Top-seeded Somers and No. 7 East Hampton were declared CIAC Class S boys soccer champions after playing to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Nov. 15 in New Britain. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday Nov. 18 at 9:30pm, following the broadcast premiere of the Class LL final between Glastonbury and Farmington at 7:30pm.
Somers (15-2-3) earned its fifth title since 2004 and second co-championship. East Hampton (12-4-3) made its fourth appearance in the final.
There were seven yellow cards, including a second given to Somers’ Nicholas Murzda with 10:25 left in the second overtime. That gave East Hampton a man advantage for the rest of the game. The Bellringers’ Jordan Casey missed a penalty kick after Connor Wall was fouled with 3:48 to go.
Somers goalie Kyle Trusch had three saves. Read the game story by TheSportsDept.com’s Tim Jensen here.
Freddy Clark headed in a cross from Sebby Sanzaro with 13:58 left in the second overtime to give Glastonbury a 2-1 victory over Farmington in the CIAC Class LL boys soccer championship game Nov. 15 in New Britain. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Tuesday Nov. 18 at 7:30pm, after a new edition of Beyond The Beat at 7pm.
John Kapelewski set up the winning goal for No. 15 seed Glastonbury (15-5-2) with a free kick. Sanzaro, on the left side, sent the ball into scoring range for Clark, who headed it in.
Glastonbury goalie Dan Jennings took it from there, making several stops in the final minutes to fend off fourth-seeded Farmington (17-3-3). The Indians took a 1-0 lead 81 seconds into the game on a goal by Francisco Astiasaran. The Tomahawks tied it with
It was the fifth state title for Glastonbury coach Mark Landers, whose father Bob won four at Wethersfield High. Mark Landers and Glastonbury are 2-1 against Farmington and coach Steve Waters in state championship games. Waters played in the mid-1970s at Wethersfield for Bob Landers, now a Glastonbury assistant.
Read the game story by the Hartford Courant’s Matt Conyers here.
Somers goalie Kyle Trusch stopped two Cromwell attempts in a penalty-kick shootout to give the Spartans a victory over Cromwell in the CIAC Class S boys soccer semifinals Nov. 11 in Middletown. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Sunday Nov. 16 at 9 p.m.
Top-seeded Somers (15-2-2) advanced to the Class S final against East Hampton Nov. 15. The Spartans and Bellringers were declared co-champions after playing to a 0-0 double-overtime tie. That game will premiere on CPTV Sports Tuesday Nov. 18 at 9:30pm, after the broadcast premiere of Glastonbury’s 2-1 double-overtime win over Farmington in the Class LL final at 7:30pm.
Somers and Cromwell were tied at 1 after regulation and two 10-minute overtimes. Corey Brown gave Somers the lead with 30 minutes left in regulation, and Cromwell’s Ardit Statovci tied it five minutes later for Cromwell (16-4-1), which was the defending Class S champion.
After a scoreless overtime, Somers’ Nicholas Murzda, Evan LaMontagne, Alex Murzda and Jacob Regalbuto made their penalty kicks. Derek Parker and Statovci converted for Cromwell before Trusch stopped the Panthers next two attempts.
Read the game story from TheSportsDept.com’s Steve Smith here.
Ryan Koziol scored with 1:40 remaining in the second overtime to give Farmington High a 1-0 victory over Danbury in the CIAC Class LL boys soccer tournament semifinals Nov. 10 in West Haven. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Nov. 13 at 7:30pm, after a new edition of GameTime.
No. 4 seed Farmington (17-3-1)will meet CCC rival Glastonbury (14-5-2) for the Class LL title Saturday Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain.
Famingon won Class L titles in 2012 and 2013, the LL title in 2008 and 2010 and has 11 state championships overall. Glastonbury is the defending Class LL co-champion. The Tomahawks have four outright state titles and have shared three.
Koziol took a well-placed long ground pass from teammate Derek Fern, dodged a Danbury defender, and used a light right-foot touch to push the ball past Danbury goalie Ian Shannon to the bottom left corner of the net.
Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Matt Conyers here.
Ricardo Lopez of Maloney High in Meriden has been voted our fifth UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week of the fall!
Lopez scored a goal and assisted another in Maloney’s 2-1 victory over RHAM in the CCC boys soccer tournament championship game Oct. 29 at Middeltown High. Maloney (17-2-1) is the seventh seed in the CIAC Class L tournament.
Marcos Bozi scored on a pass from Ozgur Horuz off Rick Lopez’s free kick to give Maloney-Meriden a 2-1 win over RHAM-Hebron in the CCC boys soccer tournament final Oct. 29 at Middletown High. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Sunday Nov. 2 at 6:00pm.
The score was tied at 1 when Bozi scored in the 59th minute to win it for Maloney (16-2-2), likely to be one of the top seeds in the CIAC Class L tournament along with RHAM (15-2-2).
Lopez scored in the 32nd minute to give Maloney the lead. Kyle Purcell scored in the 50th minute for RHAM following a rebound off Wade Titterton’s free kick from 40 yards. That was the first goal Maloney allowed in nine games.
Cameron Fahey had five saves for Maloney; John Pilver had three for RHAM, which had a 15-game unbeaten streak going into the game.
Read the game story by the Meriden Record-Journal’s Ken Lipshez here.
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.
After Naugatuck’s Dan Martins scored in the first overtime, Torrington’s Kevin Vaca tied it up in the second as the NVL rivals played to a 1-1 boys soccer draw Oct. 8 to christen Torrington’s new turf field. CPTV Sports was there and will show replays in upcoming days.
Naugatuck is 9-0-2, Torrington 8-2-1. The teams are among the leaders in CIAC Class L; the game did not count in the NVL standings.
Torrington rallied to tie despite playing with 10 players because of an ejection. Torrington goalie Nate Manchester had 12 saves; Fez Pereira had six for Naugatuck. Read the game story from the Waterbury Republican’s Joe Palladino here.
Buddy Dewaine of Montville High had 11 saves and Waterford goalie Austin Schwartz also was perfect as the ECC Medium Divison boys soccer leaders played to a 0-0 tie Sept. 24. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Sept. 27 at 6:30pm (note time change).
Montville is 5-0-1, 2-0-1; Waterford is 3-1-1, 2-0-1.