Hall’s five-game winning streak came to an end in a loss to defending Class LL champion Glastonbury Tuesday afternoon.
By Marlon Pitter. Photos by Ronni Newton
In a rematch of last year’s Class LL state championship game, Hall head coach Zeke Seguro learned more about his team than in the five games prior.
Entering Tuesday 5-0, Seguro said the Warriors’ matchup against Glastonbury was a measuring stick to figure out the level his team could perform at. Despite a 2-1 loss in West Hartford, Seguro spoke optimistically about his club.
“Overall, I’m very, very pleased,” he said. “We had some really good chances. Their goalie made at least three big-time saves, so [I’m] not happy with the score, but I’m happy with our effort. I feel a lot better about our team today than I did, maybe, coming into this game.”
Evan Jones struck first for Hall (5-1), sending a shot across the goal into the top-right corner of the net with 33:34 to play in the second half. Drew Seguro assisted on the score.
Alec Hughes finished on a short breakaway seven minutes later to tie the game for Glastonbury (6-0). Mitch Williams scored the game-winner for the Tomahawks on a diving header in the box at the 20:47 mark.
The Warriors spent much of the second half trying to create opportunities, but the visitors did more with theirs.
“The difference is they finished their two out of four chances,” Zeke Seguro said. “We only finished one out of, maybe, five is what it came down to.”
Jones tallied seven of Hall’s 16 shots on the afternoon. The Warriors forced Glastonbury goalie Brett Schneider to make seven saves as their offensive pressure mounted throughout the game.
Despite being credited with just one save, Seguro said Max Kalsner Kershen faced his toughest challenge in net from the Tomahawks this season.
“He did well,” Seguro said. “None of the goals were really his fault. It was good execution on Glastonbury’s part.”
With key players from last year stepping up once again, Seguro hopes to have a strong season from his current squad.
“I don’t think there’s one player,” he said. “I think, collectively, we have a good core, a good nucleus that are playing well together and we’re hoping we just get better with each game.”
The Warriors continue their season at home against Rocky Hill (0-4-2) Friday afternoon.
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