Overtime with Ken Morse

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Mo’s Moments

Getting off on the right foot

Naugatuck’s Kyle Johnson ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown Oct. 1 against St. Paul to set the tone early in the Greyhounds’ 54-6 win.

Diving in

Woodland’s Ella Bernegger has led the Hawks this season on the diving board. The junior dove to first place against Kennedy Oct. 1 and Oxford Oct. 5 with scores of 204 and 209.05, respectively.

Pair of hat tricks

Naugatuck’s Ahmed Aljamal and Pedro Crowell tallied three goals apiece Oct. 1 in a 7-0 win over Crosby.

Offensive engine

Woodland’s Preston Alessio scored twice and dished three assists in the Hawks’ 8-0 win over Kennedy Oct. 6.

Helping hand

Woodland’s Kylie Bulinski handed out 24 assists in the Hawks’ 3-2 win over Wolcott Oct. 5 and followed that up with a 21-assist performance in a 3-1 loss to Seymour Oct. 7.

Woodland’s John Sizer (19) controls the ball as Naugatuck’s Simon Diaz (6) pressures him during a game Oct. 4 at Naugatuck High School. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI

Naugy Notes

Boys soccer

Naugatuck improved to a 6-1-1 with a 2-2 draw against Woodland Oct. 5 and a 7-1 win over Derby Oct. 6. Vinny Dos Santos and Ahmed Aljamal each had a goal against Woodland. Louis Zarrella and Arthur Olivera combined for nine saves in goal. Eddie Przydzial led Naugatuck with two goals against Derby. Dos Santos, Pedro Crivella, Aljamal, Mahmoud Sami and Aden Cruz each scored a goal. Crivella dished out three assists and Oliveira made three saves. The Greyhounds are scheduled to play Oxford Oct. 8 and Watertown Oct. 12.

Girls soccer

The Greyhounds fell to Brookfield, 7-1, in an out-of-league match Oct. 1 and bounced back with a 6-0 win over Derby Oct. 6. Ella Celozzi scored on an assist by Isabella Gilchrist against Brookfield. Saige Winslow made 12 saves for Naugatuck (5-4). Aubrey Deller, Celozzi, Julianna Magalhaes, Layla Nemeth, Bethany Carroll and Rana Aljamal each scored against Derby. Lauren Sonski had two assists and Carroll made three saves in goal. Naugatuck is set to play Watertown Oct. 12, before matches against Torrington Oct. 15 and Woodland Oct. 16.

Woodland’s Kaitlyn Leonard (13) and Watertown’s Madison Mancini (10) run down the ball during a game Oct. 6 at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls. -JIM SHANNON/REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Word from the Woods

Boys soccer

Woodland remained unbeaten at 5-0-2 with a 2-2 draw against Naugatuck Oct. 5 and an 8-0 win over Kennedy Oct. 6. Luca Cambra and Matthew Villano each scored and DJ Mulligan made seven saves in goal against Naugatuck. Preston Alessio and Tanner Barrows scored two goals each against Kennedy. RJ Giampetruzzi, Sean Hussey, Alex Farr and John Sizer each added a goal. Alessio had three assists. Mulligan and Nathan Swercewski combined to make four saves in goal. The Hawks are scheduled to play Torrington Oct. 8, Wilby Oct. 12 and Holy Cross Oct. 13.

Girls soccer

Woodland improved to 7-0-1 with a 2-0 win over Watertown Oct. 6. Dani Celotto and Meghan Hartnett scored with assists from Delia Kotsaftis and Paige Letourneau. Isabela Mejias and Casey Mulligan combined to make six saves in goal. Woodland is scheduled to play Holy Cross Oct. 8, Wolcott Oct. 15 and Naugatuck Oct. 16.