Welcome to the forth 2017 installment of “Set Piece”, the Southington High School Soccer team’s blog spot.
Blue Knight’s on the Pitch: A Look Back and a Look Forward
The Blue Knights started the week with a home match against Tolland on Tuesday. Southington continued to adjust to players in new positions resulting from a string of injuries. The first half was played evenly and ended 0-0. Five minutes into the second half, Joe Colaccino found the back of the net for a 1-0 Southington lead. Building off of the momentum of the initial goal, the Blue Knights continued to apply pressure. The hard work was rewarded as Joe Colaccino scored his second goal of the game to give Southington a 2-0 lead. Marek Kryzanski added a 3rd goal and the Blue Knights earned their first victory of the season 3-0 in their most complete offensive and defensive game to date. In the win, goalkeeper John Griffin earned his first shutout of his varsity career.
On Friday, Southington traveled to Glastonbury for a road match against a tough opponent. The action began quickly as Hayden Burbank scored for the Blue Knights in the first minute of the game for a 1-0 lead. The game then turned physical with both teams playing hard-nosed soccer. Glastonbury broke through at the 27-minute mark to tie the game 1-1. Glastonbury used the momentum of the first goal to apply pressure, which resulted in drawing a penalty in the box resulting in a penalty kick. Following the made penalty shot, Glastonbury lead 2-1. The first half ended with Glastonbury leading 2-1. As the second half opened, Glastonbury continued to play aggressively and added a 3rd goal 8 minutes into the second half. The play remained physical throughout the second half. Southington worked hard trying to generate opportunities but could not find any goals and the game ended with a 3-1 Glastonbury victory.
The Blue Knights ended week with a 1-2-2 record.
The Blue Knights will start next week with a home match against Farmington on Tuesday at 6PM. Southington will end the week on Thursday with another home match against New Britain at 3:45pm.
Everyone on the Southington High School Boys Soccer family would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to the “Shake a Can” event this past weekend. The funds collected will go directly to supporting the boys. Thanks!