Posts Tagged ‘ soccer ’

Knights settle for a tie

October 22, 2015
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Nick Falco splits a pair of Hall defenders during a loss on Friday, Oct. 16. With a tie earlier in the week against Simsbury, the boys keep pace in their quest for a tournament home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first shot hit off of the right post about three minutes into the second half. The second came off of a corner kick that bounced off of the left post with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Knights soccer team had their opportunities in Friday, Oct.…

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Knights bounce back: First loss doesn’t stop soccer’s momentum

October 14, 2015
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Erik Schneider leads a Southington attack during a 3-1 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Knights bounced back with two wins on the road.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a very successful start to the season, the boys soccer team (8-1-1, 4-1-0 in division) lost their first game of the season to Glastonbury (9-1-0, 4-1-0 in division) at home on Monday, Oct. 5, 3-1, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the road. Glastonbury jumped on the…

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Soccer battles back into the hunt: Lady Knights win 3 out of 4 to keep playoff hopes alive

October 14, 2015
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Kelly Doyle leads an offensive charge during a 1-0 win over New Britain to start the week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For two halves of regulation and most of the double overtime competition, the Lady Knights took turns shooting at the goal but just couldn’t find the net. But with time winding down in the second overtime period, the ball was getting batted around by the defense and New Britain’s goalie had…

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Knights are still fighting for respect

October 8, 2015
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Kate Kemnitz passes away from a defender during a loss to NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s soccer team (1-5-1) continued to battle for a spot in the postseason over the past week, but dropped two games in the process. The Lady Knights hosted NW Catholic (7-1) on Monday, Sept. 28 in a 7-0 loss. NW Catholic scored four goals in the first half and three…

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Boys soccer clinches tourney berth: Knights are among the first in the state to earn a postseason bid

October 8, 2015
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Ryan Burrill takes a shot on net during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s soccer team (6-0-1) continued their successful start to the season with wins over three wins over the week, qualifying them for the Class LL state tournament in the fewest number of games possible. The Blue Knights’ 1-0 victory at Hall on Friday, Oct. 2 put them into the postseason,…

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Woes continue for Lady Knights

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team (1-3-1) took on two of the top teams in the Central region over the week, but Southington fell short in both contests. On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Glastonbury (5-0), where they were defeated, 4-0. Glastonbury scored three goals in the first half, with their fourth…

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Soccer stays perfect

September 30, 2015
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The boy’s soccer team improved to 3-0-1 on the season with a 1-0 victory on the road at Simsbury (3-2) on Friday, Sept. 25. Through four games this season, Southington has yet to surrender a goal. Hayden Burbank scored the game’s only goal midway through the first half. Southington took 10 shots on goal. Evan…

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Sprinting from the gates: Blue Knight soccer is off to its best start in years

September 24, 2015
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Blue Knight goaltender Evan Daddona makes a stop during a recent contest. Daddona has already collected a trio of shutouts in the early season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erik Schneider brought the ball up just outside of the penalty box, swung his foot around, and booted it into the net with 22:15 to go in the first half. The goal gave the Blue Knights (2-0-1, 2-0-1 in division) the lead, but Southington was far from finished. Senior captain, Ryan…

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Soccer is halfway there: Defense allows just 1 goal

September 24, 2015
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Chelsea Cocozza takes a shot during during a 1-0 loss to Farmington on Sept. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening the 2015 season up with a 1-0 win at Windsor (0-2-1), the girl’s soccer team (1-1-1, 1-1-1 in division) fell short to Farmington (3-0) at home Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1-0. Even though they didn’t win the game, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that he thought the Lady Knights won…

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Soccer scores win in the opener

September 17, 2015
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Eric Schneider kicks the ball downfield during a 2-0 win over Windsor in the season opener on Friday, Sept. 11.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ryan Burrill placed the ball just outside the box as he lined up his shot. The Windsor players stood in front of him like statues, but that didn’t affect him. After taking a few steps back, Burrill charged the ball and booted a screaming shot that curled right over the Windsor…

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