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Five wins and a one-stroke loss to Avon for girls golf squad

CANTON, April 19 –It’s been an impressive two weeks for the Canton girls golf team. The Warriors (5-1, 3-0 SCGGL) began the season with a 83-stroke win over Haddam-Killingworth, beat Hall by 10 strokes and Glastonbury by 34 strokes. Canton followed that with a 27 stroke win over Suffield.

Canton had a very competitive three-team match against valley rivals Avon and Simsbury at Simsbury Farms last week and fell one stroke shy of a sweep. Avon nipped the Warriors by one stroke 203-204 with Simsbury taking third with a 211.

“We’re getting into the meat of the schedule and we’re doing very well,” Canton coach John Manners said. “In all of our matches, our top four are shooting in the low 50s (for nine holes) and we’re getting one or two golfers below 50. I’m pleased how we’ve started the season.”

There hasn’t been one standout for Canton. Sarah Getz was the medalist with a 47 against Haddam-Killingworth in a 204-287 win over opening day while sophomore Nikki Liucci was the medalist with a 46 in the three-team meet against Hall (214) and Glastonbury (228). Canton shot a season-low 194 in that meet.

In a 208-235 win over Suffield, Liucci was the leader for the Warriors with a 48. Kelly McAlindin and Megan Roux each led Canton with 50 in the three-team meet with Avon and Simsbury.

“The putts weren’t dropping,” Manners said of the Avon and Simsbury match. “You see how important those three-foot putts are when you lose by a stroke.” The match against Avon at Simsbury Farms was considered a non-league match. The Warriors still have two more regular season dates with the Falcons.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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