Greenwich holds off Farmington in Class LL semis, reaches first state final in 41 years

NAUGATUCK — The long wait is finally over for the Greenwich boys soccer team. Greenwich, which last won a boys soccer title in 1961 and last played in a championship game in 1978, is going back to the title game. The No. 14 Cardinals built a three-goal lead but had to hold on in the … Read more

Greenwich Defeats Farmington, 3-2, To Reach First State Final In 41 Years

NAUGATUCK — The Greenwich boys soccer team has peaked during the final two weeks of the season, and tonight somewhat inexplicably accomplished a feat achieved by just three of its predecessors, advancing to the state championship game. With no foreshadowing what would come at the start of the Class LL Tournament, the Cardinals’ special play … Read more

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; Six league teams reach finals

CIAC Championships – Saturday, Nov. 23 Class L Field Hockey at Wethersfield HS No. 4 Staples vs. No. 3 Darien, 2 p.m. Class L Boys Soccer at Dillon Stadium, Hartford No. 10 Wilton vs. No. 4 Daniel Hand, 3 p.m. Class LL Boys Soccer at Veterans Stadium , New Britain No. 12 Greenwich vs. No. … 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