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Morgan scores three times in final 7:27 to eliminate Canton in Class S

Canton’s Jackson Miner (24) scored his team-leading 20th goal of the season Saturday but the Warriors lost in the Class S quarterfinals (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CLINTON, Nov. 10 – Once the Morgan School boys soccer team got it going, the Huskies couldn’t be stopped. Morgan scored three goals in the final 7:27 of regulation to beat No. 12 Canton, 3-1, Saturday in the Class S quarterfinals.

Looking to pull off their second consecutive upset, Canton took a 1-0 lead early in the game on a goal from Jackson Miner – his team-leading 20th goal of the season.

Morgan tied the game with 7:27 remaining when David Saturno converted on a penalty kick. The Huskies took their first lead less than a minute later on a goal from Carter Skidmore. Zach Tuccitto had the game-clinching goal with 14 seconds left.

James Mattson (11, left) races upfield in Saturday’s Class S tournament game in Clinton. Morgan prevailed, 3-1. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Evan Moore made nine saves in goal for the Warriors, who end the season with a record of 12-7. The Warriors ousted No. 5 Parish Hill, 3-1 in the second round of the tournament after beating No. 21 Coginchaug in the first round, 1-0.

Canton earned 12 victories for just the second time since 2003 when the Warriors won the Class S title with 15 victories. Canton had 13 wins in 2015. The last time that Canton played in the semifinals was in 2003.

Shoreline Conference champion Morgan (14-2-2) will face Notre Dame-Fairfield (12-3-4) in the Class S semifinals next week.

Canton’s Jack Freedenberg (10) looks to pass upfield in Saturday’s Class S tournament loss to Morgan. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Morgan 3, Canton 1
At Clinton
Canton (12-7)                    1  0  — 1
Morgan (14-2-2)               0  3  — 3
Goals: Jackson Miner (Ca), David Saturno (M), Carter Skidmore (M), Zach Tuccitto (M); Saves: Nick Rubino (M) 6; Evan Moore (Ca) 9

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 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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