Coming off of its first loss of the season, via forfeit, the Fairfield Prep boys soccer team was looking to get off to a fast start against SCC Quinnipiac Division rival West Haven.

The Jesuits did just that, scoring twice in the first 20 minutes, and four times in the first half as Prep rolled to a 6-1 win over the Blue Devils at Alumni Field on Tuesday.

"We did an excellent job and came out strong," Prep coach Ryan Lyddy said.

Sophomore David Bruton had a goal and an assist as did senior Jamal Powell as the Jesuits improved to 8-1-3.

"A lot of younger kids stepped it up today and did a good job," Lyddy said.

Senior forward Parker Delmolino also recorded a goal and two assists as well in the four goal barrage in the first half. Austin Sims scored a pair of goals as well for Prep.

"One of the bigger problems we've had is finishing," senior co-captain Matt D'Ambrisi said.

Prep senior captain James Shea made one save, and came within 11 minutes of recording his fourth shutout of the year.

"We did what we had to do," Shea said. "We knew we had to come out strong and play our game."

Prep's offense was more adept at finishing chances on Tuesday, the Jesuits had squandered a number of opportunities in its previous three games, totaling more than 60 shots and only netting four in the three prior contests.

"One of the things we focus on is putting pressure on the goalie," D'Ambrisi said. "We've been doing a good job with that, it's just whether or not it goes in."

The Jesuits dominated control of the ball, especially in the first half, outshooting the Blue Devils 11-1 in the first 40 minutes, much to the delight of Shea.

"First half was very enjoyable," he said.

Lyddy was also pleased with the way his team responded to the forfeit of its game with Xavier on Friday. Prep played with a player who had been issued three yellow cards.

"It was important for us to get out to a good start," Lyddy said. "It was a good life experience as well."

Prep was forced to forfeit a state playoff game in 2009 after the same thing had happened. The Jesuits' were trying to stay diligent and take their punishment so nothing would come of it down the line.

"We didn't want it to come back to haunt us," Shea said. "We didn't want anything like that happening again."

The Jesuits will play again today against Notre Dame-West Haven at 3:45 in West Haven.

"That will be a very good match for us," Lyddy said.