11/12: Boys Soccer State Tournament Blog

Several local boys soccer teams are still alive in the 2013 State Tournament, including two looking to defend State Titles.  As always, The Sports Department will be at each game to provide you with in-depth coverage and photos.

Class LL

 Glastonbury

 The four-seed Tomahawks have had a thrilling post season this year.  In the first round, Glastonbury blew out 29 Hamden 5-0.  In the next round, the Tomahawks beat 20 Fairfield-Warde 3-2 in OT, and then defeated 21 Danbury by the same score in overtime on a goal by Brock Hasset.

Glastonbury (15-1-3) will battle 1 Greenwich tomorrow night at 6:30pm in West Haven with the winner advancing to the State Championship game Saturday vs. the winner of Xavier/Ridgefield.

Last season the Tomahawks fell to 29 Newington in the first round, and have used that loss as motivation for this year’s campaign.

 

Class L

 Farmington

 The Farmington Indians are trying to win back-to-back State championships.  Farmington (15-1-3) is an eight seed this season, but were also and eight seed last year when they blew-out 6 Avon 5-0 to win their second State Championship in three years.

This year the Indians beat 25 ND-HW 2-0 in the first round, 9 Avon 2-1 in the second round, and top seed Naugatuck 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals.  Farmington will take on 13 Pomperaug tomorrow night at 6:30pm in the semifnals.

The winner of tomorrow night’s game will play the winner of Joel Barlow/Daniel Hand for the State Championship on Saturday.

 

Class M

 NCCC rivals Ellington and Suffield could potentially meet in the Class M State Championship game.

Suffield

 The Wildcats are looking to do something truly special, win back-to-back-to-back state championships.  In 2011, Suffield defeated Granby for the state title, and last year the Wildcats knocked off 1 Bacon Academy in overtime to win their second straight state championship.

This year, Suffield (18-0-0) is the number one seed and will take on 12 Plainville tomorrow night in Middletown at 6:30pm in the semifinals.  The winner will play the winner of Ellington/Lyman Hall on Saturday in the State Championship game.

The Wildcats earned a first round bye before knocking out 16 Brookfield and 9 Rocky Hill.

 

Ellington

 The Ellington Knights (13-5-1) are making a strong tournament run this year as a 14 seed.  They beat 19 Northwestern in the first round, 3 Lewis Mills in the second round, and 6 Montville in the quarterfinals.

The Knights will play 18 Lyman Hall tonight at 6:30pm in Meridan for a chance to advance to the finals where the winner will face either Suffield or Plainville.

Last season as an eight seed, the Knights lost to top-seed Bacon Academy in overtime in the quarterfinals.  Bacon Academy would eventually fall to Suffield in the finals.

 

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