Late Staples’ rally downs New Canaan girls soccer, 2-1

New Canaan’s Kaleigh Harden races through the midfield during Friday’s loss to Staples at Dunning Field. — Dave Stewart photo The Staples girls soccer team scored a dramatic 2-1 win over New Canaan on Friday, scoring twice in the final nine minutes. After the game at Dunning Field, however, Wreckers’ head coach Barry Beattie wasn’t … Read more

Greenwich girls soccer edges Danbury

The Greenwich High School girls soccer team entered Tuesday night’s game against Danbury knowing they needed a victory to keep their hopes of qualifying for the state tournament alive.

After 80 minutes of intense action, the Cardinals were still in the running for the postseason.

Kelly Martyanov, a freshman, scored with six minutes remaining in the second half, lifting visiting Greenwich to a well-earned 1-0 win over Danbury in an FCIAC matchup.

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Wilton girls soccer team plays to tie on Senior Night

The Wilton High girls soccer team recognized its seniors before Tuesday’s game with McMahon. Shown (left to right) are: Sarah Wiltshire (team manager), Ally Dejana, Isabella King, Grace Rava, Olivia Borden, Lindsay Groves, Delia Freliech, Alex Brichkowski, and Kaitlin Reif. — Ironically, the emotion, fanfare, and excitement of Senior Night worked against the Wilton … Read more

Dente, Westhill nip Darien on Senior Night

STAMFORD — Westhill celebrated its seniors prior to its contest with Darien, and the party kept right on going through postgame.

The Vikings took a huge step in their quest for a state tournament berth, defeating the Blue Wave 2-1 at home on Tuesday.

“It’s about making states for us, and hopefully we’re pretty close with that win,” Westhill coach Dave Flower said. “So, that’s why they’re so happy. The goal was to make states, and on their Senior Night they’ve done a good job of doing that.”

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McMahon rolls past Norwalk

NORWALK — The connection between McMahon’s Peyton McNamara and Chloe Ortolano was too much for Norwalk to overcome.

The former registered two goals and two assists while the latter chipped in with two goals and an assist to lift the Senators to a 4-0 FCIAC victory over their city rivals on Monday night at Testa Field.

“They work really well off of each other,” McMahon head coach Angelo Tsingerliotis said of his dynamic playmakers. “They know where each other is at all times and they also work on getting others involved, too. They make everyone around them better.”

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Wreckers shut out Falcons

FAIRFIELD — On Sunday, the players and coaches of the Staples boys soccer team gathered to watch a video highlighting the first 60 years of Staples soccer. They watched the historic goals, the historic wins and celebrations and the historic championships.

Now, as the next 60 years of Staples soccer begins, Lefty Penderakis staked his claim to having one of his goals put into the next highlight video.

Penderakis’ 30-yarder from the middle of the field, halfway through the first half, was a bullet of a shot that found its way just under the crossbar and just over the hands of Ludlowe keeper Colin Agosti, an electric goal that sparked the Wreckers to a 2-0 victory over the Falcons in a key FCIAC matchup Monday night at Taft Field.

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New Canaan girls soccer keeps rolling, blanks Trumbull 6-0

New Canaan senior co-captain Katelyn Sparks (12) goes head to head with Ridgefield’s Julia Bragg (20). — Dave Stewart photo The New Canaan girls soccer train continues to race down the tracks. The Rams won their third consecutive game against an FCIAC playoff contender when they annihilated the Trumbull Eagles 6-0 Monday at Dunning Field. … Read more

Danbury boys blank Wilton to remain unbeaten

DANBURY — The unbeaten Danbury High School boys soccer team is determined to lock up the top seed in the upcoming FCIAC playoffs, and the Hatters took another step toward doing just that on Monday.

Joe Mooney had a goal and an assist and Marcelo Diaz and Thiago DeSousa each added a goal half as the Hatters blanked Wilton 3-0. Danbury goalkeeper Matthew Silva didn’t need to make a single save to preserve the shutout, thanks in large part to the Hatters’ almost impenetrable defense.

As the lone undefeated team in the FCIAC, Danbury sits alone atop the standings and has already clinched a spot in the conference playoffs. The top seed — and, theoretically speaking, the most favorable matchups throughout the tournament — is their next goal.

“It was a nice, solid game,” Danbury coach Antony Howard said. “Of course, we have areas we need to improve upon, but we’ve given ourselves a good chance of getting a top-four spot at least, which is what we want.”

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Warde uses first-half goal to defeat Greenwich

GREENWICH — Monday marked the final full week of regular-season action and as the FCIAC boys soccer standings illustrate, plenty still needs to be decided.

Entering Monday’s games, four teams were tied for third place in the FCIAC with 25 points and two of the squads — Fairfield Warde and Greenwich — met Monday.

Receiving a goal from junior Mario Morataya in the 30th minute, the Mustangs separated themselves from Greenwich in the crowded standings with one of their biggest wins of the season.

Morataya’s tally lifted Warde to a 1-0 victory over Greenwich in a physical matchup at Cardinal Stadium. Greenwich, Warde, Ludlowe and Staples each entered their respective games on Monday tied for third place in the FCIAC with 25 points. The victory gave the Mustangs (9-3-1) 28 points, while Ludlowe and Staples played Monday night.

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