Overtime with Ken Morse

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Ken Morse

Mo’s Moments

Lighting it up

Woodland sophomore Preston Alessio scored four goals to ignite the Hawks’ offense in a 9-0 win Sept. 17 over Ansonia.

Killing it

Naugatuck’s Kaylee Jackson has been a front row force for the Greyhounds. The senior had 10 kills and 14 points in a 3-0 win over Woodland on Sept. 17 and 10 kills and 10 points in a 3-0 win over St. Paul on Sept. 21.

Digging in

Woodland’s Kylie Bulinski had the Hawks covered in a 3-1 win over Torrington on Sept. 21. The senior dished 18 assists and came up with 15 digs.

Setting the pace

Woodland senior Colin Slavin has been setting the pace for the boys cross country team and  turned in a blistering first-place time of 16 minutes, 25 minutes in a quad meet Sept. 21 at Torrington.

Good first impression

Naugatuck freshman Lily Jason certainly made a good impression in her first varsity swim meet. The young speedster won the 50 free (26.62), the 100 free (1:00.51), and anchored the winning 200 free relay to help lead the Greyhounds to a 92-83 win over Watertown on Sept. 17.

Naugatuck’s Allison Murphy (3) and Holy Cross’ Bella Milburn (23) battle for the ball during a game Sept. 22 at Holy Cross High School. -JIM SHANNON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Naugy Notes

Boys soccer

The Greyhounds beat Kennedy, 7-0, Sept. 17, before losing to Newtown, 2-1, Sept. 18. Pedro Crivella and Eddie Przydzial scored two goals each for the Hounds (2-1) against Kennedy. Adrian Szmitko scored a goal and dished off an assist. Manny Silva and Aden Cruz added goals. Louis Zarrella made two saves in the net for the shutout. Simon Diaz scored the Greyhounds’ goal on an assist from Gabe Williams against Newtown. Zarrella made six saves in the net. Naugy is scheduled to play Waterbury Career on Sept. 24 and Seymour on Sept. 28, before heading to Crosby on Oct. 1.

Girls soccer

The Greyhounds opened last week with 5-1 win over St. Paul on Sept. 20, before losing 7-2 at Holy Cross on Sept. 22. The Greyhounds spread the offense around against St. Paul. Rana Aljamal, Lauren Sonski, Layla Nemeth, Julianna Magalhaes and Aubrey Deller scored goals. Saige Winslow made four saves in the net. Deller and Sonski scored against Holy Cross, and Winslow recorded ten saves. Naugatuck is scheduled to play Wolcott on Sept. 24 and Seymour on Sept. 28, before visiting Brookfield on Oct. 2.

Naugatuck’s Anissa Simones (7) and Holy Cross’ Kaitlyn Alagno (30) run down the ball during a game Sept. 22 at Holy Cross High School. -JIM SHANNON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Word from the Woods

Boys soccer

The Hawks improved to 3-0-1 with a 9-0 win over Ansonia on Sept. 17. Preston Alessio scored four goals and had an assist. DJ Mulligan, Sean Hussey, Sean Swanson, Connor Cull and John Sizer added goals. Tanner Barrows and Matthew Vilano had two assists each and Alexander Farr had an assist. Brayden Raudenbush turned back three shots in the net for the shutout. Woodland is scheduled to play Holy Cross on Sept. 24 and Torrington on Sept. 28, before hosting Derby Oct. 1.

Girls soccer

Woodland improved to 3-0-1 with a 6-0 win over Ansonia on Sept. 17. Paige Letourneau scored two goals and added an assist. Delia Kotsaftis, Kyla O’Connor, Jenna Mierek and Sara Alessio each scored a goal. Katie More had an assist. Isabela Mejias and Casey Mulligan combined for four saves in the net. Woodland is scheduled to play Holy Cross on Sept. 25 and Torrington on Sept. 28, before visiting Derby Sept. 30.