It’s a rematch of last year’s final as the second-seeded Greenwich Cardinals take on the fifth-seeded Trumbull Eagles in the 2017 FCIAC boys soccer championship live from Testa Field on the campus of Norwalk High School Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
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Last year’s FCIAC title game ended in a 1-1 draw and both teams took home a share of the conference championship.
The Cardinals were victorious during this year’s regular season as they edged the Eagles 1-0 back on October 5th. Francisco Liqouri scored the lonely goal in the 38th minute and the Greenwich defense stood tall the rest of the way.
Greenwich enters the playoffs as the number-two seed with a record of 11-4-1. They defeated Staples in the quarterfinals and Norwalk in the semifinals. Head coach Kurt Putnam faced a large challenge this year after seeing 20 seniors depart due to graduation.The Cardinals will rely on goalkeeper and senior captain James Johnson who has been one of the best keepers in the conference all season long.
Trumbull finished the season with a record of 10-4-2 and comes into the FCIAC final as the fifth seed. The Eagles defeated the Fairfield Ludlowe Falcons 1-0 in the quarterfinals and beat Danbury 1-0 in the semifinals. Trumbull also saw a large number of last year’s team move on to college, but rebounded nicely led by head coach Sebastian Gangemi. The Eagles will rely on goalkeeper Andrew Menjivar, who has been sensational in the postseason.
Kevin Coleman and Tim Murphy will be on the call.
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