RHS boys soccer team ousted on PKs

One day after the Ridgefield High girls soccer team bowed out of the state tournament on penalty kicks, the RHS boys soccer team suffered the same fate.

Twelfth-seed Stamford ended fifth-seed Ridgefield’s impressive season with a 2-1 victory in a Class LL second-round contest on Saturday at Tiger Hollow, edging the hosts, 5-4, on penalty kicks.

Ridgefield, which had earned a share of the FCIAC title with Norwalk, finished the year with a 16-3-1 record.

Stamford (14-3-2) took a 1-0 lead on Eric Altamura’s goal with 10 minutes left in the opening half. The Tigers got the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining in the game when Kent Coleman scored on an assist from Travis Leiter.

After two scoreless overtime periods, Stamford converted all five of its penalty kicks to come away with the upset victory and advance to the state quarterfinals.

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