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Roundup: Boys soccer wins four straight

CANTON, Oct. 17 — After winning just one of its first six matches, the Canton High boys soccer team has won four straight matches and has outscored their opponents by a combined score of 13-1. The Warriors (5-5, 5-5 NCCC) have received five goals from Jeff Lochner in the run and three from Ben Corbett. Lochner had three goals in a 4-0 win over Windsor Locks and Corbett had three in a 5-0 win over Sport Medicine Science Academy. Lochner had two goals including the gamewinner in OT in a 2-1 win over Enfield. Goalie Michael Grisevich has three shutouts.

GIRLS SOCCER: Canton (4-6, 4-6 NCCC) has won three of its last four games with Morgan Smith scoring four goals and Allie Coutu adding five. Olivia Sullivan had the game-winning goal with three seconds left in overtime to beat Stafford, 3-2. The Warriors also had a big 6-0 win over Sport Medicine Science Academy and a 5-0 shutout win over Windsor Locks.

FIELD HOCKEY: Goals are still a premium for the Warriors, who dropped a tough 1-0 decision to two-time defending Class S champion Granby last week. Canton is 2-4-0-2 overall and 2-3-0-2 in the league.

CROSS COUNTRY:Suffield is the big favorite to win Friday’s NCCC boys championship. Canton (11-2, 11-2 NCCC) will be in a tight race with Ellington, Avon and Coventry for second place in the league. Jon Cahill has been running well for the Warriors, who lost to Ellington, 25-30 on Wednesday. Canton did beat Somers, 19-42 and Stafford, 15-50. The Canton girls finished the dual meet season at 8-5.

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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