Staples does not play Wilton this year during the regular season, so the 2 squads scrimmaged this afternoon on blistering Lilly Field.
The Wreckers opened the 1st 30-minute period with all seniors. Greg Gudis once again scored his traditional 1st goal of the year, a solid finish.
The 2nd period — primarily seniors, and a few juniors — ended 0-0.
The 3rd period — with juniors, sophomores and a couple of seniors — saw Brendan Lesch head in a long Gudis free kick, and Court Lake nail a rope from 25 yards out.
Staples is in action again Friday, 4 p.m. against Wethersfield. The game is set for Loeffler Field, though it may be moved to Wakeman in case of rain.
QUICK KICKS: The junior varsity also scrimmaged Wilton. Terence Gibbons got the opening goal; Noah Bender hit 2; Jay Kaplan converted a penalty kick, and Kyle Hoberman finished the scoring.
“We built from the back,” said coach Danny Dias. “Joe Greenwald had a lot of heart, and beat the defense with speed. Stephan Patterson used his body well.”