SOCCER FRIDAY: Southington boys and girls stop Conard in season openers; Wilcox girls put up an 8-spot

SOCCER FRIDAY: Southington boys and girls stop Conard in season openers; Wilcox girls put up an 8-spot



SOUTHINGTON — Chris Chaplinsky scored 1:26 into the second half Friday as the Southington boys soccer team earned a 1-0 CCC West-Colonial victory over Conard on Opening Day.

Chaplinsky scored off of a feed from fellow junior Marek Kryzanski. The goal went to the lower left of Conard keeper Mike Costello (4 saves).

Southington’s defense was stout all game with seniors Eili Rodriguez and Colin Burdette in front of senior goalie John Griffin, who finished with 10 saves in the shutout. Costello had four for Conard.

Girls

Southington 1, Conard 0: The Lady Knights also defeated the Cheiftains in their season opener, posting the CCC West-Colonial decision in West Hartford.

Middletown 2, Maloney 0: The Blue Dragons posted the CCC South-Colonial victory in Middletown. Both goals were scored by Carleigh DeFrance. Abbie Lespier had nine saves for the Spartans.

Wilcox Tech 8, Prince Tech 0: The Indians rolled in their season opener, routing the Falcons in a Connecticut Technical Conference game in Meriden.

Katie Kearney scored four goals within the first 14:30 to power the Tribe to the victory. Tatiana Gonzalez chipped in with two goals and an assist for the Indians. Valerie Espinosa (assist) and Natalie Strout chipped in with single tallies.

Strout’s came in on a penalty kick.

Stevey Heath and Morgan Herzman came through with Wilcox Tech assists.

Lupe Ramirez and Herzman combined for six saves for the Indians.

Cheshire 2, Guilford 2: Caroline Campion and Lila McNamee scored for the Rams in a SCC stalemate at Alumni Field.

The Cheshire duo scored within three minutes of each other in the second half. Campion’s goal came in the 46th minute and McNamee briefly gave the Rams a 2-1 lead in the 49th minute.

McNamee and Marissa Brough had assists for Cheshire.

Moira Kellaher tied the game for the Indians in the 65th minutes. Tatum Meder had Guilford’s other goal in the 13th minute.

Elizabeth DeMatteo made two saves in the net for Cheshire.


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