It was another bleak performance for the Darien Boy’s varsity Soccer team, losing to Wilton 3-0 on Wednesday, September 27th. Going into the game the Blue Wave were confident, as senior forward Cameron Raia said; “I think as a team we're ready to make a run towards the playoffs and it starts today.” Cam was not wrong. Darien came out on fire dominating possession and dictating tempo. They also had many opportunities squandered; on multiple occasions it seemed like they were destined to take the lead but fate had other plans. Juniors Connor Olson and Siddhant Parwal both had golden chances but couldn’t convert. Olson hitting the woodwork and Siddhant just missing a chance on net. Nonetheless it all seemed positive for Darien going into the half.
|Junior Johan Trippitelli makes a play on the ball earlier this season (Courtesy DAF).|
“The first goal was a disaster and we didn’t look the same after.” Senior goalie David Volz accurately sums up the second half. Once Wilton got their scrappy goal there was no turning back and suddenly 1-0 went to 3-0 quick. Darien has to be disappointed because they have yet to capture their first win on the season. One positive from this game would be that the youth and future looks bright; but you have to question John Bradley’s boys mentality after falling apart yet again. If this team can find the back of the net consistently they could be dangerous, but it needs to happen soon.
Cheer them on during Tuesday’s game at Ridgefield's Tiger Hollow stadium @ 6 pm.