The Trumbull United Soccer Club’s  U-9 Thunder traveled to Bethel and outplayed their opponents, but had to settle for a 1-1 tie.

The girls scored first when Abby Lee place a ball in the back of the net off an assist from Olivia Flores.

The rest of the game was played in the Bethel half with Emily Meagher, Jocelyn VanStone and Remy DeNomme all playing strong in back in front of Catlina Mozzo, who had a couple of important saves.

In the midfield, Peyton Basher, Katie Marchand, Katie Pollack and Sophia Bennett controlled the action.

Up front, Riley Connolly, Abby Gruttadauria, Lily Seltenreich kept Bethel’s goalie busy.

“They all played awesome,” Thunder coach Tyler Jorge said. “I’m loving the way they are playing. They never quit and fight until the end. I thought we were the better team, but sometimes that’s soccer. The better team doesn’t always win.”

In boys’ action, the U-11 Storm tied Westport in a wild 5-5 match.

Trumbull received a pair of goals from James Louw, while Luca Antonio, William Zaslow and Jake Biondi had one each.

Though, it was a high scoring affair, the player of the match, according to club’s coach Jason Golesky , was goalkeeper Gino Tarantino, who kept the Storm in the game with some spectacular saves.

In the midfield, Matt Esposito and Alex Sparks-Bakota played strong

Lucas Antonio drew a penalty kick, which led to one of Louw’s goals.