The Southington boys soccer team started this past week with a tough loss, but rebounded with a close win to split the two games they played.
The Blue Knights saw Hall pull away in the second half and win by a score of 3-0 on Sept. 11 in West Hartford, but came back for a 1-0 home victory over Bristol Central on Sept. 14. Southington was 2-1 after three matches.
Here’s what happened in those two games:
Hall takes over in second half
SEPT. 11—After a scoreless first half, the Warriors claimed a 1-0 lead on an Evan Jones goal off a Jamie Cowan assist with 26:43 to play in the game. The score remained 1-0 until just under 12 minutes to go when Clay Courtmanche scored on a long shot for a 2-0 Hall advantage. Drew Seguro scored at the 5:18 mark for the final margin of victory for the Warriors.
John Griffin made 11 saves in the loss for Southington.
Blue Knights bounce back
SEPT. 14—Southington grabbed a 1-0 lead just before the end of the first half, then held on for the rest of the game. Colin Burdette scored off of a throw-in by Eli Rodriguez. Griffin recorded six saves and secured his second shutout of the season.
Up next: Southington played at Tolland on Monday and lost 3-0 to fall to 2-2 on the season. The Blue Knights host perennial CCC and state power Glastonbury on Friday at 6 p.m. at Fontana Field.
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