Category Archives: Soccer

Ex-Woodland soccer standout plays valuable role at UConn

STORRS — For two years, Alexa Casimiro has played a particular role for the UConn women’s soccer team. It has been an important role and the former Woodland High star…

Taking away lessons from the World Cup

Billions of people watched the World Cup over the last month, but some tuned in with a more critical eye than most. Local soccer coaches checked out Croatia, Portugal, Belgium,…

Bittersweet ending to season

Greyhounds fall in title game but earn respect with tournament run NEW BRITAIN — All season long Naugatuck boys soccer coach Ryan Kinne spoke about competing for a state championship….

Glastonbury stands in the way of a title  

The Class LL boys soccer state final is set as No. 1 Naugatuck will go up against No. 2 Glastonbury for the title. “It hasn’t quite hit me yet that…

Hawks’ run ends in second round

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys soccer team saw its season come to an end last Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to Ellington in the second round of the Class…

Woodland girls bow out of tourney

BEACON FALLS — After being pleasantly surprised by regular-season success, Woodland High girls soccer coach Cait Witham had high expectations for her Hawks during the postseason. Instead, Woodland bowed out…

Kinne continues soccer legacy at Naugatuck

The legacy of Naugatuck boys soccer hasn’t skipped a beat under the guidance of second-year head coach Ryan Kinne. In two seasons at the helm, the former Greyhound has guided…

Naugy wins fifth start NVL title

SEYMOUR — The road to the NVL boys soccer title was an adventurous trek to say the least, but the ending was sensational. The No. 1 Greyhounds laid claim to…

State soccer tournaments kick off

State soccer tournaments are off and running. On Monday, the No. 11 Woodland boys earned a 5-2 win over No. 22 Wolcott Tech in the first round of the Class…

St. Paul knocks off Naugy, Woodland in NVLs

The St. Paul Falcons, who lost to Woodland and tied Naugatuck during the regular season, got a little revenge in the NVL tournament. No. 5 St. Paul knocked over No….