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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Jonathan Law wins Week 3 title

The Jonathan Law fans took home this weeks #GameTimeCTSelfie challenge. (Screenshot from @GameTimeCT Instagram account)

A photo posted by Gametimect (@gametimect) on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT We finally have a winner not named Lauralton Hall. The Jonathan Law student section claimed the Week 3  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) title with nearly 100 likes on a creative celebration photo. With the win, Law’s selfie now has qualified for the […]

Soccer: Top performances, upcoming games to watch in NH County

Lauralton Hall senior captain Suzanne Lema battles Guilford junior midfielder Emma Rusconi during the second half of their first game in the SCC. Lauralton and Guilford meet in the SCC tournament semifinals Monday night.
(Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

FINE PERFORMANCES John Jacobs, Lyman Hall: Senior captain scored three goals in the second half in Lyman Hall’s 4-1 win over Law. Chris Barber, Guilford: Junior scored twice in the first half to help the Indians beat Xavier 3-2. Jake Goldstein, Cheshire: Junior scored both goals in the second half to help the Rams edge […]

Girls soccer: Hamden Hall riding eight-game winning streak

(Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Hamden Hall's Bianca Tomassini, a Register All-Area selection for basketball last season, is a key member of the Hornets' soccer team.

Having a variety of starting lineups for a high school soccer team is certainly not uncommon. Injuries always play a factor and coaches need to make adjustments depending upon the opponent. But to change a lineup every single game during a given season, even during a winning streak? Yes, that has been the case for […]

Girls soccer: East Haven achieves school record for victories


Seven wins may not seem like a lot, but for a small school in a tough conference that hasn’t been around for two decades yet, it’s a noteworthy accomplishment. It took until the final regular-season game to accomplish it, but the Yellowjackets did so on the road, beating Hamden 4-3 Wednesday night. East Haven will […]

Friday’s Star: Kiley Forrest, Lauralton Hall; vote for Saturday’s Star of the Day

FRIDAY’S STAR Kiley Forrest, Lauralton Hall field hockey: Scored three goals to lead Lauralton Hall past Sheehan 6-0 in the SCC tournament quarterfinals. Vote for Saturday’s Star at until 9 p.m. Monday.

Saturday’s NH County girls soccer roundup: Lauralton Hall edges Mercy

No. 5 Lauralton Hall 2, No. 4 Mercy 1 >> Sarah Haselkamp scored early in the second half for Lauralton Hall in an Southern Connecticut Conference tournament quarterfinal-round game at Middletown. Caroline Monahan scored in the first half for the Crusaders (12-4-1), who will face top-seeded and defending champion Guilford in the semifinals Monday night […]