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

New Canaan overcomes slow start, blanks McMahon to advance in Class L field hockey

NEW CANAAN — It would’ve been very easy for the New Canaan field hockey team to look past its Class L first round opponent, Brien McMahon. The Rams had handled the Senators by six goals in their first meeting and a date with defending state champion Staples was awaiting on the horizon. Rather than look … 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

Westhill sweeps Stamford in LL volleyball opener

STAMFORD — One postseason journey ends. And the final quest begins. The FCIAC runnerup Westhill girls volleyball team put its best foot forward Monday night as the No. 3 seeded Vikings swept intracity rival and No. 30 seed Stamford, 25-18, 25-20, 25-10 in the first round of the Class LL state tournament before an adoring … Read more

Greenwich field hockey team tops Ludlowe in Class L tourney

GREENWICH — Generating goals has been an issue of late for the Greenwich High field hockey team, yet Demi Janis solved the problem Monday night, much to the dismay of Fairfield Ludlowe. Janis, a senior forward, recorded a hat trick, for the Cardinals, who found their offense at exactly the right time. Janis’ hat trick … 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