Trumbull United soccer teams take on foes
Trumbull United Soccer had a successful weekend as the program continued building on its success from the fall and winter seasons in the spring.
The U-14 Vipers blanked Fairfield United, 6-0, in boys action. The Vipers (17-1-1 since the fall and 2-0 in the league play this spring) were led by a hat trick from Moritz Seip. In more than 20 percent of the Vipers’ games, Seip has put up at least three goals in a game, as it was his fourth hat trick since the beginning of the fall. The Vipers are 9-0 on aggregate this spring. They won their opener, 3-0, over Greenwich.
The Scorpion U-10 boys also defeated Fairfield in its spring opener. After allowing the first goal of the game, Trumbull thundered back with five goals to win, 5-1. Owen Bull had a hat trick, while Christian Moura and Stefan Cordas added goals. Coach Mark Moura credited a tenacious defense and strong passing throughout all fields to tire out their opponent. Trumbull scored four of its goals in the second half.
The U-11 Storm played a game with a lot of offensive fireworks. The boys lost to Bridgeport in a 12-6 game. In the opener, Lucas Antonio scored four times, while James Louw scored once. The other Storm goal was courtesy of a Bridgeport own goal.
In girls’ action, the U-12 Pumas lost its opener to Westport, 3-2. The girls played a very strong second half, after trailing by a two-goal margin at intermission. Payton Corsi scored both of Trumbull’s goals. Corsi gave the Pumas an early 1-0 lead on a precise touch pass into space from Lindsay Bull. In goal, Julia Marin played tall once again, thwarting several Westport breakaways. Corsi, Bull and Olivia Centopani were named the players of the game from coach Meg Loughman.
The U-9 Thunder lost to New Canaan in the girls’ first official spring game after being promoted to the ‘A’ division. In the 4-1 loss, the Thunder played much of the game in New Canaan’s end, but were unable to finish, while New Canaan was able to take advantage of its opportunities. Peyton Bashar scored from the penalty spot for Trumbull’s goal. Coaches Tyler Jorge and Kyri Marinos named Bashar, Katie Marchand and Abby Lee as their players of the match.