Welcome to the eighth 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
Southington started their week with a home match on the turf under the lights on Monday against Avon. The attached link has a great article from the 2-1 Blue Knights victory. As you will see in the article Joe Colaccino and Eli Rodriguez lead the way for Southington with a goal apiece to provide the Southington offense. The article also contains some great pictures from the game. Highly recommend clicking on the link for expanded Blue Knights coverage.
On Friday, Southington took to the road for a match against Newington. The Blue Knights could accomplish two objectives in this game. 1) Win their first match played at the 3:45PM time slot. 2) With a win or tie earn a spot the in Class LL Tournament. Southington created a number of chances in the first half of the game but it was Newington who scored and held a 1-0 halftime lead. The Blue Knights looked to create pressure as the second half started. The hard work lead to a Southington goal by Bryce Worth to tie the game at 1-1. Southington used the momentum of the first goal to create a second goal by Joe Colaccino at the 27 minute mark of the second half making the score 2-1. The Blue Knight scoring was capped by a second goal by Joe Colaccino minutes later for a 3-1 lead. The Southington defense settled in and the game was closed out for a 3-1 victory and both objectives achieved. Check!…Check!
The Blue Knights ended an undefeated and productive week with a record of 6-5-2.
Southington will start next week with a home match on Tuesday at against Conard at 3:45. On Thursday, Southington will play a road match against Hall at 6pm.