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Girls’ Booters Finish Regular Season With Wins, Head To Masuk To Begin Playoffs



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Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team, coming off a regular season with a whopping seven ties, has a lot of unfinished business that won’t be taken care of, but there will be at least one matchup that gets settled when the Nighthawks begin the postseason. The fifth-seeded Nighthawks will visit fourth-seed Masuk of Monroe, a team it tied 1-1, in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday, November 1, beginning at 3:45 pm.

The Nighthawks closed out the regular season with back-to-back shutout victories on the road, blanking Brookfield 3-0 on October 24 and Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 7-0 on October 28. Goalkeepers Julianna Stavola and Alyssa Bailey combined to help Newtown pick up its seventh and eighth shutouts of the campaign.

Karsen Pirone scored twice, and Riley Powers hit the back of the net in the win over Brookfield.

Sydney Howard and Powers scored twice, and Pirone, Faith O’Hara, and Skylar Howard scored versus Kolbe.

The Nighthawks conclude the season with an overall record of 8-1-7 and 7-1-5 in conference play. Masuk went 10-3-3 (8-2-3). In the other match-ups, top-seeded Pomperaug hosts No. 8 Immaculate of Danbury, No. 2 Notre Dame-Fairfield takes on No. 7 New Milford, and No. 3 Weston hosts No. 6 Brookfield. The semifinals are set for Monday, November 4, with the championship scheduled for Wednesday, November 6.

Karsen Pirone defends during Newtown’s 1-1 tie with Immaculate during the regular season. The postseason begins with and SWC tourney visit to Masuk. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
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