Ryan Gerry scored 2 goals, Brady Stevenson had one and visiting Xavier remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Notre Dame of West Haven on Tuesday.
Jack Polke had an assist as the Falcons improved to 3-0-0 and dealt the Green Knights (3-1-1) their first defeat.
“The kids are playing well to start the season,” Xavier coach Brian Fitzgerald said. “With each game we are improving our play as a team. There are still some things to work on, but it’s still early in the season.”
The Falcons have four captains this season in Gerry, Dylan Misenti, Polke and Stevenson, and Fitzgerald praised the mix of their play and senior leadership with the performances of underclassmen Kieran Driscoll, Spencer Misenti, Finn Russell, Nick Cassarino and Ryan Chrostowski.
Stevenson has 4 goals in 3 games.
Christian Torres was in net for the Falcons and he finished with 2 saves. Zack Benson posted 6 saves for Notre Dame.
Xavier plays its next two matches at Larry McHugh Field: Thursday against Amity (4pm) and Saturday against undefeated Daniel Hand (1pm).
Elsewhere around the area on Tuesday:
Middletown 4, Rocky Hill 1
Highlights: Dario Rigano and Marshall Butler scored 2 goals apiece to give the Blue Dragons their fourth straight win to start the season. Rigano, Butler and Kris Bocchio had an assist each. Tyler Hahn had 5 saves in net for Middletown, while Rocky Hill’s Shah Jaimin collected 6 saves.
Next Match: Middletown at Berlin, Friday, 6pm.
Mercy 2, Wilbur Cross 0
Highlights: Kate Donlan scored in the first half off an assist from Marie Kane and Haley Morales converted in the second half for the Tigers (3-1-0), who won their second straight. Melina Ford had 1 save for Mercy, while Cross’ Yanit Vasquez had 6 saves.
Next Match: Mercy at East Haven, Thursday, 4pm.
Cromwell 1, Westbrook
Camryn Hickey got one past Westbrook keeper Alexandra Zanzalari, who otherwise was sensational in net, to lead Cromwell to a 1-0 Shoreline Conference win.
Hickey was assisted by Alyssa Bonelli as Cromwell improved to 3-0-3. The Panthers had 52 shots in 80 minutes and Zanzalari was credited with 26 saves.
“Great game by Zanzalari,” Cromwell coach Marcelo Caetano said.
Lily Kenney had 2 saves on the day for Cromwell.
Westbrook fell to 1-3-0.
Next Match: Cromwell hosts East Hampton, Friday (6pm); Westbrook hosts Morgan, Friday (3:45).
Morgan 2, Valley Regional 0
Highlights: Taylor Maher (assisted by Emily Smith) scored in the first half and Katie Martin converted early in the second off a Maher assist to send Morgan to the Shoreline Conference win. The Huskies had 18 shots on goal. Liz Allen had 16 saves for Valley, while Angelina Comiskey had 6 for Morgan.
Next Match: Morgan at Westbrook, Friday (3:45pm); Valley hosts Portland, Friday (3:45).
Haddam-Killingworth 5, North Branford 0
Highlights: Leah Chester scored 1:22 into the match off a cross from Brianna Nugent and Julia Favalora had 2 goals in the Cougars’ Shoreline win. Yumi Imai assisted Favalora and scored later in the first half, and Nugent also had a goal and finished with 2 assists. “We got great midfield play from Emmy Kehlenbach, Laina Goodison and Amanda Cassidy,” H-K coach Mike Shea said. Rhianna Phipps had zero saves for the Cougars.
Next Match: H-K (3-2-0) at Coginchaug, Thursday, 3:30pm.
Coginchaug 2, East Hampton 0
Highlights: Sam Paul and Katie Farr scored for the Blue Devils and goalkeeper Emma Samperi had 4 saves in a shutout win over the host Bellringers. East Hampton keeper Jennifer Tripps collected 9 saves.
Next Match: Coginchaug (3-0-1) hosts H-K, Thursday, 3:30pm; East Hampton (1-3-1) visits Cromwell, Friday, 6.
Portland 6, Hale-Ray 0
Highlights: Ava Maselek, Camryn DiMauro, Kendra Schoeps, Emily DeRing, Elizabeth Bustamante and Mia Quesnel scored for the Highlanders in their Shoreline game in Portland. Schoeps, DeRing, Giuliana Discenza, Rowan Bell, Mia Queen and Lilly Carroll had an assist each. Portland outshot Hale-Ray 18-3.
Next Match: Portland at Valley Regional, Friday, 3:45; Hale-Ray hosts Old Saybrook, Friday, 4pm.
Girls Cross Country
Amity 19, Mercy 54, Daniel Hand 66