AVON – Twice a year, they test each other. Avon and Granby renewed the most competitive field hockey rivalry today in the North Central Connecticut Conference on Tuesday afternoon. Both teams came into the game undefeated. Both were ranked in the top 10 of the most recent state coaches poll.
No. 6 ranked Avon made the mistake of scoring first. All that did was light a fire within No. 5 Granby. The Bears scored two goals in the final 12 minutes, including the game-winner from Olivia Johnson with 4:09 remaining in the game to earn a 2-1 decision.
“That lit a fire under us and we went out and did our job,” Johnson said. “The goal came from a team effort. They got the ball down there (in the scoring circle). I was fortunate to get the ball and get it through.” Continue Reading