Boys soccer splits; 2 more to clinch

soccer-shsBy BRIAN JENNINGS

STAFF WRITER

The Blue Knight soccer team split last week with a win and a loss, recording the most offensive goals in a game this season, but at the same time, giving up the most goals in a game as well.

All in all though, Southington coach Dave Yanosy referred to last week as a solid week.

Win vs. Windsor

OCT. 4—Southington won their third-straight game against Windsor at home on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the Warriors.

Collin Burbank scored the lone goal of the first half. Daniel Topper and Joseph Colaccino (2) secured the win with goals in the second half. Alexis Frausto (3) and Cameron Zegzdryn contributed with assists. Windsor’s only goal of the game came midway through the second half.

The Knights took 16 shots on goal and five corner kicks. Evan Daddona saved five of Windsor’s seven shots on goal.

“We played really well against Windsor,” said Yanosy. “It was a hard-fought game, and we responded well in the second half by scoring three times to break the game open. Daniel Topper’s goal 18 seconds into the second half really put us in good position for the win. Joe Colaccino and Alexis Frausto really clicked up front and were a big reason why we were able to secure the victory.”

Loss at Hall

OCT. 7—Southington’s three-game winning streak was axed by a 5-0 sweep at Hall a few days later.

The Warriors scored their first goal midway through the first half and the other four goals in the second half. The Warriors held the Knights to just three shots on goal and three corner kicks. Daddona saved seven of Hall’s 15 shots on goal.

“We ran into a really good Hall team,” said Yanosy. “Coming off of their first loss of the season on Wednesday to Farmington, Hall was hungry and eager. Although the result was disappointing, we will learn from it, make adjustments, and move forward. We will focus on working hard and playing quality soccer for the remainder of the season.”

Southington is currently 5-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the CCC Central Blue (5th).

The Knights are two wins away from qualifying for the Class LL tournament with seven regular season games remaining. The Knights will look to secure a seat in the postseason this week with games against Bulkeley (1-6-1) and Farmington (7-1-1).

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