ELLINGTON, Sept. 20 – Goals have been hard to come by for the Canton High girls soccer team against Ellington. Prior to Tuesday’s NCCC contest in Ellington, Canton had been outscored by Ellington, 15-0 in the last four seasons.
But the Warriors put an end to that dry spell when Sophia Langou scored off an assist from Allison Celmer with 21:45 left in the first half. That goal tied the game at 1-1. The Knights (1-1-1) took a one-goal lead with 1:04 left in the opening half off a goal from Emma Johnson.
Ellington added two more goals in the second half to beat the Warriors, 4-1 on Tuesday. Goalie Abigail Treacy made 14 stops in net for the Warriors.
It was the second consecutive loss for Canton, which opened the season with a 3-0 shutout win over East Granby. It was the third opening day win in four years for the Warriors under new head coach Alexander Uscilla, who played three years of soccer for the University of Hartford.
A four-year starter at St. Joseph High in Trumbull with 69 career goals, Uscilla earned All-American honors in 2007 and was named the state player of the year as a senior. She helped St. Joseph win the Class M title in 2007. Today, she is a school psychologist in the New Hartford public schools.
On Wednesday, Granby (2-0-1) won their second straight game with a 1-0 decision over Canton at home on the turf field, thanks to a second half goal from Gabby Bonetti. Canton (1-3) received 15 saves from Treacy.
Ellington 4, Canton 1
Canton (1-2) 1 0 — 1
Ellington (1-1-1) 2 2 — 4
Goals: Lily Caso (E), Emma Johnson (E), Madison Holden (E), Victoria Chandler (E); Sofia Langou (C); Assists: Johnson, Allison Celemer (C), Emily Wheeler (E), Caitlyn Gresh (E), Caso; Saves: Abigail Treacy (C) 14; Corner kicks, Canton 4-1