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Nighthawk Boys' Soccer Team Earns Wins, Battles For Playoff Spot



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Newtown High School's boys' soccer team won a pair of contests as home by 3-1 scores this past week, defeating South-West Conference foe Immaculate of Danbury on October 17 and nonconference team Wolcott Tech two days later — both at Blue & Gold Stadium.

In their win over Immaculate, Tristan Andrew, Joe Premus, and Jalen Minter all scored, and Minter and Premus had assists.

Against Wolcott Tech, Jake Gonski, Ryan Ruddy, and Adem Selmani all hit the back of the net, and Thomas Armstrong and Gonski had assists.

The Nighthawks suffered a 3-2 loss at Bunnell of Stratford on October 22, leaving them with an overall record of 7-6-1. The Hawks go into a Thursday, October 24 game with Brookfield at Treadwell Park beginning at 4 pm, and the regular season-ending Monday, October 28 home contest with Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, also at Treadwell at 4 pm, in a battle for one of the South-West Conference tournament spots.

Joe Premus (No. 13) moves the ball past an Immaculate player along the sideline during Newtown's 3-1 win on November 17. (Bee Photos, Hutchison)
Bryce Benson, right, battles for control of the ball.
Tanner Trede competes for the Nighthawks.
Brandon Akbas dribbles the ball.
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