Boys soccer: Shelton drops Wilbur Cross, marches on in Class LL
The Shelton High boys soccer team advanced to the Class LL state quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 on Thursday night, defeating SCC foe Wilbur Cross, 2-0, at Finn Stadium.
The seventh-seeded Gaels (17-3-1), the SCC champions, will face No. 2 Greenwich (17-0-4), the FCIAC co-champions, on Saturday in the Class LL quarterfinals at 2 p.m. in Greenwich.
Shelton has been eliminated by an FCIAC side the previous four seasons — twice losing to Wilton High, and falling once each to Darien and Fairfield Warde.
Against Cross, the No. 10 seed, Mikey Sciortino netted the opening goal with 22:44 left in the first half, with Tyler Carvalho providing the assist. Will Gillespie then scored an insurance goal with 22:38 left, moments after one of the Governors was sent off with a straight red card.
Sciortino kept the ball alive on the end line following Kyle Gil's free kick, tapping the ball across to Gillespie — who fired it into the back of the net.
Gaels' keeper Isaac Garcia recorded his third consecutive clean sheet in net, aided by a defensive effort keyed by fullback Anthony Russo.
Greenwich punched its ticket to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over No. 18 seed Newtown High.
Wilbur Cross finished the season at 13-6 overall.