Fraioli’s hat trick lifts Norwalk boys soccer over Wilton
WILTON – Mike Fraioli had a hat trick to lead the Norwalk High boys soccer team to a 5-0 win over Wilton Friday at Fujitani Field.
Kris Whitteaker gave the bears a 1-0 lead six minutes into the game with a goal off an assist from Manny Arteaga. The score remained that way until Fraioli scored his first goal off an assist from Whitteaker 11 minutes into the second half.
Anthony Fraioli netted his team’s third goal in the 60th minute followed by Mike Fraioli’s two goals, off assists from Yves Jean-Baptiste (69 minutes in) and Anthony Fraioli (5 minutes left in the game).
The Bears raised their record to 10-1-2 while the Warriors fell to 6-7. Norwalk coach Kurt Simonsen said his team is still vying for one of the top four seeds in the FCIAC Tournament, which begins Nov. 2.
“We control our own destiny with three games left,” he said. “We need points. I don’t care who we beat.”
Norwalk rounds out its season against Darien, New Canaan and Bassick.
Mike Surace recorded the shutout in goal against Wilton and made four saves. Warriors goalie Nathan Wolfson was credited with four saves. The Bears outshot Wilton 12-6.
Norwalk 5, Wilton 0 — Mike Fraioli collected three goals while Anthony Fraioli scored his 19th goal of the season as FCIAC Central Division leader Norwalk blanked Wilton.
Kris Whitteaker added a goal and an assist while Mike Surace made four saves in net for the shutout for Norwalk (10-1-2).
For Wilton (6-6), Nathan Wolfson recorded four saves in net.