Trumbull United teams successful this fall season

Trumbull United teams are enjoying successful fall seasons.

The U-14 Trumbull United Vipers advanced to the Final Four of the Connecticut Cup before losing to East Hartford on penalty kicks at home on Sunday, Nov. 1. It was the first loss for the Vipers all season.

The Vipers, who were Cup quarterfinalists in the spring, received standout performances from goalie Nick Grassi and center back Nikolai Ignatov. To advance to the state semifinals, the boys defeated Old Saybrook, Ridgefield, Guilford and Farmington. Coach Steve Waizenegger’s club is 13-1-1 on the season.

The U-12 Trumbull United Hotshots kept their league playoff hopes alive with a 5-0 win in New Canaan. Coach Meg Loughman named Mikayla DePina and Isabella Latorre’s as the players of the game. DePina scored two goals, while Latorre had one. Amanda Ruchalski and Evelyn Marchand scored the team’s other two goals.

The Hotshots are 10-5 overall on the season. Earlier in the fall, the Hotshots advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cup of Connecticut and finished second in the Bethel Tournament. The team is officially called the Hotshots, but the girls have renamed themselves the Pumas, after goalie Julia Marin came up with the nickname. Marin and Ashley Engen were in goal for the shutout Sunday.

The U-11 Trumbull United Inferno won, 8-2, at Fairfield. Coach Jay Golskey’s team received goals from Corbin Smith, Lucas Fernandes, Dylan Moreira, Matthew Shackelford and Michael Bagley.  In goal, Blaine Garcia and Jack Lumpinski excelled.

The U-10 Trumbull United Scorpions continued their impressive league play by beating Old Greenwich, 7-2. The Scorpions are 3-1-2 in the district. On Nov. 1 at home, Trumbull displayed a balanced attack as Owen Bull, Kyle Kegan, Christian Moura, Logan Blazer and Claudio Pizzacarola all scored goals. Goalie Sean Newmark  and center back Hayden Brill led the strong defensive effort.

“We were relentless on both sides on the ball and gave the other team very little room to operate,” coach Mark Moura said.

The U-9 Trumbull United Thunder lost for only the second time in league play on Nov. 1 against undefeated Monroe. In the 8-2 defeat, the Thunder played Monroe even in the second half. Coach Tyler Jorge named Lily Seltenreich, Remy DeNomme and Katie Marchand his players of the game. Seltenreich and Katherine Pollock scored the Thunder’s goals. The Thunder is 5-2 in league play.

The U-9 Trumbull United Wolves won their eighth game in 11 matches by defeating Stamford, 4-2. The players of the game, named by coach Carlos Reinoso, were David Onianwa, Cruz Guglielmoni and Matthew Bucci. The Wolves played a possession-based game and held the ball for the majority of the match.