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

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

Playing for Sebe, Trumbull beats Warde for another FCIAC title

NORWALK—Somewhere, Sebe is looking down and smiling. Last year the Trumbull boys soccer team won the FCIAC title playing for its coach Sebastian Gangemi, who was battling cancer. This season the Eagles were back in the final, but this time they were playing for Gangemi’s memory after the longtime coach died in May. To say … Read more

Frazao’s Goal Lifts Trumbull Past Warde For Third FCIAC Title In Four Years

NORWALK — After reaching the FCIAC championship game the last three years under former coach Sebe Gangemi, who passed away last May, the question entering the boys soccer season was clear: Could Trumbull continue its high level of success under long-time assistant Sil Vitiello? If the Eagles’ 12-2-4 record coming in wasn’t enough to answer … Read more

FCIAC playoff schedule: Field hockey, boys soccer finals moved to 6 p.m.

The FCIAC will crown three champions as the finals in field hockey and boys and girls soccer are held on Thursday night. With a forecast of cold and rain, the start times for the field hockey and boys soccer finals have been moved up one hour to 6 p.m. The girls soccer final will remain … Read more