Canton booters nip Parish Hill, 1-0 to advance; Avon blanked by E.O. Smith

Peter Fuller (2) scored his second goal of the season Wednesday as Canton advances in the Class S tournament.

CHAPLIN, Nov. 8 – The Canton High boys soccer team gets another opportunity to play Coventry again. The Warriors advanced in the Class S tournament Wednesday with a 1-0 second round victory over No. 2 Parish Hill.

The win allows No. 15 Canton (9-7-2) to move on to the quarterfinals where they will face NCCC rival Coventry (12-5) on Friday at 2 p.m. in Coventry. The two teams have split their previous two meetings this season. Coventry won the first game in early September by a 3-1 score but the Warriors won game two on October 2 with a 3-1 victory.

Canton will be looking for their first semifinal appearance in 14 years – 2003.

The Warriors advanced thanks to a goal from Peter Fuller – just his second goal of the season. D.J. Clement made three saves in net to earn his fifth shutout of the season and the fourth in the last five games. Parish Hill goes home with a 13-2-2 record.

E.O. Smith 4, Avon 0
STORRS, Nov. 8 – There was no easy road for the Avon High boys soccer team this fall. The Falcons played five games against teams ranked in the top 10 of the state coaches poll – two games each against Farmington and Glastonbury and another against Hall.

Avon (9-7-2) got another top 10 opponent on Wednesday facing E.O. Smith in the second round of the Class L tournament. The host Panthers are ranked No. 1 in Class L and No. 1 in the state coaches poll as well.

E.O. Smith (18-0) got two goals from Emmett Christensen and solo tallies from Dylan Pallaneck and Brady Allen in a 4-0 victory. Pietro Albini had two assists for E.O. Smith. For No. 17 Avon, Vito Catalone made two saves in net.

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