Haddam-Killingworth’s girls soccer season continues to move in a positive direction, the latest sign a 1-1 tie against Shoreline Conference leader Morgan on Monday in Higganum.
Hadley Commerford’s goal with 15:32 gone in the second half was the Cougars’ equalizer. Commerford was assisted by Leah Chester.
“The girls on this year’s team have finally created an identity for themselves,” said coach Mike Shea, whose squad is 6-4-3 and the defending Shoreline champion. “They are starting to feel more and more confident in themselves, too. It’s nice to see this developing now.”
Morgan (9-0-5) had taken the lead just 8:15 into the match on an Eve Gardner shot over the head of H-K keeper Brianna Nugent.
Nugent had 7 saves on the day. Morgan keeper Angelina Comiskey stopped 10 shots.
Elsewhere around the county Monday:
Cromwell 3, Bolton 0
Highlights: Erin Sokolowski, Gabby Voccio and Katie Barber scored for the Panthers in their out-of-conference victory on the road. Lily Kenney had 9 saves for Cromwell, while Allie Buonomano had 10 for Bolton (3-7-1).
Next Match: Cromwell (8-0-5) hosts Old Saybrook, Tuesday, 3:45.
Coginchaug 7, North Branford 0
Highlights: Sam Paul, Katie Farr, Alyssa Woodward, Marina Chanthinith, Sophie Farr, Jenna DePonte and Estella Perez scored for the Blue Devils in their Shoreline win. Paul and Chanthinith had 2 assists apiece, with Ally Woodward, Lila Craig and Sophie Farr adding one each. North Branford keeper Ava Candelora notched 21 saves. Alyssa Woodward and Emma Samperi shared time in goal, combing for 1 save.
Next Match: Coginchaug (8-3-2) at Valley Regional, Monday, 3:45; North Branford (0-14-0) hosts NFA, Thursday, 3:45.
Portland 4, East Hampton 0
Highlights: Kendra Schoeps and Lily Carroll scored 2 goals each to power the Highlanders (8-2-2) to their Shoreline home win. Schoeps, Kendall Prince and Allison Scott had an assist each as Portland outshot the Bellringers (14-2). Hannah Brunk had 1 save for Portland.
Next Match: Portland hosts Woodland, Wednesday, 6pm; East Hampton (4-7-2) hosts Bacon Academy, Thursday, 6.
Mercy 5, East Haven 0
Highlights: Allie Epright, Haley Morales and Avery Kohs (on a penalty kick) scored in the first half for the Tigers, and Meg Gallagher and Kate Donlan tacked on second-half scores. Donlan, Gallagher and Laney Smith had an assist each. Mercy keeper Melina Ford finished with 4 saves.
Next Match: Mercy (9-2-2) at Shelton, Wednesday, 7pm.
Xavier 5, Amity 0
Highlights: John Milardo had a goal and 2 assists and Brady Stevenson scored twice to lead the Falcons to their 10th victory (10-0-2). Nick Cassarino and Dylan Misenti scored a goal each and Jack Polke had an assist. Cristian Torres had 2 saves for Xavier. Gavin Storz had 6 saves for Amity (6-7-0).
Next Match: Xavier hosts Fairfield Prep, Friday, 4pm.