Norwalk Ties Greenwich, Earns Top Seed in Playoffs
NORWALK — Norwalk’s boys soccer team finished the regular season Wednesday with a scoreless tie against Greenwich. Goalkeeper Svet Kozak made six saves for the Bears, who take a 14-1-2 record into the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference tournament.
The Bears earned the top seed for the playoffs. They play eighth-seeded New Canaan (8-3-5) in Friday’s first round at 7 p.m. at Testa Field. The game is a rematch of last year’s first-round game, when the Rams stunned the top-seeded Bears, 4-3, in penalty kicks.
Norwalk comes into Friday’s game on a tremendous run, going 10-0-2 since its lone loss to Trumbull on Sept. 22. Before Wednesday’s tie, the Bears had won six straight games, outscoring opponents 24-5. The Bears have a multitude of offensive weapons, including Nic Zuniga (14 goals), Kevin Joslyn (11) and Mike Broncati (six). Kozak anchors a defense that has posted five shutouts and not allowed more than two goals in any game this season.
Norwalk won its only boys soccer championship in 2002, according to the FCIAC website. In the latest Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association poll, Norwalk is ranked third in the state among large schools.