The New Canaan U12 boys soccer team got back to its winning ways with a pulsating 6-5 victory over Ridgefield on Sunday.
Early on, Ridgefield piled on the pressure and was eventually rewarded with a goal. The early deficit seemed to wake New Canaan up and three goals in quick succession put the Reds in control. Nathaniel Bozzella scored twice and Thomas Richardson scored the other goal after good set up play by Mead Savage and Nicholas Toldalagi.
By halftime, Ridgefield took a 4-3 lead with three goals of its own.
New Canaan stepped up its game in the second half and dominated for large parts of it and was rewarded with three stunning goals to give the Reds a 6-4 advantage. The goals came from Cole Kammerer, Mead Savage and Alex Zarikos.
The game looked to be over, but Ridgefield cut New Canaan’s lead to one and had several close chances, but New Canaan hung on for a well-deserved victory.
It was a high scoring game, but the New Canaan defense performed well with some great play by Dylan Healey, Grant Carlson, Tom Freiberg, Quinn Murphy and Charlie Burns.