Well on their way to a commanding 6-0 triumph over visiting Westhill High of Stamford, members of the St Joseph girls soccer team got plenty of instruction from coach Jack Nogueria, who was looking to keep them sharp and improve their play. \u201cLet\u2019s win this in the air,\u201d Nogueira instructed as his team set up to defend a goal kick late in the second half\u2026.\u201dBack up and get your shape here,\u201d he told his players with only about two minutes remaining. It was the kind of guidance you might expect in a tie contest, but also the sort of coaching that can benefit players down the road, when they find themselves in those close games. This is, after all, a very young group. Nogueira was pleased with the outcome but looking for more from his unbeaten squad. \u201cI didn\u2019t think we played particularly well but we capitalized on our chances,\u201d Nogueira said. Westhill fell to 2-2-2, then dropped a 2-1 decision to Trumbull on Saturday. St Joe\u2019s stayed unbeaten and improved to 7-0-1 following a 5-0 blanking of Stamford on Saturday. Nogueria had plenty of moments to be happy about, and liked what he saw out of freshman Mary Lundregan, who scored twice in the win over Westhill. Lundregan netted the game\u2019s first tally when she volleyed home a rebound off a shot that hit the crossbar. She made it 4-0 in the second half after taking a back-post cross from Maddie Fried. The Cadets got first-half goals from Fried, when she dribbled in for a 2-0 lead, and Helen Mahoney, off a feed from Caroline Sheehan. \u201cI think we\u2019re just learning more and more each game and practice, and eventually we\u2019ll be there,\u201d said Fried, a sophomore, and one of 18 first- and second-year players. Nina Pizzicarola scored on a breakaway and Sophia Lowenburg launched a shot from 40 yards out that sailed in for the final tally. Hailey Vechiarelli and Mahoney were strong in the back. \u201cOffensively, I think we\u2019re playing aggressively. Defensively, we were strong and organized, and we did our job,\u201d said captain Jessica Mazo, one of four seniors on the team. \u201cThere were glimpses of very good soccer,\u201d Nogueira said of his team\u2019s performance against Westhill. \u201cI think our freshmen had a very, very good game.\u201d Nogueira feels his team has picked up its play since its one blemish, a 1-1 with Fairfield Warde on Sept. 15. \u201cIt was a good eye-opener, especially for the younger kids. We\u2019re getting better when is a positive,\u201d he said. Mazo added: \u201cAfter the Warde game we had to refocus and restart everywhere and work on chemistry. After that game we picked it up. We were together and playing the ball to each other and playing to feet.\u201d St. Joseph will host Trumbull Friday at 4 p.m.