The Suffield Wildcats clawed their way to a road win Tuesday, beating the Ellington Knights girls varsity soccer team 6-2.
Ellington coach Rich Dyjak said that while the score looks lopsided, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
“It was a little better than that,” he said. “Even [Suffield coach] Dave Sullivan said it didn’t play like a 6-2 game. We didn’t play that badly. It was just unfortunate that we couldn’t stop them from putting the ball in the net.”
The Knights, who trailed 3-0 at the half, caught Suffield at a bad time. The Wildcats on Friday – their first loss since the second round of the Class M state tournament in 2008.
Dyjak says that Suffield is a good, young team that will be a tough opponent in the North Central Connecticut Conference. The two teams won’t meet again in the regular season, so if they do meet, it will be in the tournament.
Ellington (2-1) got goals from Kelly Conley and Samantha Anthony. Conley, Gigi Rubino, Hannah Naumec, Emily Costanzo, Olivia Kosilla, and Rachel Ziter played well for the Knights.
Suffield (2-1) got two goals from Reilly Williams, and single scores from Ashlie DaCruz, Brittany Champagne, Brianna Bishop, and Peri Stevens.
Ellington hosts Granby at 3:45 p.m. on Friday and Suffield hosts Somers at 7 p.m. the same day.