This past weekend the Dr R. Mark Pappas Wolves played #DAVILATRIBE Yellow Jackets, and in a back and forth match came from behind to notch a tie, 1-1. The offense was led by Ruaa Naas, Isabella Celantano and Valeria Almonte, while the defense was led by Genesis Gallego, Ava Garcia, and Vittoria Almonte, who covered the net for the Wolves. For the Yellowjackets, Kamyah Bell attacked the ball taking it from her opponent and dribbling down the field. Rylee Lanci moved the ball up the field to a scoring position. Celeste Santiago made the first goal of the game.
In an exciting game, the West Haven Professional Firefighters played against Taco Town, with the match ending in a 4-4 tie. After being down 3-0 at halftime the Firefighters clawed their way back with goals from Dixon Lopes, Guillermo Gonzaga, Mohamed Nasr, and Joe Sperry Jr. The team also had outstanding play from Carlos and James Bazar. For Taco Town, Rida Saanon sent one goal in from the top of the box. Christopher Romero scored two goals with a tremendous assist from Daimeon Griffin. Anthony Soto-Poou and Carlos Jalexis Garcia Perez showed great hustle. In the final minutes of the game, Christopher Romero scored on a breakaway to tie the game.
Saturday found Mad Mikes Cheesesteaks play a hard-fought game despite being short players against West Haven Federation of Teachers. Alice Burns contributed well on offense with a goal. Jaelyn Aviles played great defense and Lindsey Chuquisaca Granja scored as well. For West Haven Federation of Teachers, Katie Samaniego scored her first goal of the season and played the entire game with enthusiasm. Savannah Gilchrist played an aggressive game helping to bring the ball down the field multiple times. Aaliyah Castillo was an unstoppable defensive force, blocking shots the whole game. Lilithbelle Warcholic, Justine Davila, and Avalyn Wilder scored.
Keenan Funeral Home played against Vio's Sports Plus. Michele Rossi, Yusuf Maras, and Zayed Baoudene played a good game, displaying teamwork and good sportsmanship. P&B Express took on Porto Funeral Home, winning 8-3. Alexander Urgiles scored multiple goals and pick-up two assists. Jeremiah Nunoo played tenaciously while the three-season veteran Sergio Salinas Jara scored for the first time in his career. Youseff El haouzi made it two games in a row getting the ball in the net and Jase Wynosky rounded out the scoring.
The West Haven Youth Soccer Travel teams were back in action the week after the WHIT. The U12 girls hosted East Haven Saturday where the girls fell short, 2-1. Annabelle Fiorillo led the charge in defense while Olivia Petrie had several excellent saves in goal. Kai Ruotolo and Chelsea Frost worked hard to get the ball up the field. On Sunday, the girls faced off against Clinton at home where they worked hard to fend off Clinton but lost 1-0. Gillian Wynus had several excellent plays advancing towards the goal along with Luciana Cappetta. The U10 Boys were right back at it, playing Madison Saturday afternoon. They continued their winning ways, coming out on top 6-1. Ryan Abekah got the hat trick, with Mason DaSilva and Ben Trenchard getting the assists. DaSilva picked up another assist when he put Roland Green through on goal, and Green hammered the ball into the back of the net. Luca DeCresenzo scored a nice goal after Matteo D'Elia set him up perfectly, and DeCresenzo picked up his own assist when Collin Gibbons knocked in a rebound from a well saved shot. Seth Empric and Josiah Parilla played well on defense and Jaxon Cruz and Jacob Rader were stellar in the goal. Adam Lankhantar and Jax Guarino both had strong games for the Westies in the win. On Sunday the U10 boys traveled to Guilford and picked up the 4-3 win in a close match-up. Roland Green was strong on the attack, and Joey Ruiz worked hard in the attack and on defense. Gavin Lenihan hustled up and down the field, and Seth Empric, Collin Gibbons, Ethan Fonseca, and Ben Trenchard were all once again stellar on defense.
Columbus Day weekend, the West Haven Youth Soccer League hosted their annual tournament, the WHIT. The U12 girls had a spectacular weekend at the WHIT tournament, winning the championship for their division. On Saturday they faced off against New Haven, winning 3-0. Luciana Cappetta and Gillian Wynus scored for West Haven. During the second game, they took a 4-0 win over North Branford with goals by Francesca DeMartino, Luciana Cappetta and Wynus. On Sunday, they fought against Southington where Josylyn DaVila and Annabelle Fiorillo were aggressive on defense, but West Haven fell short 5-2. During their second matchup of the day, they defeated Cheshire 3-1. The championship game brought another match against Southington, with amazing saves in goal by Olivia Petrie. Excellent passing skills and teamwork lead the girls to a 2-1 win, taking home the championship. The U10 boys went undefated at the WHIT, going 4-0 and scoring twenty-four goals and only giving up three through the four games. On Saturday the U10's took on Coginchaug, winning 6-1. Ryan Abekah scored twice, getting assists from Emmett Hemming and Mason DaSilva. Luca DeCrescenzo picked up the other four goals. Jaxon Cruz played well in goal, with Ben Trenchard and Ethan Fonseca anchoring the defense. The second game of the day saw the Westies take on New Haven, winning 7-2. Jacon Rader picked up an assist in the win, and Adam Lankhantar got the hat trick on his birthday. Jax Guarino scored two well timed one timer shots, and Jaxon Cruz scored the final goal, with an assist from Gavin Lenihan. Josiah Parrilla and Joey Ruiz played well in the midfield and on defense. Sunday saw the Blue Devils continue their winning ways, first defeating Guilford 6-0. Matteo D'Elia, Ethan Fonseca, and Collin Gibbons all scored, while Seth Empric was stellar on defense. Ben Trenchard had another solid game in the back, while making great passes forward to his teammates. Cruz and Rader were strong in the net for the shut-out. The final game of the tournament saw West Haven taking on Haddaam-Killingworth, coming out on top 5-0. Roland Green opened the scoring, dribbling past three defenders before he coolly slotted the ball past the goalie.
Heavy rain wiped out most of Week 4 action, but some of West Haven's travel teams were able to see action. The Rock House School of Music U10 Boys traveled to North Haven Sunday, winning a tough back and forth match 6-3. The Westies went up 1-0 early when Roland Green finished a cross from Ryan Abekah. The Westies doubled their lead when Abekah finished a break-away that was set-up by Mason DaSilva. North Haven pulled one back a few minutes later, putting a penalty kick just past the hands of Jaxon Cruz, who almost made the save. North Haven tied the game in the second half, and the two teams traded chances for the bulk of the half, until West Haven pulled away. Jacob Rader buried a one touch finish, and Matteo D'Elia set his teammates up for a few great looks on goal. Seth Empric was aggressive in the midfield, and Joey Ruiz and Josiah Parilla Herrera kept the pressure on the opposing team, while Gavil Lenihan played with a lot of heart. Jax Guarino, Adam Lamkhantar, Ben Trenchard, and Ethan Fonseca played lock down defense down the stretch to help Cruz preserve the win. The Gunning Law Firm U12 Girls were also in action this weekend. On Saturday the girls played in Orange. Gillian Wynus and Josylyn DaVila had some excellent plays up and down the field. Luciana Cappetta put one in the net for West Haven, but the team took home a 4-1 loss. On Sunday, the girls fought hard in Madison, but lost 6-1. Celeste DiNallo scored for West Haven while Olivia Petrie made several excellent saves in net.
Week three in the West Haven Youth Soccer League saw some exciting action. The Rock House School of Music U10 Boys Travel team hosted Seymour on Saturday and came away with a 6-0 win. Ryan Abekah scored and helped keep the shut-out in goal. Emmett Hemming, Dylan Fonseca, and Ben Trenchard played lock down defense. As did Ethan Fonseca, who also added a goal after showcasing some fabulous footskills. Seth Empric had a great game on both sides of the ball, and Roland Green worked the wing in the win for the Westies. The Gunning Law Firm U12 Girls Travel team played a tough game on the road in Guilford on Sunday. Gillian Wynus and Celeste DiNallo had several good plays on the field. Luciana Cappetta put one in net, but the Westies came up short 5-1.
Saturday morning the R. Mark Pappas Chiropractor D.C. Grey Wolves competed against Frankie's of West Haven, and both teams played hard to finish with a 1-1 tie. The Wolves were led offensively by Vittoria Almonte , Isabella Celentano, Rahama Moussaand and Archnii Sawmadal. With Almonte scoring the lone goal. The Wolves had several scoring chances but failed to convert. On defense, the Wolves were led by Valeria Almonte in net and Genesis Gallengo and Ava Garcia playing left and right back, with each making several key defensive plays and returning the ball forward to the Wolves offense. For Frankie's of West Haven, defenders Yariana Hernandez Vazquez and Dianiliz Cervantes worked hard to protect their goal. Lexi Jimenez scored one goal with her super-fast skills with assistance from Scarlett Reyes with a great pass. Winter Valdivieso and Meriam Bouha played great on the offensive line sending the ball up field. #DAVILATRIBE defeated Touch of Heaven Health Care 3-1.
The #DAVILATRIBE Yellow Jackets played Cappetta's Italian Imports and lost 4-0. Nora Routh played a good midfield position helping the offense to advance the ball up the field. Celeste Santiago defensively stopped the opposing team from advancing. Angeliza Davila saved multiple saves in goal. In a battle of the unbeatens, the West Haven Professional Firefighters faced off against Falcone Law Firm. The game ended in a fitting 2-2 tie as both teams played extremely well in this intense match. The scorers for the Firefighters were Eddie Fagnani and Sabri Abdelmegeed. Yair Negron and Moayyad Idris led the defense, along with outstanding goalie play by Guillermo Gonzaga. Mad Mikes Cheasesteaks have a tough game against the WH Italian-American Civic Assn. Isabella Faugno stared on the offensive side of the game with some goals, Anna Howery added with some assists, and Layla Campos played stellar defense.
Keenan Funeral Home played a good game against Westies Nutrition. Adam Davis, Jr., Deckland Guiles, and Tobin Cavalier displayed good sportsmanship and teamwork. They were motivated and never gave up throughout the entire game. P&B Express fell to Budget Transmission Center 2-0 and Taco Town picked up the win against York Business Center with a score of 5-2. Christopher Romero, Daimeon Griffin, Rida Saanon and Maaz Mohamednour all scored for Taco Town. Camdyn Edwards played great defense by keeping the pressure on. Santiago Cango showed great hustle in midfield.
The Stowe's Seafood 24Karat Gold Dragons played hard against Elsie Encannacion State Farm, but came up short in the 3-0 loss. The Gold Dragons kept up a solid defense led by the goalie Hannah Skrieh. Gianna DePino and Journii Hunter kept the pressure up and tried to get the Gold Dragons back into the game. The Porto Funeral Home Golden Stars had a real battle with Vio’s Sports Plus on the brisk September Saturday morning. The team battled to a hard-fought victory. The whole team played well with standout performances from Will Marmelstein and Dylan Banegas-Molina, who buried the ball in the back of the net. The team defense was anchored by Blake Bova who shut down the backfield. CT Pest Elimination and the WH Federation of Teachers played to a 3-3 tie in an intense match.
The Elite Soccer Camps Blue Lightning beat Milano & Wanat 5-0. Ben Trenchard, Mason DaSilva and Matteo D'Elia all played well in the midfield. Ryan Abekah and Liam Lima split the time in goal and preserved the shut out, while Roland Green and Ali Alhaddad scored. Emmett Hemming played strong on both sides of the ball and Brandon Rylski scored hard to win the ball back for his team. For Milano & Wanat, Joey Ruiz and Josiah Parrilla Herrera both played well. West Haven Police Local #895 held off a late onslaught from Wizard Painting to win 2-1. American Legion Post 71 defeated Baybrook Remodelers to round out E Division play. Taylor Bell and Jonathan King played hard, and Jaxon Cruz held down the goal in the win.
Week two of the Fall Season saw some fabulous soccer being played across the city! The Elite Soccer Camps Lightning took on American Legion Post 71 Red Dragons in a competitive match that saw the Elite Soccer Camps Lightning come out on top 4-2. For the Lightning, Liam Lima and Jax Guarino both played well in goal, and Theodore Sakouvogui worked on the outside midfield. Ethan and Dylan Fonseca dominated on defense, and Brandon Rylski worked hard to get the ball. For the Red Dragons, Jaxon Cruz and Trevor Davis played a solid game in goal, and Jacob Rader and Jonathan King passed the ball well throughout the game. Gavin Lenihan put in a good shift at for the Dragons at forward.
The West Haven Federation of Teachers Lightning Fairies played an awesome game Saturday against a tough Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks. Katherine Samaniego and Addilyn Lockwood played great defense for the Lightning Fairies, and Avalyn Wilder, Justine Davila, Mia Retamoza Irigoyen, and Aneesa Kass all scored. For Mad Mike’s Cheesesteak, Anna Howery had a great all-around game. Stingy defense was on display by Alice Burns and Savannah Clark showed some top notch footskills in a hard-fought game.
Milano & Wanat defeated Wizard Painting 4-1. Nice play and lots of hustle by both teams was on display. Goals were scored by Alex Wright, Nick Pratt and Sammy Gartani. Solid defense by Josiah Herrera help make the job of goalies Christopher Thomas and Jace Rodriguez easier. The Elsie Encarnnacion State Farm Insurance Blue Angels defeated #DAVILATRIBE 5-2. The Angels were led by Chelsea Hernandez Fortin, who picked up the hat trick, and Allison Davis and Alliemarie Sesler added goals. Fourela Dembele played great in goal. In a tight matchup, the Baybrook Remodelers Orange Tiger Sharks earned their first win this season 4-3 over West Haven Police Local #895. Melech Biggs played fast and tough and stayed in the middle of the action, Omar Boghdady did great learning the ropes of being a goalie and hustled on defense, and Andrew Cozayatl never ran out of energy and had some great saves as goalie.
The West Haven Professional Firefighters Maroon Tigers upended Taco Town by the score of 5-2. Joe Sperry,Jr, led all scorers with two goals, while Doniel Agustin had a goal and two assists. Mohamed Nasr and Sabri Abdelmageed each chipped in one apiece. The team was led by a great defensive line that included Abraham Morales-Linares, Jacob Smalls and Yair Negron. Excellent play on both sides of the ball was shown by Jadiel Alhaddad and Stanley Merchan. For Taco Town, Christopher Romero took advantage of his breakaway opportunities and scored two goals during the game. Ibrahim Abudayya played awesome in goal, making several big saves. Enes Sahin played strong on defense while Aiden Dowdye showed great hustle. The Dr R. Mark Pappas D.C. girls' soccer team played #DAVILATRIBE Yellowjackets and came out on top with a hard fought 3-1 win. The offense was led by Ruaa Nage with two goals and Isabella Celantano chipping in with a goal. Archnii Sawmodel had several good offensive and defensive plays, and Genesis Galiego, Rahama Moussa, and Aubrey McDuffie played well on defense. For the Yellow Jackets, Kaylice Lawrence worked hard to stop multiple goals. Rebekah Parrilla gained possession of the ball and made great passes. Kamiyah Bell used her speed to get to the ball and bring it up the field to a scoring position.
P&B Express defeated Vio's Sportsplus 8-3 Saturday morning. Boden Rogers scored twice, and Marc Philogene got a hat trick. Sergio Salinas Jarra and Jeremiah Nunoo both played tough defense. Keenan Funeral Home took on Budget Transmission Center. Tyler Dos Anjos and Almoatasem Naas played a good game, running up and down the field and having a positive attitude for the duration of the game. Muhammad Aksu also played well. The Porto Funeral Home Golden Stars had a hard-fought battle with Westries Nutrition last weekend. The team put in some real effort to pull out the victory. Stand out performances were on display from Chase Pridgen and Dylan Banegas-Molina, who both put the ball in the back of the net. The team showed some lock down defense which kept the score down.
In other in-house games, CT Pest Elimination and WH Italian-American Civic Association played to a 4-4 tie. Cappetta's Italian Imports took the game to Frankie's of West Haven, winning 4-1. Stowe's Seafood and Touch of Heaven Home Care played to a 5-5 tie, and Falcone Law Firm defeated York Business Center. CaDian Gaywood Jones, Mohamed Naas, Abdul Naas, Diego Ocequera, Nico Andrade all scored, and an exceptional assist by Joshua Roman allowed Falcone Lawmen to dominate this game.
In West Haven Youth Soccer Travel team action, the RQ Professional Accounting & Tax Services U12 girls were on the road in Shelton Friday, where they took home a 5-0 win. Excellent teamwork and passing skills lead to goals by Gillian Wynus, Stella Porto, Joslyn DaVila, and Luciana Cappetta. Chelsea Frost had some good plays on the field as well in the win. The Rock House School of Music U10 Boys team was away to Southington. In a tight game that was delayed due to sprinkler malfunctions, the Westies held on to win 6-5. Ryan Abekah, Luca DeCrescenzo and Roland Green all scored. Adam Lamkhantar played a solid game in the midfield, as did Matteo D'Elia and Mason DaSilva, who both made excellent passes to set up their teammates. Ethan Fonseca and Jax Guarino made several key defensive plays, and Jaxon Cruz and Jacob Rader were solid in goal in the win for the Westies. The Gunning Law Firm U9 Boys travel team played their first game, and picked up their first win, knocking off Naugatuck 5-1. Yangel Ortiz Garzon opened the scoring, and Jonathon King and Dylan Fonseca added goals. Abdul Akondo did well in goal, and Grayson McCarthy played a strong game in midfield. Emmett Hemming was stellar on defense in the win for the young Westies.
The West Haven Youth Soccer League opened their Fall season on Saturday with a beautiful day of games. The Elite Soccer Camps Blue Lightning took on Wizard Painting Saturday morning, with the Lightning winning 6-0. Ryan Abekah and Matteo D'Elia both scored, while Liam Lima played great in goal. Brandon Rylski showed a lot of hustle and Emmett Hemming did a great job on defense. Keenan Funeral Home took on P&B Express in their first game, with P&B Express coming out with the 6-3 win. For Keenan Funeral Home, Jaycob Aleman,and Rodger Rodrigues played a great game for Keenan Funeral Home, with both players displaying good sportsmanship and teamwork. For P&B Express, Alexander Urgiles and Jude Charles both scored, and Omario Escoffery played good defense and Jace Wynosky hustled and made some great passes. Westies Nutrition took on Vio's Sports Plus, and game away with a 6-0 win. Both teams worked hard in their first game.
The West Haven Federation of Teachers Lightning Fairies took on the WH Italian American Civic Assn. Short on players, Olivia Ramos and Laila Earnest volunteered to play for the Lightning Fairies so the team had enough players to be able to take breaks in the heat. The Justine Davila and Laila Earnest both scored goals. Avalyn Wilder and LilithBelle Warcholic also scored multiple goals, and the players from both teams celebrated good sportsmanship with cartwheels and high fives. The Porto Funeral Home Golden Stars had a back-and-forth nail biter with Budget Transmission Center. The whole team stepped up to challenge. William Marmelstein and Juan-Pablo Perez Sandoval both put the ball in the back of the net, and Khassim Dembele showed some lock down defense.
It was a nice day in the sun for the West Haven Professional Firefighters Maroon Tigers as they competed against division rival York Business Center. The Tigers came away with an 8-2 win. Leading the way on offense for the Tigers was Doniel Agustin, Sabri Abdelmageed, and Dixon Lopes. The staunch defense was led by Abraham Morales-Linares and Carlos Bazar, and in net was Guillermo Gonzaga. Playing extremely well on both sides of the ball were Jacob Smalls and Mohamed Nasr who led the pace early and often. American Legion Post 71 Red Dragons played West Haven Police Local #895 in a tight game. Luca Decrescenzo scored, while Seth Empric and Collin Gibbons played well the whole game. Michael Wilson hustled up and down the field on opening weekend. Taco Town took on Falcone Law Firm Saturday in their first game of the season. The Taco Town team put in a great effort, with Rida Saanon scoring the only goal. Asa Kubeck showed great hustle, while James Nhean did a great job on defense.
Baybrook Remodelers Tiger Sharks played against Milano & Wanat, falling 2-3. Aaron Azana played tough on defense and stayed in the middle of the action and James Bayona was hustling on center defense and stopped a number of goal attempts. Lincoln Bertolini showed a lot of heart and hustle. Mad Mikes Cheesesteaks played against the CT Pest Elimination Golden Stars and the spectators saw some great play from both teams as the game ended in a 7-7 tie. For Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks, Isabella Faugno supplied pressure on the offensive side with some goals and Lindsey Chuquilla Granja contributed greatly on defensive stopping several scoring chances. The Golden Strikers saw Calyse Edwards get her first hat trick of the season, and Avery Smullen scored two goals. Additional goals were scored by Adrianna Oliva and Bianca Masterson. Makezie Vargas had a great defensive game and showed tremendous hustle on the field. The #DAVILATRIBE Yellow Jackets played Frankie's of West Haven, winning 4-0. Sophie Burns and Aria Reynoso worked together to hold a strong defensive line. Fatihah Beyah pressed the ball, scoring multiple goals. Rylee Lanci used great positioning to score her first goal of the season from a corner kick.
Rounding out the in-house play for the weekend, Cappetta's Italian Imports took down Dr. R. Mark Pappas, D.C., 5-4. Stowe's Seafood and #DAVILATRIBE played to a 3-3 draw, and Elsie Encannacion Stat Farm defeated Touch of Heaven Home Care 4-1.
The West Haven Travel teams also opened their Fall campaigns last weekend. The West Haven RQ Professional Accounting & Tax Services U12 girls opened the season with two wins. On Saturday, they defeated North Haven 3-1 with goals by Annabelle Fiorillo and Luciana Cappetta. Josylyn DaVila dominated the defense for West Haven. On Sunday the girls hosted New Haven, taking home a 7-0 win. Gillian Wynus, Celeste DiNallo, Luciana Cappetta, and Francesca DeMartino all put West Haven on the board. The West Shore Family Dental LLCU 12 Boys Travel team had a solid victory over Cheshire on Sunday, winning 11-5. Mikey Vargo and Jackson Schoeman each picked up a hat trick. Jayden Abekah knocked in a pair of goals. Ahmad Abdulkarem, Derek Dorosario and Mohammed Lamkhanter closed the deal with a goal each. Jimmy Clark, Joel Forbes Wolfe, Grayson Laudano, Julien Chacon and Josiah Soto played a strong outside defensive game with Ahmad Abdulkarem holding the center for the majority of the game. Davonte King held the line at center midfield, with Zaid Abdulkarem, Ryan Abdalhak and Tobias Warcholic covering the mid wings. Alex Johnson was solid in goal, saving several great shots.
The Sports Sanitizing of CT West Haven U10 Boys team opened their season on Monday away to Madison, and came home with a thrilling 9-5 victory. Jaxon Cruz, Jacon Rader, and Josiah Parrilla split time in goal, with each making key saves. Ben Trenchard, Jax Guarino, Seth Empric and Collin Gibbons anchored the defense and sparked the attack with some great passing and dribbling out of the back. Ryan Abekah, Roland Green, Adam Lamkhantar, and Luca Decrescenzo all scored, while Matteo D'Elia, Gavin Lenihan, and Joey Ruiz and supported them from the midfield. Ethan Fonseca had a commanding performance, setting up several goals and working hard defensively to stymie the Madison attacks.
A beautiful weekend saw a full schedule of games for the West Haven Youth Soccer League. In U8 Boys action Saturday morning, Westies Nutrition played P&B Express. Awab Abdelmageed came ready to dominate with his speed and footskills. Luca Gagliardi had a hat trick using his incredible ball control to create scoring chances. Cameron Moody showed amazing team work, passing and still looking for his very first goal. Vio's Sports Plus took on Budget Transmission Center. Nick DePino and Xavier Philogene played outstanding defense, while Willie Cadwell contributed with his first goal of the season. Porto Funeral Home won over Keenan Funeral Home, 6-3.
Falcone Law Firm, was defeated by West Haven Professional Firefighters, 7-3. With skilled dribbling and passing, CaDian Gaywood Jones was able to assist Ahmad Abdulkarem with an impressive high and deep goal. Jones also assisted on Enderson Samaniego's goal. Great hustle by Joshua Roman allowed him to get by the Firefighters and score the third goal. For the West Haven Professional Firefighters, Paul Christensen led the way, scoring one and showing some great field play. David Christensen had picked up three goals, and Steven Christensen added two. Justin Chacon also contributed to the attack with a goal and three assists. Jan Ibanez,Yair Negron, Abraham Morales, Sabri Abdelmageed and Gillermo Gonzaga also had a good game. In the other U14 rec game, Taco Town and York Business Center played to a thrilling 3-3 tie.
In U10 Boys action, the Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis took on Wizard Painting, picking up the 6-2 win. Santino Amato was strong in goal, and Ryan Abekah led the way on offense with three goals. Roland Green and Matteo D'Elia added goals as well. Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard contributed to the attack and defense from the wide midfield position, while Jacob Warren and Guillermo Rubirosa played a solid game for the Elite Soccer Tsunamis in the win. The American Legion Post 71 Eagles picked up a win over Milano & Wanat 3-1. Jacob Rader had a strong all around game, playing good defense and attacking the goal. Davonte King and Luca DeCresenzo scored, and Seth Empric, Shamar Boyd, Collin Gibbons, and Julien Chacon all played well. Baybrook Remodelers and West Haven Polics Local #895 rounded out the U10 group in a game that finished 4-4.
In Travel Team games, the Law Office of Paul V. Carty West Haven U9 Girls defeated Prospect 6-0. The West Haven Elks Lodge #1537 U14 Girls won their division of the Clinton Invitational Tournament this weekend. The girls played a series of great games offensively and defensively, with Kayla Quintanilla only giving up two goals on the weekend. Goals were scored by Riley Fenn, Alexia Lucas, Camilla Murphy, Katarina Oliveira, Amiyah Jones, Arianna Throm, Amyah Kelly, Kaylee Pellino, Kayci Gayle, Cristel Miguel, Lulu Sebas, and Madison Gargiulo. The Nick's Luncheonette U15 Boys also won their bracket at the tournament.
The People's United Bank U11 girls played in the Clinton Invitational Tournament over the weekend as well, facing off against Madison on Saturday. The girls tied 1-1 with some great defensive work by Annabelle Fiorillo and Olivia Petrie defending the net. The game against Clinton gave West Haven a 7-1 win with goals by Celeste DiNallo, Stella Porto, and Luciana Cappetta. Chelsea Frost made some great plays up the field. The final match of the day was against Wallingford where the girls fell short 1-0. Josylyn Davila controlled the defense with help from Kai Ruotolo. Sunday's semifinal match against Madison brought goals by Porto and Cappetta with an assist by Davila. Francesca DeMartino used her footskills to maintain control of the ball against Madison, but West Haven came up short in a 5-2 loss.
The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U10 Boys Travel team had a busy weekend. The team hosted Cheshire Saturday night, winning 6-2. Jaxon Cruz played a great game in goal, and Gavin Lenihan spent some time between the posts as well. Adam Lamkhantar scored a goal in his first game with the team. On Sunday, the team participated in the Clinton Invitational Tournament. They opened with their first game against Guilford, which finished 2-2. West Haven got goals from Roland Green and Derek Dosario, with Davonte King getting the assist for each goal. Their second game of the day came against BPA, which the Westies won 6-0. Josiah Soto and Lenihan were strong in goal, and Seth Empric impressed with his ability to hold onto the ball. Mason DaSilva and Matteo D'Elia sprayed passes around the field, while Tonye Issac and Luca DeCresenzo both played great on defense. Jimmy Clark contributed on defense and added a goal as well. Game three of the day saw the boys take on a tough Haddam-Killingworth U10 team, and after a close first half the Westies pulled away in the second half, winning 6-2. Ryan Abekah scored, as did King. Cruz made a few great saves in goal, and he was supported by the strong defensive play of Jax Guarino and Ben Trenchard. Jacob Rader and Empric played a strong game in the midfield in the win. The final game of the tournament had the West Haven boys play Haddam-Killingworth's second team, and the Westies did not waste time, scoring early in the 7-1 win. Rader played a great game in goal, and DeCresenzo, Green, and Abekah scored. Ethan Fonseca used his speed to play great defense, and his skills on the ball to get it forward in the attack. Trenchard and Guarino were a force once again on defense, and their play in the midfield helped West Haven keep possession of the ball. Lamkhantar played well up and down the field in the final win of the day for the young Westies.
To open the action in West Haven Youth Soccer last Saturday, the Frankie’s of West Haven Blue Jays had a great 6-1 victory over Cappetta’s Italian Imports. Alessia Coletta and Allyson Hernandez-Arce both scored hat tricks. Sara Routh and Julianna Aviles were fantastic on defense for the Blue Jays showing great toughness and strength. For Cappetta's Italian Imports, Mia Rayas played well on defense, and Ava Pittman did everything she could in the net to help out her team. Sophia Flores, Dayana Cruz-Cruz, and Jade Heath all put in a strong effort as well. The Elsie Encarnnacion State Farm Insurance All Stars defeated Touch of Heaven Home Care 6-3 The All Stars were led by Roshelle Chumpitaz, Sarahi Cruz-Cruz, Fourela Dembele, Alison Maloney, Marilyn Suchite-Henostroza, and Chelsea Hernandez-Fortin, who all picked up one goal each. Westies Nutrition had a hard fought battle against a strong Porto Funeral Home team. Alex Wright's amazing speed had him in every position defending, passing, and scoring. Luca Gagliardi's amazing foot skills lead him to score many goals. Patrick Campbell continues to work very hard with his passing, dribbling, and getting open to support his teammates.
Falcone Law Firm continued their winning ways with a 7-2 victory over York Business Center. The offense played amazingly together, with Ahmad Abdulkarem assisting on Manolo Restrepo's goal and Joshua Roman also picked up an assist and a goal. Enderson Samaniego, Ahmad Abdulkarem, Diego Oceguera, and CaDain Jones Gaywood each added goals as well. Stellar defense and impressive hustling was on display by by Ryan Abdalhak, Mouad Alzhogi, Selim Baydar, and Michael Villagomez. Milano & Wanat had a 2-1 lead at the half over Wizard Painting but could not hold off the attack of their opponents and fell 6-2. The first half goalie Carlos Garcia-Perez was stellar in-between the posts and midfielders Parker Cornman and Derek Dorosario played hard. James Nhean did well on defense and both goals were scored by Samy Gartani.
The West Haven Professional Firefighters pulled out a 6-1 win against Taco Town with Doniel Agustin leading the way with the hat trick. Two more goals were added by Justin Chacon and David Christensen picked up the third. Strong field play was put in by Justin Suchite, Stephen Christensen, Carlos Bazar, and Yair Negron. Porto Funeral Home and Westies Nutrition played a tough game against each other, with Westies Nutrition winning 1-0. The P&B Express Gold Dragons had a fun-filled, intense soccer game against Vio's Sports Plus. Boden Rogers scored the first goal of his career and Hakan Yanbul scored an impressive four goals. Elias Padilla and Abdel-Nasir Issaka played aggressive defense in the 7-2 win. Trevor Davis scored as well, and Michael Gallo was a force on defense.
The Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis picked up a hard earned 6-4 win over Baybrook Remodelers. Matteo D'Elia controlled the midfield, while Ethan Fonseca and Ayebatonye Isaac were strong on defense. Benjamin Trenchard and Jax Guarino worked the wide areas of the field, making good passes and contributing to the defense. Guillermo Rubirosa, Jacob Warren, and Nathan Powell all supported Santino Amato in goal. American Legion Post 71 picked up a close 3-1 win over West Haven Police Local #895. Luca DeCresenzo worked hard all over the field, and Taha Ozhan played well in the midfield. Julien Chacon used his speed on the flank to create scoring chances, and Shamar Boyd made some big defensive stops. Dr. R. Mark Pappas tied 3-3 against #DAVILATRIBE.
On Saturday, the Budget Transmission Center Grey Ninjas really worked on their defense and played a great game against Keenan Funeral Home. Bentley Cisse made sure to cover the opposing team playing great defense during corner kicks and Lincoln Bertolini always hustled back to protect the goal. Omar Boghdady stole the ball away from the other team several times. CT Pest Elimination lost 7-2 against the WH Italian-American Civic Assn. Graciella Santiago played a great defensive game, stopping goals. Kylie Torres used her footwork to control the ball and Moriah Frost attacked the ball to win possession. The WH Federation of Teachers Silver Lions played Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks, losing 8-2. Kaylice Lawerence attacked the ball and passed to her teammates. Mia Ramirez played helped the offense taking shots and helped on defense to protect the goal. Justine Davila stopped the opposing team from scoring and turned the ball around to make passes to her team. In the final game of rec action, Stowe's Seafood won 3-2 over #DAVILATRIBE.
In G Pool action, RQ Professional Accounting and Tax Services battled Budget Car wash, with the two finding themselves level at 4-4 at the end of the game. Connex Credit Union were big winners over West Shore Family Dental, putting five goals past the other team and allowing none. West Haven Elks Lodge #1537 and Dillman & Dillman LLC put on a defensive display in a game that ended 0-0.
The Law Office of Paul V. Carty West Haven U10 Girls Travel team have had a busy two weeks. On Mothers Day the girls took the trip to Killingworth to take on HK. In what was a tail of two halves the Westies found themselves down 2-0 in the first half. The second half was a different story as the Westies battled back to even up the score, behind two second half goals from Ariel Titus and tough defending from Phoebe DiNuzzo, Klara Frost and Alessia Coletta. The battle tested Westies got a chance win the game with two minutes left when Camila Gomez dribbled past two defenders and took a right foot shot bottom right to give the Westies the 3-2 win. The U10 Girls played a late Friday night game against Southington, West Haven had numerous chances to score early in the first half but struggled to finish and found themselves down 2-0 at the half. Karine Davilla was fantastic in goal for West Haven, Valentina Massa and Klara Frost showed excellent first touch and great foot skills. Ariel Titus scored in the second half from a well crossed ball from Alessia Coletta. West Haven dominated the game, but fell short to Southington 3-1. The Nick's Luncheonette U15 Boys Travel team fell to Branford on Saturday, 3-2.
The People's United Bank U11 girls faced off with Shelton at home last Saturday, ending in a 7-1 loss. Josylyn Davila worked hard to fight off Shelton in defense. Stella Porto scored for West Haven. Last Sunday, the U11 girls hosted Orange, tying 1-1. Kylee McCoart had a stellar performance as goalie for West Haven while Celeste DiNallo and Gillian Wynus used their footskills on the field. Stella Porto put one in the net for West Haven. The U11 girls were back in action as they took to the road Saturday facing off against Hamden, and coming away with a 3-0 win. Francesca DeMartino worked hard on the field with Annabelle Fiorillo putting up a strong defense. Luciana Cappetta pulled off a hat trick for West Haven. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U10 Boys travel team took on a strong North Haven team away on Sunday. North Haven came out strong, despite Josiah Soto making several good first half saves. The two teams went back and forth, with West Haven going down but equalizing behind Ryan Abekah and Matteo D'Elia goals to tie the game at the half 3-3. West Haven again fell behind 5-3 in the second half, but battled back to get the 5-5 draw. Ben Trenchard and Jax Guarino made several big stops on defense and moved the ball forward after winning it with sharp passes. Davonte King and Ethan Fonseca worked hard in the midfield, and Colin Gibbons and Jaxon Cruz once again put on a good display.
This past Saturday the Stowes Seafood Warriors were defeated by the Elsie Encarnnacion State Farms All Stars, 5-1. Gianna DePino did an impressive job on offense and defense as she pursued her opponents, dribbled, and passed the ball throughout the game. Natalya Gordon repeatedly blocked the advance of the opposing team and passed the ball successfully to her teammates. Aurora Chevalier passionately defended the goal and helped direct her defense line during the first half of the game. For the All Stars, Chelsea Hernandez Fortin scored three goals, and Sarahi Cruz Cruz and RoshelleChumpitaz contributed the other two. Sophia Brito and Marilyn Suchite-Henostroza played good on defense. Falcone Law Firm played WH Professional Firefighters, with the Lawyers coming out on top 9-8. The defense stayed strong behind the play of Jason Portillo, Selim Baydar, and goalie Adrian Stewart. Enderson Samaniego assisted on Joshua Roman's goal, with Ahmad Abdulkarem, and Michael Villagomez scoring as well. For the Firefighters, a great game was played by Paul Christensen, James and Carlos Bazar ,Joe Sperry Jr, Isaiah Boyd, and Jayden Williams. Baybrook Remodelers and Wizard Painting worked their way to a 3-3 draw, while Milano & Wanat defeated the West Haven Police Local #895 1-0.
The Frankie’s of West Haven Light Blue Jays continued their winning ways on Saturday with a 6-1 defeat of Dr. R. Mark Pappas Gold. The Blue Jays got to work early with four fantastic goals by Lehanna Philogene, Allyson Hernandez, Emma Routh and Alessia Coletta. Camila Gomez Nauzan and Julissa Oliveras had great pull back turns and step overs. Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks won big over the WH Italian-American Civic Assn 4-0. The #DAVILATRIBE Navy Narwals continue to work hard on learning positions against Cappetta's Italian Imports. Juliana Perez and Maxim Castillo played strong on attack all game with Klara Frost scoring the lone goal in the 3-1 loss. Ariel Copland hopped in net for her first game this season and made some good stops. Selma Friere also started the game with strong goaltending. The Westies Nutrition Destroyers played amazing against Keenan Funeral Home in a great win. Grayson McCarthy had multiple amazing throw-ins to Alessio Bisceglia, who ended up with three goals. The team worked incredibly hard at passing to get the ball to Kayden Bish for his first ever soccer goal. Porto Funeral Home took on Vio's Sports Plus, falling 4-1.
The Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis continued their winning ways against American Legion Post 71 in a 6-2 win. Davonte King scored for American Legion, and Shamar Boyd, Julien Chacon, and Zaniel Garo showed a lot of hustle. Edwardo Guerrero Garcia,, Taha Ozhan, and Josiah Soto tried to get the ball into the attack, and Seth Empric worked hard to provide a spark for his team. The Elite Soccer Tsunamis were led by Roland Green and Ryan Abekah. Nathan Powell and Liam Lima worked hard on the flanks, and Jacob Warren and Guillermo Rubirosa played well defensively. P&B Express fell to Budget Transmission Center 3-2. The #DAVILATRIBE Silver Lions played Touch of Heaven Home Care, picking up the 8-3 win. Annaleah Alexandra Velez attacked the ball and made good passes for her team. Aaliyah Castillo did a great job dribbling, setting up her team to score, and Gabriella Jeune played an awesome offensive game and scored a goal. CT Pest Elimination took on the WH Federation of Teachers. Michelle Botchie defended the ball against the opposing team. Adrianna Olivia attacked the ball to gain possession and Graciella Santiago helped moved the ball up the field into scoring positions. In the final Recreational game of the weekend, Taco Town battled back from 4-2 down to win 5-4 against York Business Center. In G Pool games, West haven Elks Lodge #1537 Pacmen lost to the Nick's Luncheonette Raiders 4-3, and the Dillman and Dillman LLC Penguins lost to the Connex Credit Union Rangers 3-1.
In travel team action this past weekend, the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U9/U10 Boys travel hosted Coginchaug, winning 3-2. The game went back and forth, with the Westies holding onto the win behind goals from Ryan Abekah, Davonte King, and Josiah Soto. Collin Gibbons led the defense in a very strong effort, with Ethan Fonseca and Derek Dosario playing well in goal. Mason DaSilva was mobile in the midfield, and Jaxon Cruz worked hard in goal and on the field. The RQ Professional Accounting and Tax Services U12 girls had a game against New Haven, coming out on top with a 5-2 win. Haleigh McCarthy and Sophia Empric scored in the first half, with Sophia Locklear, Lynnie Chesson and Arianna Throm adding goals in the second half. Lulu Sebas and Alivia Reilly split time in the goal, and had great help from the defense lead by Avery Congacha, Jayda Ciliberti, Naomi Shubin and Hailey Dargon. The Law Office of Paul V. Carty U9 girls tied Naugatuck 2-2.
The People's United Bank U11 girls were on the road against Wallingford Saturday where they played a tough match, ending in a 5-2 loss. Josylyn Davila worked hard on defense to fight off Wallingford. Celeste DiNallo had several excellent plays on the field. Luciana Cappetta put two in the net for West Haven. On Sunday, the girls were back in action when they hosted Clinton, winning 3-0. Kylee McCoart was solid in net, while Annabelle Fiorillo controlled the defense. Celeste DiNallo, Stella Porto, and Luciana Cappetta all scored for West Haven. The West Haven West Shore Family Dental U12 Boys won over Seymour 5-2 on Sunday. Ricardo Hernandez Arce, Jackson Schoeman and Michael Villagomez each got a goal, and Jayden Abekah got a pair.
The West Haven Budget Car Wash U10 girls had a Saturday afternoon date with Madison, in what was a very physical game West Haven managed to pullout a 1-0 victory. Karine Davila and Valentina Massa were fantastic in goal and Alessia Coletta scored the lone goal to seal the victory. Battle tested from the previous day, the young Westies took on the North Haven Heat. The game showcased great passes, foot skill and great teamwork, a game that kept fans on the edge of their seats saw the Westies fall 5-4. Ariel Titus had an incredible game with two goals of her left foot. Brooklynn O’Mara scored her first goal of the season and Kendall Gilchrist was tough on defense.
The West Haven Youth Soccer League saw beautiful weather for the second weekend of the season and saw some exciting games take place! The West Haven Federation of Teachers Silver Lions played Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks, winning 5-3. Celeste Santiago moved the ball up the field to score for her team, and Sofie Burns attacked the ball and gained possession to get into a scoring position. Niyah Carballo used her speed to get to a loose ball first and moved it up the field to score a quality goal. The #DAVILATRIBE Yellowjackets lost a tough match to Stowe's Seafood 6-2. Ava Boykin pressured the ball from her midfield position, winning it often and getting the ball forward. Taliah Boykin played striker and took multiple shots on goal. Jasmine Rivera played an aggressive game on defense.
CT Pest Elimination played the WH Italian American Civic Assn, falling 6-2. Moriah Frost scored to get her team on the board. Anellis Marmol played a good defense to keep the opposing team from scoring. Calyse Edwards moved the ball up the field to give her team opportunities to score. In the second game of the season #DavilaTribe Navy were ready to play, finishing with a score of 1-1 against the Dr. R. Mark Pappas D.C. Gold Dragons. Selma Friere and Kamila Santoni split time in the goal and worked hard using their hands and keeping the net clear. Journii Hunter was able to get into the attack by dribbling the ball in to the opposing end a number of times. Amilianna Gonzalez was excited to play left fullback position and worked hard defensively. Klara Frost scored the goal to secure the tie. For the Gold Dragons, Brooklyn O'Mara and Shaylin Suchite-Henostroza anchored the net duties. Phoebe DiNuzzo scored the lone goal for the Gold Dragons. Vittoria and Valeria Almonte Duarte played well on both sides of the ball with many great plays. The Frankies of West Haven Blue Bluejays and Cappetta’s Italian Imports played a terrific game, showcasing great footskills, passing and defending. Cappetta’s Italian Imports took a 2-0 lead into half-time, with their backs against the wall the Blue Jays were able to bounce back and preserve the 3-2 win. Lehanna Philogene and Juliana Aviles were key to the comeback win.
Vio’s Sports plus took on Keenan Funeral Home. The boys played well and goals were scored by DJ Lymon, Nick DePino and Xavier Philogene. For Keenan Funeral Home Decklin Guiles, Muhammad Aksu, and Jalen Smith all played a great game, displaying good defensive skills and good sportsmanship. The Westies Nutrition Maroon Destroyers played strong against Budget Transmission Center. Jace Rodriguez had incredible speed and scored multiple goals. Leroy Salvatierra showed amazing foot skills and scored also. Mustafa Basci made multiple defensive stops as the Destroyers went on to win. For Budget Transmission Center, Liam Rowland scored a goal on a breakaway after stealing the ball in the midfield, Sami Vahora played excellent defense, stopping the opposing team several times, and Jesse Davies did a great job passing to his teammates! The WH Professional Firefighters shut out Taco Town 6-0 with Doniel Agustin playing an excellent game on both sides of the ball, scoring and playing outstanding defense. Yair Negron, Jacob Smalls, Justin Chacon, David Christensen and Sabri Abdelmageed all scored as well. Excellent field play was shown by Jan Ibanez and Stephen Christensen in the team win. Elsie Encarnnacion State Farm Insurance defeated a strong Touch of Heaven Home Care side 5-4.
Falcone Law Firm played York Business Center in a good game. Offensive players Diego Oceguera and Enderson Samaniego displayed impressive foot skills and passing. Manolo Restrepo dribbled the ball up field with great control. Ahmad Abdulkarem scored a goal keeping York Business Center on their toes. Leading a strong defense was Selim Baydar. The Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis picked up the win against West Haven Police Local #895 with a score of 6-2. Santino Amato was superb in goal, making several big saves. Matteo D’Elia, Ryan Abekah, Roland Green, and Jax Guarino scored, while Jacob Warren and Liam Lima both showed a great work rate in every position they played. Ben Trenchard played excellent in the midfield, as did Tonye Isaac. Ethan Fonseca had a strong all-around game. The American Legion Post 71 tied Wizard Painting 3-3. Davonte King was strong all over the field, scoring, passing and playing great defense. Collin Gibbons was very strong on defense, and Benedict Awuah worked hard. For Wizard Painting, Danny Aloi played well. Baybrook Remodelers and Milano and Wanat rounded out the U10 boys action in a thrilling 4-4 game.
P & B Express Gold Dragons played Porto Funeral Home, winning 9-4. For the Gold Dragons, Trevor Davis played a great game exhibiting solid ball handling and unequalled speed while scoring two goals. Hakan Yanbul made several perfect passes and Michael Gallo had a great defensive game without letting a ball get past him. For Porto Funeral Home, Daniel Munoz played great defense and worked well with the rest of his team. Ebraheem Awad was improving constantly throughout the game, always hustling, moving into open spaces, and calling for the ball. Cristiano Medley had a great game as well.
The People’s United Bank West Haven Girls U11 Travel Team fought hard against Hamden at home, coming out on top with a 5-4 win. Annabelle Fiorillo and Allie Powers controlled the defense. Celeste DiNallo, Stella Porto, Luciana Cappetta, and Gillian Wynus all scored for West Haven. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center U10 Boys Travel Team had a busy weekend, playing Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Westies hosted Guilford, falling 5-4 in a tight contest. Jacob Rader made several key saves late in the game to keep the match close. Roland Green and Ryan Abekah kept the Guilford goalie under constant pressure, and Davonte King was solid in midfield. Ethan Fonseca scored a great goal that came off of several West Haven passes and Tonye Issac was solid on defense. On Sunday, the U10 Westies traveled to Southington and came away with the win. Jaxon Cruz, Josiah Sotoy, and Derek Dosario all played well in goal and contributed on the field, and Seth Empric and Mason DaSilva combined with their teammates, making excellent passes. Ben Trenchard, Collin Gibbons, Jimmy Clark and Nathan Powell all picked up their first goals of the season in the win. The Nick’s Luncheonette U15 Boys Travel Team lost a heartbreaker to Madison 2-1, and the West Haven Elks Lodge U14 Girls Travel team tied 3-3. The Dillman and Dillman LLC U19 Girls lost in Southington 3-2. The Connex Credit Union U16 Boy went to Woodhouse field in Wallingford on Saturday night to play the Wallingford U16 boys under the lights. The two teams were very evenly matched and they played to a 2-2 tie. At the half, the score was tied at 1-1, then Walter Romero zig zagged through the Wallingford defense to give the Westies the lead, but a penalty goal late in the game by Wallingford tied it up. Collin Charron and Ricardo Hernandez played fantastically as West Haven’s centerbacks. The Budget Car Wash U19 Boys won their third game of the season on Saturday when they held on to beat Milford 4-3. Jerson Marcos scored two goals and Victor Lorenzo scored as well. Angel Magana scored his first U19 goal when he slammed in a beautiful cross from midfielder Edward Perez. The defense was led by Antonio Marcos, Manny Gordon, David Smith, Shawn Tarpeh, and Wilson Cordova. Friday night action at Peterson saw the Law Office of Paul V. Carty West Haven U10 girls take on East Haven. The Westies played with a lot of grit and energy. Phoebe DiNuzzo, Kendall Gilchrist and Klara Frost were fantastic on defense, Allyson Hernandez-Arce scored an early first half goal to give the Westies a 1-0 lead at half time. Ariel Titus scored a hat trick to help give the Westies the 4-1 win. To round out the travel team action from this past weekend, the RQ Professional Accounting and Tax Services U12 Girls went 1-1 on the weekend. Saturday the team traveled up to Madison and won 5 - 2. The team played a strong defensive line led by Avery Congacha, Hailey Dargon, and Jayda Ciliberti. Goals were scored by Sophia Locklear, Arianna Throm, Haleigh McCarthy, and Kylie Gibbons. The girls were right back in action on Sunday against Milford, losing 6-2. Naomi Shubin scored in the first half and Kylie Gibbons added one in the second half, getting an assist from Haleigh McCarthy. Alivia Reilly made a great effort to minimize the loss in the second half and stepped up as keeper.
The West Haven Youth Soccer League opened their Spring season this past weekend with a full slate of games. The Elite Soccer Camps Tsunamis opened their season with a strong game against Wizard Painting, with the Elite Soccer Tsunamis coming out on top 5-2. Santino Amato and Liam Lima split the time between the posts, both making some great saves. Ryan Abekah scored a brilliant goal and contributed on defense too. Guillermo Rubirosa worked hard in the attack while Nathan Powell hustled up and down the field. The season opening game in the CD Boys Division saw a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle with the WH Professional Firefighters defeating York Business Center 2-1. David Christensen scored both goals for the Firefighters, and goalies Guillermo Gonzaga and Abraham Morales were strong in the net. Excellent defense was shown by Christian Reyes, Zion Blackman, and Omari Knox.
The #DAVILATRIBE Yellowjackets took on Elsie Encarnacion State Farm Insurance All Stars in their opening match, falling 1-0. Eve Montiel played strong defense to keep her opponent from scoring. Melissa Valtierra pushed the ball up for her team to take shots on goal. Lila Poincelot made multiple saves in goal to keep the game close. For the All Stars, Jada Avila scored, while Yousra Moussa played outstanding in goal. Alimarie Sesler, Fourela Dembele, and Layla Puente all played great defense throughout the game. The Taco Town Timberwolves played Falcone Law Firm in a close match on Saturday. Rida Saanon played rock solid defense and Anthony Soto was an excellent goalie. The West Haven Federation of Teachers played the WH Italian American Civics Assn, with the Federation of Teachers winning 8-2. Angeliza Davila scored a nice goal. Nadyia Lymon attacked the ball and moved it up the field and Nora Routh added to the win scoring multiple goals.
The Westies Nutrition Destroyers played their first game of the season against P & B Express, coming out with the win in week one. The Destroyers were led by Nikko Pratt with five goals. Awab Abdelmageed had amazing speed and ball control and Jackson Ford displayed incredible foot skills. For P & B Express, Hakan Tanbal played good defense, while Trevor Davis and Jude Charles each scored twice. Alexander Urgiles also scored and played tenaciously throughout the game. In other F Division Boys play, Porto Funeral Home took on Keenan Funeral Home, with the game ending in a 0-0 tie, and Vio's Sports Plus defeated Budget Transmission Center 4-3. CT Pest Elimination played Mad Mike's Cheesesteaks, with the two teams drawing 2-2. Rylee Lanci defended the ball well against her opponents. Brooke Biancur scored and moved the ball to her teammates. Bianca Masterson scored a goal and defended well. Stowe's Seafood Warriors opened with a tough loss to Touch of Heaven Home Care, falling 7-4. Mama Kamara stayed with the ball and followed through to score a couple of goals. Allianna Wilson stayed engaged while on the field, as she dribbled well and sprinted to get the ball back. Karla Urgiles defended well against her opponent and was determined to retrieve the ball.
The Dr. R. Mark Pappas Gold Dragons competed against Cappetta Italian Imports, losing in a spirited effort 6-1. Phoebe DiNuzzo scored the lone goal for the Dragons. Anne Brown played well on defense, while Brook O'Meara was great in net, stopping several shots in the first half before playing out on the field in the 2nd half. The Frankie's of West Haven Blue Jays took on #DAVILATRIBE, with the Blue Jays winning 5-0. The key to the victory was the great foot-skills and passing by Madison Marion. Avery Linen was excellent on defense and Emma Routh lead the change with two fantastic goals. The American Legion Post 71 won 5-0 in their first game against Milano & Wanat. Shamar Boyd and Julien Chacon showed a lot of hustle in the win, while Davonte King, Seth Empric, and Collin Gibbons led the attack. Baybrook Remodelers and the West Haven Police Local #895 opened to a stirring, back and forth 4-4 draw in the last match of E Boys Division play. In G pool games, the West Shore Family Dental Tigers defeated the RQ Professional Accounting & Tax Services Lions 3-2, while the Nick's Luncheonette Jedi beat the West Haven Elks Lodge Green Wave by the same score. Dillman and Dillman LLC tied Blue Connex Credit Union 3-3, and the Budget Car Wash Highlanders won over the Elite Soccer Camps Eagles 4-1.
In travel team action, the People's United Bank West Haven Girls U11 team started the season off strong with two wins. They started on the road versus Haddam-Killingworth where a stellar team effort resulted in a 7-4 win. Stella Porto, Luciana Cappetta, Francesca DeMartino, and Celeste DiNallo all scored while Allie Powers and Josylyn Davila dominated in defense. Their second match of the season brought the girls to Orange where they picked up a 2-1 win. Gillian Wynus was fierce on the field with Francesca DeMartino defending the net. Luciana Cappetta scored two goals for West Haven. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center West Haven U10 Boys travel team also started the season with two straight wins. In their opening match of the season, the Westies were away to Coginchaug, and came home with a 5-0 win. Ben Trenchard and Jax Guarino anchored the defense, and contributed to the attack as they got the ball up the field. Matteo D'Elia and Davonte King each scored two nice goals, and Luca DeCresenzo rounded out the scoring, getting an assist from Ethan Fonseca. In their second game of the season, the U10 Westies hosted Orange, winning 6-0. Mason DaSilva and Tonye Isaac both scored, and Jacob Rader and Jaxon Cruz were strong in the net. Gavin Lenihan hustled on the wing and Roland Green created some solid scoring chances. The Law Office of Paul V. Carty West Haven U9 girls travel team kept the streak going, also opening with two wins over Cheshire to start the season strong.