Warde Sports in Focus 10/11-10/16

Warde Boys Soccer Wins “Swedish Cup,” beats Rival Ludlowe: 

The Warde Boys Soccer team did not disappoint this week, rising above their cross-town rival, the Fairfield Ludlowe Falcons, in what was a huge match. This past Tuesday, October the 12th, the boys took the field and hoped to add to the success of their season, doing so in dominating fashion. The Mustangs pushed themselves past Ludlowe 2-1, thanks to fantastic goals from Senior Captain and Center Midfielder Ryan Berecz and Senior Striker Lucas Thompson. Despite a ton of pressure and an own goal conceded by Warde in the last fifteen minutes, Warde held on and took back the Swedish cup, becoming the third Warde Boys Soccer team to beat Ludlowe since 2005. In doing so, the team also qualified for the state tournament taking place in November. Later on, in their game on Friday, the team beat Brien McMahon of Norwalk 5-1. They look forward to their upcoming games Against Central on Tuesday, (the 19th) and their Senior Night game versus Trumbull at 7 p.m on the turf on Friday the 22nd. 

Warde Girls Soccer Loses Close one Against Ludlowe:

Following up the boys’ win, the girls looked to complete the sweep of the Falcons on Tuesday, unfortunately falling short, losing a close game 1-0. Despite the loss, students from Warde came out in droves to support both the boys’ and girls’ teams of their school. In their match in Norwalk on Thursday against Brien McMahon, the girls on 1-0 and put themselves in a very good position to compete for the FCIAC championship later on in the season. Their Senior night takes place on Monday the 18th against Central, followed up by an away game versus Trumbull on Wednesday.

Warde Girls Volleyball has a Sweep Week:

The Girls Volleyball Team finally found their stride, earning themselves a place in the polls for Ruden report’s Team of the Week. They defeated Westhill at home on Monday three sets to none, and extended their streak to Wednesday, steamrolling past Staples, also winning three sets to none. Finally, to cap off their week, the team beat Brien McMahon three sets to none AGAIN, thanks to stellar all around play. They significantly improved their record to five wins, and seven losses, hoping to add some more wins against New Canaan, Ludlowe, and Danbury this coming week. 

Field Hockey’s Struggles Continue:

The Field Hockey Team’s season has been plagued by a number of losses this season, and this past week was no exception. They started off their week on Monday (the 11th) at home against Westhill of Stamford, in a game they were expected to win. Unfortunately, despite their strong efforts on offense, the Mustangs were shut out and lost 2-0. Hoping to take away an upset win against Wilton Thursday in their away game, the team was denied any goals again and lost in a blowout, 6-0. Without much time to mourn their losses or recover, the team was off to Bethel on Friday (the 15th)  and played their first game on grass this season. Possibly due to the change in playing surface, or maybe as a result of inspiration from their coach, the team was able to push a ball across the goal line and earn a tie in a hard fought game.

Broderick and Stevener Lead the Way for Boys and Girls Cross Country:

Despite arriving late to their meet against Staples, Wilton and New Canaan this past Tuesday (the 12th), Warde Cross Country runners put on an amazing performance. Although the outcome isn’t what they wanted. Despite not winning any of their races, Parker Broderick, a Sophomore Boys Varsity runner placed 3rd overall and first for Warde. On the girl’s side, Maddie Stevener, also a sophomore, placed 4th overall in the varsity race. As a result of them arriving late, Warde runners who normally run in the JV races were forced to run in the Varsity races, allowing them a lot of opportunities to push and challenge themselves. The teams are hoping to use this meet as an opportunity to grow and prepare for their state meet coming up soon, but also have high hopes for their young runners in the future. 

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