Posts Tagged ‘ boys soccer ’

The next generation of Blue Knights sweep through the soccer fields of SHS

August 11, 2015
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Southington coach Dave Yanosy held his Blue Knights Boys’ Soccer Clinic at Southington High School from nine to eleven in the morning from June 29-July 2. “I thought it was a great outcome,” said Yanosy. “We were really pleased with how attentive the kids were in the last session. They seemed liked they were ready…

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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

October 30, 2014
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by John Goralski
Ryan Burrill battles for a loose ball in a rain drenched season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights survived an 0-5 start and a season mired in injuries. They survived six overtime contests and came away with three wins and a tie. It seemed fitting that steady rains and a driving wind enveloped the field in the season finale. Even the weather seemed to be…

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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Francesco Ricigliano delivers a shot on goal during a 2-0 win over NW Catholic last week. The Blue Knights need just two more wins to clinch the postseason.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Schneider hurled the ball from the sidelines in the opening minute of the game, and Southington players scrambled to the net. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Knights were hungry to kickstart the scoring, but nobody could have predicted this. NW Catholic’s goaltender snatched the ball out of the air,…

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Refuse 2 lose; Boys soccer earns a win and a tie in 2 overtime road games

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knight soccer team forced overtime in New Britain with just under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Southington capped a second half comeback on Friday with a game-winning score in the first overtime at Windsor. After dropping five straight contests to start the season, the Blue Knights have battled…

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They’re baaack!!; Knights turn around season with 2 wins

October 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Ryan Burrill attempts a free kick during a 2-1 win over Simsbury. Burrill’s converted penalty shot in the second contest was a game-winner.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights had the advantage in the first half with a number of scoring opportunities. Once came with a throw-in, another from a corner shot. Southington had one possession where they fought for two shots on goal, but Simsbury still clung to a scoreless tie at the break. On…

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A game of inches; Boys soccer still fighting for first points

September 25, 2014
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By John Goralski
Bryan Doyle sprints across midfield during a loss to Farmington on Sept. 17. The boys are still looking for their first win of the season.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Ian Powell broke through the Hall defense in the final minute of the game and blasted a shot past their keeper to knot the game at 2-2. For the second time in the second half, a comeback goal tied the game against the No. 6 team in the state. Sure,…

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Possessing a new style;Boys Soccer is turning up the heat this fall

September 12, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two points. That was all how close the Blue Knight soccer team came to the postseason in 2013. If they could have pulled out one more win or manufactured a couple of ties, Southington could have made a run in postseason play. It wasn’t that the locals weren’t competitive. Only…

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The new Testa-ment; Joe Testa was a spark for Blue Knight soccer

November 9, 2013
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Former SHS standout Joe Testa offers some tips to a player as his Wilcox Tech team prepares for the upcoming postseason.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Few returning players even knew the name of the new Italian student in 1974 when he strolled onto the Recreation Park soccer field for an early Southington High School tryout. Tall and thin like a blade of grass, the young newcomer waited in the wings for practice to begin. He…

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One common goal; Soccer expects a return to the postseason

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It didn’t take long for the last year’s Knights to question their season goals. They lost their goaltender for almost a month. The scoring didn’t come, and the losses began to pile up. The first win came in the opening week, The second came in the season finale. Fortunately, winning…

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