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Charron, McNally have two goals each as Canton earns first win of season

Canton sophomore Emilee Christopher carries the ball upfield in Monday’s win over Haddam-Killingworth. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

HADDAM, September 17 – Abby Charron and Fiona McNally had two goals each as the Canton High field hockey team won their first match of the season Monday with a 4-1 non-league victory over Haddam-Killingworth.

Ashley Huff had two assists for the Warriors (1-2, 0-2 NCCC) while Leightyn Antarsh also had one assist. Senior goalie Jessica Szczepanski made five saves in net to earn her first victory of the season. Canton had a dominating 11-3 edge in penalty corners and put 17 shots on net.

The Warriors built a 4-0 lead before Lindsey Johnson spoiled the shutout bid scoring off an assist from Becca Conti with 8:54 left in regulation.

It was Canton’s first win over the Cougars since October, 2014. The Warriors were 0-6-1 in their last seven games against Haddam-Killingworth.

Canton has opened the season with three consecutive road games. The Warriors dropped a 3-0 decision to Suffield last week and suffered a 2-1 loss at Stafford.

Canton sophomore Poet Watson (24) chases down the ball in Monday’s victory over Haddam-Killingworth. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

The Warriors will play their first home game of the season on Thursday when they host Somers at 4:15 p.m. on the turf field.

Canton will play four games under the lights this season on the turf field beginning with a game against Suffield on October 2. The Warriors will also host night games against Stafford (Oct. 4), Granby (Oct. 16) and Lewis Mills (Oct. 22).

Canton 4, Haddam-Killingworth 1
At Haddam
Canton (1-2)                  2  2  — 4
H-Killingworth (0-3)  0  1  — 1
Goals: Abby Charron (Ca) 2, Fiona McNally (Ca) 2, Lindsay Johnson (HK); Assists: Ashey Huff (Ca) 2, Leightyn Antarsh (Ca), Becca Conti (HK); Saves: Jessica Szczepanski (Ca) 5, HK 10; Shots: Canton, 17-6; Penalty corners: Canton, 11-3

Canton’s Abby Charron (23) scores the first of her two goals in Monday’s 4-1 win over Haddam-Killingworth. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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