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Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team handed South-West Conference rival Joel Barlow of Redding its first defeat of the campaign with a 1-0 win on the road, on the afternoon of Thursday, October 12.
Adam Farley scored, assisted by Rilind Limani, early in the second half. Goalkeeper CJ Trivers made the lead stand up with an eight-save performance.
The Nighthawks improved to 9-2-1 and the Falcons fell to 10-1-1.
Newtown’s defense, led by Evan Eggleston, Nick Weiland, and Hunter Procaccini, stymied a Barlow team that had scored six or more goals four times.
Nick Booth, coach of the Hawks, was pleased with his team’s performance given how it possessed the ball.
“In the second half we completely controlled the game and outworked them. We controlled the ball,” Booth said.
“We needed a win against a good group for us to feel good going into states,” Booth added.
The Hawks have four games remaining before the playoffs, beginning with the South-West Conference tournament, followed by the state bracket.
Read more about the game in the October 20 print edition of The Bee.