NHS girls soccer

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Advances And Field Hockey Squad Falls In Double OT

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team advanced in the South-West Conference tournament, defeating host Weston 1-0 in the quarterfinal round, on October 31. Maddie Pirone one-timed a cross from Emma Curtis with just 2:08 remaining in the opening half, for what proved to be the decisive goal.

  • Coach Takes Away Positives Following Loss At Immaculate

    Sure, Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team — which came into the campaign with a fairly inexperienced varsity lineup — has had a pretty nice go of it thus far, matching its win total of a year ago with five victories in as many games to start its 2015 season. But there were plenty of positives to be found in a 3-1 loss at Immaculate of Danbury on October 8.

  • Late Dramatics — Girls’ Soccer Team Finds Winning Touch And Remains Unbeaten

    For most soccer teams, protecting a slim lead for less than ten minutes might not seem like all that much time. But when Newtown’s Sarah Houle banged home a shot off the goal post with about eight minutes to play, the time between the goal and the final whistle probably seemed like an eternity for the Nighthawks.

  • Girls’ Soccer Looks Ahead To State Tournament

    The Newtown High School girls’ soccer team finished out the regular season strong, winning three out of its last four games. Newtown put in a good stretch run fighting it out for a spot in the South-West Conference playoffs, narrowly missing the eighth and final spot.

    Despite the disappointment of missing the opportunity to play in the SWC tournament, Coach Marc Kenney was very pleased with the team’s effort and overall improvement especially toward the end of the season.

  • NHS Girls’ Soccer Players Compete For Playoff Spot In Tough SWC

    The Newtown High School girls’ soccer team continues to battle for a South-West Conference playoff spot. The Nighthawks sit in ninth place, just one point behind eighth place Pomperaug of Southbury, with two conference games remaining on the schedule. The top eight teams in the SWC will make it into the playoffs.

    Newtown defeated host Stratford 4-0, a team with only one win in conference play, on October 14, to improve to 3-4-4 in conference play (4-4-5 overall).

  • Even Playing Field For Girls’ Booters In South-West Conference

    Julia Sughrue (No. 23) goes for the ball along the sideline during Newtown's tie with Pomperaug on October 3. The 2-2 draw was Newtown's fifth deadlock of the campaign.

  • Girls’ Booters Get Win And Quality Ties

    Sure, the Nighthawks didn’t win, but they put in quite an effort and were fairly pleased with earning a scoreless tie with visiting Weston in the first game of a Newtown High School soccer doubleheader at Blue & Gold Stadium on September 27 (the boys’ squad followed with a 1-1 tie against Weston in the nightcap).

    “We were happy about the tie because they’re a good team — we know they’ve played well so far,” senior captain Brenna Kelly said. “We had some good effort.”

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Finds Rhythm, Earns First Two Wins

    The Newtown High School girls’ soccer team followed up its first win of the season with a resounding 5-0 victory over Brookfield High School Bobcats at Blue & Gold Stadium on Saturday night, September 20.

  • Competitive Girls’ Soccer Team Searches For Consistency

    A couple of ties, followed by a tough-to-swallow loss to begin the season, left Coach Marc Kenney talking to his Newtown High School girls’ soccer team members, perhaps for the longest of the postgame evaluations that will take place this fall. Kenney hopes so, as he seeks consistency and quick development from his new-look squad this campaign.

  • Memorable Year Ends For Girls’ Soccer Team

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team had its season come to a end in a 2-1 overtime loss to visiting Newington in the Class LL state tournament’s first round at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 4. After leading 1-0 at the half, No. 16 Newtown gave up a goal in the second half and the game winner in overtime against No. 17 Newington. Newtown put up a good fight against Newington, playing stellar defense throughout the entire game. Makenna Cerney scored Newtown’s goal, which was assisted by Jess Keller.