Shelton High\u2019s girls soccer team marches into the postseason flying high. The Gaelettes went 6-1 to close the regular season and will host an SCC quarterfinal game. \u201cWe feel pretty good. We think we have a team that can contend for an SCC championship,\u201d Shelton coach Marvin Miller said. \u201cWe have a good shot for it if we play our A game.\u201d He added that it seems his team\u2019s path to the pinnacle always must go through nemesis Amity of Woodbridge, which handed Shelton it\u2019s only two defeats heading into the regular-season finale. Both were 1-0 nail-biters. With a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden on Friday, the Gaelettes improved to 11-2-2 and clinched the SCC\u2019s Oronoque Division title. Arianna Malick and Shawn Reinhardt combined in goal to post Shelton\u2019s ninth shutout of the season. Maggie Howard, Kelly Hurd and Rebecca Kliff scored the Shelton goals. Heather Garrett, Haley Oko and Haley Adcox had assists. Mary Sarah Olson had five saves for SHA (3-11-0). Shelton blanked visiting Lauralton Hall of Milford, 2-0, last Wednesday. Oko beat a Lauralton defender and blasted home the game\u2019s first net-finder, in the opening half. Oko was recently called up from the junior varsity ranks and is making the most of her opportunity. \u201cShe\u2019s glad to be here and today she showed us why she\u2019s here,\u201d Miller said. Howard scored in the second half when Leah Vohra returned the ball to her off a left side corner kick insert, and Howard hit the net from a sharp angle near the top of the 18 yard box. Courtney Litts was in goal and earned the shutout with a handful of saves. \u201cI think we did a good job linking together, passing to feet, and overall, staying composed on the ball,\u201d Litts said. A key to Shelton\u2019s success was in shutting down Lauralton standout forward Caroline Monahan, who scored Lauralton\u2019s lone goal in a 3-1 Shelton win earlier this fall. \u201cWe really shut her down tonight,\u201d said Litts, noting that defenders Erin Keary and Heather Garrett were assigned to surround Monahan and not allow her much space. \u201cThey executed the strategy well,\u201d Miller said. \u201cI think we have one of the best set of defensive backs in the league.\u201d Not only did the Gaelettes effectively mark Monahan, but they prevented other Lauralton players from setting her up. \u201cI think we did a good job denying service to her,\u201d Miller said. Steven Waizenegger, coach of Lauralton, said: \u201cWe couldn\u2019t muster much of an attack. I think they got us out of method of play by their hard work and relentless attacking.\u201d Miller said the team is striving to make a run at the SCC title and have success in the state playoffs. \u201cI think we\u2019re on track for that,\u201d Miller said. Given the overall success of the regular campaign, the Gaelettes are looking forward to the postseason. \u201cI\u2019m so excited. I\u2019m really proud of our team and how we\u2019ve played so far. I\u2019m really excited for what\u2019s to come,\u201d Litts said.