Category Archives: Soccer


A dream come true

Santos suits up for Portuguese national team There is no greater honor for an athlete than to play for the country of his or her heritage. Naugatuck’s Steph Santos lived…

Naugatuck High graduate Steph Santos (2), a junior midfielder at the University of Hartford, will play for the Portuguese national women’s team takes in the 21st Algarve Cup. - STEVE MCLAUGHLIN/UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD ATHLETICS

Santos to play for Portuguese national team

WEST HARTFORD — When the Portuguese national women’s team takes the field March 5 for the 21st Algarve Cup, Naugatuck High School graduate Stephanie Santos will take the field as…


City Hill girls win league title

NAUGATUCK — There is something to be said about making a good first impression. The City Hill Middle School girls soccer team, in its first year of competing in the…


Rally falls short for Woodland

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls soccer team rallied once, but the Hawks couldn’t do it again. The eighth-seeded Hawks bowed out of the Class M state quarterfinals for the…


Naugy bows out in second round

Greyhounds turned around season after slow start DANBURY — The Immaculate girls soccer team wanted to make sure Naugatuck senior star Alexya Alves finished her career with 56 goals, and…


Farmington slips by Naugy

Quest for perfection ends for Greyhounds NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys soccer team saw the ending of a perfect season come a little earlier than expected last Saturday in a…


Greyhounds capture elusive NVL title

WATERBURY — For the Naugatuck boys soccer seniors there was only one thing that had eluded them during their high school careers: a Naugatuck Valley League title. Led by all-time…

Woodland responds with opening-round win

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls soccer team wanted the Class M state tournament to start in the worst way so it could get the taste of a Naugatuck Valley…


Naugy opens Class L tourney with win

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck girls soccer team embarked on a new mission Monday, earning a 1-0 win over Bristol Central in the opening round of the Class L state tournament….

NVL tourney title roundup

The Naugatuck boys soccer and Woodland volleyball teams won their respective Naugatuck Valley League tournament titles Wednesday night. Adam Branco scored two goals, one in each half, to lead the…