Staples' surprising run in the Class LL girls soccer tournament ended Monday when Hamden scored 53 seconds into the first overtime to defeat the Wreckers, 3-2. Staples, the No. 11 seed, finishes the season 13-5-3. No. 3 Hamden moves on to meet Westhill in the semifinals Wednesday.
Staples fought back from two one-goal deficits to tie the score and force overtime. Abigal Fagan scored in the 26th minute and Turner Block scored in the 59th minute for Staples. Ciara Fennelly scored 53 seconds into the first overtime to win it for Hamden.
Staples received solid play from goalie Jesse Ambrose. Nine seniors suited up for the final time. The other Staples seniors include Kelly Bohling, Jaclyn Katz, Shannon Moss, Nicole Brill, Lauren Hodes, Lauren Kratky, Nicole Rothschild, Sally Rowland and Julie Strickland.
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