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In two days, Avon booters score nine goals, pick up two victories

In the past two days, Avon High sophomore Nate Tiffany (18) has scored three goals for the Falcons.

BRISTOL, Oct. 23, 2020 – It’s been two strong days for junior Nate Tiffany and the Avon High boys soccer team. In two days, Tiffany has scored three goals and the Falcons have outscored their opponents by a 9-0 margin to win back-to-back contests.

Tiffany had a goal and teammate Thomas Keenan had two assists as the Avon shutout Bristol Central on Friday, 2-0, in a CCC B region contest. The Falcons (3-2-2) blanked New Britain on Thursday in Avon by a 7-0 score.

Freshman Braden Gilbey scored for the second straight game for the other Falcon goal. Goalie Michael Zelazny made eight saves in net against Bristol Central (2-2-1) to earn the shutout for the Falcons. The win puts Avon into a three-way tie for first place in CCC B region with Farmington (4-0) and Bristol Eastern (3-1-2). All three teams have earned eight points so far this season.

On Thursday, Tiffany had two goals in the win over New Britain (0-6-2). Keenan had another two assists in the game along with a goal of his own. Zelazny, Lucas Monteiro, Ian Nevins and Gilbey also added goals for Avon. Aidan McKeown had two saves in net to earn the shutout for Avon.

It was the first varsity goals for Monteiro, a sophomore, and Gilbey.

Avon returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to Lewis Mills for a 3:45 p.m. start.

Avon 2, Bristol Central 0
At Bristol
Avon (3-2-2)                        0  2  — 2
Bristol Central (2-2-1)        0  0  — 0
Goals: Nate Tiffany (A), Braden Gilbey (A); Assists: Thomas Keenan (A) 2; Saves: Michael Zelazny (A) 8, Hennessey (BC) 7; Shots on goal: Avon, 11-8; Corner kicks: Avon 4-2

Avon 7, New Britain 0
At Avon
New Britain (0-6-2)             0  0  — 0
Avon (2-2-2)                        2  5  — 7
Goals: Nate Tiffany (A) 2, Thomas Keenan (A), Michael Zelazny (A), Lucas Monteiro (A), Ian Nevins (A), Braden Gilbey (A); Saves: Aidan McKeown (A) 2, Max Szczepanik (NB) 6

CCC Region B

Team GP W-L-T Pts
Farmington 4 4-0 8
Bristol Eastern 6 3-1-2 8
Avon 7 3-2-2 8
Southington 7 2-3-2 6
Bristol Central 5 2-2-1 5
Lewis Mills 7 0-4-3 3
New Britain 8 0-6-2 2
Two points for a win and one point for a tie

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

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