SOUTHINGTON — It was only a matter of a time.
On a night in which they piled up 32 shots, the Southington Lady Knights mostly had to be wary of creeping frustration in Monday night’s CCC interdivisional girls soccer game at Fontana Field against Manchester.
At halftime, the game was still scoreless.
Second half, different story. The Blue Knights connected five times and pulled away to a 5-0 victory that has them at 2-2 after an uncharacteristic 0-2 start to the season.
Claire O’Neil and Riley Prozzo both factored into three goals, including on strikes by each other. O’Neil scored twice, one off an assist from Prozzo. In turn, O’Neil assisted on a goal by Prozzo.
There was plenty of give-and-take on this night. Prozzo set up Taylor Walwyn, who assisted O’Neil on her first goal.
Julia Rusiecki got the Blue Knights rolling off a feed from Gianna Mathews.
Final shot totals were 32-2 for Southington. Sophia Gonzalez was the keeper for SHS. Manchester’s Kelsey Kuligowski had a valiant outing, making 13 stops.
Wright Tech 3, Wilcox Tech 1: After the two teams split the opening sets, the Warriors took the pivotal third 26-24 in this CTC matchup in Stamford.
Full game scores were 25-18, 20-25, 26-24 and 25-21 as Wright Tech evened up at 4-4 and Wilcox slipped to 2-6.
Gladys Rodriguez had another big day on defense for the Meriden squad with 20 digs. The junior also collected six kills and two aces.
Sadie Vernon and Camila Acosta were the main catalysts on offense. Vernon popped 11 kills and four aces. Acosta dished 10 assists.
“They put up a big fight this game and played very well,” remarked WT coach Karina Torres.