Coginchaug 3, Valley Regional 2 >> Sophomore Alec Bogen scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 44th minute as the Blue Devils snapped a nine-game losing streak with an upset win against the Warriors Thursday at Durham.
“This is the first time in my six years that I’ve been coaching that we’ve beaten Valley,” said Coginchaug coach Chris Cap. “It was a huge win for us. The kids played well. I’m very proud of them.”
Alex Preneta and Tyler Kovacs (one assist) had one goal apiece, MIchael Decker and Kyle Judson each had one assist, while goalie Jeff Cummings made 12 saves for Coginchaug (5-9-1). The Blue Devils need a win in their season finale Monday at Foran (6:30 p.m.) to qualify for the state tournament.
Luke Gagnon had two goals, Jack Simoneau and Kevin Cole each had one assist, and goalie Mike Castelli made six saves for Valley (13-2).
Cromwell 3, North Branford 0 >> Goalie Ryan Murphy (one save) posted his 10th shutout of the season to lead the Panthers. Ryan Hopley, Derek Parker and Thomas Mantel had one goal apiece, while Ardit Statovci had two assists and Dylan Davis added one assist for Cromwell (12-2-1). Goalie Nick Candelora made 13 saves for North Branford (1-15).
Portland 1, Lyme-Old Lyme 0 >> Senior Mike Zampano scored the game-winning goal in the 59th minute to lead the Highlanders to a victory in their final game of the season Thursday at Portland, Junior goalie Cole Orgorzalek made 14 saves for the Highlanders (4-11). Goalie Spencer Saunders made eight saves for the Wildcats (9-3-3).
Xavier 0, Hand 0 >> The Falcons capped an unbeaten season with a draw Wednesday night at Madison. Goalie Dan Miela made five saves for Xavier (12-0-4). Goalie Nick Nelson made three saves for Hand (10-3-3). Xavier is the No. 1 seed in the SCC tournament. The Falcons will host No. 8 Fairfield Prep in the quarterfinals Saturday night (7 p.m.) at Portland’s Oakwood Soccer Park.
North Branford 7, Mercy 1 >> The Tigers goal was scored by Abby Benchimol and assisted by Catie McAuliffe. Goalie Shannon Murphy made 16 saves for Mercy (0-15-1).