2014 New Haven County Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford

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2014 All-Area Girls Soccer MVP: Julia Carr, Guilford.

The Guilford girls soccer team fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie Avon in the Class L state tournament quarterfinals last month. The defending champions were alive and well and seemingly headed for overtime – except for one last shot from Avon, a long-distance shot with 1 second left in regulation. “The whole time, […]

2014 New Haven County All-Area Girls Soccer Team

Julia Carr – MVP Guilford, Sr., F-M Stats: Finished with 20 goals and 15 assists to lead Guilford to a second straight SCC tournament title. Honors: Two-time All-Area and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection. Also a All-New England pick, SCC Tournament MVP and chosen to play in the Senior Bowl. Off the field: Member of the […]

Team Selfie Challenge winner: East Haven girls soccer

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The East Haven girls’ soccer team had an historic season this past fall on the pitch collecting a program best seven wins, more than tripling the games they won in 2013. The Yellowjackets continued their winning ways as they became the first squad to win the GameTimeCT Selfie Team title. The Yellowjackets, which finished the […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-FCIAC selections

St. Joseph sophomore Lindsey Savko earned All-FCIAC first team honors. The Cadets placed four individuals on first team. Register file photo

First Team Jenna Bike, St. Joseph; Leah Lewis, St. Joseph; Lindsey Savko, St. Joseph; Marissa Grasso, St. Joseph; Anna Glovin, Fairfield Warde; Mollie Kerrigan, Fairfield Warde; Jenn Maldonado, Fairfield Warde; Jess Laszlo, Westhill; Heidi Druehl, Westhill; Chelsea Domond, Westhill; Liane Keegans , Ridgefield; Jenna Denis, Ridgefield; Lauren Garcia, Staples; Megan Root, Staples; Jessica Robbins, Danbury; […]

Girls soccer: 2014 All-Southern Connecticut Conference selections

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Mercy senior Kendra Landy, right, pictured here against Cheshire, was an All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection this season.

GIRLS SOCCER All-Hammonasset Emily Stephens (Guilford), Julia Carr (Guilford), Allison Stephens (Guilford), Andrea Basilicato (Guilford), Zoe Demitrack (Guilford), Madeline Wall (Guilford), Paige Dostie (Guilford), Olivia Sacco (Daniel Hand, Riley Kokoruda (Daniel Hand), Alexia Malangone (Foran), Bethany Edwards (Jonathan Law), Lauren Brandau (Daniel Hand), Carly Pala (Foran) All-Housatonic Kaitlyn Doherty (Amity Regional), Zoie Reed (Amity Regional), […]

Girls soccer: Final 2014 state coaches polls

Final Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                     Points 1. Glastonbury (7)              79 2. Fairfield Warde              68 3. Immaculate (1)              66 4. Avon                                  57 5. Simsbury                         43 6. St. Joseph                        39 7. Ridgefield                        25 8. Guilford                           18 9. Mercy                               15 10. Staples                            9 Others […]

Girls soccer: Portland defied the odds

The Portland girls soccer team captured its second straight Class S title on Saturday. Pictured, from left, are Emilie Hernandez, Brooke Marconi, Carli Sienkewicz, Alina Pantano, and Kayla Hardesty. Photo by Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press

The odds of winning a state championship as a No. 29 seed are stacked higher than Portland’s Arrigoni Bridge. You need to have the soccer gods on your side. And sometimes even that’s not enough. Your chances, however, become a little better when you’ve got a team who believes that the regular season is one […]

Team Selfie Challenge: Housatonic girls soccer wins Week 6 title

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In the state championship week, the Housatonic  girls’ soccer team submitted a number of great selfies, but it was the selfie after the Class S semifinals that was the winner. Housatonic, which finished the season as the Class S runner-up, collected more than 120 likes to claim the Week 6  GameTimeCT Team Selfie Challenge (#GameTimeCTSelfie) […]

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 S girls soccer: Portland edges Housatonic Regional in OT thriller to win title

Housatonic Regional sophomore Lauren Segalla (13) and Portland junior AnnaRose Zampano battle for the ball in Saturday's Class S state championship game. (Jimmy Zanor - Middletown Press)

WATERBURY >> The Portland girls soccer team’s days of sharing the Class S championship trophy are over. Highlanders sophomore forward Mikayla Stefanski scored the winning goal during a mad scramble after a Kayla Hardesty corner kick in the 105th minute and No. 29 Portland capped an amazing state tournament run with a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime […]

Class LL Girls Soccer: No. 1 Glastonbury defeats Warde in 2OT for state crown

The Glastonbury girls' soccer team won the Class LL state title, beating Fairfield Warde 2-1 in double overtime.

WEST HAVEN >> Glastonbury girls’ head soccer coach Joe Finocchiaro figured Saturday’s state title game against No. 6 Fairfield Warde would be a very difficult game. He was right. It took 110 minutes of soccer to declare a winner but it was a shot off the foot of Glastonbury’s Maddy Lamagna early in the first […]

Class M Girls Soccer: East Catholic tops Weston for first state title

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Veteran coach Liz Palmer celebrates her program's first state championship with her team after East Catholic's 1-0 win over Weston Staturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium.

WATERBURY >> East Catholic forward Nicole Garfield ended a long wait for Eagle coach Liz Palmer with a state-championship-winning goal against Weston Saturday afternoon at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. Palmer has waited for her first title since playing for the Eagles in 1980 – even longer while coaching them for the past 20 years. “My girls were ready,” […]

Class L girls soccer: Paige Davis scores pair to lead Immaculate to state title over Avon

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WEST HAVEN >> Two of the state’s perennial girls soccer powerhouses met Saturday morning at Ken Strong Stadium maybe not for statewide supremacy, but definitely to be queens of the Class L state division. Avon managed to keep Immaculate off the scoreboard for almost 65 minutes. Then the Mustangs put together a pair of corner-kick […]

CIAC Girls Soccer Championship Live Update Blog

The Fairfield Warde girls' soccer team will battle St. Joseph on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Trumbull for a spot in the Class LL state semifinals.

For updates on the CIAC Girls Soccer Championship, follow the updates on the live blog below. GIRLS SOCCER CLASS LL, 2:30 p.m. Glastonbury vs. Fairfield Warde at West Haven HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS L, 10 a.m. Avon vs. Immaculate at West Haven HS [NFHS Network Live Stream] CLASS M, 1:30 p.m. East Catholic vs. Weston […]

Lewis Mills, Housatonic eye state titles

Lewis Mills field hockey captains from left: Ali Jackson, Andie Stone, Sadie Robinson and Kelly Winterbottom get ready to take on Granby Memorial today.
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No matter what happens today in Class S field hockey and girls soccer, the Northwest Corner’s Berkshire League has had a banner season. While Cinderella teams regularly benefit from playing in larger-school leagues, the BL has just three Class M schools among seven others from Class S. Three of its teams – Lewis Mills girls […]

Girls soccer: State championship gameday capsules

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Hailey Davis takes possession during Immaculate's semifinal-round win against Wethersfield.

CLASS LL No. 1 GLASTONBURY (21-1) vs. No. 6 FAIRFIELD WARDE (17-3-3) When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: West Haven High Internet: NFHSNetwork.com Championship game appearances: Glastonbury is 1-7 in the final, only winning in 2011. Fairfield Warde is making its second appearance. The Mustangs beat Farmington in the 2007 Class L final. What to look […]

Class LL Girls Soccer: Warde’s Wagner back for another state title run, but this time as a coach

The Fairfield Warde girls' soccer team in 2007 after they won the Class L state title. Saturday afternoon, Warde will be vying for its second state crown when they face No. 1 Glastonbury. Photo courtesy of Natalie Wagner

FAIRFIELD >> Natalie Wagner smiles when she remembers the fall of 2007. It takes her back to a time when she was a high school junior on the Fairfield Warde girls’ soccer team. That year the ninth-seeded Mustangs put together a special season that ended with a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Farmington in the […]

Girls Lacrosse: Warde’s Reilly signs with Assumption College

Warde's Sarah Reilly (No. 4) during the Class L state semifinal game against Glastonbury last spring.

FAIRFIELD >> When Fairfield Warde girls’ lacrosse coach Tom Davis first saw Sarah Reilly, it wasn’t her talent that stood out immediately for him, but rather her passion for the game. “She had so much enthusiasm and she wanted to learn more about the game,” Davis said. “What she did in the offseason proved what […]

Class M girls soccer: No. 20 East Catholic downs No. 1 Lewis Mills

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WATERBURY >> In a tradition as old as the state tournaments, No. 20 East Catholic’s girls soccer team came from behind to beat No. 1 Lewis Mills 2-1 in overtime Wednesday night in a Class M semifinal game at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. “We play all LL and L schools,” said Eagles coach Liz Palmer. “We’re […]