Overtime with Ken Morse

Ken Morse
Ken Morse

Mo’s Moments of the Week

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

Woodland’s junior midfielder Sam Plasky gave the Hawks all the momentum they would need in a 3-0 win over Naugatuck Monday. Plasky wound up and sent a blast towards the Naugy goal with time running out in the half. The ball was deflected and Plasky got a second try and lifted one high and over the top of the Naugy goal keeper.

Now you see it, now you don’t

Woodland senior midfielder Alexa Casimiro scored the clincher in a 3-0 win over Naugy on Monday. Casimiro received a pass outside to the edge of the box with a pile up out in front of the Naugy goal. She somehow got her 20-yard shot to go through a throng of players and into the goal.

Tie goes to the swimmer

Sarah Bryden has been a consistent double winner for the Woodland girls swim team. In last Wednesday’s match up with Naugy the races were so close she had to settle for a rarity in swimming tying for first place in the 100 freestyle.

Cara Rotatori has swam to victory in every meet this season for Naugatuck. In last Wednesday’s meet with Woodland she touched the wall at the same time as Sarah Bryden settling for a rare tie in the 100 freestyle.

Won by a mile

Naugatuck’s Grady Beasley didn’t exactly win the cross country race on Tuesday by a country mile but he did post the best time of the season in the NVL. He posted a 16:02 on the 3 mile course at Torrington almost a full half a minute ahead of the competition.

Word from the Woods

Boys Soccer

The Hawks picked up three victories to improve to 5-3 on the season. Woodland defeated Torrington Oct. 1, 4-1. Senol Music led the way with two goals and A.J. Oliviera made six saves in net. Tristan Baxter and Anthony Barreira added goals with Jack LaPerriere, Christian Poirier and Zack Powanda adding assists. Woodland followed up the win over Torrington with a 2-1 victory over Oxford Oct. 2. There were no stats reported on the win. The Hawks shut out Wilby, 4-0, on Wednesday. Poirier led the way with three goals. They will host St. Paul on Friday at 4 p.m. before hitting the road to take on Wolcott Oct. 13.


The Hawks improved to 9-0 with three wins over the past week. Woodland defeated Oxford 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) Oct 1. Sam White led the way with 12 kills, five aces and 15 digs. Carla Piccolo had 10 kills, 15 assists and 11 digs, and Cameron Caswell added six aces and 38 digs. On Oct. 2 the Hawks beat Holy Cross 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 18-25, 25-14). White had 14 kills, Piccolo had 12 assists with Maddie Hupprich adding 20 assists and six aces. The Hawks continued their hot streak with a 3-0 win over Wilby on Tuesday. No stats were reported on the win. Woodland is scheduled to play Kennedy Thursday before hitting the road to face Wolcott Oct. 13.

Naugy Notes

Boys Soccer

The Greyhounds battled to their third tie of the season in a 1-1 battle with Pomperaug Oct. 3. C.J. Carrello scored the only goal for the ‘Hounds assisted by Yan Silva. Rabbi Amhed recorded three saves in the net for the Greyhounds Naugy defeated Torrington, 2-0, Wednesday. Carrelo and Felipe Dutra each had a goal. The Greyhounds (5-0-3) will have a showdown at home on Friday at 6 p.m. against NVL frontrunner Seymour.


The Greyhounds stand at 8-4 on the season. Naugy scored a 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19) win over Terryville Sept. 30. Olivia Rotatori had 10 kills, four blocks and six points. Ally Mezzo added eight kills and eight points, and Alexa Blazas had seven kills, eight points and eight assists. Naugy was swept by undefeated Seymour 3-0 (25-27, 22-25, 21-25) Oct. 2. Blazas had nine kills and Rotatori added seven kills and three blocks to lead the ‘Hounds. On Tuesday Naugy turned it around against Watertown in a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 26-24) win. Jen Massicotte had eight digs and five points. Rotatori had 13 points, five aces and seven kills. Taylor Hyde added six kills. Naugy swept Terryville, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-11), Wednesday. Rotatori had 12 kills and four blocks. Blazas had 13 points and Mezzo added 11 points. The Greyhounds will play Holy Cross Thursday, and travel to Torrington next Tuesday.