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Big Win For Waterford Football, Soccer Stays Strong

A look at the week of sports at Waterford High School.

It had been two years since the Waterford High School team played a game at Waterford High School. But I guess some things are worth the wait.

Waterford (1-2) crushed the Plainfield Panthers (2-1) Friday night, 38-21, for the team’s first victory of the season. Waterford had lost its first two games of the year to Griswold and Ledyard on the road, and at halftime Friday they were tied 21-21 with the previously undefeated Panthers.

Then, using the home crowd as fuel, the Lancers came out and shut out Plainfield in the second half, according to The Bulletin. Lancer quarterback Seth Hoagland threw four touchdowns – three of which were to Kyle Willoughby, who caught seven of Hoagland’s eight completions, according to The Bulletin.

“When we came out in the second half, the defense got together over on the sideline,” Waterford coach Mike Ellis told The Bulletin. “I don't know what they said, but whatever it was they decided they were going to improve in the second half and they did.”

Soccer, Field Hockey

In the world of soccer, the Waterford High School boys team lost a hard-fought game to NFA, 1-0, on Thursday but came back to defeat Woodstock at home on Tuesday, 4-1. The team is now 6-2.

On the girl’s side, things were really interesting. As reported in last week’s Sports Report, the Waterford High School girls’ soccer team tied East Lyme 0-0 in double overtime last Monday. How did they respond last Wednesday? But going out and tying NFA, 0-0, in double overtime.

The team’s offense did come alive on Monday though against Wilbur Cross, winning by a score of 6-0. That leaves the team still undefeated with a record of 4-0-2.

There was still no update on the CIAC website for the Waterford High School girls field hockey team, which started the season 2-1.

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