Boys Soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

First Team Matt Reis, St. Joseph; Kai Bjornstad, Darien; Nick Bartels, Greenwich; Matt Doyle, Ludlowe; Jack Brandt, Wilton; Raybon Carwin, Bassick; Sam Jelliffe, Westhill; Ian Shannon, Danbury; Griffin Paterson, New Canaan; Jose Romero, Greenwich; Tyler Dalton, Norwalk; Daniel Bartoli, Trumbull; Matt Mazzola, Ridgefield; Jose Canahui, Norwalk; John Mackie, Darien; Mark Ravichandran, Wilton; David Michaud, Greenwich; […]

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Berkshire League selections

The 2014 All-Berkshire League boys soccer team. Kneeling, left to right: Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills; Connor Angers, Lewis Mills; Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills; Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills; Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills; Austin Stoeke, Gilbert.
Standing, left to right: Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug; Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug; Ardit Coma, Thomaston; Christian Royer, Northwestern; Nick Ganio, Litchfield; Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield. (Marianne Killackey - Special to the Register Citizen)

All-Berkshire League boys soccer team Alex Pearson, Lewis Mills Connor Angers, Lewis Mills Freddy Marinelli, Lewis Mills Kyle Baron, Lewis Mills Jimmy Wilcox, Lewis Mills Austin Stoeke, Gilbert. Jack Kingdon, Nonnewaug Sam Kaelin, Nonnewaug Ardit Coma, Thomaston Christian Royer, Northwestern Nick Ganio, Litchfield Brandon Hookstadt, Litchfield.  

Boys soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Hand's Cole McArdle, center, pictured here against Barlow in the Class L state tournament, was an All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection this season.

BOYS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Curtis Henry (Daniel Hand), Jonluca Perrotti (Daniel Hand), Joey Guay (Daniel Hand), Matt Karas (Daniel Hand), Cole McArdle (Daniel Hand), Ryan Monico (Daniel Hand), Noah Rattet (Guilford), Ben Rattet (Guilford), Cedrick Lingane (Foran), Leandro Jorge (Foran), Herbie Pritchard (Jonathan Law), Antonio Gjuraj (Jonathan Law) All-Oronoque Brayan Lucero (East Haven), Walter Moralles (North […]

Boys soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team Record Points LW 1. Glastonbury (14) 15-5-2 140 NR 2. Farmington 17-4-1 120 2 3. Avon 16-1-4 110 5 4. Danbury 14-4-3 80 NR 5. Branford 13-6-3 75 NR 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 16-1-3 47 1 7. Suffield 16-1-1 43 3 8. Darien 14-5-2 38 NR 9. Grenwich […]

The CIAC Fall Championship Saturday Scoreboard, Recaps (with WFSB highlights)

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Above: A complete highlight reel of all the state championships, presented by WFSB-3 and John Holt. Glastonbury had the most kings and queens of Championship Fall Saturday with titles in boys and girls soccer and volleyball. There were also three co-champions declared over the weekend. Here’s a complete list of stories and photo galleries from […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford, Avon play to 1-1 tie, share state championship

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MIDDLETOWN >> The Branford boys soccer team entered unchartered territory in the Class L state tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets were trailing. Avon’s Riley Strassner broke a scoreless tie in the second half and Branford faced its first deficit of the tournament. But Aaron Radulski scored the equalizer exactly 7 minutes later. Branford never […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Clark’s header in double OT seals title for Glastonbury

Glastonbury coach Mark Landers raises the Class LL championship trophy to the sky after the Tomahawks beat Farmington, 2-1 in double overtime on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

NEW BRITAIN>> Glastonbury boys soccer coach Mark Landers described his team’s state championship perfectly when he said it summed up the entire season in one game: Glastonbury faced plenty of obstacles, but still prevailed at the end Farmington scored in the first 90 seconds, but Glastonbury stormed back to win its eighth title, 2-1, in the […]

Class M boys soccer: Amundarian’s goal lifts Ellington to title over Tolland

MIDDLETOWN >> Ellington’s Eric Amundarain, who scored the only goal of the match, said it best. “I will remember that goal until the day I die,” he said, after the Purple Knights won the CIAC Class M championship before more than 1,000 spectators at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School. The game-winner came with 11:29 […]

Class S Boys Soccer: East Hampton and Somers play to scoreless draw, named co-champions

Somers poses with the Class S trophy after tying with East Hampton on Saturday in New Britain. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

Eighty minutes was not enough for these two teams and neither was the additional 30 in overtime to try and get a decisive winner. The result was a 0-0 tie between Somers and East Hampton in the Class S boys soccer championship game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain. For East Hampton it was enough […]

CIAC Boys Soccer Championship Live Update Blog

Jimmy Zanor — Middletown Press
Haddam-Killingworth’s Connor Agro (11) dribbles the ball upfield with Immaculate’s Ryan McFarland (16) in pursuit during Monday’s Class S state tournament game.

For updates on the CIAC Boys Soccer Championships, follow the updates on the live blog below. BOYS SOCCER  CLASS LL, 10 a.m. Farmington vs. Glastonbury at Willowbrook Park, New Britain [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS L, 1:30 p.m. Branford vs. Avon at Middletown HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS M, 10 a.m. Ellington vs. Tolland […]

Boys soccer: State championship gameday capsules

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)
Aaron Radulski is about to kick away for Branford against Notre Dame-West Haven earlier in the tournament. The Hornets face Avon for the Class L state championship on Saturday.

CLASS LL No. 4 FARMINGTON (17-3-1) vs. No. 15 GLASTONBURY (14-5-2) When: Saturday, 10 a.m. Where: Willowbrook Park, New Britain Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Farmington is 11-5. Glastonbury is 6-5-1, earning a co-championship with Ridgefield last season. What to look for: Farmington moved up to Class LL after winning the previous two Class L […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford set to clash with Avon in state final

(Catherine Avalone – New Haven Register)
Branford's leading scorer Max Condon, left, leads the Hornets into Saturday's Class L state final against Avon.

BRANFORD >> In 2013, the Branford girls soccer team made its first trip to the Class L state championship game. Almost one year to the day, Branford will be in another Class L state soccer final — except this time, it will be the boys making their championship game debut. The Hornets will square off […]

CIAC boys soccer tournament pairings, results, schedule

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CLASS LL FIRST ROUND Monday,  Nov. 3 NFA 3, Westhill 1 Hall 3, Xavier 1 (OT) Danbury 2, Warde 1 Conard 1, Fairfield Prep 1 (Conard 5-3 on PKs) New Milford 3, Kennedy 1 Greenwich 10, Crosby 0 Glastonbury 2, Newtown 0 Simsbury 2, McMahon 1 Norwalk 1, Trumbull 1 (Norwalk 3-1 on PKs) Staples […]

Class L boys soccer: Branford beats Barlow, advances to first state final

(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register) 
Branford's Aaron Radulski battles Barlow's Jake Paltauf in the midfield in a CIAC Class L semifinal game at Falcon Field in Meriden, Tuesday. The Branford Hornets defeated Barlow 1-0 and will play Avon on Saturday for the Class L State Championship.

MERIDEN >> As the minutes and seconds kept ticking off the clock on Tuesday at Falcon Field, the Branford boys soccer team kept getting closer to the Class L state championship game. Barlow didn’t make it easy. The Falcons came up with seven second-half shots while not allowing a single shot from Branford. But the […]

Class S boys soccer: Top-seeded Somers downs Cromwell, advance to finals

MIDDLETOWN >> No. 1 seeded Somers outscored Cromwell 4-2 in penalty kicks to eliminate the 4th-seeded Panthers 2-1 after two overtimes in the CIAC Class S boys soccer tournament semifinal in front of 800 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium at Middletown High School Tuesday evening. “We played well, we kept the ball in their end of the […]

Class L Soccer: Quick goal and defense sends Avon back to finals

MERIDEN>> All the Avon boys soccer team needed was one goal. The defense did the rest. The Falcons defeated South Windsor, 1-0 in the semifinals of the Class L state tournament on Monday at Falcon Field in Meriden. Avon advances to its third state championship game appearance in four years (2011 and 2012), but hasn’t won […]

Class S boys soccer: Cromwell stuns Valley Regional with late goal

CROMWELL >> Cromwell senior forward Ardit Statovci scored the game-winning goal on a wind-blown corner kick with just one minute and 30 seconds left in regulation and the Panthers held off Valley Regional, 1-0, in the CIAC Class S quarterfinals Friday night at Cromwell High School. The No. 4 Panthers (16-3-1) will meet top-seeded Somers […]

Class LL Boys Soccer: Darien defeats Staples, advances to first ever semifinals

Darien's Andrew Mathew celebrates the win over Staples on Friday.

DARIEN >> Darien’s Hunter Kooyman had a hard time collecting his words late Friday afternoon. Surrounded by friends and teammates minutes after defeating Staples 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class LL State Boys’ Soccer Tournament, it was hard for the junior to remember what he was talking about. “We’re pumped,” said Kooyman with a […]

Class M boys soccer: Ellington shuts out No. 1 Lewis Mills

Lewis Mills coach Ben Kulas rallies his team before their Class M Quarterfinal match with Ellington.
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BURLINGTON >> For the second year in a row, Ellington’s Knights spoiled Lewis Mills’ plans for a deep run in the Class M boys soccer tournament, this time with a 2-0 loss in a Quarterfinal game at Nassahegan Field Friday evening. Last year, the Knights, from the North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC), were the 14th […]

Boys soccer: Darien eliminates Shelton in penalty kicks; Guilford advances

Darien captain Henrik Stockinger consoles Shelton goalkeeper Claudio LoBello following the Gaels 3-1 loss in penalty kicks following 0-0 tie in double overtime in CIAC Class LL second round soccer match against the Blue Wave Wednesday. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

  No. 11 Darien 1, No. 6 Shelton 0 (4-1PKs) >> Andrew Mathew, John Mackie, Kai Bjornstad and Harrison Gill all made penalty kicks for Darien in a Class LL seocnd-round win at Shelton. Brian Chilet made the only PK for the Gaels. Darien advances to face No. 19 Staples at home in the quarterfinals Friday […]