Published on June 1st, 2009 | by Staples Soccer5
WSA U-16s Split
June 13-14: The Westport Soccer Association U-16s used balanced scoring by Will Meinke, Mario Lisanti, Franny Delgado and Spencer Burns to beat Bridgeport 4-2 on Sunday. The victory followed a well-played 2-1 loss to the Majic premier team. Meinke got the lone goal, while David Levi performed solidly in goal.
The WSA U-18s fell 4-2 to Monroe.
June 7: The Westport Soccer Association U-16 squad won a back-and-forth game, downing Fairfield 3-2 at Wakeman B. Francisco Delgado, Kent Hamlin and Max Hoberman scored, while Spencer Burns added 2 assists.
The U-18s drew 1-1 with Norwalk, also at home. Kevin Clark netted the lone goal.
May 31: The Westport Soccer Association U-16s played very strongly in a 6-1 victory over Ridgefield. Alessandro Mioli, Kyle Hoberman and Max Hoberman led the scoring parade.
The U-18s fell 3-1 to Stamford. Kenta Shirafuji’s rocket accounted for the lone tally.
Three days earlier, the U-18s were eliminated from state cup competition, 5-2 to an excellent Hamden squad. Shirafuji nailed a penalty kick; Santiago Cuartas also scored, assisted by George Birch.
May 16-17: Jairo Alvarado’s 2 late goals propelled the Westport Soccer Association U-18 squad to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Southington. The 2nd-round state cup match was played Saturday at Wakeman B.
The game was back-and-forth from the start. Sanders McNair’s goalkeeping and sweeper Nick Cion’s goal-line clear kept the scoreline clear, until finally Andy Mondino fed Alvarado. The Staples senior took a great touch to beat the keeper, and Westport was minutes from victory.
But the visitors drew even on a close-in. Tensions were high, when — with just 2 minutes to play — Ryan Foss-Skiftesvik worked the ball to Alvarado. He waited patiently, then laced the winning shot into the left corner.
The next day, the U-18s stopped Stamford 5-2. Goals came from Santiago Cuartas (2), Alvarado, Justin Hawrysh and Kevin Clark.
The U-16s edged New Canaan 3-2, with Brian Hershey filling in as goalkeeper. Mario Lisanti (2) and Spencer Burns scored.
May 10: Jairo Alvarado, Justin Hawrysh and Andy Mondino all struck for the Westport Soccer Association U-18 team, in a 3-1 state cup win at New Milford on Saturday. The next round of state cup is set for Saturday, at Wakeman B (time to be determined).
On Sunday the U-18s continued their winning ways, 3-0 over Greenwich. Kevin Clark led the way with 2 goals, with an assist from Ryan Foss-Skiftesvik. Justin Hawrysh got the 3rd, assisted by Alvarado. Sanders McNair earned the shutout in goal.
The U-16s got on the winning track with a 3-2 victory over Greenwich. Clay Garner netted 2 goals; Kyle Hoberman, 1.
May 2-3: Jairo Alvarado’s 2 goals — 1 a penalty kick — paced the Westport Soccer Association U-18 side to a 4-0 whitewashing of Ridgefield, in Sunday’s rain at Wakeman B. Justin Hawrysh and Ryan Foss-Skiftesvik also scored.
The U-16s fell 3-0.
April 25-26: The Westport Soccer Association U-16 squad edged Stamford 2-1, after drawing level on a crazy goal. The Stamford keeper’s throw to a teammate hit the referee and bounced off; Will Meinke opportunistically pounced, and scored. Mario Lisanti got the game-winner.
The day before, the U-16s lost their opening round state cup match to Wethersfield.
The WSA U-18 squad fell 3-0 to Norwalk.
April 18-19: The Westport Soccer Association U-18 team opened the spring season with a 4-1 victory at Wilton. Jairo Alvarado, Charlie Greenwald, Santi Cuartas and Kevin Clark (penalty kick) all scored for the victors.
The U-16 team, meanwhile, fell to a strong Norwalk side.