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THS boys soccer improves, Mills girls off to a fast start and Fritch Sr. at The Rent.

POSTED September 22, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: While they may not have come away with a win on Monday night in their match up with St Paul, the Raiders boys’ soccer team improved vastly in one area after falling 1-0.

Effort.

For the first time in the 2015 season, the Raiders competed at a level that is expected at THS and by head coach Mike Fritch Jr.

In their last outing, a 2-1 loss to Crosby, that effort, that hustle, that beating everybody to the ball at all times was conspicuously missing and while teams may lose, losing without effort is a hard one for any coach to handle.

The Falcons used a first half goal by Mike Dombrowski at the 22:43 mark and a bend but don’t break defensive effort to hold off the Raiders who dominated action most of the second half as their teamwork and chemistry started to mold.

While their 1-3 mark is not what most expected to start the season, getting things together with road games at Holy Cross and Sacred Heart on tap the remainder of this week could not be coming at a better time.

….Nice start by the Lewis Mills girls’ soccer team, per usual.

The Spartans are dominating opponents to the tune of 22-0 over their first three victories and look like they are on their way to some kind of special campaign.

….Going to be a great day at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium in East Hartford on Saturday as Torrington coach Mike Fritch Sr. will be inducted into the CT Coaches Hall of Fame during halftime of the UConn/Army football game.

A long time soccer and basketball staple with the Raiders, Fritch Sr. is certainly worthy of the honor.

Should be an interesting game between the Midshipmen and the Huskies as well after the UConn performance against ranked Missouri on Saturday in a 9-6 loss.

Having seen the option happy approach from the Cadets two weeks ago, it may be slightly easier to face Navy but as most have said, Navy is running the option offense at a very, very high level.

UConn will have their hands full for sure.

….Off to Storrs today to, believe it or not, take our first look at the 2015-2106 Huskies women’s basketball team.

Rich Elliott and I will report back on what we see from practice and what head Coach Geno Auriemma has to say about his latest group.

Trust that he will be frustrated with freshman right off the bat and be pushing his team from the get go.

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