Soccer: Cromwell boys, Old Lyme girls capture Shoreline Conference titles

PORTLAND >> The title defense for the Class S state championship begins in earnest next week for the Cromwell boys soccer team. But there was one piece of unfinished business left. Cromwell wanted to add a second Shoreline Conference championship to its ledger. Top-seeded Old Lyme stood in the way. It took a couple extra […]

CIAC girls soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Tuesday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Glastonbury – Bye; No. 17 Newington (9-6-1) at No. 16 Darien (8-4-4); No. 25 Manchester (7-8-1) at No. 8 Staples (10-2-4); No. 24 Fairfield Ludlowe (7-7-2) at No. 9 Wilton (9-1-6); No. 4 Simsbury – Bye; No. 20 Danbury (8-7-1) at […]

CIAC boys soccer tournament pairings, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday, 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted Upper bracket: No. 1 Suffield – Bye; No. 17 Westhill (9-4-3) at No. 16 Norwich Free Academy (9-4-1); No. 25 Xavier (5-7-4) at No. 8 Hall (12-3-1), 6 p.m.; No. 24 Fairfield Warde (6-7-3) at No. 9 Danbury (11-2-3); No. 4 Farmington – Bye; No. […]

Thursday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball advances to CSC finals

Wolcott Tech edged Bullard Havens 3-2 Thursday to advance to the CSC finals. The Wildcats won 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-6. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington recorded 36 assists, 46 digs and two aces. Haley Farrington had two aces, 34 digs and Lydia Carlson had eight kills and two digs for the Wildcats. Wolcott Tech is […]

Szabo preserves Fairfield Prep’s SCC boys soccer championship victory over Hand

The Fairfield Prep boys soccer team defeated Daniel Hand for the SCC Championship Wednesday night at East Haven High School. The Jesuits defeated the Tigers 2-1 thru overtime and penalty kicks.

EAST HAVEN >> Dan Szabo remembers as an eighth grader going to watch the Fairfield Prep soccer team win the Southern Connecticut Conference championship and making a spirited run to the Class LL state final. In particular, Szabo remembered the play of the Jesuits’ goalkeeper, Will Steiner of Madison, who went on to become the […]

Boys soccer: Naugatuck downs Torrington to win NVL title

Torrington's Josh Calabrese defends against Naugatuck's Ygor Silva on Wednesday.
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WATERBURY >> Naugatuck took its second straight NVL boys soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Torrington Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium. The game played like what it was: a hammer-and-nails battle between old rivals who were now No. 1 and 2 seeds in the tournament. With both sides fighting for the middle of the […]

Guilford beats Cheshire, wins back-to-back SCC girls soccer championships

Guilford's Kayley McLaughlin scores in the first half of the SCC Championship vs. Cheshire (Photo Arnold Gold)

EAST HAVEN >> The Guilford girls soccer team has both the Southern Connecticut Conference’s player and coach of the year. Now it has back-to-back league championships. Top-seeded Guilford beat No. 2 Cheshire 3-1 at Crisafi Field Wednesday night to claim that second straight SCC title and fifth overall. “It feels different because we had to […]

Boys soccer: Suffield wins fourth-straight NCCC title

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Suffield's Ahmed Talovic (10) and Avon's Reed Stapleton (7).

SUFFIELD – It was Avon a few weeks ago that ended Suffield High’s long 43-game winning streak with an emotional overtime tie at Fisher Meadows in Avon. The Wildcats topped that on a wet Wednesday night. The Suffield boys soccer team broke a scoreless tie with2:05 remaining in the game, scoring on a wild head ball play from […]

Suffield bests Avon in battle of NCCC’s girls soccer co-champions

Avon's Meghan McKenna (30) and Suffield's Alyssa Bergamini (9) (Photos by Gerry deSimas, Jr., Collinsville

SUFFIELD – It was a non-league contest between two teams that shared the North Central Connecticut Conference girls soccer championship. But Suffield High had something to prove. “We were told all week that this game didn’t mean anything. But these games always mean something, especially when you’re playing against Avon,” Suffield High coach David Sullivan […]

Girls Soccer: Staples and Warde play to tie, named FCIAC Co-Champs

The Fairfield Warde and Staples girls' soccer teams battled to a 1-1 tie and were declared co-champs.

NORWALK >> In the end, 80 minutes of play just wasn’t enough for the Fairfield Warde and Staples girls’ soccer teams. And two 10 minute sessions of overtime play proved to be not enough either. Wednesday evening at Norwalk High, the No. 2 Mustangs and No. 4 Wreckers battled to a 1-1 tie and were […]

Boys Soccer: Cromwell blanks Valley Regional, advances to SLC finals

CROMWELL >> Valley Regional’s three-year reign as Shoreline Conference boys soccer champions is over. Ardit Statovci, Derek Parker and Carson Stermer had one goal apiece and senior keeper Ryan Murphy stopped seven shots as No. 2 Cromwell advanced to the SLC championship with a 3-0 semifinal round victory over the Warriors on Wednesday night at […]

Boys soccer: Ludlowe blanks Greenwich to win first FCIAC title

The Fairfield Ludlowe boys' soccer team won the FCIAC title Wednesday evening, beating Greenwich 1-0.

NORWALK >> As the final buzzer sounded late Wednesday evening at Norwalk High, Fairfield Ludlowe head boys’ soccer coach Kevin O’Hara crouched down on the sideline as he watched the bench erupt, run onto the turf and celebrate. A few moments later he got up and embraced assistant coach Wayne Schwaeber in a long hug. […]

Girls soccer: Hamden Hall, Hopkins winners in Wednesday’s roundup

Olivia D’Anna scored in the first half off an assist from Bianca Tomassini and the Hamden Hall girls soccer team held on to down King in a Fairchester Athletic Association game in Stamford Wednesday. The Hornets improved to 10-5 and should be slated for the fourth-place spot in the upcoming FAA tournament. Miranda Iannone added […]

Boys soccer: Cheshire Academy, Platt Tech winners in Wednesday’s roundup

Cheshire Academy 3, Masters 2 >> Baran Demikrol scored two goals, his last score was the go-ahead goal, in a home FAA triumph. Matt Molnar had eight saves for Cheshire Academy (9-5-3). Cheshire Academy 3, MASTERS 2 (at Cheshire) MASTERS 0 2 — 2 Cheshire Academy 0 3 — 3 Second half—CHA: Alanzo Aris ; […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Nonnewaug girls soccer edges Shepaug in OT

Christina Sordi led Nonnewaug past Shepaug 1-0 in overtime on Wednesday. Sordi scored the Chiefs’ lone goal in overtime. Shepaug’s Samantha Morovsky made 17 saves. Nonnewaug’s Sarah Schivera made 11 stops in the shutout. Shepaug is 8-6-2, Nonnewaug is 12-2-2. Lewis Mills 4, Housatonic 2 >> Behind a strong first half, Lewis Mills pulled away […]

Soccer: SCC boys and girls championship preview capsules

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Cheshire forward Alexandra Pelletier has led Cheshire to Wednesday's SCC tournament final.

No. 2 HAND vs. No. 5 FAIRFIELD PREP • When: Today, 7:30 p.m. • Where: East Haven High • Records: Hand 14-0-4; Fairfield Prep 11-5-2 • Championship game appearances: Hand is making its fifth appearance in the final with a 1-3 record. This is Prep’s sixth appearance and the Jesuits are 3-2. • What to […]

Girls soccer: State coaches polls, week 7

Guilford's Molly Kosh attempts to pass the ball while North Haven's Jenna Volpe defends.  Guilford is tied for 10th in the latest CGSCA state L-LL poll
Photo by Dave Phillips

Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                             Points 1. Glastonbury (9)     90 2. Avon                           77 3. East Lyme                72 4. St. Joseph                53 5. Masuk                        49 6. Simsbury                 44 7. Fairfield Warde     41 8. RHAM                       32 9. South Windsor      10 T10. […]