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Viewfinder: Conard Girls Soccer Falls to Farmington 3-0

Despite Conard's strong defensive showing, Farmington's relentless offense attack was no match.

Just 5:23 into Tuesday's game at McKee Stadium, Marissa Paiano used her head to convert a free kick by sending the ball over the head of Conard goalkeeper Sarah Whitney, giving an early 1-0 lead.

Throughout the remainder of the first half, Conard's sound defensive play and solid goaltending held Farmington's offense at bay.

After some halftime adjustments by Conard Coach Nick Moffo, the score remained unchanged until the 14:52 mark, when Farmington's #22 drove a loose ball from 25 yards out into the upper left corner of the goal to double the Farmington lead over Conard.

In response to the second goal, Conard's offense immediately stepped up pressure on Farmington and repeatedly tested goaltender Cortney Hofer.

With just minutes left in the game, Farmington's Jerissa Gonclaves was able to reverse the Conard threat by getting the ball through the defense to teammate Dominique Papa. At the goal-line, Papa was able to get her foot on the ball to "one-time-it" past Whitney for the 3-0 final score.

Throughout the game, Sarah Whitney was able to turn away more than a dozen Farmington shots on goal, but it was Hofer who turned away all of Conard's 10 shots for the shut-out.

After the game, Farmington Head Coach Steve Jarvis spoke highly of his team's overall performance, but immediately reminded them of their game tomorrow at Southington. "Enjoy this right now," he told the team. "With the same attitude and the same effort, we will have more of this outcome to look forward to." Farmington plays at Southington on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.

Moffo quickly put the loss behind him stating, "Farmington played very well and we'll get back at it tomorrow and be ready for Newington on Friday." Conard takes on Newington on Friday, at home, at 3:45 p.m.

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