Scores from Conard and Hall high school varsity competition, Oct. 7 – Oct. 14, 2015.
By Ronni Newton
The crosstown rivalry continues!
As we said last week, when Conard meets Hall in any sport, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see a good contest. Last week the boys soccer and girls volleyball teams faced each other. This week it was girls soccer.
Although the final score wasn’t as close as it was between the boys soccer teams (a 1-0 victory for Conard), both teams had nearly even records and the Conard girls arrived at Hall very pumped up for the game. A large crowd of students filled the bleachers on both sides of the stadium for the night game.
The contest was Hall’s “pink out” game, a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Both teams wore special jerseys: Hall in pink and Conard in black with a signature pink ribbon on the front. [See more photos at the end after the scores.]
Just past the midpoint of the first half, Hall took a 1-0 lead on a goal from future Division 1 (Rutgers) player, senior Chantelle Swaby. With just under 8 minutes left in the half, Hannah Weisenberg knocked one in, and Hall was ahead 2-0.
Conard threatened several times, but in the end it was all Hall. Senior Kyanna Alleyne scored a second half goal at the 15:55 mark, and the score was 3-0 in Hall’s favor at the end.
Hall head coach Scott Ferguson said it was a big win for his team. “Conard’s been playing really well this year. I was worried going into this game because they had beaten Simsbury 5-2 and we only managed a tie.” Ferguson said Hall has been up and down this season, but has been better lately.
“I’m optimistic that we’re going to keep playing well,” he said. Hall needs one more tie to make it to states, Ferguson said, and he’d love to earn a first-round home game.
“[Hall] just played a different kind of game than we were used to playing,” Conard head coach Kerrie Massaro said after the loss. ” They had us spreading down the sidelines a lot. And they took some good shots,” she said.
Conard co-captain and key player Kate Gosselin had run the full Hartford Marathon on Saturday, and finished fourth in her age group, but Massaro said she didn’t seem tired because of it. The team is 5-4-1, and Massaro believes they will make it to states.
The Hall boys cross country team met Glastonbury and Simsbury on Tuesday. Glastonbury dominated as expected, beating Simsbury and also beating Hall, 22-33. But Hall came out on top of Simsbury based on a tiebreaker – the second week in a row that a win has been decided based on the results of the sixth man – in this case freshman Patrick Keith who beat out Simsbury’s fifth runner by 2 seconds. Head coach Jeff Billing said another key to Hall’s victory was bunching runners in a tight pack – several of whom crossed the finish line before Simsbury’s third place runner.
Congratulations to the Hall soccer team on its victory over Glastonbury last week. The Warriors have been the only team to beat the top-ranked Tomahawks this year!
Do you have photos or details from recent games or meets? We would love to share. Please email Ronni Newton at [email protected].
Scores for other sports are listed below and have been compiled from the CIAC website.
Oct. 9 vs. Southington, lost 26-61
Conard field hockey:
Oct. 9 vs. Southington, won 6-0
Oct. 14 vs. South Windsor, won 1-0
Hall field hockey:
Oct. 8 vs. Wethersfield, won 1-0 (OT)
Oct. 13 vs. Fermi, tied 0-0 (OT)
Conard boys soccer:
Oct. 8 vs. Southington, lost 0-2
Oct. 14 vs. Glastonbury, lost 1-2
Hall boys soccer:
Oct. 8 vs. Glastonbury, won 2-1
Oct. 14 vs. South Windsor, won 3-1
Conard girls soccer:
Oct. 8 vs. Southington, won 4-0
Oct. 12 vs. Hall, lost 0-3
Oct. 14 vs. Glastonbury, lost 1-4
Hall girls soccer:
Oct. 8 vs. Glastonbury, lost 0-3
Oct. 12 vs. Conard, won 3-0
Conard girls swimming and diving:
Oct. 9 vs. East Catholic, won 100-86
Oct. 14 vs. Newington, won 89-83
Hall girls swimming and diving:
Oct. 14 vs. Southington, won 88-80
Conard girls volleyball:
Oct. 7 vs. East Catholic, lost 1-3
Oct. 9 vs. Simsbury, lost 1-3
Oct. 14 vs. Glastonbury, lost 0-3
Hall girls volleyball:
Oct. 9 vs. Southington, lost 0-3
Oct. 13 vs. Manchester, won 3-1
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