Girls soccer: Branford ties Hand, qualifies for states in rain-shortened game

Branford's Bridget Wirtz watches as Hand goalie Amy Boswell makes a save in Wednesday's game. Branford tied Hand 1-1 in a game shortened by weather (Photo Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD — The Branford girls’ soccer team needed a win or a tie Wednesday night to qualify for the state tournament. With a little bit of help from Mother Nature, they got what they were looking for. The Hornets were able to tie Hand, 1-1, at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex in a contest […]

Wednesday’s girls soccer roundup: Megan Kikosicki scores game-winning goal for East Haven

East Haven 4, Hamden 3 >> Megan Kikosicki scored the game-winning goal at 73:47, her second goal of the game, to lead the Easties to their SCC win in Hamden. The Easties improve to 7-7-2 and the seven wins are a school record for most wins in a season. Hamden Hall 4, St. Luke 2 […]

Wednesday’s Greater New Haven boys soccer roundup: Jake Goldstein’s two goals lead Cheshire over North Haven

Cheshire 2, North Haven 1 >> Jake Goldstein scored his second goal of the game in the 65th minute to lead the Rams to their SCC win in Cheshire. Indians goalie Joe Russo and Rams goalie Matt Skydel each had three saves. Hand 2, Notre Dame-West Haven 0 >> D.J. Hartmann and Ian Bergere scored […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Wolcott Tech girls volleyball gets past Cheney Tech

Wolcott Tech girls volleyball cruised past Cheney Tech 3-0 Wednesday evening. The Wildcats won 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. Wolcott Tech’s Casey Farrington had 17 assists, five aces and seven digs. Cheney Tech’s Jazline Sanchez recorded 11 digs. Wolcott Tech is 17-2, Cheney Tech is 6-12. Gilbert 3, Goodwin Tech 0 >> Gilbert earned it first victory […]

Lewis Mills boys, girls soccer in support of Project Purple

Lewis Mills Athletic Director Dave Francalangia shows off the colors for Friday's Project Purple double header between Lewis Mills and Shepaug.(Peter Wallace - Register Citizen)

BURLINGTON >> In a Friday-night soccer double header between Lewis Mills boys (5 p.m.) and girls (7 p.m.) at Nassahegan Field against Shepaug, the first goal is to come out seeing purple. The Mills teams will wear purple uniform shirts to publicize Project Purple, a national initiative to bring about awareness and help in combatting […]

Boys soccer: Lewis Mills hold off BL rival Nonnewaug

Nonnewaug coach Toby Denman oversees the Chiefs' pre-game shot line before a match against Lewis Mills Tuesday.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

BURLINGTON >> After a first half featuring great goalkeeper saves, the Berkshire League’s top two boys soccer teams, Lewis Mills (12-0-1) and Nonnewaug (10-2-1), traded goals two minutes apart early in the second half. Midway through the period, Mills senior Jordan Sokol got the right pass at the right time for a 2-1 win for […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Gilbert boys soccer earns first victory of the season

Gilbert boys soccer earned its first victory of the season after shutting out Wamogo 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Yellowjackets’ Steve Fortier scored the game-winning goal with under 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Fortier was assisted by Derek Fazioli. Gilbert’s Austin Stoeke made eight saves in the shut out. Wamogo is 3-9-1, Gilbert is 1-10-2. Litchfield […]

Girls soccer: Platt Tech qualifies for states in Tuesday’s roundup

The Platt Tech girls soccer team is headed to the state tournament after a convincing 4-0 Constitution State Conference win over Wolcott Tech Tuesday. Erin Daly scored twice for Platt Tech. Nathalie Rafael had two saves and scored off a penalty kick for Platt Tech (8-4-3) in the victory over Wolcott Tech (1-12). Platt Tech […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment


BRISTOL>> Starting in the fall of 2015, Avon will leave the NCCC and join the Central Connecticut Conference. The state’s largest conference becomes even bigger. But with the addition of a 33rd school comes division realignment. Under the current system for the majority of sports, there are four divisions based on geographic location. Under the new […]

Boys soccer: E.O. Smith coach John Blomstrann wins 500th game


E.O. Smith boys soccer coach John Blomstrann became the first soccer coach, boys or girls, in state history to achieve 500 victories. Blomstrann did so on Monday, as Matt Conyers of the Hartford Courant covered the milestone win by E.O. Smith, 4-1 over Rockville. E.O. Smith reached the Class LL state tournament final in his […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

Soccer: SCC and Shoreline tournament outlook (updated)


The picture looks a little bit clearer in both the SCC and Shoreline after Monday’s games. SCC boys Your four division champions are: Hand (Hammonasset) Shelton (Housatonic) Fairfield Prep (Quinnipiac) Branford (Oronoque, wins tiebreaker over North Haven) Lyman Hall and West Haven have clinched wildcards into the eight-team tournament. Notre Dame-West Haven and Guilford control […]

Girls Soccer: Berlin blanks Middletown for CCC South lead

Middletown senior Amanda Bowen keeps the ball away from Berlin's Sarah Bosco (10).  Bosco had two goals against the Blue Dragons on Monday.  Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Press

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> This was domination. Berlin clinched at least a tie for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Middletown in front of more than 300 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Monday evening. “We got beat the whole night from start to finish,” said Middletown coach Nick […]

Girls soccer: Lauralton Hall shuts out West Haven, clinches SCC Quinnipiac Division

WEST HAVEN – Lauralton Hall senior Sarah Haselkamp and her teammates knew it would be a challenge to play in the tough Southern Connecticut Conference in the team’s first year since moving from the South-West Conference. But Haselkamp and her teammates were not going to let a tough schedule get in their way of accomplishing […]

Girls soccer: Segalla leads Housatonic past Northwestern

Northwestern coach Jared Stotler talks to his team during halftime against Housatonic.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> Housatonic sophomore Lauren Segalla celebrated her birthday with both goals in a 2-0 Mountaineer win at Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Highlanders (5-5-3) had the edge for most of the first half. Housy cranked it up in the second. “We come out in the second half, always,” said Segalla, who scored late in the […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16


BRISTOL >> The Central Connecticut Conference officially announced Monday afternoon a major realignment of its divisions for all sports for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported in The Middletown Press during the summer and again Monday. For boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross-country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls outdoor […]