By John Torsiello
The Simsbury High School boys soccer team finished the season with a 2-0 loss to Amity in the first round of the C lass LL state tournament.
The Trojans concluded their 2013 campaign with a 5-6-6 record in what was an up and down season for the locals.
Simsbury opened the season with wins over Bristol Central and Newington and then played a 1-1 tie with Hall. But the Trojans lost three of their next four games and went through a rather prolonged period where they just couldn’t find the net. Simsbury scored only 18 goals in 17 games this season, dropped two games by a single goal, and played three scoreless ties and two 1-1 ties.
“We had a disappointing season with a 5-6-6 record,” said head coach Ed Lynch, whose club competes in the Central Connecticut Conference West Division. “It could of and should of been better. But breaks didn’t go our way. We tied Farmington and Hall twice with chances to win both those contests outright.”
Lynch looked ahead to better things next fall.
“Our juniors contributed greatly this season, we have a great nucleus coming back and we should be better and a contender in the CCC next season.”
He added, “All in all this year, our defense played extremely well this season and we made state tournament. We had our chances but were just unlucky against Amity in the state tournament.”