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GIRLS SOCCER 2022

All-State players - Carlin Guarneri '96; Danielle Lacroix '99; Rebecca Sampara '07; Nicole Pacapelli '09; Gabriella Reis '11; Marisa Pacapelli '13; Marisa Pacapelli '14; Gabi Prisco '16
Retired numbers - Carlin Guarneri (Class of 1997) #1

Westies blanked by Mercy
West Haven falls in opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 8, 2022)
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The West Haven girls soccer team opened the year against a tough Mercy team and fell 3-0 in Middletown Thursday evening.

The young Westies battled, but it was not enough as Mercy took a 2-0 lead in the first 25 minutes of the game and never looked back.
“We played great defense for the first 25 minutes, but after an injury to one of our forwards and the need to use the bench, they (Mercy) scored two goals in the next ten minutes,” West Haven coach Kyle Brown said. “We ended the game in the second half with some great defense and only allowed one goal in the second half. For a young team, there is optimism coming forward because for over half of our team it was their first varsity game. I'm excited to see them in the second half of the season as we gain some experience.” 
The Westies received a strong performance in goal from Kassidy Carrano, who made 14 saves, including three on breakaways. 


Westies blank North Haven
Tsakonas leads way in 3-0 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 13, 2022)
 - The West Haven girls soccer team picked up its first victory of the year with a 3-0 victory over North Haven Tuesday evening at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. With the victory, West Haven improved to 1-1 on the year.
Julia Tsakonas scored twice for the Westies, Maya Bermudez added another tally, and Kassidy Carrano made two saves in the shutout victory.
The Westies also received a solid defensive effort from Celia Williams, Chloe Whelan, Ilyana Griffith Waite, and Niamh Chesson.

Tsakonas scored twice off corner kicks from Arianna Izzo for a 2-0 advantage, and Bermudez buried a rebound for the 3-0 victory.


Upper Hand
Tigers blank Westies 2-0 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 20, 2022) 
- The West Haven girls soccer team dropped two in a row to start the week. With the losses, the Westies fell to 1-3 on the season.
West Haven has had troubles finding the back of the net with all three losses coming by shutout. The latest two were no different as West Haven dropped a 5-0 decision at Branford, and followed with a 2-0 home loss against Hand on Tuesday evening at Ken Strong Stadium.
Goalkeeper Kassidy Carrano was a bright spot in both losses as the senior made nine saves in the loss to Branford and added 12 more, some in spectacular fashion, against Hand. 


Westies blank Shelton
Tsakonas scores, Carrano makes 11 saves in shutout 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 24, 2022)
 - The West Haven girls soccer team moved to 2-3-1 with a tie against Amity and a victory over Shelton. Goalkeeper Cassidy Carrano stood out in each contest, combining for 18 saves.
The Westies played to a 1-1 draw against Amity Thursday evening at Ken Strong Stadium. Senior Abigail Phelan scored 26 minutes into the contest off an assist from Ariana Izzo on a corner kick.
That was all the scoring in the game for the Westies, but Carrano made sure West Haven left with at least a tie, making 11 saves.
West Haven picked up its second victory of the year Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 road victory over Shelton.
After a scoreless first half, the Westies got the only goal they needed when senior Julia Tsakonas scored at the 60-minute mark.

The West Haven defense and Carrano made the lead hold up as Carrano made seven saves in the shutout victory. The shutout was the second of the year for the senior goalkeeper. 


Westies run past Hamden
Powell scores 4 times in 6-4 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(September 27, 2022)
 - The West Haven girl soccer team won its second straight contest with a 6-4 victory over Hamden Tuesday evening. With the win, West Haven improved to 3-3-1 on the year.
The Westies, who played with a new formation, were led by sophomore Jaylyn Powell who scored four goals and added an assist. Senior Julia Tsakonas scored twice and had two assists as West Haven built an early lead on its way to the third win of the season.
Abigail Phelan assisted on the first goal by Tsakonas, while Powell assisted on the second goal by Tsakonas. Powell saw her first two goals assisted by Tsakonas.

Kassidy Carrano made five saves in the win.