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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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SP briefs - SHS Soccer team United Way

The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Southington Soccer Club dominates the fall

January 4, 2015
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The U12 girls ‘Swarm’ team went 11-1-0. Front, from left, Jennifer V, Romi B, Alexis V, Abby D, Faith K, and Katie C. Back, Coach Anthony Kosior, Callie K, Mary M, Jordan B, Audrey C, Mikayla M,  and Kira H.

Five Southington Soccer Club teams rallied to a total of 51 wins this fall, and no team suffered more than two losses over the course of the season. The U-12 ‘Swamp’ girls soccer team led the way with a perfect 8-0 record that culminated with a State Cup title.

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

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Katie Martocchio beats a Farmington player to a loose ball during Southington’s Pink Game on Friday, Oct. 10. Fundraisers at the event helped raise money for breast cancer prevention.

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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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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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sarah Palko races to a loose ball during a 5-0 win over Windsor. Palko scored four goals and an assist in a pair of victories last week.

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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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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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

September 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Lady Knight defensman Erin Angelillo beats a NW Catholic player to the ball during a 2-0 loss on Monday, Sept. 15.

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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