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Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team saw its stellar season come to an end in a 2-1 loss to visiting Glastonbury, in the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.
Karsen Pirone scored third-seeded Newtown’s goal. No. 6 and defending state champ Glastonbury evened the game before halftime and broke the tie early in the second half.
The Nighthawks had a flurry of late-game opportunities, including a chance from point-blank range that was cut off by the opposing goalkeeper.
“I was super-impressed with Glastonbury. They work so hard off the ball. Their speed, front to back, was problematic for us,” said Newtown Coach Marc Kenney, whose team defeated Glastonbury in the state final five years ago.
“We played pretty well in stretches but they were the better team. We just weren’t good enough today, no fault to our team. They played hard.”
Kenney said he will miss his seniors, led by captains Sarah Houle, Grace Corcoran, and Cassidy Kortze.