Bears give Tigers boot
RIDGEFIELD – After spotting Ridgefield a twogoal lead, the Norwalk boys soccer team tallied the game’s next four goals and held on for a 4-3 victory Saturday afternoon in a match of two of the top teams in the FCIAC.
The Tigers started fast and led 2-0 until the Bears’ Matt Capomolla started the comeback when he tickled the twine with an assist fom Santiago Muriel just 17 seconds before the halftime horn.
Capomolla, a senior, got Norwalk (8-1) even when he notched his second score of the game, driving home an unassisted goal seven minutes into the second half.
Senior Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Navarro potted the goahead goal with 25 minutes gone in the half. Muriel set Navarro up for the goal, earning his second assist of the game.
Andrew Melitsanopoulos made it 4-2 with about four minutes left to play in the game, and the insurance goal proved to be an important one when Ridgefield (7-2) punched home a goal with a minute remaining.
The Bears kept the Tigers at bay over the final frenetic seconds to secure the victory.
Svet Kozak made six saves for Norwalk, while his Ridgefield counterpart stopped five shots.
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