By Paul Augeri
The Shoreline Conference girls soccer tournament field will be set with the outcome of Old Saybrook’s match at Portland on Wednesday.
Entering Monday, three teams – Old Saybrook, Valley Regional and two-time defending Shoreline champ Haddam-Killingworth — were vying for the sixth and last spot. Valley, though, was knocked out of the picture Monday with a 1-0 loss to Coginchaug.
If Old Saybrook beats or ties Portland, the Rams would qualify as the sixth seed. An Old Saybrook loss opens the door for H-K, which owns a 1-0 win over the Rams in their only meeting on Sept. 14.
Morgan (25 points), Cromwell (25), Old Lyme (23), Coginchaug (23) and Portland (20) already are in the Shoreline tournament. Morgan, Cromwell and Old Lyme were all unbeaten in Shoreline play (Morgan and Old Lyme each have a non-conference match left this week).
The Rams have come on strong in the last 10 days, tying Coginchaug, Cromwell and Morgan to get into Shoreline tournament contention.
H-K finished its regular season last Friday, losing to Cromwell 1-0 on Gabriella Vocchio’s second-half goal. The Cougars have 15 points in conference matches and a 6-6-3 overall record, which gets them into the CIAC Class M tournament.
On Monday, Katie Farr’s goal, with an assist from Sam Paul, gave Coginchaug the victory over Valley. Warriors keeper Liz Allen had 9 saves in the match, while Carly Benbow had 2 saves for Coginchaug.
In other games on Monday:
Xavier 1, Shelton 0
Highlights: At Larry McHugh Field, Dylan Misenti assisted on Ryan Gerry’s second-half goal as the Falcons, currently the top seed in Class LL, improved to 13-0-2. Spencer Misenti had 1 save in the shutout win. Alessandro Mallozzi had 6 saves for Shelton (3-10-3). Xavier wraps up the regular season Wednesday with a home match against Ellington (6:30pm).
Old Lyme 3, Norwich Tech 0 (25-4, 25-13, 25-23)
Highlights: For Old Lyme, Abby Sicuranza had 9 aces, Fiona Huffard had 4 kills and Abby Speckhals had 5 assists. The Wildcats are 10-8 overall.