SOUTHINGTON – The Southington boys soccer team got just the start it wanted in Saturday afternoon’s game against Bristol Central, but weren’t able to convert it into a victory.
After scoring just over a minute into the game, the Blue Knights settled for a 2-2 tie with the Rams, who have yet to suffer a loss this season. Liam Schroeder picked up the early tally for Southington, scoring just one minute and eight seconds into the contest with help from an accurate through ball by Trevor Sousa.
The Blue Knights continued to control possession through most of the first half, but Central found the equalizer with just 2:16 left in the first half on a goal by Carson Rivoira to tie the score at one at the half.
Rivoira kept that momentum going in the second half, putting home another goal after just 3:45 had ticked off of the second-half clock. But Southington had an answer, when Cole Marek fielded a rebound and buried it into the back of the net just four and a half minutes after Rivoira’s second goal to tie the score at two apiece.
Both sides had multiple chances for the go-ahead goal through the rest of the second half but came up empty, and due to the new covid-19 precautions, the game resulted in a draw instead of playing an overtime period.
Southington is in action next on Tuesday night, hosting Lewis Mills at 6:15 p.m. The Rams will face rival Bristol Eastern on Tuesday at 3 p.m., with the game being moved to the Bristol Soccer Club.