Top Connecticut high school girls soccer performances from Week 8

Top performers

Sofia Atehortua, Greens Farms: Scored four goals in the victory over Hamden Hall. Atehortua, a freshman, now holds the single-season scoring record with 33 goals.

Meredith Healy, East Lyme: Came back from an injury in the game to score three goals in East Lyme’s 4-0 win voer Bacon Academy in the ECC Division I tournament semifinal. Healy also scored twice in the final to earn the Most Outstanding Player award in the Vikings’ 3-1 win over Waterford.

Clair Saunders, Thomaston: Her hat trick helped Thomaston top Gilbert 6-0.

Sydney Segalla and Tori Dodge, Housatonic: Segalla, who has committed to play at Boston College next season, had a hat trick and Dodge contributed three assists in Housatonic’s 5-2 win over Nonnewaug. Segalla has 87 career goals.

Nina Muir, Southington: Had a hat trick in the Blue Knights’ 3-1 victory over Northwest Catholic.

Sara Alessio, Woodland: Her three goals helped Woodland eliminate Ansonia 5-0 in the NVL tournament quarterfinals. Alessio also had the deciding goal in Woodland’s 2-1 win over Holy Cross to win the NVL title.

Staples defense: Posted shutouts over St. Joseph in the FCIAC tournament semifinal and Wilton in the final.

Megan Gallagher, Mercy: Had the deciding penalty kick in Mercy’s 5-4 edge over Amity to claim the SCC crown.

Taylor Maher, Morgan: Her penalty kick in overtime was the difference in Morgan’s 2-1 victory over Portland to claim the Shoreline Conference championship.

Of Note

  A hearty congratulations to Brookfield, which won its first conference championship since 1981, in the former Western Connecticut Conference, by beating Weston 3-0 in the SWC final last week.