Eagles Soccer Drops 4-0 Games to Glastonbury, Conard
WETHERSFIELD - An early Glastonbury goal put the Wethersfield High School boys soccer team on its heels, and the Tomahawks didn’t look back--tallying three more to take a 4-0 road win last Tuesday, Oct. 1, and improve to 7-1-1 on the year.
Glastonbury brought pressure early, creating a slew of scoring chances in the Eagles’ penalty area. It started in the 32nd minute, when the Wethersfield goalkeeper had to make a point blank save to keep the score at 0-0.
Two minutes later, however, the Tomahawks would get on the board. An aerial 50/50 ball just below midfield fell to a Glastonbury player, who threaded a through ball to a teammate who had snuck away from the Eagles backline-just on sides. The ball was ripped into the low right corner as the Glastonbury spectator section erupted in cheers.
Goaltending would bail the Eagles out of a few other jams before the deficit became insurmountable. Seconds after Glastonbury scored its first goal, they found themselves in front of goal again, this time off a through-ball that found a runner going down the right wing. The Tomahawk player walked in uncontested, but was denied by the Eagles goalkeeper.
Glastonbury knocked at the door again in the 26th minute, off a free kick opportunity just outside the box on the right wing. The cross found a Tomahawk player alone at the left post, but the deflection was fielded cleanly by a charging Eagles goalkeeper.
Wethersfield had some chances of its own, as well. The Eagles’ best chance of the first half came at the 15 minute mark, when a Glastonbury defender whiffed in an attempt to clear a bouncing ball near the penalty area. The Eagle player retrieved it for a shot that whizzed just over the Tomahawk crossbar.
The loss was the first of two consecutive 4-0 defeats for the Eagles, who dropped another at Conard High School Friday.