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Top-ranked North Branford eliminates Canton in Class S field hockey, 3-1

Fiona McNally scored but it wasn’t enough as top-ranked North Branford eliminated Canton in the Class S field hockey tournament on Thursday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

NORTH BRANFORD, Nov. 14 – Top-ranked North Branford received goals from three players as the Thunderbirds moved into the semifinals with a 3-1 win over No. 7 Canton Thursday in the Class S quarterfinals.

Ava Galdenzi, Ali Barrett and Olivia Toto scored for North Branford (19-0-1) while goalie Jamie Matthews made three stops in net. The Thunderbirds peppered Canton goalie Michaela Gay, who made 21 saves on 24 shots. North Branford had a 10-5 edge in penalty corners.

Fiona McNally scored off an assist from Ashley Huff for the Warriors, who finish the season at 12-5-1. The Warriors went 7-0-1 in their final eight games before facing the Thunderbirds.

Canton senior Abby Charron (23) looks to control the ball during Thursday’s Class S tournament game in North Branford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

North Branford 3, Canton 1
At North Branford
Canton (12-5-1)                            1  0  — 1
North Branford (19-0-1)            2  1  — 3
Goals: Fiona McNally (Ca), Olivia Toto (NB), Ava Galdenzi (NB), Ali Barrett (NB); Assists: Ashley Huff (Ca); Saves: Michaela Gay (Ca) 21, Jamie Matthews (NB) 3; Penalty corners: North Branford, 10-5; Shots on goal: North Branford 24-4

Canton’s Ashley Huff carries the ball during Thursday’s game with North Branford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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