BRISTOL - Behind a pair of goals from Kendall Davis and strong defense, the St. Paul girls soccer team defeated Woodland 2-0 on Tuesday.
With the win it is the first time the Falcons have ever beaten Woodland and St. Paul advanced to the NVL championship game.
Hannah Duffney and Briana Senese each had assists, Duffney on the first goal and Senese on the second goal for Davis.
Defensively St. Paul was strong led by keeper Nina Zwolinski, who made 17 saves tying her season high.
Over her last 3 games, Zwolinski has 37 saves.
The players in front of Zwolinski were equally impressive as Bella Griffin at defensive center mid and the defensive back four, Emma Cretella, Catherine Ciampi, Hannah Stanford and Romi Bagdasarian all had a key role in the victory.
Woodland had been shut out just once this season before this game.
It was an all-around team effort for the Falcons and they will play the winner of Watertown and Holy Cross in the NVL championship game.
Housatonic 2, Terryville 0: The Kangaroos tough season ended at home with a shutout loss to the Mountaineers.
Matthew Lopez and Nicholas Santiago scored the Housatonic goals.
The Mountaineers goalie Caleb Shpur only faced three shots in the game while Terryville’s Zach Rinkavage made three saves on seven shots.
With the loss, the Kangaroos conclude their season 4-10-2.
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