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Hall Girls Soccer Loses Close One to Undefeated Simsbury Team

Hall sophomore Sarah Punt controls the ball. Punt scored Hall's lone goal in a 2-1 loss. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

West Hartford’s Hall High School hosted Simsbury in girls soccer on Tuesday.

Madison Maxwell of Hall controls the dribble as a Simsbury defender gives chase. The Warriors fell 2-1. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

By Paul Palmer

Hall girls soccer lost a close game, 2-1, to Simsbury on Tuesday at home in West Hartford.

Simsbury – which had given up only one goal on the season – got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first half. The Warriors’ Sarah Punt answered for the home team before the end of the half.

Simsbury had the better of the opportunities in the second half, but senior goalie Allie Keith was quick off her line and had a strong save on a close-in shot to keep it a one-goal game.

The Warriors could not find the tying goal, and with their three-game winning streak snapped fall to 5-3-4 on the season. They will travel to Glastonbury on Thursday, before a rematch with Simsbury on Oct. 26

Simsbury improves to 7-0-5 on the season.

Hall’s Sofia Cieplinski’s throw-in heads to teammate Ally Yamamoto. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Senior goalie Alie Keith secures the ball against Simsbury in Tuesday’s match-up. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Hall player gather before the start of the second half. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Hall sophomore Sarah Punt gets a step on a Simsbury defender. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Hall tai-captain Cate Mancini turns with the ball against Simsbury. Hall vs. Simsbury girls soccer. Oct. 19. 2021. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

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