Boys soccer blog–Local schools dominate coaches poll

The Glastonbury boys soccer team has lived up to the hype thus far, opening with a 9-1 win over Fermi last Tuesday.

The team was dominant again Friday, defeating Windsor 3-1 in a hostile environment, and then shutting out East Catholic 1-0 at home Monday.

Stellar play has earned the Tomahwaks a No. 1 ranking in the first state coaches poll.

They are followed in second place by another local squad, Farmington.

The Indians have outscored opponents 10-1 in their first three games, shutting out Bristol Eastern and Newington while downing Northwest Catholic 4-1.

Their first home game, Wednesday against Southington, is at 7  p.m. and gives the boys a chance to play under the bright lights.

Two other teams populate the top of the Class M/S polls, Suffield and Somers, with Ellington ranking No. 9.

Suffield has only one game under their belts, a 2-0 win over No. 9 Ellington last Tuesday, but they have a full week at home upcoming, hosting Granby Tuesday, Avon Thursday and East Granby Friday. If they hold their home field, look for the team to keep the No. 1 seed.

Somers is a Class M powerhouse, and opened the season with an offense firing on all cylinders in a 8-0 win over Coventry. They also took care of Canton Friday.

Ellington bounced back from its loss to Suffield with a win over Granby Friday, 2-1. They will seek a big win over Avon Tuesday.

CT HS Boys Soccer Coaches Poll Week Ending 9/15/13

Large Schools (Class LL/L)

1. Glastonbury 2. Farmington 3. Greenwich 4. Joel Barlow 5. Simsbury 6. Staples 7. Wilton 8. Ridgefield 9. Conard 10. Xavier

Others receiving votes: Fairfield Prep, Wethersfield, Avon, Norwalk, Amity, Guilford, Daniel Hand, Newtown, Bunnell, Naugatuck, Shelton, RHAM

Coaches Voting: Dan Woog, Staples; Chris Laughton, Norwalk; Mark Landers, Glastonbury; Dave Yanosy, Southington; Jim Lewicki, Wilton; Joe Maher, Guilford; Rick DiStefano, Foran; Joe Mancini, Pomperaug; Steve Waters, Farmington; Stan Latkowski, Daniel Hand; Artur Branco, Cheshire; Larry Covino, Bristol Central

Class M/S

1. Suffield 2. Somers 3. East Catholic 4. Montville 5. Lewis Mills 6. Nonnewaug 7. Plainville 8. Valley Regional 9. Ellington 10. Lyman Hall

Others receiving votes: Coginchaug, Old Saybrook, Bacon Academy, Hale Ray, Waterford, Seymour, Brookfield, Canton, Cromwell, Sheehan, Bolton, Northwest Regional, Wolcott

Coaches Voting: Chris Cap, Coginchaug,; Jim Leahy, Tolland; Arnie Jandreau, Lyman Hall; Colin Delaney, Montville; Rob Andrulis, Litchfield; Dave Emery, Granby Memorial; Tim Brown, Plainville; Ray Gurnon, Ellington; Andy Campbell, Northwest regional

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