Category Archives: Soccer

Naugy roots help Highlanders grow into champions

WATERBURY — Naugatuck has always been known as a hotbed for soccer in the state, and now borough players have extended their reach into neighboring Waterbury. With a roster not…

Tourney roundup

The state tournament runs for the Naugatuck and Woodland soccer and volleyball teams came to an end last week. Boys soccer No. 4 Naugatuck fell to No. 5 Hall, 5-0,…

Greyhounds, Hawks advance in states

The Naugatuck and Woodland boys and girls soccer teams all advanced to the second round of their respective state tournaments. Boys soccer No. 4 Naugatuck defeated No. 29 Crosby, 3-0,…

Naugatuck outlasts Woodland to claim NVL title

WATERBURY — A persistent drizzle coated Ryan Snyder Field at Municipal Stadium 20 minutes before the start of the Naugatuck Valley League boys soccer championship game last Thursday night. By…

Naugy, Woodland boys to play for NVL title

WATERBURY — No. 1 Naugatuck and No. 2 Woodland will meet on the pitch Thursday night with a Naugatuck Valley League championship on the line. The Greyhounds got two goals…

NVL tourney roundup

Boys soccer No. 1 Naugatuck and No. 2 Woodland advanced to the semifinals of the Naugatuck Valley League tournament with quarterfinal wins on Saturday. Naugatuck defeated No. 8 Crosby, 2-0,…

Greyhounds, Hawks ready for anything

Last year’s Naugatuck Valley League boys soccer tournament saw some of the best matches in recent memory — but a local team came out on the losing end of each…

NVL girls soccer title up for grabs

With the Naugatuck Valley League girls soccer tournament set to start Saturday, the top teams in the league have shown throughout the regular season that the chase for a championship…

Pollettas are a ‘package deal’

BEACON FALLS — On a blustery day of practice atop Woodland’s soccer pitch, Dante and Devon Polletta don’t wear numbered jerseys. For the guys who are around the identical twins…

Connection with seniors helps Collins, Hawks make seamless transition

BEACON FALLS — Kenan Collins knew he’d have to be at his best when he finally took over the Woodland boys soccer program from its first and only coach, Tony…