Photos from Monday’s St. Paul girls soccer NVL Tournament semifinal

Here are photos I took at Monday night’s NVL girls soccer tournament semifinal between St. Paul Catholic and Woodland at Ray Snyder Sr. Field in Waterbury. The Falcons gave a good effort, but the top-seeded Hawks were too tough and won 2-0 to move on to the league final.

The St. Paul defense sets up for a Woodland free kick.

Naomi Wells (11) and keeper Alessandra Milardo, left,
protect the St. Paul goal.

St. Paul’s Wells (11), Sydney Palma (21), Josselyn Zaldivar (7),
Addison Davis (3) and Alexa Morneault (28) keep their eyes on Woodland.

Milardo protects the goal.

Zaldivar gets ready to send off a free kick.

Head coach Jim Husbands (hat) and his staff
talk to the team at halftime

Husbands talks second half strategy.

Briana Senese (9), Catherine Ciampi (24), Carolyn DelDebbio (5)
and Palma (21) set up a St. Paul wall against  a Woodland direct kick.