Girls soccer: Shelton falls to Guilford High, 4-1

The Guilford High girls soccer team avenged an earlier-season loss to Shelton High with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Gaelettes on Friday night in a game played at Guilford’s Bittner Park.

After taking a 1-0 first-half lead on the first of Kayley McLaughlin’s two goals, the Indians put together a second-half surge, netting three goals en route their seventh win of the season against two losses and a tie.

McLaughlin’s second goal, which came in the game’s 44th minute on a header off of a free kick by Izzy Nerney, made it a 2-1 game.

Shelton’s Sarah Skoronski closed the gap to 2-1 by scoring at 26:38, on a high-arched shot which beat Guilford goalkeeper Lindsey Hiltz to the upper left-hand corner of the net.

Guilford continued to dominate play, first getting a goal from Andrea Balliscato (at b18:41) and a final score from Tatum Meder at 14:23.

Guilford outshot Shelton, 20-7, with Gaels’ keeper Shelby Offord making seven saves. Hiltz only had to make two.

The loss snapped Shelton’s three-game unbeaten streak and left the Gaels with a 5-3-1 record heading into a Wednesday game against Hillhouse/Cross/Career.

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