Boys soccer: Shelton advances with win over Cheshire

Nick Dingwall, with goal-scorer Zach Prindle (19) looking on, gets his foot on the ball in the win over Cheshire. — Andy Hutchison photo

Zach Prindle broke a scoreless tie with 11:13 left in regulation to send the second-seeded Shelton High boys soccer team to a 1-0 win over seventh-seeded Cheshire in the SCC quarterfinals on Saturday.

Prindle drilled the ball off a bounce from near the top of the 18 yard box.

The decisive goal was set up on the left side of the field, as Mark Gergely and Tyler Carvalho combined to work the ball into Cheshire’s back third.

Shelton’s Spencer Gangi was also involved in the play as the Gaels continued to apply pressure on the Cheshire end of the field.

Goalkeeper Isaac Garcia made five saves to earn the shutout.

Center backs Kelan Smith and Anthony Russo played well to help limit Cheshire’s chances.

Shelton will host third-seeded Daniel Hand in the semifinals on Monday at 6 p.m.

The Tigers defeated sixth-seeded Hamden, 1-0, in their quarterfinal.

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