No. 3 Coginchaug 3, No. 14 Windsor Locks 1 >> Amy Arcari, Morgan Kuehnle, and Alison Luther scored one goal apiece as the Blue Devils advanced to the Class S quarterfinals Wednesday at Durham. Victoria Buonanni and Shaun Whitaker each had one assist, while goalie Kara Mather made 10 saves for Coginchaug (13-3-1). Shelby Carr scored for Windsor Locks (9-6-3). The Blue Devils will host No. 11 Old Saybrook (10-5-2) in the quarterfinals on Friday (2 p.m.)
No. 5 Haddam-Killingworth 3, No. 12 Berlin 2 >> Jenny Martin scored two goals and Angie Cretella had one goal as the Cougars, who led 3-0 at halftime, held off Berlin Wednesday at Higganum. Gwen Plum had one assist, while freshman goalie Tevi Ferguson made four saves for H-K (11-4-2). Sam Carbonell and Sarah Bosco had one goal apiece, while goalie Michaela Dehn made eight saves for Berlin (11-6-1). The Cougars will play at No. 4 Watertown (13-3-1) on Friday (2 p.m.) in the Class M quarterfinals.
No. 5 Portland 4, No. 21 Wheeler 0 >> McKenzie Reimondo scored two goals, and Emile Hernandez and Jackie Otake scored one goal apiece as the Highlanders advanced to the Class S quarterfinals Wednesday at Portland. Nicole Caruso had two assists, Amanda Ghent had one assist, and goalie Marisa DiMare extended her school record for shutouts with one save for Portland (14-5). Jess Morgan made eight saves for Wheeler (6-10). Portland will play at No. 4 Bolton (13-4) in the quarterfinals on Friday (2 p.m.)
No. 24 Valley Regional 3, No. 8 Capital Prep 2 >> The Warriors rallied from a 2-0 deficit and advanced to the Class S quarterfinals with a thrilling 12-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 and 15-5 win at Hartford. “We had a shaky beginning but we finished real strong,” said Valley coach Kathy Scott. “We haven’t been to the quarterfinals in a long time.” Michaela Paholski had 17 kills and seven aces, Leah Sopneski had nine aces and eight kills, Jenna Tiezzi had seven aces, and Chloe MacNeil had five kills for Valley (11-11). The Warriors will face No. 1 Morgan (23-0) at Clinton on Friday (7 p.m.).
No. 2 Haddam-Killingworth 3, No. 15 Griswold 0 >> The Cougars advanced with a 25-18, 25-13 and 25-17 sweep Wednesday at Higganum. Kayla Gesick had eight kills and four aces, Lauren Brough had 12 digs and eight kills, Carly Church had 27 assists, and Olivia Parmalee and Mackenzie Hinds each had seven kills for H-K (19-3). Griswold is 12-8. The Cougars host No. 7 East Hampton (16-6) in the Class S quarterfinals Friday (7 p.m.).
No. 2 Xavier 1, No. 31 Bridgeport Central 0 >> Zach Gardner scored the game-winning goal and goalies Dan Miela and Aidan McCormack combined for three saves in the Falcons Class LL tournament opener. Xavier (16-0-4) will host No. 15 Newington (9-4-4) today at Oakwood Soccer Park in Portland (2 p.m.)