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Week 3: Centaurs fall to Killingly, Waterford

Woodstock Academy played well defensively against Killingly.

But the offense continues to be looking for answers.

The Centaurs fell to Killingly, 2-0, at the Bentley Athletic Complex Thursday.

The loss dropped Woodstock Academy to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the Eastern Connecticut Conference.

The Centaurs had just two shots on goal for the day.

“Not a lot of offensive chances,” Woodstock Academy co-head coach Donte Adams said. “But we’re going to get better on that. We’re doing really well on the defensive side but we definitely have to score some goals. Even though, we’re young, I think we just have to be more aggressive.”

Killingly scored 10 minutes, 22 seconds into the contest when Aila Gutierrez dribbled the ball into the shooting circle and passed to Alexis Rainey. The senior saw sophomore Lilah Dunn sneaking in from the far post and sent it to her, Dunn re-directed the ball into the net.

Killingly added an insurance goal when Gutierrez scored halfway through the third quarter.

Goalie Ava Basak made sure it didn’t get any worse as she recorded seven saves in net.

“Ava always comes out and plays hard for us,” Adams said of the senior. “She is definitely one of the leaders on this team and everyone relies on her. She’s our backbone. She kept us in there by limiting their goals with some really nice saves.”

The Centaurs scored 10 goals in their first two games but have been in a drought ever since.

“We aren’t worried about it but we have to get better. The girls are young and are willing to listen, adapt and adjust. That’s what me and (co-head) coach Gerry (LaMontagne) work on and they have done a pretty good job of keeping their spirits up.” Adams added.

The Centaurs opened the week with a 6-0 loss to Waterford.