BRISTOL - The St. Paul girls soccer team wrapped up its second victory in less than 24 hours when it defeated visiting Sacred Heart 5-1 early Saturday afternoon, after beating Haddam-Killingworth 3-0 at home on Friday night.
Kendall Davis scored all five goals in Saturday’s game for the Falcons (9-2-3), netting three of them before Sacred Heart’s Emma Miricucci put one in before the end of the first half.
Her five goals in the game was a season high and gives her 19 for the season.
“After playing back to back games, our effort today was a less than what I had hoped for, but we did play well enough to win and that’s what is important,” St. Paul coach James Husbands said. “After a hard-fought, physical game last night against H-K, we showed a little fatigue and some tired legs. Kendall had a strong scoring game and this allowed us to play all our bench players and rest some of our starters.”
Addison Davis assisted on two of her sister’s goals, with Nina Zwolinski and Delaney Jordan also collecting assists.
“The defense again proved to be solid, allowing one goal,” Husbands noted. “Nina Zwolinski had another strong game with 14 saves. Hannah Stanford, Romi Bagdasarian, Emma Cretella and Carolyn DelDebbio all put quality minutes in today after their shutout effort last night.”
On Friday night, Briana Senese registered her first hat trick of the season, scoring all three of the Falcons’ goals. Isabella Griffin assisted on one of them and Kendall Davis assisted on another, as Senese scored on a header off a corner kick.
Zwolinski, a freshman, had seven saves for St. Paul for her third shutout of the season, while Gabby Wyzykowski stopped 15 shots for Haddam-Killingworth (1-11-1).
“H-K’s record certainly does not reflect how good that team played [Friday night]. They were aggressive, physical and hustled to the ball all night,” Husbands said.
“Our defense played very well. Catherine Ciampi, Romi Bagdasarian and Hannah Stanford did an outstanding job controlling the center of the field, while Emma Cretella and Carolyn DelDebbio played well on the flanks.”
On Monday night, the Falcons will host Torrington at 6 p.m. for their Senior Night. Senese, Kendall Davis, Irene Rotondo, Sarina Cardona, Gabriella Cervantes and Mariana Cervantes will be honored.
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