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Tolland girls soccer unbeaten after first 11 - TheSportsDept.com

Tolland girls soccer unbeaten after first 11

The Tolland Eagles are sitting pretty at 8-0-2 to begin the 2013 season, and look poised to take home the CCC East title.
Thus far, the Eagles have outscored opponents 42-4 on the season. The competition hasn’t been easy, having beaten both RHAM who is 9-1 on the season and E.O. Smith, who sits at 4-5-1.
A lot of thanks for the success goes towards goalkeeper, Victoria Richardson.
“She’s made some excellent saves. She seems to be making the saves she has to makes. As a sophomore at her age, she reads the angles well. She hasn’t really been beaten on anything. She knows how to distribute the ball. She is ahead of her age,” head coach Boucher said.
On the offensive side, it has been Jenny Jacobs who is finding the net most often, with 13 goals on the season. “We knew she was our primary forward. She is a focal point on the offense,” Boucher said.

South Windsor
After losing its first game of the season to an always tough RHAM team, the Bobcats won their next three games and now sit at 7-3-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the CCC North, good for second place behind Glastonbury. Glastonbury defeated the Bobcats, 3-1 on September 24.
The Bobcats have a chance for payback when they meet at Glastonbury on October 18th.
In regards to Glastonbury, coach Ed Duclos said. “They are so skilled and strong. I thought we played extremely well against them in the first matchup.” Duclos mentioned that if a ball that toed the goal line had gone all the way through, it could have been a different game.
With Hanna Basile out at goalkeeper due to injury, Kristina Russo has filled the role nicely and then some. She has three shutouts on the season and three games where she has given up just one goal.
“It’s amazing. She was in the backup role last season. Kristina has been outstanding as a senior. She has been much more of a leader on the season,” coach Duclos said. He also said she has been managing the clock well, distributing the ball well and not just kicking the ball to the middle of the field.
Duclos said the team is coming together, and would like to see the final third grow in the last month.
I think we have one of the best midfields in the Greater Hartford area. I believe our back four are starting to come together. I believe we have the right players, just need the right mix. I think the big thing is understanding what the kid next to me is doing.”

The Knights rebounded nicely after starting the season out 1-2, losing heartbreakers to the two top teams in the NCCC: Avon, 2-1 and Suffield, 2-0.
Since that start, Ellington has not lost a game, defeating, Bolton, 1-0 on September 25th, Enfield, 2-1 on September 27th and Somers, 3-0 on October 9th.
Olivia Kosilla and Karlee Alves have stepped up with the absence of recent graduates GiGi Rubino and  Kiarra Stone who were two of the top players on the team last season.
Kosilla had a goal in the team’s win over Somers.

Before the season began Rockville head coach Marek Przybylek acknowledged the team’s youth and that he hopes the team has long term growth together as the team has just two starting seniors. His team has showed its youth at times but also has shown promise of what could be in store in the future as the Rams (1-7-1) lambasted Hartford Public, 10-1 in a game on September 20th. It also fought Fermi to a 1-1 tie as well.

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