Soccer: CHS teams to play in New England tourney

For the second year in a row, Christian Heritage School of Trumbull’s boys and girls soccer teams are headed to the New England Tournament for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council.

This year, both were seeded high enough to host first round games, a credit to their performance over the course of the year. This is the second year in a row the CHS girls team has been selected to the tournament of the top eight teams in Class D in New England.

After posting a 9-3-4 regular season record and being undefeated during their regular season, the girls added two more wins in the Housatonic Valley Athletic League Tournament to come home with the championship trophy on Nov. 14.

At 11-3-4, and with just one loss in class, the girls were primed to host a New England Tournament game and were given the No. 4 seed. They will host No. 5 seed Vermont Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m, at Indian Ledge in Trumbull. If they win, they will play again on Saturday, Nov. 21.

This year, after going undefeated in the NEPSAC regular season, the boys entered their HVAL Tournament as the top seed. They lost in the second round to eventual champion Forman School. That gave the boys some hesitation as to their future in the NE Tournament, but their body of work over the course of the season spoke for itself and allowed the committee to seed them second of the top eight teams in Class D in New England.

This is the fourth year in a row that the boys have been selected to the tournament. They made it all the way to the New England championship game last year, before losing to a school from Rhode Island.