Class M Girls Soccer: No. 3 Northwest Catholic vs. No. 12 Enfield
It was a beautiful day for soccer. Sunny, not too cold, crowds were loud, as well as the student sections. Chants of “You can’t do that,” as well as my personal favorite, “Start the buses,” were adherent. Families came to support their daughters, sons, and siblings.
Bailey Julian scored and insurance goal for NWC, which helped secure a 2-0 victory.
Ray Esposito, Julian’s brother, said he couldn’t be happier for her and her team.
“It was amazing! It was a huge game for NWC obviously and the icing on the cake was to see her score a goal in her last high school game. She’ll have that memory in that moment forever.”
Senior Kerry Ferrell, from the boys’ soccer team at NWC said in regards to the girls win, “It was awesome. It was the first time I’ve seen our team win states since I was a freshman. Getting up early, getting ready for the game, it was just great.”
Class S Boys Soccer: No. 8 Somers vs. No. 2 Coventry
The boy’s game was just as exciting where we had to go into double overtime to determine a winner.
Somers would eventually work their way to a 3-2 victory in a game where senior goalkeeper Broderick Rheault, was very nervous throughout.
“I honestly can’t stop smiling right now. I really didn’t think we were going to lose. But we came back and took them out. I have no words to describe how I feel.”
Something to take away from this game was, Kwabena Obiekwu gave up a costly turnover in overtime that gave Somers the lead.
But, the reaction from his teammates and the support they gave him is how everyone should be towards their teammates in times of need. Teamwork and sportsmanship were two key themes of the day, and it was great to see that all four teams have these values instilled in them.
By: Donny Finkle- - Special contributor to CPTV Sports