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

October 30, 2014
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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

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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Backs against the wall; Lady Knights are on the brink of elimination

October 17, 2014
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Backs against the wall; Lady Knights are on the brink of elimination

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight soccer team battled two of their three opponents into overtime, but only came away with a single point. Southington’s back is against the wall, and the girls are running out of time. A 5-0 loss to NW Catholic was sandwiched by two hard-fought overtime games. The Knights…

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

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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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

October 10, 2014
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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington outscored opponents in every half last week. For 160 minutes in regulation, the Lady Knight soccer team held opponents off the board. Since cruising by Platt, 5-1, in the season opener, the Lady Knights have struggled with a six-game losing streak that stretches back to Sept. 12. But a…

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

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

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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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

September 24, 2014
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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

By John Goralski Sports Writer In their first meeting last fall, NW Catholic dismantled the Knights for a 6-0 victory. In their second contest, Southington was shut out again. The third meeting came in the postseason, where NW Catholic ended Southington’s fall campaign with a lopsided, 7-0 decision. On Monday, Sept. 15, the Lady Knights…

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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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A New Direction; Girls soccer takes aim at the postseason

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer First year coach Mike Linehan hustled between two groups of girls soccer players during a pre-season possession drill. He barked encouragement over one shoulder as an offensive unit navigated the ball past a crowd of defenders. He turned back to critique the defenders in the other group when they missed…

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