The U11 Trumbull United Tornadoes began their season with a 3-0 victory over Norwalk.

In goal, Leela Kocisnsky and Hope Platt combined for the shutout, supported by some strong defense.

Katie Marchand scored the first goal on a left-footed finish after receiving a perfect cross from Abby Lee.

Sophia Bennett added the second goal, marching down the field on a solo effort and lashing a ball into the back of the net.

In the second half, Kocisnsky added the team’s third goal, placing a ball into the corner.

The Tornadoes’ aggressiveness was the difference in the game, as a backline and midfield that included Lucy Carlson, Anabela Martins, Avianna Rivera, Jane Parente, Mia Mallone, Brooke and Ellie Hebeler, Adele Datz and Brianna Buda all played well.

“The girls played with great heart, which was the difference in the game,” coach Cipriano Pinto said.