BRISTOL - The Bristol Central boys soccer team bounced back following its loss to Bristol Eastern with a win over Newington on Wednesday.
Up 1-0 at the half behind a goal from Josh Cordero, the Rams held on to the lead with strong defense and goalkeeper Alex Bernier had six saves to earn the shutout.
With the win, the Rams advance to 5-2-1 on the season and will look to keep rolling on Friday at Conard.
Bristol Eastern 2, Avon 2: Bristol Eastern rose up to the challenge, facing a strong Avon team. Unfortunately, the Lancers couldn’t hold the halftime lead and the game ended in a tie.
Tom Lombardi and Dante Costantiello both had strong efforts defensively to keep the game even in the second half.
Bristol Central 3, Hall 0: Bristol Central bounced back from its loss against Bristol Eastern with a sweep against Hall.
The three games were competitive and it took strong efforts from Xia’ian Carrasco, Peyton Greger and Taylor Patnode for the Rams to advance to 7-4 on the season.
Manchester 1, Bristol Central 0: It was a tough game for the Rams as Manchester scored in the 70th minute and the Bristol Central offense couldn’t answer.
Neither team had many scoring opportunities. For the Rams, Lily Hansen played well on defense.
Bristol Central will return home to host Simsbury on Friday.
Enfield 4, Bristol Eastern 0: Bristol Eastern struggled at home after beating rival Bristol Central on the road.
Enfield came in 6-0-1, so the Lancers knew it’d be a tough task.
For Bristol Eastern, shots on goal were an issue and Enfield had 27 total shots in the game, which proved to be too much for the Lancers in the loss.
Bristol Eastern will host Avon on Friday.
St. Paul 5, Oxford 2: It was the best offensive performance of the year for the Falcons on Tuesday, with a season high five goals.
The speed and aggressiveness that St. Paul showed against Oxford is something it wishes to continue going forward.
The Falcons defense played strong and the two goals allowed were long shots by Oxford, as the St. Paul defense wouldn’t allow them into the box.
St. Paul moves to 5-1-2 and will take on Holy Cross today.
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