Staples boys’ soccer struggle against Wilton


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The Wreckers defense regroups after Wilton takes a 3-0 lead.

Max Dorsey ’21

The Staples boys’ soccer team endured 90 minutes of torture on Wednesday Oct. 7 at Kristen Lily Field, as Wilton defeated them 4-0. The Wreckers put together a solid showing in the first half, getting many scoring opportunities as well as only allowing one goal. But in the second half, Wilton ran away with the game.

In the first half the Wreckers gathered themselves a handful of corner kicks as well as some free kick opportunities. They played competitive defense and keeper Enzo Valaderes ’21 was only beat once by a Wilton header. Overall, the Wreckers were happy with their first half performance.

“We definitely outplayed them in the first half,” Alan Fiore ’21 said. “We maintained possession and kept the ball, for the most part, in their half.”

The latter 45 minutes told a different story as Wilton’s offense took off putting in three goals on the Wreckers to secure themselves a 4-0 Win.

Being down, Staples was forced to play aggressively, which didn’t pan out.

“The second goal was tough,” coach Dan Woog said. “After that, as we pushed forward, we let ourselves be vulnerable defensively. It’s a gamble, and we lost it.”

Regardless of the outcome, the Wreckers must once again prepare for Wilton again as they face them for a second time on Monday Oct. 12.

“This game against Wilton helps us a lot in terms of preparation for the next game because we know how they play now,” Alan Fiore ’21 said. “We know where their strengths and weaknesses are in terms of players and play style.”