

Last year’s game at Ludlowe was evenly matched at 0-0 until Fairfield’s Tobias Gimand ‘13 scored within the last 90 seconds of the game. This marked the first time that Fairfield Ludlowe had beaten Staples.

The beginning of yesterday’s game started off with little action. The closest either team came to a goal was with 12 minutes left in the first half. Fairfield almost scored off of a corner kick, but the ball was turned over to the Wreckers. With four minutes left in the first half, Staples scored the first goal, taking the lead. But with merely six seconds left before the first buzzer, Ludlowe got another chance off of a corner kick and this time Fairfield’s Richie Bellucci scored, ending the half with a score of 1-1.

A tied game caused all of the boys to push themselves harder in the second half. Both teams played tough throughout the remaining minutes, resulting in multiple fouls and yellow cards. With 22 minutes left of the game, the final goal was made by the Falcons leaving the score at 2-1. And although there were no more goals, both teams fought hard until the game was over.

But the Staples’ team is not satisfied with the defeat.

“We played poorly. We did not execute our game plan. We allowed Fairfield to dictate the pace,” Staples’ head coach Dan Woog said.

This game dropped the record of the Staples team to 10-3-2 and boosted Ludlowe to 11-3-1. Staples still has the chance to redeem themselves during their game today against Westhill and the FCIAC playoffs, which they have already qualified for.

“The key is to bounce back tomorrow and get a win to solidify a home game in the FCIAC tournament. We couldn’t get the job done today, but tomorrow’s another day to try to pull it off,” Captain Jack Scott ‘14 said after the game.

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Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor
Baby sitting and journalism may seem to have nothing in common, but Julie Bender ’15 packs both professions into her high school career. While many students were off at camp or vacationing this summer, Bender was hard at work baby sitting families and friends. She was extremely dedicated to her job, practically becoming the neighborhood babysitter. Her baby skills easily compliment to her journalism skills as “dealing with children is like dealing with interviewees.” Using her same dedication towards her baby sitting monopoly, Bender hopes to improve her writing skills before she leaves Staples in 2015. There is no rush, however, as Bender “loves getting the info out” through journalism. After three years of being ruled over by seniors, Bender finally finds herself at the top of the food chain in high school. The best moment of the summer was “taking off the junior parking sticker” Bender said. Finally bursting through the doors as a senior girl, covered in feathers and whistles is a moment that all high school girls can’t wait for. Her excitement as a senior has added on to her excitement for journalism this year. Bender has a passion for opinions and news articles; she loves the fun, fast-paced language that is used in the writing style. It also gives her opportunities to interview unique and interesting people. Her favorite article she wrote, in fact, was an article on Hookah and E-Cig usage in high school because the interview process was one of the most awkward. Whether it is journalism or caring for children, Julie Bender brings all aspects of high school to the table in her last year writing for Inklings. She hopes to end the year strong and keep up with her hard work and dedication in and out of high school.  

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