The Wreckers registered another first today: a match at Went Field.
Bassick’s home field is now a nice park, hard by the railroad tracks and I-95. It’s small, but the grass was in good shape (despite today’s rain). And though the Lions were out of contention for an FCIAC playoff berth in this final regular season encounter — and their small numbers have been hit with injuries — they are much improved over Bassick teams of previous years.
Staples scored 1st, in the 17th minute. Brendan Lesch hit Lorenz Esposito; his shot rebounded out, to a perfectly positioned Court Lake.
Greg Gudis made it 2-0 just 2 minutes into the 2nd half. He picked up a loose ball near midfield, then fired a cannon shot over the keeper.
The Wreckers rested their starters, in preparation for Friday’s FCIAC quarterfinal match (3 p.m., home, against an opponent still to be determined). They showed strongly — with keeper Connor Walsh making a superb diving save — and in the final 5 minutes, 3 goals were scored.
Two were by Staples. Harry Birch headed in Dylan Hoy’s corner kick, and Taylor McNair’s fine feed found Max Hoberman for a simple slot.
Bassick’s tally, by Nick Whyte, was sandwiched in between those tallies. Final score: Staples 4, Bassick 1. Final regular season record: 13-2-1.
QUICK KICKS: Trumbull hosts Darien tonight (7 p.m.). The result of that match will determine Friday’s FCIAC quarterfinal foe….
Dylan Evans made his 1st appearance of the season, following a knee injury….
The junior varsity shut out Bassick 2-0. Jon Denowitz netted both goals, off assists from Terence Gibbons and Jay Kaplan. Coach Danny Dias ended his inaugural season as Wrecker JV coach with a fine 12-1-1 record.