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Avon’s fall athletic teams play under the lights this week

Avon's Caroline Schaefer (19) played the entire second half with a swollen finger after getting hit with a ball on a cold night at the end of the first half.

Avon’s Caroline Schaefer (19), who now plays at Colgate, in action under the lights last fall against Suffield.

AVON – There will be plenty of outstanding action to be seen during Spirit Week at Avon High. The Avon Booster Club is paying for portable lights at the high school for a week-long celebration of athletics. Girls soccer, boys soccer, field hockey and football games will be played under the lights with the volleyball team hosting a pair of matches inside the high school.

Monday, Oct. 6: The undefeated girls soccer team (7-0) hosts Ellington (5-1-2) under the lights at 6 p.m. at the high school. In the gym, the Avon High volleyball team (6-3) hosts Bolton (4-5) at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Avon’s boys soccer team (6-0-1, 6-0 NCCC) hosts Windsor Locks (3-3-1) at 6 p.m. Again, Avon’s volleyball team will be in the main gym hosting Sport Medicine Science Academy with a 5:30 p.m. start.

Thursday, Oct. 9: Avon’s field hockey team (5-1) hosts Suffield (4-2-1-1) under the lights at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10: Avon’s football team plays their annual night game at home. The Falcons (3-1) will be hosting Enfield (1-3) at 6 p.m. Avon, who have won three straight games since losing the season opener to Ellington/Somers, is 15-5 at home under the lights and have won their last eight night games at home.

Before the football game, there will be a tremendous doubleheader at Fisher Meadows. Avon’s boys and girls soccer teams will both be hosting Suffield beginning at 3:45 p.m. The visiting Wildcats are the toughest team in the league and the biggest roadblock to the Avon in terms of contending for a NCCC championship in boys and girls soccer.

The Avon girls soccer team began the week undefeated at 7-0 while Suffield is 6-0-1 with a 0-0 tie with Ellington.

The Avon boys soccer team began the week 6-0-1 overall and 6-1 in the league while Suffield began the week at 6-0. The Suffield boys have won 41 straight games including the last three Class M championships. The Wildcats are eying the state record of 43 consecutive wins, reportedly set by Granby. Suffield hosts Granby on Monday and travels to Enfield on Wednesday. With wins in those two games, the game with Avon could be for the state record.

 

 

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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