Category Archives: Soccer


Hawks make early statement

BEACON FALLS — The Hawks used a second-half comeback to secure a season-opening 2-1 win Sept. 9 over Seymour in a match that could play out again at the NVL…


Naugy shakes off sluggish start

NAUGATUCK — The Greyhounds took a little while to impose their will in the season-opener Sept. 9, but when they did they came away with a 4-2 win at Torrington….


Hawks looking to start fast

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys soccer team has relied on late-season surges the past two years to earn a postseason berth. This year, the Hawks are looking for a…


New era, same soccer style

  NAUGATUCK — A legacy has come to an end and a legend has begun. Former Naugatuck boys soccer coach Art Nunes, who was a player on the first Naugatuck…


Hawks the hunted

BEACON FALLS — The Hawks know it will be a very difficult task to duplicate last year’s undefeated season in the NVL that was capped with their first league soccer title…


Naugy girls out to finish strong

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls soccer team comes into the season looking to put last year behind them. There was a lot of expectations with a new head coach, and…


Prediction precedes first soccer title

This fall will mark athletic anniversaries for Naugatuck High School and Woodland Regional High School. The Citizen’s News will take a look back at three of those moments starting this…


Fate makes former rivals teammates

As fate would have it, former Naugatuck Valley League soccer rivals Kieran DeBiase and Stephanie Santos are now teammates on the New England Mutiny. The Mutiny, a minor league women’s…


Soccer takes Woodland star around the world

These days, it isn’t easy finding Woodland Regional High School soccer star Alexa Casimiro. The sport has taken the all-state midfielder and NVL’s top senior around the world, to more…


Nunes leaves a legacy larger than soccer

WATERBURY — Art Nunes touched the lives of countless players over his 21 years guiding the Naugatuck High School boys soccer team as head coach. Nunes, who announced his retirement…