A few thoughts from Newtown’s Blue and Gold Stadium, where the Nighthawks held off Weston for an 8-7 win Thursday night to improve to 4-0 (3-0 SWC) in their young conference title defense.
- The Nighthawks boast one of the league’s most potent offensive tandems in Trey Trudell and Justin Brophy, two of their three senior captains. Brophy’s fourth goal was the difference and brought his total to 14. Trudell scored a goal and assisted four others, including two of Brophy’s. He has 19 assists.
- The Trojans are the second team this season to visit Blue and Gold Stadium and leave with a one-goal defeat, the other being New Fairfield (11-10) on Monday. Nighthawks coach Glenn Adams suspects the trend will continue. “In this league, these teams all get up for each other,” Adams said. “But yeah, I think being the defending champs we’re definitely getting everybody’s best shot.”
- A quick #ctfb note: watching Dan Hebert scat around the turf with a lacrosse stick was a reminder that the lightning-quick junior could have a monster senior season in the Nighthawks’ backfield, especially with the graduation of the school’s all-time leading rusher Lou Fenaroli