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Staples Boys Soccer Earns 1-1 Tie With Norwalk

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Austin Sholes’ power header off Vaughan Sealey’s corner kick staked the Staples boys soccer team to a second half lead at Norwalk tonight. But the Bears – like the Wreckers, one of the top teams in the FCIAC – equalized 14 minutes later. The Bears poured on pressure, but Staples’ defense – and heroic keeper Ry Cohen – stood firm. The 1-1 draw gives Staples a 4-2-2 record, as they head into the second half of the regular season. On Monday they host Brien McMahon, in a 4 p.m. start. Pictured: Lefty Penderakis (white) is all concentration as the ball comes down. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Glen Wisher for WestportNow.com

Greenwich Penalty Kicks Sink Staples Boys Soccer

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A pair of first half penalty kicks were all Greenwich needed today to post a 2-0 victory over the visiting Staples High School boys soccer team. The Wreckers (now 4-2-1) travel to Norwalk on Saturday, for a big 6 p.m. match. Pictured: Rob Diorio of Staples goes hand to hand with Greenwich’s Daniel Bourgeois. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Central

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Lefty Penderakis’ tap-in of Sam Liles’ pass gave Staples’ boys soccer team a lead just four minutes into today’s game against Bridgeport Central. The Wreckers never looked back, controlling large portions of the match at Loeffler Field. Matthew Tanzer’s 25-yard free kick sealed the 2-0 victory. Staples—now 4-1-1 – faces a tough test on Wednesday in Greenwich. Kickoff is 5 p.m. Pictured: strikers Brendan Lynch and Wilson Daniels work in sync for the Wreckers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Trumbull Edges Staples Boys Soccer

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The battle of the unbeaten came down to a first half header. Trumbull made their goal stand up, edging Staples 1-0 today in a battle of two unbeaten boys soccer teams. A save on a penalty kick with less than five minutes remaining iced the victory for the Eagles. Staples got excellent performances from Rob Diorio, Nick Ambrose, Josh DeDomenico and Nick DiMasi, plus a strong game from keeper Ry Cohen. The Wreckers – now 3-1-1 – host Central on Monday, at 4 p.m. The photo shows a Trumbull save off a Staples corner kick. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Roars From Behind to Top Wilton

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It took just six minutes for the Staples boys soccer team to draw level, after conceding the first goal at Wilton tonight. Nick DiMasi got the tying strike, assisted by Austin Sholes. The winning goal in the Wreckers’ 2-1 victory came on a long, looping free kick by Patricio Perez Elorza. Josh DeDomenico looked strong in his first start. Staples – now 3-0-1 – hosts Trumbull in the biggest match of the season so far, on Friday. Kickoff at Loeffler Field is 4 p.m. Photo: Wilson Daniels matches Wilton’s Parker Ward stride for stride. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Staples Footballers Crush Wilton 37-12

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The Staples footballers, making their home debut with Coach Phil Treglia, easily rolled over Wilton tonight 37-12. Pictured is sophomore Henry Beck wrapping up the Wrecker scoring with a 92-year touchdown kickoff return. Next up is the homecoming game Friday at 7 p.m. against Brien MacMahon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer in a Wet Tie With Danbury

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Matthew Tanzer’s early goal, off Vaughan Sealey’s feed, staked Staples to a 1-0 lead today against Danbury. The Hatters equalized though, and the match —- played at rain-soaked Wakeman Field- — ended 1-1. The Wreckers remain undefeated (1-0-1), and face Trinity Catholic away on Friday. The photo shows junior Patricio Perez Elorza, looking for an edge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com