With one of the best records in the state, the Newtown boys soccer team has become a team to beat. It was no different Monday afternoon as Newtown entered Immaculate's stadium.
From the opening whistle it was obvious the Mustangs were looking for the upset. Both teams contested every ball. Both keepers were tested on a regular basis. Just when it seemed neither team would completely break through the other's smothering defense, Connor Quinn weaved his way past two defenders and found the right corner of the net. That would be it for the day's scoring.
Newtown's defense, anchored by Wes Morlock, Logan Puleri, Drew Sullivan and Josh Barrett helped keeper Austin Puleri record his 11th shutout of the season. Other great efforts were turned in by Charlie Helgren, Stephen Conway, Nick Barreto and Eric Fiore.
The win brought the Nighthawks to an impressive 11-2-2 record for the regular season and locked up the second seed in the upcoming South-West Conference tournament.