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Late goal lifts Somers past Canton, 3-2

Emma Gallant (10) works to control the ball during Monday’s NCCC game with Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

SOMERS, October 21 – Canton High senior Chelsea Mitchell scored two goals but Somers’ Olivia Suter scored with 2:46 remaining to lift the Spartans girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory over the Warriors in North Central Connecticut Conference play on Monday.

Somers took a 1-0 lead on a goal from freshman Devon Dalessio but Mitchell scored twice in a span of 49 seconds to give Canton a 2-1 lead.

Dalessio scored her second goal of the game for Somers just 52 seconds after Mitchell put Canton ahead, 2-1 with 35:54 left in the game. Goalie Bianca Green made nine stops to secure the win for Somers (7-3-1).

Canton goalie Julia Lau makes one of her 15 saves in Monday’s NCCC contest in Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton keeper Julia Lau had 15 saves in net but the Warriors still dropped their third straight contest. Undefeated Granby (11-0), which is in first place in the NCCC, rolled over the Warriors on Friday with a 6-0 shutout win. The Bears are ranked No. 1 in the most recent Class M/S state top 10 girls soccer poll.

The Warriors return to action on Wednesday when they host Coventry at 4:15 p.m. on the turf field in Canton.

Somers 3, Canton 2
At Somers
Canton (4-5-1)        0  2  — 2
Somers (7-3-1)        1  2  — 3
Goals: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 2, Deidre Dalessio (S) 2 Olivia Suter (S); Assists: Mallory Murdza (S) 2, Saves: Julia Lau (Ca) 15, Bianca Green (S) 9

Canton’s Maya Sutton-Hall (18) dribbles upfield in Monday’s 3-2 loss to Somers. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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