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Avon girls end regular season with victory over rival Farmington, 2-1

Soccer graphic CPFARMINGTON, Nov. 1 –Senior Meghan McKenna scored on a breakaway with 3:17 gone in the second half to lift the Avon High girls soccer team to a 2-1 decision over rival Farmington at Tunxis Meade Park on Tuesday night.

It’s the sixth win in the last eight games for the Falcons, who finished their second season in the Central Connecticut Conference with an 11-4-1 record. The only losses in that stretch were a pair of defeats to defending Class LL champion Glastonbury, the No. 1 ranked team in the state.

“We have improved offensively and defensively this season and beat some of the other top CCC teams,” Avon coach Jim Murray said.

Avon beat South Windsor, 5-1 earlier in the season and slipped past Southington, 1-0 last Friday night at Fontana Field on a goal from Molly Milligan. South Windsor (12-2-2) won the CCC North Blue division title while Southington grabbed the CCC Central Blue division crown.

Against Farmington, sophomore Olivia DiBella gave Avon a 1-0 lead with her goal just seven minutes in the contest. Farmington (7-6-3) tied the game at 1-1 with 9:51 left in the first half on a goal from Sydney Caccamo. McKenna’s team-leading sixth goal of the season gave the Falcons the lead for good.

Goalie Maddy Sides had four saves to earn the victory for the Falcons. Farmington goalie Caroline Ives had five saves. The victory gave Avon a sweep of the two-game season series with the Indians. 

Qualifying for the Class L tournament begins Saturday with first round action on Monday. Avon has qualified for the CIAC tournament all 31 years they have been a varsity program. Northwest Catholic won the CCC Central White title with a 7-2 record in the CCC Central Region. The Falcons were second in CCC Central White with a 6-2-1 record in the CCC Central Region.

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