Coming off of their win against New Canaan on Homecoming Weekend, the Darien High School freshmen boys' soccer team rode the wave of momentum into their final game of the season, last Monday, against Norwalk.
While Darien had the advantage during the first half, with a lot of great attempts at scoring, they somehow just couldn't find the net. Norwalk made some key saves. "They were playing their best effort," explained Coach Brandon Neike, "I knew it was just going to be a matter of time until we scored." Dillon Jones in goal for Darien made some key saves during the first half. Even though Darien played good possession ball, the first half of the game proved to be an evenly matched contest; both teams were scoreless at halftime.
The second half provided significant playing minutes for each of the Wave players. Matt Meyjes in goal for Darien, held Norwalk scoreless until the very end. The turning point, however, came in the final minutes of the game, with a move from the midfield and a scramble in front of the Norwalk net, enabling Jack Richter to score for DHS with less than a minute on the clock.
The Wave started the season strong with consecutive wins, hit a few ties and losses in the middle of the season, but ended on a high note with two straight wins. Coach Brandon Neike's 2013 Wave boys freshmen soccer team ended the season with a 6-3-3 record … securing the honor as the winningest DHS freshmen boys soccer team in more than three seasons.