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Canton’s Jackson Miner gets another four goals in win over Somers

Canton junior Jackson Miner scored four goals for the second time this year on Monday in a 5-0 victory over Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

CANTON, October 21 – For the second time this season, Canton High junior Jackson Miner scored four goals in a single game in Monday night’s 5-0 North Central Connecticut Conference win over Somers on the turf field.

Miner also scored four goals in a 10-1 win over Hartford Classical in September. He is the second player in Canton’s history to score four goals in multiple games in a single season. David Vaudreuil had four goals in games against Northwest Catholic and Coventry in 1983.

Miner scored off nice assists from Jack Freedenburg and Tiernan Connolly. Spencer Mix had a goal and three assists in the game for the Warriors, who beat Somers for the first time since 2015. Goalie Kyle Maher had seven saves to get his first shutout of the season.

Canton improved to 7-2-2 with their second straight win. The Warriors rolled over Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) with a 5-1 victory on Friday. Earlier this month, Canton battled to a 1-1 tie with Suffield. It was the first tie with the Wildcats since 2005.

The Warriors have five games remaining in the regular season. Canton returns to action on Wednesday at Coventry.

Miner has scored 22 goals on the year, which currently ranks No. 5 on the school’s single season scoring list in boys soccer.

Three of Jackson Miner’s goals on Monday, courtesy John Senecal Photography

Canton Varsity Soccer Defeats Somers 5-0

Have yourself a game Jackson Miner! The Canton junior scored 4 goals in a 5-0 win over Somers. Here are 3 of those goals. One with a sweet assist from Senior Jack Freedenberg and another with a great cross from junior Tiernan Connolly. Sophmore Spencer Mix added the 5th goal for the Warriors who now hold a 6-3-1 record with 4 games to play. #soccer #video #highlights #ctsportsphotographer #canton #warriors John Senecal Photography

Posted by John Senecal Photography on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

2019 NCCC boys soccer standings

Team W-L-T Points
Ellington 11-0 22
Granby 10-1-1 21
Somers 8-4-1 17
Windsor Locks 7-2-3 17
Canton 7-2-2 16
Suffield 7-3-2 16
Rockville 7-4-1 15
Bolton 6-6 12
Coventry 5-7 10
East Granby 4-7-1 9
East Windsor 4-8-1 9
SMSA 3-8-1 7
Stafford 3-8-1 7
Classical 0-11 0
HMTCA 0-11 0
Two points for a win, one points for a tie


Single season goals
The most goals in a single season in Canton boys’ soccer history

Player Goals Year
Karl Schilling 33 2003
David Vaudreuil 28 1983
Charlie Martin 24 1995
Steve McDonald 23 1980
a-Jackson Miner 22 2019

a-After 11 games in 2019

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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