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.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

Photo by Peter Paguaga.
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 […]

NVL boys soccer tournament: No. 2 Torrington edges Seymour on penalty kicks

WATERBURY >> Torrington and Seymour’s boys soccer teams battled for 100 minutes through regulation and overtime in the NVL Tournament semifinals without a score Monday night at Municipal Stadium. In two rounds of penalty kicks, Torrington goalkeeper Nate Manchester made two saves. Defender Matt Calabrese kicked in the winning PK. The Red Raiders won 1-0 […]

Boys Soccer: Unbeaten Ludlowe advances to first ever FCIAC final

The Fairfield Ludlowe boys' soccer team defeated Norwalk 3-0 on Monday to advance to the FCIAC final on Wednesday. Photo by Mary Albl

FAIRFIELD >> Less than a second left on the clock was all the time the Fairfield Ludlowe boys’ soccer team needed Monday evening to punch its ticket to the FCIAC final. With the first half winding down, Ludlowe’s Michael McArdle scored with 0.7 seconds left to give his team the eventual game-winner. The Falcons scored […]

Boys Soccer: Greenwich defeats Staples to return to FCIAC title game

The Greenwich boys' soccer team beat Staples 3-2 to advance to the FCIAC title game on Wednesday.

FAIRFIELD >> The Greenwich boys’ soccer team is headed back to the FCIAC title game. Tied at two at the half against Staples, the Cardinals’ Nick Bartels scored the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute to give Greenwich the 3-2 victory Monday evening at Taft Field in the semifinals. “I don’t know, maybe they just […]

Officials say goal is to open Hillhouse’s Bowen Field by Thanksgiving, 2015

Hillhouse High School students and public officials pose for photographs at a ground breaking ceremony for Bowen Field in New Haven on 10/27/2014. (Arnold Gold-New Haven Register)

NEW HAVEN >>The message was loud and clear. Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries said Monday the goal is to have Bowen Field at James Hillhouse High School ready for the 2015 Elm City Bowl Classic. Harries was flanked by elected officials, students, parents and community members during a ground-breaking ceremony at Hillhouse when he announced […]

Boys soccer: Hand edges Shelton to reach SCC tournament final

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
Shelton forward Guiseppe Lobello battles Hand defender Jonathan Gulcicek near the Tigers goal in the SCC soccer semifinal game Monday night at the Surf Club in Madison. Hand defeated Shelton 1-0.

MADISON >> Hand’s Joe Guay and his teammates knew it was just a matter of time before the Tigers found the back of the goal against Shelton. After the Tigers dominated possession in the first half, but came away without a goal, Guay decided to do something to change the complexion of the contest. In […]

Boys soccer: State coaches polls, week 7


Week ending Oct. 25 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Fairfield Ludlowe (6) 14-0-3 113 4 2. Farmington (3) 13-2-1 100 1 3. Suffield (3) 13-0-1 97 2 4. Shelton (1) 11-0-6 43 6 5. Avon 11-0-3 41 10 6. Naugatuck 15-0-2 40 T7 7. Norwalk 11-1-5 38 NR 8. […]

Boys Soccer: No. 1 Ludlowe ready for 1st semifinal appearance

The Fairfield Ludlowe boys' soccer team beat Wilton last Friday and will face Norwalk Monday night in the FCIAC semis.

FAIRFIELD >> As nice as the regular season finished up for the Fairfield Ludlowe boys’ soccer team with an undefeated record, last Friday’s FCIAC quarterfinal victory meant a little more. Making just their second FCIAC Tournament appearance in program history, the Falcons defeated Wilton 2-0 on Taft Field to advance to the semifinals for the […]

Concussions: head injuries happen in more sports than football

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Megan Smith of Law, left, and Milani Gray of Foran fight for the ball during the first half of  girls soccer at  Law High  School  Wednesday. Law won 2-0.

Football has been hit by the concussion concern harder than any other sport. A study released last year by the National Academy of Sciences found that concussion rates in high school football were significantly higher than that of any other high school sport. But what about those other sports? As reported by athletic trainers, the […]