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Avon booters top Somers, 2-0 for 10th win this season

Avon’s Bobby Zaino (12) and Somers’ Anthony Andrade fight to control the ball in Tuesday afternoon’s boys soccer game at Fisher Meadows. The Falcons won, 2-0.

AVON, Oct. 16 – Jason Leaning and Ryan Baker each scored within 31 seconds of each other to lift the Avon High boys soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Somers on Tuesday at Fisher Meadows. The Falcons improved to 10-1-1 with their ninth win in the last 10 games and snapped Somers’ six-game winning streak.

Leaning gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead with 14:20 remaining in the first half knocking in a pass from Baker off a corner kick. Less than a minute later, Baker redirected a cross from Zaino into the net for the 2-0 advantage.

Avon 2, Somers 0
At Avon
Somers (8-4)             0  0  — 0
Avon (10-1-1)            2  0  — 2
Goals: Jason Leaning (A), Ryan Baker (A); Assists – Baker (A), Bobby Zaino (A); Saves – Phil Lopreiato (A) 4, Kyle Trusch (S) 6; Shots – Avon 11-6; Corner kicks – Avon 6-4

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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