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.
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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 […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment

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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

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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 […]

Soccer: SCC and Shoreline tournament outlook (updated)

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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 […]

CCC: Major realignment set for 2015-16

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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 […]

Monday’s NH County boys soccer roundup: Guilford, Shelton play to 1-1 tie

GUILFORD 1, SHELTON 1 >> Isajiah Robles scored with 5 minutes left in regulation to help Shelton (12-0-3) earn a tie in SCC interdivision play at Guilford. Brenden Thompson scored in the second half for the Indians (8-3-4). BRANFORD 1, XAVIER 0 >> Gobari Idamkue scored in the second half for Branford (9-5-1) in an […]

Monday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington boys soccer shuts out Wilby

Torrington's Alex Church attempts a corner kick during the Red Raiders' 4-0 victory over Wilby.
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Torrington boys soccer finished their regular season on a high note Monday by shutting out Wilby 4-0 at home. The Red Raiders’ Kevin Vaca, Amar Suljic, Alex Church and Mike Desousa each scored a goal in the victory. Vaca added two assists while Suljic and Jose Peguero each had one. Wilby’s Tyriq Harris made 14 […]

Soccer: Bunnell to hold alumni game Nov. 10

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The Bunnell High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will sponsor its second annual Alumni Soccer Game on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on Bunnell’s turf field to raise funds for Halle’s Hope, Inc. The co-ed alumni soccer game will pit current Bunnell senior boys and girls soccer players versus male and female graduates who […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Farmington (8) 12-1-1 121 2 2. Suffield (4) 11-0-1 110 T3 3. Simsbury (1) 12-1-1 107 5 4. Fairfield Ludlowe 11-0-3 86 7 5. Hall 11-2-1 45 NR 6. Shelton 10-0-4 44 10 T7. Danbury 10-1-3 38 T3 T7. Naugatuck […]

Soccer: SCC, Shoreline tournament outlooks

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West Haven's Sebastian Parra (10) and Kevin Ruiz (8) battles Notre Dame's Alexander Ossa for possession. Both West Haven and Notre Dame could earn wildcards into the SCC tournament beginning Oct. 25.

Both of last year’s champions of the Southern Connecticut Conference soccer tournaments still have a chance to repeat. SCC BOYS Xavier is still in wildcard consideration with one week remaining in the regular season, but it is a longshot. So who will be crowned the boys champ on Oct. 29 at East Haven High? Could […]

Boys soccer: Law qualifies for postseason play for first time since 2001

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Donato Piselli took over a Law boys’ soccer program two years ago that was in the midst of a long winless streak. But that streak would end that very season. The Lawmen won at West Haven in October of 2012 to give the program its first victory since the 2008 season. Two years later, Law […]

Soccer: Top New Haven County performances, upcoming games to watch

Guilford's Noah Rattet, left, during the first matchup with Hand. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the rematch Saturday.
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FINE PERFORMANCES Ania Spina, Sheehan: Senior scored in the final seconds of regulation to give the Titans the 2-1 win over Shelton. Alexa Gibbs, Amity: Junior scored three goals in a 6-0 win over Lyman Hall to help the Spartans clinch their first SCC Housatonic Division title since 2006. Salah Oumorou, West Haven: Sophomore scored […]