Conard and Hall scored early in a crosstown girls soccer matchup resulting in a draw.
By Marlon Pitter. Photos by Hunter Marotto
After scoring minutes apart early in the first half, the Conard and Hall girls soccer teams played to a 1-1 tie Monday afternoon at Robert S. Chalmers Stadium in West Hartford.
Isabela Glynn found the ball inside the box and scored to put the visiting Chieftains up 1-0 with 36:18 left in the first half, assisted by Marisa Allen.
Hall answered eight minutes later as Lise Farstad found the net at the 28:30 mark. Emma Rogorzenski earned the assist on Farstad’s tally.
From there, Hall maintained offensive pressure and controlled the flow of the game through the rest of regulation.
“If we made a couple better decisions, then we could have scored a couple,” said Hall head coach Scott Ferguson. “We got into a good position instead of finding someone who was in a better position, or we rushed our shot – we just wanted to shoot. We did well in other phases, but that final third, we have to do a better job.”
The Warriors outshot the Chieftains 13-6 in total, but the Chieftains pushed in the overtime periods to try to earn the win. Hall had its chances after regulation as well, including an opportunity on a ball sent through the box in the middle of the first overtime.
“I give Conard a ton of credit,” Ferguson said. “I think they wanted to win more than we did. There was an urgency and an intensity that we didn’t match. That should never be the case in a Hall-Conard game.”
The Chieftains made 18 saves on the afternoon to the Warriors’ eight. Corner kicks were even at six apiece. Madison Lopol tallied three shots for Conard.
Hall moves to 4-1-2 on the season after the draw, while Conard goes to 4-3-1.
The Warriors will travel to Avon on Thursday for a 3:45 p.m. tilt. The Chieftains take the field under the lights at Farmington on Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
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