Ridgefield keeps Class LL three-peat bid alive by edging FCIAC rival St. Joseph

TRUMBULL — Ridgefield vs. St. Joseph could have been a possible state final had the Class LL tournament seedings been a little different. But the two FCIAC titans had to settle for a state quarterfinal Saturday afternoon. The high-level contest came down to the final seconds as expected, with St. Joseph trying to tie it. … Read more

FCIAC’s state tournament scoreboard and schedule; League has 12 teams in semis

CIAC Semifinals Class LL Boys Soccer – Monday, Nov. 18 No. 14 Greenwich vs. No. 7 Farmington at Naugatuck, 6 p.m. No. 8 Trumbull vs. No. 5 Hall at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. Class L Boys Soccer – Monday, Nov. 18 No. 10 Wilton vs. No. 6 Wethersfield at Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, 6 p.m. No. 8 … Read more

Staples rallies from down two, stunning No. 1 Glastonbury in Class LL tournament

Staples coach Dan Woog has been around the Staples boys soccer program in one form or another since his playing days in the early 1970s. He has never been a part of a game quite like the one Wednesday, as No. 18 Staples rallied from down two goals to beat No. 1 Glastonbury 3-2 in … Read more

Warde keeps home-field advantage, beating Norwalk in second round of state tournament

FAIRFIELD — One of the reasons piling up regular season wins matters is the possibility of getting to play multiple games at home in the state tournament. By virtue of its 13-0-3 regular season, the Warde boys soccer team earned the No. 2 seed in the CIAC Class LL tournament and the chance to play … Read more

Trumbull marches past Shelton, reaches Class LL quarterfinals

TRUMBULL — Trumbull did its part with a resounding 6-1 victory against Shelton in a Class LL second-round state tournament game at Sebe Gangemi Field on Wednesday. Coach Silverio Vitiello’s Eagles, as the No. 8 seed, in most cases would move on to play at No. 1 Glastonbury in Friday’s quarterfinal round. Instead, it will … Read more

Popson’s OT goal gives Darien win over Hall in Class LL girls soccer

DARIEN — Falling behind early isn’t the best way to kick off the state tournament. For the Darien girls soccer team, it only fueled the fire. The Blue Wave scored the game’s final two goals, the second coming off the foot of senior Kaitlyn Popson with 2:47 to play in overtime, as 14th-seeded Darien overcame … Read more

Pandiscia saves South Windsor’s season in penalty kicks over Danbury

DANBURY — The 14 saves South Windsor keeper Mike Pandiscia made in regulation and overtime were simply a warmup for his heroics in penalty kicks. Pandiscia saved two of the five shots he faced in PKs, with the final try sailing over the crossbar, giving the No. 23 Bobcats the win (1-1, 3-2 in PKs) … Read more

Greenwich boys soccer team defeats Conard in first round of Class LL Tournament

GREENWICH — Monday’s Class LL Tournament opening round game against Conard couldn’t come soon enough for the Greenwich boys soccer team, which hadn’t played since it was edged by Wilton in the FCIAC quarterfinals on Oct. 31. Intent on getting past the first round and making a strong run in the state tournament after waiting … Read more

Staples girls, Warde boys top state soccer coaches polls

The recently-crowned conference champion Staples girls soccer team and the FCIAC runner-up Fairfield Warde boys soccer team were both ranked No. 1 in their respective state coaches Class LL-L polls when state tournament play commenced this past Saturday (Nov. 9) with the qualifying rounds. The strength of FCIAC girls soccer is evident in that three … Read more

Smith’s goal, defense deliver Staples past St. Joseph, to school’s fifth FCIAC title

WILTON — In a physical game full of hard challenges and fouls, it was fitting the only score came off a set piece. Autumn Smith was able to convert on Gabby Gonzalez’s free kick with 33 minutes left in the second half, and the Staples defense made the goal stand up as the top-seeded Wreckers … Read more