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Canton field hockey team rebounds to beat Somers for second win in three games

Canton’s Fiona McNally, the leading goal scorer for the Warriors, had two goals in Canton’s win over Somers on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

SOMERS, October 10 – A day after a tough three-goal loss to Suffield, the Canton High field hockey rebounded with a 2-1 victory over Somers Wednesday in North Central Connecticut Conference action.

Canton’s leading scorer Fiona McNally had two goals for the Warriors, who evened their record at 4-4 overall and 3-4 in the league. McNally has scored nine goals thus far in eight games.

McNally gave Canton an early 1-0 lead with a goal with 12:08 remaining in the first half. McNally made it 2-0 scoring with 1:21 gone in the second, scoring off an assist from Abby Charron.

The Warriors dominated the contest with a 16-2 advantage in shots on goal and a 6-1 advantage in penalty corners. Goalie Jessica Szczepanski made three saves to earn the victory.

Canton’s Emilee Christoper controls the ball in Wednesday’s NCCC field hockey game in Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Somers (0-10, 0-6 NCCC) was led by Haley Swan, who cut the Warrior lead to one goal scoring off an assist with Erin Anthony with 22:32 remaining in the game.

Canton dropped a 5-2 decision to Suffield (7-1-0-1, 4-1-0-1 NCCC) on Tuesday with Charron (seven goals this year) and Ashley Huff each scoring a goal.

The Warriors return to action on Tuesday night when they host No. 5 Granby (10-1, 6-0 NCCC) at 7 p.m. under the lights on the turf field at CHS.

Canton’s Leighton Antarsh competes for the ball in Wednesday’s NCCC victory in Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton 2, Somers 1
At Somers
Somers (0-10)                  0  1  — 1
Canton (4-4)                     1  1  — 2
Goals: Fiona McNally (Ca) 2, Haley Swan (S); Assists: Abby Charron (Ca), Erin Anthony (S); Saves: Jessica Szczepanski (Can) 3, Lexi Brown (S) 13; Shots on goal: Canton, 16-2; Penalty corners: Canton, 6-1

Bill Brewster contributed to this article

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