Girls’ Soccer Team Blanks Bethel 4-0
Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team earned its second consecutive shutout victory with a 4-0 triumph on the road over the Bethel Wildcats on September 27; the game took place a day after its originally scheduled time due to thunderstorms.
Karsen Pirone scored three goals, including the first on a penalty kick, and Katie Rowan scored one. Laura Augenbraun set up two of the goals, with Rowan depositing a round of an Augenbraun shot and Pirone capitalizing on her free kick. Colleen Phaneuf set up one of Pirone’s tallies with a free kick of her own.
Goalkeeper Julianna Stavola made a trio of superb saves during a flurry of Bethel chances during the midpoint of the second half and helped Newtown pick up its third shutout of the season.
Nighthawk Coach Marc Kenney was pleased with his team’s performance, noting that it was a strong team effort in which all 22 players saw time on the field.
“Bethel’s always a challenge for us because they play really hard,” Kenney said. “I was really happy with the energy.”
Newtown improved to 3-1-3 heading into Thursday’s clash with Masuk of Monroe, and the Wildcats fell to 1-4.
After a visit to Notre Dame-Fairfield on Monday, October 7, at 4 pm, the Nighthawks return home when New Fairfield visits Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday, October 11, for a 6 pm contest under the lights.