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Girls Soccer 2021: HKHS ties with Valley 1-1

Submitted by Mike Shea.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, the Haddam Killingworth High School Cougars took their game on the road, playing Valley Regional High School to a 1-1 tie.

HK’s Senior Trio of Goalkeepers (l to r) Rhianna Phipps, Brianna Nugent, & Sophia Torello

As the last few games of the regular season are upon both teams, both teams were looking for a win to help position them for a run in the Shoreline Tournament and State Tournament.

A hard fought battle by both teams led to a scoreless first half.

In the second half, Valley struck 14:20 mark when Sophia Surber scored.  But eight minutes later Leah Chester had a breakaway and scored for HK.  The game would end in a 1-1 tie.  Liz Allen made six saves in goal for Valley, while Sophia Torello made five saves.

The Cougars record is now 6-4-2 with three games left, two against conference opponents.  Valley’s record is now 4-4-2.

Photo by Mike Shea.

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