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Season Ends For Nighthawk Girls' Booters

Published: November 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Emma Curtis, left, battles during Newtown's loss to Glastonbury. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Emma Curtis, left, battles during Newtown's loss to Glastonbury. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown High School's girls' soccer team saw its stellar season come to an end in a 2-1 loss to visiting Glastonbury, in the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.

Karsen Pirone scored third-seeded Newtown's goal. No. 6 and defending state champ Glastonbury evened the game before halftime and broke the tie early in the second half.

The Nighthawks had a flurry of late-game opportunities, including a chance from point-blank range that was cut off by the opposing goalkeeper.

"I was super-impressed with Glastonbury. They work so hard off the ball. Their speed, front to back, was problematic for us," said Newtown Coach Marc Kenney, whose team defeated Glastonbury in the state final five years ago.

"We played pretty well in stretches but they were the better team. We just weren't good enough today, no fault to our team. They played hard."

Kenney said he will miss his seniors, led by captains Sarah Houle, Grace Corcoran, and Cassidy Kortze.

 

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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
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“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
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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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