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NORWICH – In a much needed win on senior night in Norwich, the Purple Tornado took to the turf against Chenango Forks, who was also seeking a victory Wednesday night. Both teams were in need of a winning outcome in order to qualify for sectional play.
After a hard fought battle for many of the Purple Tornado who were playing their final game at home, Norwich came out on the losing end of a 2-1 contest, sending the Blue Devils home with a Section IV playoff berth.
Purple Tornado senior Gabe Gawronksi put the first score on the board with the clock showing 27:43 remaining in the first half. He received the pass from fellow senior teammate Ryan Sanford before finding the back of the net for the 1-0 Norwich lead.
The home team carried that lead into the half time break where head coach Matt Leach and the Norwich underclassman honored their 11 seniors for their hard work and dedication to the program over the years