Warde Sports Summary 10/4-10/9

Home Game Highlight; A Night to Honor Kevin Kuczo: Football played their first home game of the season on Tetrau-Davis field Friday night (10/1), facing off against West Haven. The Warde Stampede, as well as Ludlowe’s Nest, came out in droves to show their support for not only the Mustangs, but Kevin Kuczo and his family as well, by wearing teal in honor of suicide prevention month. Following an emotional speech by Kevin’s father, as well as chants of “We Love you Kevin,” the crowd watched their team put up a fight against West Haven, losing by 7, yet not without strong plays from Junior wide receiver Lucas Coleman and Junior Tight End William Imschweiler. On the other side of the ball, the Mustangs were led by Senior Captains Chris Silk and Justin Galemba, with Silk recording multiple tackles. Overall, the night was not so much about the game, but to honor, support and continue the legacy built by a fellow teammate and Fairfield Warde Mustang, Kevin Kuczo.

Boys Soccer Stumbles, Recovers Ahead of Ludlowe Matchup: The Mustangs struggled, losing two out of their three games this week. ON Tuesday, in what was anticipated to be one of the best games of the season, the boys took on Staples at home, striking hard and fast with a first-half goal. However, as they were barraged by pressure, they succumbed to two goals only 7 minutes apart in the second half, the first being a penalty kick after a foul in the box. After the second goal, the team fought hard but unfortunately suffered their first loss of the season. In their away game versus Norwalk on Thursday, the boys took another huge loss, losing 5-1 in what was a really tough game for everyone on the field. Luckily, the boys were able to pull it together and bounce back on Saturday, defeating New Canaan 2-0 thanks to spectacular goals by Sophomore Amos Bignotti and Senior Joni Morataya. The team is looking forward to their Home showdown versus Ludlowe on Tuesday at 5. Be sure to show out and support them!


Girls Soccer Looking to Keep Momentum Ahead of Rivalry Game: The girls team made a statement this week, winning all three of their games against some of the top teams in the FCIAC.  They started off the week strong on Monday, beating Staples thanks to an exceptional goal by freshman Paige Shaughnessy featured on The Ruden Report. The team finished third in team of the week voting on the Ruden Report this past week as well. Following their 3-0 shutout win in Westport, they continued the shutout streak with a 5-0 dominant win at home against Norwalk and followed it up the very next day with a 1-0 win against New Canaan, one of the top teams in the FCIAC, thanks to a goal by Junior Striker and Captain Sydney Mieczkowski late in the game. The matchup against new Canaan was an exciting game played at home under the lights and kept the Mustang’s momentum rolling into next week, with their showdown against crosstown rival Ludlowe coming up at Warde on Tuesday at 7 P.M under the lights. Be sure to show out and be loud to show your support!


Field Hockey: The field hockey team continued to struggle this week, finishing with a final record of 0-8-1. The team faced off against New Canaan on Tuesday, October 5, in a 9-0 blowout loss. The team struggled to get their offense going despite a decent showing from the Stampede, as the game was at 6:30 under the lights. After the loss, the girls attempted to shake it off and prepared for their matchup against Norwalk. On Thursday, the team looked to add another win to their record but were stopped by Norwalk in a 7-0 loss at Norwalk High School. They have high hopes for their home game against Westhill of Stamford on Monday and look to add a second win to their record. 


Girls Volleyball Wins One, Loses One: The Girls Volleyball Team took home a huge win this week, with their first game of the week being an away matchup against Stamford on Tuesday. They won 3 sets to 2 in what some are saying is their best match of the season. While hoping their momentum would carry them into their home showdown against Greenwich on Thursday, the Mustangs, unfortunately, suffered a shutout loss, 3 sets to none. Nevertheless, the girls improved their record to 2-7 and look to make more positive impacts in their matches against Westhill, Staples, and Norwalk this coming week. 


Football Bye Week: The football team enjoyed a week off from games, practicing hard and preparing for their matchup against Bridgeport Central, at home on Friday at 7:00 P.M. 


Boys Golf Struggles, Loses to Rival Ludlowe in Ryder Cup: Boys golf suffered two tough losses this past week, putting up a courageous fight against Ludlowe in the Ryder Cup at the Country Club of Fairfield on Tuesday. Brady Lewis once again led the way, shooting a 37, followed by John Casella’s 44. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get the job done, as the Mustangs lost the cup by only 3 strokes, 166-163. In their match against Saint Joseph’s the very next day, Casella and Lewis tied each other for strokes, each shooting a 44. Despite their fight, the team succumbed to the Hogs but continue to play well and look forward to their next match. 


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