Category Archives: Soccer

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…

Grey has defensive mindset on and off the pitch

Former Naugy soccer earns postgraduate award to study, fight disease Like many college student-athletes who are so passionate about their sports that they can’t conceive of giving them up after…

Greyhounds looking to maintain momentum

NAUGATUCK — A successful season is typically measured in wins and losses. So where do ties fit in to the overall assessment of a team’s progression? The Naugatuck girls soccer…

Naugy boys playing complementary soccer

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys soccer team entered the season with something missing. For a team that has won the Naugatuck Valley League title seven times in the last ten…

Hawks ramp up their play heading into homestretch

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls soccer team headed into the homestretch of the season with a renewed focus. After coming from three goals down to tie Naugatuck 4-4 in…

Greyhounds clicking on the pitch  

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck boys soccer coach Ryan Kinne said his team thought about last year’s loss in the Naugatuck Valley League tournament to Woodland as the Greyhounds traveled to Beacon…

Attitude, versatility fuel strong start to season 

BEACON FALLS — It’s one of the most anticipated matches on the Woodland boys soccer team’s schedule every year — the annual rivalry showdown against Naugatuck. But unlike last year’s…

Naugy’s defense helps spark fast start

NAUGATUCK — One of the first pieces to the puzzle this season for Naugatuck girls soccer coach Lisa Mariano was to assemble a defensive unit. The Greyhounds stand at 3-1-1…