Category Archives: Soccer

NHS girls’ soccer advances to quarters

WATERBURY — Tireless defense and superb net play by goalkeeper Jessica Johnson made a single goal stand up Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium and sent unbeaten Naugatuck to the Class…

Hawks’ season ends in first round

WOODBURY — The Woodland boys’ soccer squad saw its season come to a screeching halt Tuesday afternoon after being shut out, 3-0, by the Nonnewaug Chiefs in a first-round Class…

Woodland girls ousted from state tourney

BURLINGTON — The Woodland girls’ soccer season ended for the second straight year on Nassahegan Field, the No. 24 Hawks falling Monday to ninth-seeded Lewis Mills, 3-0, in the first…

Third time the charm for NHS girls’ soccer

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck girls’ soccer team is the 2009 Naugatuck Valley League champion, after it defeated Torrington by a 5-1 margin Thursday night at Municipal Stadium. Tournament MVP senior…

Naugy boys’ soccer wins 4th straight title

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck boys’ soccer team won its fourth straight Naugatuck Valley League championship Thursday night, topping Watertown, 2-1, at Municipal Stadium.

Marcos Soares broke a scoreless stalemate in the 34th minute, heading home a perfect corner kick by Ralph Roper.

The Greyhounds controlled possession for much of the second half, but the Indians’ Nick Polletta found the back of the net with just 11:02 to play, evening the score at 1-1.

Heart-stopping win sends Naugy to NVL final

WATERBURY — The Greyhounds advanced to the Naugatuck Valley League championship game following a real heart-stopper at Municipal Stadium Tuesday night. Naugatuck defeated a very tough Sacred Heart squad, 2-1…

Hawks eliminated from NVL tourney

WOLCOTT — The Woodland boys may have been edged out of Naugatuck Valley League tournament contention on Thursday evening, but the girls’ squad (8-6-2 in the regular season) fared better and qualified.

They faced Torrington (10-5-1) in round one, and the two squared off on the turf at Wolcott High School on a blustery Halloween afternoon, just before the rain clouds broke.

Crosby edges Hawks out of NVL tourney

BEACON FALLS — It was something like a championship—the Crosby Bulldogs were in eighth place in the Naugatuck Valley League, and Woodland was nipping at their heels going into Thursday’s…

Black and Gold lose at last second

WATERTOWN — The clock was winding down, with 11 seconds left in overtime, as Watertown and Woodland were in fist-full-of-jersey mode. Both teams were trying desperately to hang on, in…

Star Gazing: Raven Palmerie

On the Field: Woodland junior center-midfielder Raven Palmerie was tabbed by coach Joe Fortier before the season to be the Hawks’ leader this year, and she has certainly lived up…