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Roundup: Avon booters rally for win; Falcon spikers win third straight

HEBRON, Oct. 14, 2022 – Braden Gilbey had two goals to help the Falcons erased a two-goal deficit and tie the game before Ryan St. Onge scored with 26 minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Avon High boys soccer team to a 3-2 win over RHAM on Friday.

RHAM (4-4-3) took a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes of the ballgame.

Gilbey scored one goal in the first half and added a goal in the second half to tie the ballgame for the Falcons (5-3-3), who snapped a three-match winless streak (0-2-1).

Avon returns to action on Tuesday night when they visit Simsbury’s Holden Field for a night game.

Avon 3, RHAM 2
At Hebron

Avon (5-3-3)      2  1  — 3
RHAM (4-4-3)    2  0  — 2
Goals: Cameron Rhodes (RH), Jacob Dooley (RH), Braden Gilbey (A) 2, Ryan St. Onge (A); Assists: Ian Nevins (A), Jack Magel (A), Dreco Garea (A); Saves: Buster Akers 5, Erik Bruden (RH) 5; Shots: Avon 8-7

Avon 3, Northwest Catholic 0
WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 14, 2022 – Visiting Avon received 11 kills from Katelyn Wankier, 15 assists and four digs from Olivia Evanko and eight aces and 10 digs in a 3-0 shutout win over the Lions.

The Falcons, who swept NW Catholic 25-6, 25-15 and 25-17)  extended their winning streak to three matches – the longest of the season so far. Avon improves to 5-8 while the Lions slip to 1-14.

Simsbury 3, Hall 0
WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 14, 2022 – No. 5 Simsbury improved to 14-1 on the season with another three-game sweep in CCC West action on Friday.

Challenging top teams
Canton battled No. 2 and defending Class S champion Old Saybrook to a 2-2 tie on Friday night. The Warriors (9-3, 8-1 NCCC) still trail Suffield (10-1-1, 9-0 NCCC) and Ellington in the race for the CCC Tier 4 championship.

Old Saybrook is the lead runner for the Rams and evaded a pickoff attempt to get Mainer.

Top-ranked Ellington beat East Granby 5-1 to improve to 12-0 on the season and 9-0 in the league.

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