Norwalk’s season comes to an end
MONROE — The Norwalk High boys soccer team suffered a hard-fought 1-0 loss at the hands of Masuk in an opening round CIAC Class LL state tournament game Saturday night at Masuk High.
Robert Jackson’s tally in the 31st minute provided the winning margin for the 29th-seeded Panthers (7-6-4), who move on to play at No. 4 Naugatuck Tuesday at 2 p.m. The 36thseeded Bears round out their season with a 5-9-2 record.
“It was a tough loss,” lamented first-year coach Chris Laughton. “The guys played real hard from beginning to end. We just couldn’t score.”
Norwalk goalie Alex Hurd made some big saves to keep the game close, according to Laughton, and finished with five saves. His counterpart Brian Kelly had three saves.
Laughton added that he had an enjoyable first year coaching at Norwalk and he’ll miss the contributions of the 10 seniors who will be lost to graduation.
“Now it’s up to the young guys to step up and fill the voids,” he said.
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