Brookfield's boys' soccer team won a crucial game in a battle of SWC postseason hopefuls as the regular season winds down.
Brookfield High's boys' soccer team, with a 2-1 victory over host Newtown on October 24, moved into sole possession of the eighth and final seed for the upcoming conference tournament with just one regular season contest remaining.
After the Bobcats seized a 2-0 lead on goals by Dylan Baptista and Miguel Dos Santos, Newtown's forwards applied lots of pressure and sliced the lead in half on a Jalen Minter tally.
The Bobcats held on to improve to 6-5-1 in conference play. Both teams had 16 points entering the game.
"This was a huge win. And it was a huge win not just in terms of points needed to make the playoffs," said Brookfield Coach David Lavery, adding that Newtown was among the main challengers battling the Bobcats to qualify.
Lavery said goalkeeper Jacob Williamson, who made some big saves in the late stages of the clash with Newtown, and center back Ian Belles and midfielder Jack Queenan were standouts on the field.
Brookfield went into an October 28 matchup with Bunnell having 19 points after picking up three with the win over Newtown. New Fairfield goes into its last game, against Weston, also with 16 points, but owns the tiebreaker against Brookfield.