Girls Soccer: Shelton advances in SCC tourney in Friday’s roundup

Alexis Zoppi scored in the 64th minute to help lead the third-seeded Shelton girls soccer team over sixth-seeded West Haven 2-1 Friday in the Southern Connecticut Conference tournament quarterfinals at Shelton. Zoppi also scored off a penalty kick in the 56th minute for the Gaelettes (10-4-3). Marisa Pacapelli scored for West Haven (10-5-2) before Zoppi […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Terryville girls soccer gets past Northwestern

Terryville girls soccer edged Northwestern 2-1 on the road. The Kangaroos went into halftime tied 1-1 with the Highlanders but a key second half goal broke the tie. Terryville’s Brianna Hannion and Jenna Covello each scored a goal in the victory. Northwestern’s Kaitlyn Solak scored the Highlanders’ lone goal. Terryville’s Maria Cesar made 13 saves. […]

NVL quarterfinal schedule released

The NVL quarterfinal schedule has been released for the following sports, all games are taking place Saturday: Boys soccer No.4 Watertown vs. No. 5 Oxford at Municipal Stadium, 2 p.m. No. 3 Seymour vs. No. 6 St. Paul at Municipal Stadium, 4 p.m. No. 2 Torrington vs. No. 7 Holy Cross at Municipal Stadium, 6 […]

CCC Soccer: Boys and girls pairings are set

The boys quarterfinals are set in the Central Connecticut Conference. Quarterfinals–Sat., Oct. 25 (at higher seed) No. 8 Glastonbury at No. 1 RHAM, 11 a.m. No. 5 E.O. Smith at No. 4 Wethersfield, 3 p.m. No. 7 Simsbury at No. 2 Farmington, TBD No. 6 Middletown at No. 3 Maloney, TBD Semifinals–Mon., Oct. 27 (at […]

Girls soccer: Branford ties Hand, qualifies for states in rain-shortened game

Branford's Bridget Wirtz watches as Hand goalie Amy Boswell makes a save in Wednesday's game. Branford tied Hand 1-1 in a game shortened by weather (Photo Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD — The Branford girls’ soccer team needed a win or a tie Wednesday night to qualify for the state tournament. With a little bit of help from Mother Nature, they got what they were looking for. The Hornets were able to tie Hand, 1-1, at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex in a contest […]

Wednesday’s girls soccer roundup: Megan Kikosicki scores game-winning goal for East Haven

East Haven 4, Hamden 3 >> Megan Kikosicki scored the game-winning goal at 73:47, her second goal of the game, to lead the Easties to their SCC win in Hamden. The Easties improve to 7-7-2 and the seven wins are a school record for most wins in a season. Hamden Hall 4, St. Luke 2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girls soccer: Platt Tech qualifies for states in Tuesday’s roundup

The Platt Tech girls soccer team is headed to the state tournament after a convincing 4-0 Constitution State Conference win over Wolcott Tech Tuesday. Erin Daly scored twice for Platt Tech. Nathalie Rafael had two saves and scored off a penalty kick for Platt Tech (8-4-3) in the victory over Wolcott Tech (1-12). Platt Tech […]

CCC: Adding Avon, enrollment changes cause conference realignment


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 […]

Girls soccer: State coaches poll, week 6

Week ending Oct. 18 Class LL-L First-place votes in parenthesis Team                                           Points  1. Glastonbury (9)                       90 2. Fairfield Warde                      76 3. St. Joseph                                 70 4. Avon                                          55 5. […]

Soccer: SCC and Shoreline tournament outlook (updated)


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 […]

Girls Soccer: Berlin blanks Middletown for CCC South lead

Middletown and Berlin will meet in the quarterfinals of the CCC tournament on Saturday. The Redcoats beat the Blue Dragons 2-0 on Monday to win the CCC South and earn a home game. Photo by Sandy Aldieri - Special to the Press

By Jim Bransfield MIDDLETOWN >> This was domination. Berlin clinched at least a tie for the Central Connecticut Conference South Division girls soccer championship with a 2-0 win over Middletown in front of more than 300 at Rosek-Skubel Stadium Monday evening. “We got beat the whole night from start to finish,” said Middletown coach Nick […]

Girls soccer: Lauralton Hall shuts out West Haven, clinches SCC Quinnipiac Division

WEST HAVEN – Lauralton Hall senior Sarah Haselkamp and her teammates knew it would be a challenge to play in the tough Southern Connecticut Conference in the team’s first year since moving from the South-West Conference. But Haselkamp and her teammates were not going to let a tough schedule get in their way of accomplishing […]

Girls soccer: Segalla leads Housatonic past Northwestern

Northwestern coach Jared Stotler talks to his team during halftime against Housatonic.
Peter Wallace - Register Citizen

WINSTED >> Housatonic sophomore Lauren Segalla celebrated her birthday with both goals in a 2-0 Mountaineer win at Northwestern Monday afternoon. The Highlanders (5-5-3) had the edge for most of the first half. Housy cranked it up in the second. “We come out in the second half, always,” said Segalla, who scored late in the […]