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Another undefeated NCCC campaign for Granby; Canton rebounds to beat Mills

Emily Gabrielian (10) looks to control the ball in Tuesday night’s NCCC loss to Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

GRANBY, Oct. 19 – The Granby High field hockey blanked Canton, 3-0, on Tuesday night in NCCC action to finish undefeated in the league for the third straight season.

The Bears, who have won a share of the last four league championships, have won 18 straight games since battling to a 1-1 tie with Enfield late in the 2015 campaign. The last defeat for the Bears in the NCCC came to Avon in the 2014 season.

Heather Salter, Kari Marks and Cheryl Latona each scored for Granby (12-1, 8-0 NCCC), which is ranked No. 10 in the latest state coaches poll. The Bears dropped their first game of the season on Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Longmeadow, Mass. Up to that point, the Bears had given up just two goals and had nine shutouts.

Canton’s Christine Babbit (4) moves the ball upfield in Tuesday night’s NCCC loss to Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

It was the third consecutive game that Canton (6-5-3, 3-3-2 NCCC) had failed to score a goal. The Warriors battled to a 0-0 tie with Haddam-Killingworth on Saturday morning on the turf field before dropping a 3-0 decision to Simsbury on Monday.

But Canton rallied to earn their sixth win of the season on Thursday night under portable lights at the turf field at Canton High as the Warriors beat Lewis Mills, 3-2.

Ashley Huff had two of her team-leading 10 goals against the Spartans while Abby Charron had a goal and assist for the Warriors. Emily Gabriellian had an assist as well for Canton.

The Warriors complete the regular season with a home game on Monday against Bethel and a Senior Day home game against Westbrook on Thursday, October 26 on the turf field.

Laura DiMartino dribbles up the field in Tuesday night’s 3-0 NCCC loss to Granby. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Granby 3, Canton 0
At Granby
Canton (5-5-3)             0  0  — 0
Granby (12-1)              2  0  — 3
Goals: Heather Salter (G), Kari Marks (G), Cheryl Latona (G); Assists: Alana King (G), McKenzie Pedersen (G), Marks; Saves – Jessica Szczenpanski (C) 6, Rory Conroy (G) 2; Penalty corners: Granby 14-8; Shots on goal: Granby, 8-2

2017 NCCC standings

NCCC Pts. Overall
x-Granby 8-0 16 12-1
Suffield 5-2-1 11 7-3-2
Canton 3-3-2 8 6-5-3
Stafford 2-5-1 5 3-9-1
Somers 0-8 0 0-14-1

X-clinched league championship


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