Staples’ Victory Margin Is Largest In Connecticut History*

After Saturday’s state championship match, several alumni asked:  Is that the largest margin of victory by any Wrecker squad?

It is.  Not only that, it’s the largest margin of victory in the state tournament’s largest division since the event began 61 years ago, in 1948.

A check of the CIAC archives reveals that no team playing in the largest schools division — called L-M from 1948-61, L from 1962-74, and LL from 1975 on — has ever won the final by more than 3 goals.

In fact, only twice before in 6 decades has a team in the largest division scored as many as 4 goals in the final.  In 1954 Wethersfield defeated Manchester 4-1, while in 1977 Hartford Public downed Danbury 4-3.

One more for the record books!

The Wreckers celebrate 1 goal, in a record-setting 4-goal state final margin of victory. (Photo by Susan Woog Wagner)

2 responses to “Staples’ Victory Margin Is Largest In Connecticut History*

  1. Even as I suffer withdrawal from the end of a fall of beautiful soccer from a team of wonderful players you manage to find more to make this even a better season.

  2. Dan, speaking of records. aren’t you the first Staples soccer player to win the State championship as both a player and a coach? Have any others done it in the state? Congratulations!
    Amy Schafrann Staples’72

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