Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 was the first day of competition for most West Hartford high school sports.
By Ronni Newton. Photos by Paul Palmer
Teams at West Hartford’s Conard and Hall high schools began what all hope will be a full season of sports competition – including state championships – with girls and boys soccer, field hockey, and volleyball among the teams with games on Sept. 9.
Cross country, girls swimming and diving, and football are also beginning competition over the next few days. Boys golf, which transitioned to a fall sport for 2021, began the season on Aug. 31.
In their first game of the season, the Conard girls soccer team fell to Southington at home, 4-2. Conard goals were scored by Grace Beazoglou and Gabby Niman, with Meryl Rung and Molly Brown in goal.
The Conard boys soccer team played at Southington, winning 3-2 (goals scored by Anthony Catanzaro and Luke Wadsworth), and Conard field hockey won at South Windsor, 4-0, according to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) website.
V BSOC: Conard 3, Southington 2
Anthony Catanzaro 2 goals
Luke Wadsworth 1 goal
Aaryan Daswani 7 saves
— Conard Athletics (@CHSWHAthletics) September 10, 2021
Hall field hockey traveled to Glastonbury on Thursday, winning in overtime 2-1.
V FHOC Final: Hall 2, Glastonbury 1 (OT) – Ellie Goldstein scored and Bridget McGann had the game winner in OT #ctfh
— Hall Athletics (@HallWHAthletics) September 9, 2021
Hall girls soccer tied Northwest Catholic at home, 1-1, and the girls volleyball team lost to East Hartford, 3-0.
We-Ha.com sports reporter Paul Palmer will cover as many contests as he can, but can’t be everywhere. There are so many great achievements that we don’t want to miss, and we would love to have the assistance of the community in sharing scores and special moments. We will even publish your game/meet/match summaries if you can provide the details.
Please submit photos and updates to Ronni Newton at [email protected].
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