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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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Girls Soccer wins on the road

September 17, 2015
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Caitlyn Krar scored the Lady Knights’ lone goal on her only shot attempt of the game in their 1-0 road win over Windsor on Friday night. Krar’s goal came on a breakaway through the middle of the field and hit the right side of the net with 8:03 to go in the first half and…

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The second round: Girls soccer expects to turn the corner and aim at the postseason

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 4-11-1 record (2-11-1 in the division) and a seventh-place finish in the CCC West. Although the Knights didn’t qualify for the Class LL tournament, Coach Mike Linehan said that he still learned a lot about the high school environment in…

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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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