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Class M boys soccer: Raucci's goal lifts Plainville to first state title

Class M boys soccer: Raucci's goal lifts Plainville to first state title

The elation felt at Veterans Stadium in New Britain on Sunday evening was a long time coming for Plainville boys soccer coach Tim Brown, following the team’s 1-0 win over top-seeded Ellington in the Class M championship game.

“I’m just extremely proud of my guys, and even that is an improper word for it,” Brown said. “Anything other than this would have been a disaster. When you win from the 23-seed and you beat the 1, 2 and 3 seeds, I defy anyone to say we’re not the best in Class M.”

Plainville (13-7-1) marched through No. 2 Granby in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Stonington in the semifinals before beating Ellington on Sunday for its first state title. Brown credited the...

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