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Highton, Wave Rack Up Another Win

The Darien High School girls soccer offensive machine keeps on rolling. The Blue Wave have now outscored opponents 22-2 this season after taking down Wilton handily on Monday, 3-1. Even in another dominating win, though, players were looking for things to improve upon.

"We have to keep up the intensity in the second half and keep scoring," Darien's Kristy Gilbert said. "That was an unfortunate goal we let up. We can't let things like that happen in bigger games later in the season."

Gilbert kicked off scoring for the Blue Wave, redirecting a corner kick from team captain Georgie Highton with her head. Highton continued her brilliant senior year campaign with two goals of her own within five minutes of each other. The goal that put Darien up 2-0 was a 20-yard screamer from the left, just outside the box.

Highton is becoming so devastating to opposing teams that coaches are starting top put double coverage on her. Darien will have to find weapons other than Highton as Wilton was able to keep her quiet in the second half. The Warriors netted a quick goal early in the second half and kept up the threat for the rest of the game. Darien knows they can rely on their high-powered offense that racked up 11 goals in one game this year.

"Every time we score, it just pushes us further and further and we want to get more goals," Highton said. "Our team works so well together. On the ground or over the top, we make it work and break down a team's defense."

Darien now stands at 4-0-1 on the season, their only blemish being an opening day tie to defending state champions, Westhill. Darien will play at Fairfield Ludlowe on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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