GRANBY, Nov. 9 – McKenzie Pedersen scored with 3:50 left in regulation to lift the Granby High field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Canton in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S tournament on Thursday.
The NCCC champion Bears had plenty of opportunities with 13 penalty corners. Canton had just two penalty corners and just one shot on goal. Nina DeGagne earned the shutout for the No. 2 Bears, now 16-1-1 on the year.
Granby (16-1-1) advances to next week’s Class S semifinals when they will face No. 3 Immaculate-Danbury (15-1-1-1). No. 10 Canton ends the season with a 8-6-3-1 record.
The Bears have won 10 straight games over the Warriors and 24 of the last 25 between the two schools. Canton’s last win over Granby came in 2013. It was the first tournament game between the two programs since meeting in the 2007 Class S final when the Bears prevailed, 3-0.
GUILFORD, Nov. 9 –Olivia Clarke scored two goals as No. 3 Guilford dominated in a 6-0 win over No. 6 Avon in Thursday’s Class M quarterfinal game Thursday. Ella Stanley and Mallory Peters each had goals for the Indians (16-3-1), who will face No. 2 Hand (15-1-2) in next week’s semifinals. Avon ends the season with a 9-5-1-3 record.