Category Archives: Soccer

Hounds eke out 2-1 win over Woodland

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Greyhounds scraped together an overtime win after the Hawks defense shut them down for 68 minutes. Most expected this matchup  an automatic win for the Hounds,…

Hounds, Indians battle to 1-1 draw

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys’ soccer team had to put in a little overtime on Monday—double overtime, as a matter of fact, as they battled Watertown to a 1-1 tie….

Hawks record 4-3 loss against Watertown

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls’ soccer squad took on the Watertown Indians, the defending NVL champs, at home Friday night and suffered a heartbreaking loss after an inspired rally in the second half.

The Hawks were competitive in the first half but seemed no match for the Indians, who dominated possession and pummeled them with shot after shot. Woodland keeper Alma Rizvani let by only two of 10 on-target tries in the first half, one from Nikky Martino in minute 26 and another from Jessica Spezzano in the 29th, and Woodland brought a 2-0 deficit with them to the bench at the half, having taken only two shots in the 40-minute period.

Black and Gold boys’ soccer ties Seymour

BEACON FALLS — It wasn’t quite an upset, but it sure was close.

The Woodland boys’ soccer squad took on Seymour Tuesday afternoon at home and, for the first time in Woodland’s history, took something home from the matchup that wasn’t a loss.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw after two overtime periods, and the boys seemed to be glad for the change.

And it almost wasn’t a change. For almost 70 minutes, the game rolled by scoreless. In the first half, the ball—not to mention the game—was up in the air as much as it was on the ground.

NHS girls’ soccer sweeps Holy Cross

WATERBURY — The Naugatuck defense allowed just four shots by the Crusaders Saturday at Municipal Stadium, as the Greyhounds remained undefeated with a 3-0 win. The Naugatuck seniors celebrated along…

Holy Cross Martinized in Hounds’ 4-2 win

NAUGATUCK — It was billed as the first big-time battle of the season. Undefeated Holy Cross (3-0) taking on undefeated Naugatuck (3-0) in a boys’ soccer shootout in the borough…

Star Gazing: Tiago Martins

On the Field: Naugatuck junior center-midfielder Tiago Martins is tearing apart the Naugatuck Valley League’s soccer defenses at the outset of the season, leading his team to a 3-0 record…

WRHS boys’ soccer relies on new leaders

WATERBURY — The Woodland boys’ soccer team reaped the consequences of fouls Friday, as Sacred Heart turned a pair of free kicks into goals in a 3-1 defeat of the…

Shutout by Hounds, hat trick by Martins

NAUGATUCK — Junior Tiago Martins recorded his second hat trick in as many games, seniors Manny Nobre and Brian Costa each tacked on a goal, and Naugatuck kept its opponent…

Late goal lifts Naugy over rival Holy Cross

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Valley League season got under way in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night when two of the league’s girls’ soccer heavyweights battled it out in the borough….