Posts Tagged ‘ Hockey ’

CCC Champs; Field Hockey wins conference title; on the brink of first 10-win season

October 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Meagan Asklar fights past an EO Smith defender during a 2-0 win on Tuesday, Oct. 21. With wins over EO Smith and South Windsor, the Lady Knights clinched the CCC East title.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Allie Abacherli’s first goal was answered before the break by a pair of South Windsor scores. Abacherli’s second goal came during a 30-minute defensive stand that kept the Bobcats off the board for the entire second half. Her third goal was something special. With nine seconds left in overtime, Isabella…

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Postseason bound; Field Hockey’s in uncharted waters

October 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Meagan Asklar pushes past an East Catholic defender during a 4-0 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Zazzaro charged the cage. Allie Abacherli converted the goal, and Coach Erin Luddy breathed a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, East Catholic’s second year program battled the Knights in a scoreless tied for more than a full quarter, but Abacherli’s goal opened the gates. Over the next…

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New kids in town; Field hockey scores shutout in Farmington

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Jess Lee sweeps a pass across the net during a recent Lady Knight game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy tried to conceal her excitement as she gathered her field hockey team at the half. The Lady Knights had surged to a 2-0 lead over Farmington off a penalty corner and an all out blitz with eight minutes to go before the break. Now, Luddy said, it was…

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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Michaela Carrera leads the attack during a recent field hockey game. The Lady Knights are off to the program’s best start.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy scowled as her players lined up for postgame handshakes on Tuesday. The Lady Knights battled toe-to-toe against Conard for 80 minutes but came up short in a 1-0 loss. In most years, Luddy would be celebrating another moral victory, but this isn’t most years. The coach didn’t smile.…

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Knights rebound; Field hockey isn’t slowed by loss

September 19, 2014
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By John Goralski
Lauren Zazzaro leads the charge during a 4-0 win over Newington.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jess Lee fed Allie Abacherli in a blitzkrieg assault in the opening minutes of the game. Just a minute and a half later, Abacherli fed Lee to give the Lady Knight field hockey team a 2-0 advantage. On Friday, Sept. 12, Southington didn’t look like a team that had just…

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Home field advantage; Field Hockey has raised the bar for 2014

September 12, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For years, Erin Luddy boasted that an artificial turf field would level the playing field for her Lady Knight team. For years, she manufactured late rallies in a frenzied game of catch-up, while turf teams cruised into the postseason. Last season, she finally had her chance to prove it. Glastonbury…

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Battling all the way to the end; Warrior-Knights reach the Class LL quarterfinals

March 21, 2014
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By John Goralski
Warrior-Knight Dylan Roach makes a play for the puck during a recent game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop was knocked to the ground, but the senior forward still managed to flick the puck at the goalie. Less than a minute later, Will Amenebar reached out to catch a pass across the crease, drew the goalie out of position, and just missed the far corner of the…

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Tourney tested; Ice Hockey fights to CCC title game

March 14, 2014
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By John Goralski
Brian Mahon skates toward center ice at the CCC South semifinals.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bolton-Coventry-Rockville (BCR) hockey coaches were forced to call a timeout with 11:23 remaining in the CCC South championship game. Kevin Cop had given Hall-Southington the lead in the waning minutes of the opening period. Will Amenebar had just pushed the lead to 2-0, so for the second time in three…

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Offensive surge; Ice Hockey opens with a shutout

December 27, 2013
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By John Goralski
Jarod Florian looks for a pass during an opening day victory over Rocky Hill-RHAM-Middletown at Veteran’s Rink in West Hartford on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The season was barely started, and the Warrior-Knights had already found the net. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Hall-Southington hockey team swarmed the Rocky Hill-RHAM-Middletown (R-M-M) net during their first shift, and it took just 45 seconds to tally their first goal. Coach Brian Cannon didn’t know what to expect…

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Protecting their turf; Field Hockey is ready for the next challenge

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Last year, the Lady Knights seemed to scowl each time the ball skipped off a tuft of grass to spark an official’s whistle. Each time an offensive rush was stalled by a string of whistles, the girls would glance longingly at the construction of Southington’s artificial turf field. It was…

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