HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: New Milford girls advance on penalty kicks

NEW MILFORD -- The New Milford High girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class LL state tournament by beating New Canaan in penalty kicks on Monday, 4-3.

The score was tied 3-3 after 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. Each team scored three goals in the first round of penalty kicks, forcing a second round in which New Milford scored two and New Canaan scored one.

Carly Drost, Olivia Knight, Breanne Rehaag, Mia Nahom and Claire Brofford all scored on their penalty kicks for New Milford. During regulation play, Jen Millar scored two goals and Sierra Grazia scored one. Green Wave goalkeeper Tara Lynch made six saves during the regulation and overtime periods, then stood her ground in the penalty kicks to seal the win.

The eighth-seeded Green Wave will host ninth-seeded Danbury in the second round on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Class LL, First Round

NEW CANAAN2 1 0 0 0 -- 3

NEW MILFORD1 2 0 0 1 -- 4

New Milford wins 5-4 after two rounds of penalty kicks.

Goals: NC--Azaden Amir-As, Courtney Overacher, Abigail Farley; NM--Jen Millar 2, Sierra Grazia. Goalies: NC--Katie Donovan (18 saves); NM--Tara Lynch (6 saves).

VOLLEYBALL

Class LL, First Round

HAND15 25 21 17 -- 1

DANBURY25 22 25 25 -- 3

Records: Hand 10-9; Danbury 14-7.

Highlights: H--Kendall Jerzyk 15 assists, 10 service points; Cassidy Wygonik 13 kills, 7 service points; Maggie Gautran 2 aces, 5 kills, 9 service points. D--Molly Wakeman 2 aces, 5 digs, 6 kills, 36 assists, 14 service points; Jess Diehl 2 aces, 10 digs, 5 kills; Katie Fellmeth 3 aces, 5 digs, 8 kills; Karyssa Miguel 12 kills,2 blocks; Jess Torielli 6 aces, 1 dig, 4 kills, 11 service points.

Class LL, First Round

MCMAHON9 18 10 -- 0

NEWTOWN25 25 25 -- 3

Records: Newtown 18-5.

Highlights: N--Mylis Post 7 aces, 3 kills; Kyle Dandrea 10 kills, 4 aces, 5 digs; Kayla O'Grady 6 aces, 5 kills.

Class L, First Round

AVON13 25 25 25 -- 3

POMPERAUG25 14 19 14 -- 1

Highlights: P--Rebecca Proulx 27 digs; Megan Shugrue 10 kills, 2 blocks; Kristen Urban 13 kills, 6 blocks.

FIELD HOCKEY

Class S, Qualifying Round

ENFIELD1 1 -- 2

SHEPAUG1 2 -- 3

Goals: E--Mckayla Weaver, Megan Evans; S--Haley Pesce 3. Assists: E--Hannah Lempitsky; S--Paige Johnson, Kaitlyn Smith, Hannah Redstone. Goalies: E--Madison LaRusso (8 saves); S--Rachel Genua (3 saves).

football POLL

The Day of New London

Top 10 state coaches' poll

First-place votes in parentheses, record, points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis, and last week's ranking:

1. New Canaan (7)8-03782

2. Ansonia (6)8-03761

3. Middletown8-02954

T4. Newtown8-02755

T4. West Haven7-12756

6. Glastonbury7-12487

7. St. Joseph7-11873

8. Platt8-017510

9. Xavier6-2139--

10. Norwich Free Academy6-1128 --

Dropped out: Hand (8), and Farmington (9).

Also receiving votes: North Haven (7-1), 116 points; Darien (7-1), 107; Southington (6-1), 99; Hand (6-2), 88; Fairfield Prep (6-2), 58; Barlow (7-1), 54; Capital/Classical/Achievement (8-0), 50; Hall (6-1), 46; McMahon (7-0), 45; Farmington (7-1), 43; Ledyard (7-1), 42; Valley Regional/Old Lyme (7-0), 38; Shelton (6-2), 19; Staples (6-2), 18; Bristol Eastern (7-1), 16.

The following coaches voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Jim Buonocore, Ledyard; Craig Bruno, Naugatuck; Scott Daniels, Glastonbury; Joe DellaVecchia, St. Joseph; Steve Filippone, Hand; Rob Fleeting, Windsor; Steve George, Newtown; Tanner Grove, Montville; Tim King, Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Sean Marinan, Xavier; John Murphy, New Milford; Marce Petroccio, Staples.