Yesterday I wrote about how deep the Shoreline Conference was and focused on the Class S tournaments, but completely forgot about Class M. I just looked at the girls tournament results and Haddam-Killingworth will be playing for the Class S soccer championship.
H-K may play a mostly Class S schedule in the Shoreline Conference, but as I said yesterday, it is probably the deepest in the state, especially in girls soccer. They will be playing Waterford for the title on Saturday and although it’s tough to make a prediction, these two schools have a common opponent we can base some of that off of.
Both teams played Woodstock this year. Woodstock earned the #7 seed in the Class L tournament and won their first game 6-0 over Fermi before losing to Bunnell.
In the third game of the season for the Cougars, they tied Woodstock 2-2 in the northeast corner of the state. In the last game of the season for Waterford, the Lancers lost to Woodstock at home 3-2. There is not much to go by with this common opponent. One game was played early in the season, the other late and I don’t know anything about the Woodstock Academy. The point is, like I’ve been trying to make is, the Shoreline Conference is so good.
#5 H-K beat #12 Berlin, #4 Watertown and #16 Weston to make the finals. #3 Waterford beat #14 Holy Cross, #27 Sheehan and #2 Tolland. We will see what happens on Saturday, but the moral of the story is, the SLC is deep.
Three of eight teams playing for a girls soccer state championship are from the Shoreline. The next closest is the SCC where Branford and Guilford will play for the Class L title.