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Girls’ Booters Begin Campaign With Wins And Tie

Published: September 13, 2018 at 01:20 pm

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Emma Curtis shields the ball from a defender during Newtown's 1-1 tie with Pomperaug, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 11. Curtis scored Newtown's goal.

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Keeley Kortze makes a pass.

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Katie Sailer moves the ball.

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Sydney Howard makes a pass.

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Kaley Meisenheimer dribbles past a defender after getting control of the ball.

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Colleen Phaneuf moves the ball up field.

 

Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team defeated nonconference team Amity of Woodbridge, 2-0, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 8. Karsen Pirone scored a goal and assisted Keeley Kortze on the other. Both net-finders in the season-opener came on free kicks. Julianna Stavola had six saves in goal.

The Nighthawks, sparked by an Emma Curtis tally, tied SWC foe Pomperaug of Southbury 1-1, under the lights at Blue & Gold on September 11. Stavola made a diving save with 26 minutes left, helping to preserve the deadlock.

“Typical SWC game. Pomperaug works super hard. They won every ball in the air; they won every 50-50 ball,” said Newtown Coach Marc Kenney, adding that his team’s inability to capitalize on early-game chances came back to haunt it.

This was not a good tie in the eyes of the Nighthawk coach.

“When you don’t score on your chances in the first 15-20 minutes, this is what happens,” Kenney said.

“I think we need to be a little more mature in our style of play and in our effort,” the coach said.

On the bright side, the team showed what it can do in the opener a few days earlier.

“Great start to the year. We played hard. We won 50-50 balls. There was a level of intensity,” Kenney said.

The Hawks looked to get back to that pace in a game at Stratford on September 12. Newtown came out on top 2-0. Kaley Meisenheimer and Coleen Phaneuf scored and Stavola made a save on a penalty kick. They will host Naugatuck Saturday, September 15, at Blue & Gold, beginning at 7. Bethel comes to Treadwell Park for an afternoon contest Monday, September 17, at 4 pm.

Back-to-back likely challenging road tilts await. The Hawks visit Masuk of Monroe Thursday, September 20 at 7, and travel to Redding to take on the Joel Barlow Falcons Tuesday, September 25, beginning at 4 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 4