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Published on September 3rd, 2022 | by Staples Soccer


Wreckers Show Well In Wethersfield

Staples soccer graduated 18 seniors last June. Wethersfield said goodbye to 19.

The Wreckers are a young team. Only 1 senior started against the host Eagles, at today’s jamboree. But the upstaters are even younger: Only 1 returnee has varsity experience.

Staples controlled possession, and dictated the tempo, in the 30-minute match against defending state L (large schools) champion Wethersfield. The blue-and-whites struck just 2:30 in, when Avery Mueller found fellow junior Lucas Carpi for a well-positioned tap-in 2 yards from goal. The same duo combined again late, in the 2-0 victory.

Cole Lieberman made his first start for the Wreckers, after missing a few days with illness.

The Wethersfield contest was bracketed by a pair of 0-0 draws, against Kingswood-Oxford and Tolland.

It was the final pre-season tune-up for Staples. They open the season Thursday at 4 p.m., at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow. The home opener is 2 days later: 10 a.m. at Loeffler Field, versus New Canaan.

QUICK KICKS: The Wethersfield Jamboree began in 2002, in honor of 3 former Eagles killed on 9/11. Each year, the pre-game ceremony also includes a tribute to Scott Coleman, a former Staples and Colgate University player also lost that day.

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