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Immaculate rallies with pair of second half goals to beat Avon girls for state title

Soccer graphic CPWEST HAVEN, Nov. 15 – Throughout the season, the Avon High girls soccer team found a way to win games. On Saturday in the Class L championship, Immaculate-Danbury found the way. The Mustangs converted on a pair of corner kicks in the second half to erase a one-goal deficit and win the Class L title with a 2-1 decision. 

Paige Davis scored twice, including her second goal with 9:32 left in the game to lead the Mustangs. Immaculate won its ninth state championship and first in Class L. The Mustangs won a share of eight Class S titles before moving up to Class L last fall. Meghan McKenna had a first half goal for the Falcons. 

“I thought we played even with them for most of the game,” Avon coach Jim Murray told the New Haven Register. “In the second half, with the wind, they put a lot of pressure on us. They did a good job and finished their opportunities. Those two corners, you know, what are you going to do? It happens.” 

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Immaculate 2, Avon 1
At West Haven
Immaculate (15-3-4)    0  2 – 2
Avon (16-2-2)              1  0  — 1
Goal: Meghan McKenna (A); Paige Davis (I) 2; Assists: Michaela Marcus (A), Mackinsey Jarboe (I); Saves: Emma Carlone (A) 2, Kristen Rossler (I) 2; Shots: Immaculate, 8-6

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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