Canton field hockey moves closer to Class S tournament bid with victory

Canton's Abby Charron (23) controls the ball in Thursday night's 1-0 win at Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton’s Abby Charron (23) controls the ball in Thursday night’s 1-0 win at Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

STAFFORD, Oct. 20 – Ericka Nedderman scored off an assist from Elizabeth Raynor with 13:52 left in the first half as the Canton High field hockey team continued to move closer to a berth in the CIAC Class S tournament with a 1-0 win over Stafford Thursday night.

Goalie Jessica Szczepanski made four saves to earn a piece of her third shutout of the season. It was Nedderman’s third goal of the season.

Canton's Lauren DiMartino (27) stretches for the ball in Thursday night's win over Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton’s Lauren DiMartino (27) stretches for the ball in Thursday night’s win over Stafford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton (6-7, 5-2 NCCC) needs to win one of their final three games to secure a berth in the Class S tournament. The Warriors host Haddam-Killingworth on Monday at 4 p.m. at the turf field and will travel to Somers on Thursday, Oct. 27, for the final league contest of the year. With a perfect 8-0 record, Granby has clinched the NCCC championship for this fall. 

The Warriors close out the regular season by hosting Southington on Nov. 2.

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