Category Archives: Soccer


Mariano returns to home pitch

NAUGATUCK — Lisa Mariano found out quickly what is required to be a high school soccer varsity head coach. In 2010, Mariano drove to the field for her first practice…


Casimiro represents Region 1 in Germany

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Woodland junior Alexa Casimiro is the type that leads by example. The center/midfielder and one of the captains of the Woodland girls soccer…


Campos named Coach of the Year

NAUGATUCK — What qualifies a man for greatness is not the successes or accomplishments achieved, but the size of his heart. Naugatuck’s Joe Campos has made all the sacrifices needed…


Run ends for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — After finishing the end of the regular season strong, the Woodland girls soccer team fell short of accomplishing the ultimate goal of capturing a state title. No….


Season ends in shootout

NAUGATUCK — The two-time defending Naugatuck Valley League boys soccer champion Greyhounds saw their state playoff run end short for the second year in a row. No. 2 Naugatuck (17-1-2)…


Back-to-back champs

Naugatuck tops Torrington to win league soccer title WATERBURY — The third bout on the pitch between the Naugatuck and Torrington boys didn’t disappoint — particularly for Greyhounds fans. The…


Woodland bows out of states

OAKDALE — The boys soccer season ended a little sooner than they the Hawks would have liked Nov. 3 as No. 27 Woodland fell 6-2 to No. 6 seed Montville…


Hawks fall in final

Woodland turns attention to state tournament WATERBURY — The Woodland girls soccer team hadn’t allowed a goal in two tournament games heading into the Naugatuck Valley League championship Oct. 29…


Naugy gives Pomperaug a fight

SOUTHBURY — The Naugatuck girls soccer team battled with Pomperaug for 70 minutes in the Class L state tournament opener Tuesday. Looking to spring the upset, the Greyhounds trialed 1-0…


Titles on the line

Naugy boys, Woodland girls reach NVL finals The Naugatuck boys and the Woodland girls reached the NVL soccer championship games after a wild weekend of soccer. No. 1 Naugatuck will…