Daniel Tuminski’s goal with 1:53 remaining in Monday’s Shoreline Conference boys soccer match lifted Cromwell to a 1-0 victory over host Westbrook.
The Panthers improved to 3-1-1. They are 3-0-1 since a season-opening 4-0 out-of-conference loss to Rockville.
“I thought our effort was outstanding in the second half,” Cromwell coach Angelo Morello said. “One thing the boys showed me was a will to win. They left it all on the field and we were fortunate to come away with three points instead of one point.”
Donny Hermann had 2 saves in net for Cromwell. The Panthers outshot the Knights 23-8.
Morello called Westbrook keeper Ryan Engels’ performance “stellar.” Engels finished with 12 saves.
“We ran into a very hot goalkeeper,” Morello said.
Westbrook has been on the wrong end of three 1-0 outcomes already this season.
Cromwell visits East Hampton on Thursday (6pm). Westbrook (1-4-0) travels to Clinton to face Morgan on Thursday, (3:45).
Elsewhere around the area Monday:
Valley Regional 1, Morgan 0
Highlights: At Indian River Complex in Clinton, Valley avenged a 1-0 weekend home loss to the Huskies. Simon Partyka’s goal in the sixth minute for the Warriors sent Morgan to its first defeat in 5 matches.
Valley and Morgan (both 4-1-0) share the lead in the Shoreline Conference standings.
Morgan outshot Valley 18-10.
Ian Silva had 9 saves for the Warriors, while Bailey Goss had 9 saves for Morgan.
Next Match: Morgan hosts Westbrook, Thursday, 3:45pm; Valley visits Portland, Thursday, 3:45.
Coginchaug 2, East Hampton 2
Seth Overton scored with 8 minutes remaining to rally Coginchaug to a Shoreline tie at home against the Bellringers.
The Blue Devils’ first goal came from freshman Andrew Fazzone-Chattier. Leo DiLeone and Sam Whittle had assists for Coginchaug (1-1-1). Keeper Logan Bender finished with 7 saves.
Ethan Marshall and Benjamin Nafis scored for East Hampton (1-2-1) and keeper Drew DiStefano had 3 saves.
Next games: East Hampton hosts Cromwell on Thursday (6pm); Coginchaug visits H-K on Thursday (3:45).
In other Shoreline boys games, Old Saybrook defeated Old Lyme 4-1.
Haddam-Killingworth 4, North Branford 0
Highlights: Cole Merriam had 2 goals and an assist and Ben Williams scored twice to lead H-K to a Shoreline win on the road. Isaac Barrerra added an assist. Andrew Conti and Lucas Kamoen shared time in goal for the Cougars, combining for 3 saves.
Next Match: H-K (2-2-1) hosts Coginchaug, Wednesday (3:45pm); North Branford (0-4-0) visits Old Lyme, Thursday (3:45).
Cromwell 1, Ledyard 1
Highlights: Erin Sokolowski scored for the Panthers in their out-of-conference tie at Ledyard. Jess English scored on a penalty kick for the Colonels (2-1-2). Lily Kenney had 5 saves in net for Cromwell.
Next Match: Cromwell (2-0-3) hosts Westbrook, Tuesday, 3:45pm.
Haddam-Killingworth 3, Coginchaug 0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-22)
Highlights: For the undefeated Cougars, Carly Rettberg had 4 service points and 11 assists; Jessica Timothy had 1 block, 15 kills, 8 service points/5aces; and Kaleigh Bodak had 12 service points, 4 kills and 14 assists.
Next Match: H-K (5-0) at Cromwell, Wednesday; Coginchaug (3-1) at Old Lyme, Wednesday.
Hale-Ray 3, Old Lyme 1 (25-20, 25-12, 25-2, 19-25)
Highlights: Abby Speckhals had 14 assists and 17 digs and Melanie Warren had 15 digs, 7 aces and 6 kills for Old Lyme. For the Noises, Brooke Praskievicz had a solid all-around game with 8 kills, 7 aces and 14 assists, while Ashley Malone contributed 8 kills.
Next Matches: Old Lyme (2-3) hosts Coginchaug, Wednesday; Hale-Ray (2-3) visits Valley Regional, Wednesday.
Morgan 3, Amistad 0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-17)