Behind a monster second half, the New Canaan U14 Red girls soccer team came away with a convincing 5-0 win over visiting Norwalk on Sunday.
The first half ended in a scoreless tie despite an effective New Canaan offensive attack that delivered several scoring tries, many of which were turned away by the busy Norwalk keeper.
Eliza Pohle opened the scoring for New Canaan at 10:25 of the second half with a touch to the right corner, set up by hustling Frei Mierendorf and Brooke Deane, who kept a contested ball alive inside the box.
New Canaan went on to score four times in the next 12 minutes, including back-to-back goals by Braeden Dial.
Brooke Deane scored in the 23rd minute on a nice solo run down the right side, finishing the ball into the left side of the net, and Molly Mazabras converted on a well-placed cross from Zoe Jones to tally New Canaan's fifth and final goal of the day with 16 minutes to play.
New Canaan keepers Kendall Curtin and Katherine Reiss had a combined three touches during the entire game, reflecting an excellent defensive effort and the intensity of New Canaan's offensive push that kept the ball in the Norwalk end for most of the game.
New Canaan passed the ball extremely well and showed strong footwork and solid defensive sets.