Meet The Captains: Gabriel Baltierra, Staples Boys Soccer

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

Meet The Captains: Jessica Mazo, St. Joseph Girls Soccer

Being named a captain of a high school sports team is a huge honor for athletes. Those who earn the captain’s role are leaders for their peers both on and off the field, and take on a great responsibility to their teammates and coaches. The FCIAC is honoring these leaders with the “Meet The Captains” … Read more

New Canaan girls soccer blanks Knights, 6-0 for fourth win

New Canaan’s Elizabeth St. George high-fives teammate Olivia Cosco (7) after scoring her third goal in New Canaan’s 6-0 win Thursday in Stamford. — Dave Stewart photo The New Canaan girls soccer team had no trouble in Stamford on Thursday as they shut out the Black Knights, 6-0, for their fourth win of the season. … Read more

Boys soccer: Westhill holds off Norwalk

NORWALK — Westhill sophomore goalkeeper Nathanael Aybar wants nothing more than to prove himself to his coach and teammates.

On Monday night, in a battle of FCIAC boys soccer unbeatens, Aybar won them over in a big way.

The first-year varsity starter turned away seven of 11 shots in the second half, leading Westhill to a 3-2 victory over Norwalk at Testa Field.

“It was actually really crazy in that second half,” Aybar said. “This is my first year starting after I earned the spot, but my defense was really great today.”

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BOYS SOCCER: Danbury explodes for 5 second-half goals against Ridgefield

DANBURY — After what he considered a lackluster first half from his team, Danbury boys soccer coach Anthony Howard challenged his team at halftime, urging them to be more aggressive and play more as a cohesive unit.

It did not take long for the Hatters to heed Howard’s advice, breaking the scoreless deadlock by scoring three times in the first 14 minutes of the second half en route to a convincing 5-1 win over rival Ridgefield Monday afternoon.

“I didn’t think it could get any worse because that first half was really, really bad. Sloppy and not ready to play and not up for the game and the first half was not good enough,” Howard said. “I spoke to them at halftime, said what I needed to say and they responded. They are kids and that’s all you want is for them to respond and they came out great in the second half.”

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Weinstein leads Trumbull boys soccer past Ridgefield

Senior standout Jason Weinstein scored five goals and added an assist as the Trumbull High boys soccer team defeated Ridgefield, 6-2, on Friday afternoon in Trumbull. Tristan Brandt scored both goals for the Tigers, helping the visitors slice a 3-0 hole to 3-2 at the half, but Ridgefield couldn’t get over the hump. Brandt’s second tally came … Read more

A (very) early look at the FCIAC fall sports standings

The FCIAC fall sports season is in full swing and there’s not time like the present to take a gander at the standings to see who’s started out hot. Click the links below to go to our standings pages, which are updated through the weekend’s events. Football Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Field Hockey Volleyball Boys … Read more

GIRLS SOCCER: Keogh super in goal as Westhill and Wilton tie

STAMFORD — Westhill goalkeeper Niamh Keogh made saves in every which way Thursday afternoon, even saving one shot with her face after falling to the ground making another save.

Keogh made 18 saves on the day, many in the second half on point-blank shots which seemed destined for the back of the net as the Westhill girls tied Wilton 0-0.

“I have had some hard games before but probably not like this,” Keogh said. “I am happy with how we played and getting the tie is better than taking a loss. I always feel confident back there.”

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Darien rally falls short at Trumbull

TRUMBULL — Ahead 2-0 at break and 3-0 less than five minutes into the second half, the Trumbull girls soccer team felt pretty good about its chances for taking three points off Darien Tuesday afternoon.

That said, in FCIAC girls soccer few leads are ever all that safe.

And almost on cue, the Blue Wave rallied with a pair of goals barely a minute apart to make the final half hour quite interesting. In the end, Trumbull managed to hold off the Darien comeback and won 3-2.

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