AVON, Oct. 24 – It hasn’t been easy for the Avon High boys soccer team this fall. Coming off back-to-back Class L state championships, the Falcons have struggled to score goals and pick up wins.
Avon has played in six overtime games this year and has gone 1-3-2. Eight contests have been decided by one goal and the Falcons have lost five of them.
The fifth one-goal defeat came on Monday night under the lights as Spirit Week kicked off at Avon High. For the second time this season, the Falcons fell to Simsbury, 1-0 on a goal from Elijah Rowland with 28:22 left in the first half.
The defeat didn’t eliminate the Falcons from contention for a berth in the CIAC’s Class LL tournament but it didn’t help. Avon (4-8-2) needs to pick up at least three points in their final two games. The Falcons play at Southington (7-4-2) on Friday night at 6 p.m., and close out the regular season on Monday when they host Farmington (10-2-1) at Fisher Meadows at 3:45 p.m.Continue Reading