October 22, 2014
OCTOBER 22, 2014 on the CPTV Sports Wire: UConn men’s hockey tops No. 15 Quinnipiac; Somers boys soccer holds off Bolton (see it Saturday at 7:00pm); Soccer wins by Lewis Mills boys, Wilton girls lead HS sports wrap; today we’re at Hand-Lauralton Hall field hockey (see it Tuesday at 7:30pm).
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October 22, 2014
Somers got second-half goals from Nick Murdza, Mike Szleszynski and Corey Brown to overcome Bolton 3-2 in an NCCC boys soccer game Oct. 21 in Somers. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Oct. 25 at 7:00pm.
Somers (10-2-2) is third in the NCCC, behind unbeaten Avon and Somers. The Spartans are also the fourth-rated team in CIAC Class S.
Bolton (4-9) took a 1-0 lead on Jeff Minucci’s goal in the ninth minute. Bulldogs goalie Kyle Vining (16 saves) kept Bolton in it until Somers’ second-half surge. Kevin Dean scored in the final minute for Bolton.
October 20, 2014
Mark Piccirillo of Shelton High has been voted our fall Week 6 UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week!
Mark threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores in unbeaten Shelton’s 58-22 rout of Wilbur Cross-New Haven Oct. 17 seen on CPTV Sports LIVE on-air and online.
His TD passes went for 37 and 35 yards to Alex Kirk and for 38 yards to Peter Hoff. His 3-yard TD run ended the scoring in the first half as Shelton (6-0) took a 26-6 lead, and his 10-yard run was the first TD in the second half.
After the game, he spoke to GameTimeCT.com’s Mike Pucci about his performance . . .
“We played like we always do. We did what we do week in and week out. We are taking it one game at a time. Coming in, we didn’t want this to be an upset game after last week.
We practiced hard and we wanted to be as crisp as we could be. It feels great to be playing meaningful games again. It is not just for the team, but everyone here as well. That is important to us.”
Shelton coach Jeff Roy on Piccirillo’s performance:
“He has been playing that way all year. He is a three-year starting quarterback and he sees the field.”
Congrats to Mark, who joins Fairfield Warde soccer player Taylor Gabrenas, Cheshire girls volleyball player Jillian Haberli and Torrington boys soccer player Kevin Vaca as our UChoose honorees this fall. Click here on our guidelines for the award, which is determined in an online vote.