FAIRFIELD, Conn. – There was a lot of anticipation going into Tuesday’s Greenwich-Fairfield Warde rematch between the adversaries of last year's girls soccer conference finals. Greenwich won that contest, but determining the better team this year will have to wait for a possible postseason encounter, as the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie Tuesday.“Going against a quality team like Greenwich, it’s great to get a point out of it,” Warde head coach Tom Cunningham said. “They’re very physical on both ends. It was one we were looking forward to coming into the season, and it was a hard-fought game for 80 minutes.”
Warde controlled the ball in the Greenwich end of the field most of the game. But Cardinals goalie Kylie Ginsberg racked up an impressive eight saves to keep the Mustangs off the board.
Fairfield had the advantage of six corner kicks as well, but could not create many chances in the box. Greenwich focused on neutralizing Warde Captain Emily Pullen, and the strategy worked.
Cunningham said there was definitely added motivation to beat the team that denied Warde the conference championship.
“We graduated a lot, but the girls wanted to get out there and fight for the win,” Cunningham said. “We got some shots on goal and tested their goalie. We just missed some opportunities in the final third of the field.”
Fairfield Warde managed to keep its unbeaten streak alive, but it was the first time this season the Mustangs failed to score a goal.
The Mustangs (4-0-1) travel to Bridgeport Central on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game.
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