NHS soccer gives Laughton first win

The Norwalk High School boys soccer team notched its first win of the season and gave rookie head coach Chris Laughton his first career victory as the Bears beat Bassick 5-1 Monday night at Testa Field.

Connor Prescott and Ronald Machado scored first-half goals to give the locals a 2-0 lead, while Manny Arteaga, Andres Torres and Daniel Vergara tallied in the second half as Norwalk improved their record to 1-2 under Laughton, a former standout player for the Bears.

Arteaga also had an assist, as did Matt Surace and Will Arbieto. Goalkeeper Alex Hurd recorded three saves.

St. Joseph 2, McMahon 1

All the scoring took place in the first half with the Cadets netting what turned out to be the game-winner on a goal by Taylor Sasloe in the 14th minute. The Senators put on a furious rally down the stretch with several shots but couldn't bury the tying goal.

Mark Santos gave St. Joseph a 1-0 lead with a goal in the eighth minute. Will Bertolino's goal in the 11th minute off an assist from Danny Marin tied the score at 1-1.

Taso Petridis made two saves in goal for the Senators, who slipped to 2-1.

Wilton 1, Darien 1

Dan Fieber scored off an assist from Alex Ross as the Warriors and Blue Wave battled to an FCIAC tie Monday.

Graham Christianson scored the Darien goal, with Andrew Bay contributing the assist.

Weston 3, Stratford 1

The Trojans took a 2-0 first-half lead and never looked back as they earned their first win of the season after opening with two losses.

Elliott Clark gave Weston a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 10th minute. Dan Toutoungi scored in the 29th minute off an assist from Alex Zaharoff.

Damian Korkowski completed Weston's scoring with an assist from Clark in the 73rd minute. Stratford's only tally came on an own-goal in the 68th minute. The Trojans outshot the Red Devils 21-9. Jared Shaner and JD Thomson split time in goal for Weston.

Hopkins 3, GFA 0

Hopkins scored two goals in the first half and added another in the second stanza to defeat Greens Farms, which saw its record go to 1-1-0.


McMahon 3, Bassick 0

Tara Donohue racked up 11 service points, seven assists, two kills and two digs to lead the Senators to a 25-9, 25-14, 25-20 win. McMahon improved to 2-0 while the Lions fell to 0-3.

Other standouts in the win were Angie Cruz (eight service points, two aces, five kills), Michelle Jimenez (16 service points, three aces, two kills, one dig) and Michelle Franck (nine service points).

Staples 3, Trumbull 1

The Wreckers came away with a victory in three games (25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21).

Staples (2-1) received a balanced effort from the likes of Molly Evans (one kill, 15 assists), Alexa Krakowiak (nine kills, two blocks), Courtney Nicklas (12 kills, seven blocks), Chrissy Skutnik (six kills, 16 assists), Jaquie Sugel (three kills), Hilary Travers (five kills) and Eliza Howe (six kills, two blocks).

Ridgefield 3, Norwalk 0

The Bears kept things close in the first game, 25-22, before dropping the next two games, 25-14 and 25-17, to fall to 0-2.

Chloe Fuller led Norwalk with seven assists and three kills while Rachel Simpson (five kills, two blocks) and Amirah Kuta (three blocks) also aided the cause.

Bunnell 3, Weston 0

The defending SWC and Class LL state champions overpowered the Trojans by scores of 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. Weston is now 1-2 while the Bulldogs upped their record to 2-1.

For the Trojans, Olivia Chase ended up with seven service points, three aces and two blocks, Kate Butlein racked up seven service points and three aces and Rachel Kannon had five kills.

Hopkins 3, St. Luke's 0

The Crusaders fell to 0-2 by losing to a strong Hopkins side in New Haven in three games (30-3, 30-2, 30-12). For St. Luke's, Sam Sexton tallied five service points and Lauren LaBanca had five digs.


Weston 5, Stratford 1

WESTON -- Sam Seath netted a pair of goals, and Macky Young and Callie Bowie each added a goal and an assist as the Trojans won their first South-West Conference game Monday under first-year head coach Joanna Hallac.

Seath took a pass from Young and scored with 30 seconds left in the first half to put Weston, 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, up 1-0.

Stratford (0-3, 0-1) tied it two minutes into the second half, but Weston then reeled off four unanswered goals. Marissa Diaz added a goal for the Trojans, while Georgia Frost and Jane Zimmermann had assists.

Danielle Tolkin stopped seven shots to earn the win.