Junior forward Katie Farr scored 3 goals Monday as No. 12 host seed Coginchaug demolished No. 21 Windsor Locks 5-0 in the CIAC Class S girls soccer tournament.
Faith Corona and Alyssa Woodward also scored for the Blue Devils (10-4-2) in their first-round win. They will meet No. 5 Wolcott Tech on Wednesday in Torrington.
Alyssa Woodward, Aly Woodward, Sophie Farr and Sam Paul had assists as the Blue Devils made it a busy day in goal for Tristan Oberg. She had 8 saves for the Raiders.
Coginchaug was playing for the first time since last week’s loss to Portland in the Shoreline Conference tournament. The Blue Devils and Highlanders could be headed for a possible Class S quarterfinal meeting.
“I was a little nervous going in because we hadn’t played in a week,” coach Megan Kavanaugh said, “but overall we played hard for 80 minutes.”
Kavanaugh was particularly pleased with the play of junior Aly Woodward in the back.
“Aly was phenomenal. She has been so strong for us,” said Kavanaugh. “She’s always been a good player, but it’s been especially evident the second half of the season. She keeps us together back there and has been playing really well.”
Emma Samperi had 1 save in net for Coginchaug.
In other girls tournament games Monday:
No. 4 Mercy 3, No. 29 Valley Regional 1
Highlights: The Tigers scored 3 unanswered goals after Jordan Harris gave the Warriors the lead 15:09 into the Class M first-round match. Laney Smith, Haley Morales and Megan Menard scored for Mercy (16-2-2). Kate Donlan assisted Smith and Morales and Lauren Kohs set up Menard’s score. Mercy keeper Melina Ford had 2 saves. Valley finishes 5-9-3.
Mercy will host No. 13 Plainfield in a second-round match Wednesday at Xavier’s Larry McHugh Field (7pm).
No. 6 Cromwell 3, No. 27 Wolcott 0
Highlights: Liv Lusitani, Audrey Dana and Cameryn Hickey scored for the Panthers in their Class M first-round win at home. Cromwell will host a second-round game Wednesday (2pm) against No. 11 Watertown.
No. 19 Old Saybrook 6, No. 14 Ellis Tech 0
Highlights: Molly Nygard scored off an assist from Sophia Barker to get the Rams (7-4-6) off and running toward their first-round Class S win in Danielson. Cassie Johnson (from Alex Benni) and Barker (from Lily Cody) scored later in the first half for a 3-0 at the break. Anna Brodeur (from Cody), Allie LaMotte (from Gretchen Kawecki) and Benni (from Lauren Dobratz). Abby Colella and Kylie Lake combined in net for the Rams’ shutout. Old Saybrook will meet No. 3 St. Bernard on Wednesday in Uncasville (2pm) in the second round.
No. 8 Morgan 3, No. 25 New Fairfield 0
Highlights: After a scoreless first half, the Shoreline Conference champion Huskies pulled away for their first-round Class M win at Indian River Complex.
Taylor Maher converted a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to put Morgan on the board. Julia Tanner “spectacular” goal off a corner kick from Maher in the 71st minute, and Eve Gardner’s tally from a Logan Pernal pass five minutes later sealed the win. Angelina Comiskey had 6 saves in Morgan’s 11th shutout of the season.
“Difficult game,” Morgan coach Steve Sullivan said. “Once again we came up strong in the second half. Our back line of defenders were super solid.”
Grace DeMarco had 11 saves for New Fairfield.
Morgan (12-0-7) will host No. 9 Granby on Wednesday (2pm) at IRC.
East Catholic 3, Old Lyme 1 (25-13, 25-16, 16-25, 25-15)
Highlights: Abby Speckhals had 17 assists and Maddie Hubbard totaled 13 digs in the Wildcats’ Class S tournament first-round loss. Abby Sicuranza had 8 kills and Maddie Thompson 7 aces for Old Lyme, which finishes its season with a 12-10 overall record.