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With shutout win, Avon continues strong surge toward Class L tournament

AVON, October 23 – The Avon High boys soccer team is rolling as the regular season comes to a close. For the fourth time in the last five games, the Falcons pitched a shutout with a 4-0 win over Simsbury at Fisher Meadows on Tuesday.

Avon (9-3-2, 4-3-1 CCC West Patriot) received goals from leading scorer Alex Rosenberg (7 goals), Ryan Barkiewicz (5 goals), Bradley Rosenberg and Henry McCarrah. Goalie Max Frodermann made four saves against Simsbury to earn his seventh shutout of the season.

Froderman has helped anchor the defense along with Romi Eldah. The Falcons have received strong midfield play from Rostenberg. Bartkiewicz and Cameron Little.

“We also survived a tough September of road games,” Avon High coach David Zlatin said. “Now, we’re taking advantage of playing at home.”

Avon has allowed one goal in six home games at Fisher Meadows to Bristol Eastern on October 17 in a 2-1 victory. Avon’s final seven games of the season are at home. The Falcons began the season with eight of the first nine contests of the season on the road, going 5-3-1.

The Falcons, who are playing their 51st varsity campaign, qualified for the CIAC Class L tournament that begins on Tuesday, November 6. Avon returns to the pitch on Friday when they host Glastonbury (10-3-1, 5-2-1 CCC West Patriot) at 3:45 p.m. at Fisher Meadows.

The Falcons close out the regular season against arch-rival Farmington (11-2-1, 6-1-1 CCC West Patriot) on Monday, October 29, at 3:45 p.m., also at Fisher Meadows.

2018 CCC West standings

Patriot Division Div Overall
Farmington 6-1-1 11-2-1
Glastonbury 5-2-1 10-3-1
Avon 4-3-1 9-3-2
Simsbury 2-5-1 7-5-1

 

Colonial Division Div. Overall
x-Hall 6-1-1 12-1-1
Conard 4-4 10-4
Southington 1-5-2 3-9-2
NW Catholic 0-7-1 2-9-2

x-Clinched division title
To determine divisional record, teams play opponents in their division twice and opponents in opposite division once.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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