Valley Regional Ties Morgan; H-K Improves to 3-0

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CLINTON – Taryn Frazier’s unassisted goal in the 62nd minute helped Valley Regional come away with a 1-1 Shoreline Conference girls soccer tie Friday over Morgan at Indian River Complex.

After a scoreless first half, the Huskies (1-1-1) jumped ahead thanks to Carley Schmidt’s unassisted goal in the 47th minute. Morgan outshot Valley 6-4.

Keeper Emma Lindsay had three saves for Morgan, while Elizabeth Allen had five for the Warriors (2-0-1).

Elsewhere around the county Friday:

GIRLS SOCCER

Haddam-Killingworth 5, North Branford 0
NORTH BRANFORD – H-K’s defense turned in another strong performance and the Cougars got goals from five different players in their third Shoreline victory to start the season.

Maggie Singer got H-K on the board with an assist from Autumn Walton in the 26th minute. Yumi Imai and Kedarjah Lewis also scored in the first half, with Kaitlyn Parri assisting both.

Carolina Conte and Julia Favalora tallied in the second half, with the assists going to Maggie Singer (via corner kick) and Leah Chester. Sophia Torello was in goal for H-K.

“It was a great all-around effort. I’m impressed with every single member of the team,” H-K coach Mike Shea said after the Cougars’ third win to start the season. “We have become known as a scoring team, but we want to gain that type of respect defensively, too.”

“Seeing new members of the team step up has helped us become well-rounded,” Shea added. “We had four sophomores on the scoresheet today and a freshman that led the defensive line. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are heading in the right direction.”

North Branford fell to 0-3.

Coginchaug 1, East Hampton 1
EAST HAMPTON – Kyle Norton converted a penalty kick for the host Bellringers and Coginchaug’s Maddie Climie scored with an assist from Katie Farr in Friday’s Shoreline Conference tie.

East Hampton remained unbeaten at 2-0-1. Coginchaug, which tied Cromwell earlier this week, is 1-0-2.

Ally Williams had three saves for the Bellringers, while Claire DeFlora had three for Coginchaug.

Portland 7, Hale-Ray 3
MOODUS — The Highlanders won for the first time this season as Amelia Hair scored three goals and Kendall Prince and Kendra Schoeps tallied a goal and two assists apiece.

Camryn DiMauro and Lauren Eckert also scored for Portland (1-2), and DiMauro and Hallee Corley contributed an assist each.

Sabrina Kaupp scored two goals and Lily Bourgeous one for the Noises (0-3). Josephine Toce and Lily Bourgeous had the assists.

Hannah Brunk finished with three saves for the Highlanders.

Mercy 2, Hamden 0
MIDDLETOWN – The Tigers scored twice in the first half and their defense, led by goalie Melina Ford, notched its second straight shutout.

Grace Riegler scored midway through the first half and Kate Donlan gave the Tigers (3-0) a two-goal cushion with 30 seconds before the break.

Olivia Greene made seven saves for Hamden (2-1).

Mercy plays host to Lyman Hall on Tuesday.

Wethersfield 9, Middletown 0
WETHERSFIELD – Goalkeeper Tori Correll had 18 saves for the Blue Dragons in their loss at Cottone Field.

Cromwell 10, Westbrook 1
WESTBROOK — Freshman Hannah Freund scored the only goal for Westbrook (0-3). Cromwell improved to 2-0-1.

VOLLEYBALL

Valley Regional 3, Morgan 2 (25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11)
Ava Boyles had 18 kills and 7 digs, Emma Counter had 21 assists, Emi Bisson had 11 digs and Salmi Miller contributed 14 digs for the Warriors.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Middletown 19, Berlin 39
At Vet’s Park, Middletown
1. Elise Kennedy – MHS – 21:49

2. Hajar M’hamdi – MHS – 22:38

3. Claudia Jankovich – BHS – 23:21

4. Audrey Rancourt – MHS – 24:04

5. Melissa Carlson – MHS – 24:09

6. Megan Perrotta – MHS – 24:22

7. Ashley Clow – MHS – 24:31

8. Natalie Forno – MHS – 24:32

9. Anna Butrimas – BHS – 24:50

10. Jaden Paladino – BHS – 24:59

Portland 26, Old Lyme 31
At Portland High School

Old Lyme’s Maddy Morgado finished first in 22:36. Anne Colangelo was fourth (24:17), Alyssa Spooner fifth (24:22), Bella Hine ninth (25:06) and Lillian Grethel 12th (27:48) for the Wildcats.

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