Submitted by Mike Shea
The Haddam-Killingworth High School girls soccer team defeated Hale-Ray by a score of 6-1, in their “pink game” on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The Pink Game is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Hajek family donated the pink socks for the girls to wear in the game. The Madore family provided a large blown up pink ribbon that overlooked the field. Additionally, the lines on the field were painted pink in this honor.
Rhianna Phipps started in goal for the Cougars and made three saves, while Caroline Bonadies started in goal for Hale-Ray making one save. Emmy Kehlenbach scored the first goal, four minutes into the game with a nice shot from the right side of the box. Two minutes later Leah Chester made it 2-0 and was assisted by Tu-Lanh Criscoulo. Captain Hadley Commerford put the third goal in with a nice shot to the corner. Julia Favalora closed out the first half with a nice goal. At the half, the score was 4-0.
Later in the second half, Tulanh Criscoulo scored when she was able to grab a rebound from Hale-Ray keeper. Hale-Ray was able to gain a goal off an on own goal, when a defender attempted to clear the ball. The final goal for HK occurred when Leah Chester sent a corner kick in to find Emmy Kehlenbach, providing Kehlenbach her second goal of the game. Haddam-Killingworth improves to a score of 6-4-1.
Photo by Mike Shea.