CANTON, Nov. 6 – Axel Tanner scored two goals as the No. 15 Canton High boys soccer team advanced in the CIAC Class S tournament with a 2-0 victory over No. 18 Portland on the turf field Monday afternoon.
Tanner scored his first goal with 24:15 left in the first half after Portland was called for a foul about 25 yards away from the goal. Tanner chipped the ball into the left side of the net for the early lead.
Goalie D.J. Clement made three stops in net to earn his fourth shutout of the season and the third in the last four games.
Canton (8-7-2) finished the season with 3-1-1 record in its last five games including a 4-0 win over Hartford Classical under the portable lights in Canton and a 1-0 win over East Granby under the lights on the road. Freshman Jackson Miner had the game-winning goal against the Crusaders.
The Warriors advance to the second round to face No. 2 Parish Hill (13-1-2) on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Chaplin.
Canton has now won at least won CIAC tournament game in each of their last 10 tournament appearances dating back to 2007. The last time that Canton faced the Pirates was in the 2012 Class S tournament with the Warriors winning, 4-1 in the opening round.