Story Lines Of The Season

Tough defense, led by seniors Sammy Waskowitz and Taylor Burger and freshman goalkeeper Meghan Cerino, led Haddam-Killingworth to its first Class S title since 2005 and first outright title since 1994 with a 2-0 win over Stonington. Coach Patsy Kamercia completed her 37th season. H-K, which had 13 seniors, did not allow a goal in the state tournament. It was H-K's second win of the season over Stonington, after beating the Bears 1-0 in overtime.

Stonington made its first trip to the Class S finals since 1991. The team is young: junior Libby Morrison (20 goals, 12 assists) is the program's all-time leading scorer and sophomore Molly Crowley had 19 goals.

Wilton won its second consecutive Class M championship, 3-0 over Guilford. The Warriors finished the regular season unbeaten; only loss was in the FCIAC semifinals, 2-1 in overtime to Greenwich.

Guilford was the 10th seed, led by Riley Smith's 29 goals. Smith had two in Guilford's 2-1 overtime victory in the Class M semifinals over Farmington.

Cheshire romped over Simsbury 5-1 in the Class L semifinals and returned to try to defend its championship against Darien. But the Blue Wave was simply too much for Cheshire, which lost 21 seniors after winning the 2011 Class L title, and the Rams lost 4-0. Two of their top players — juniors Emma Farrel and Michelle Federico — return next year.

Darien won its fifth state title in six years, moving up to Class L after dominating Class M between 2007-2010.


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