Sports Roundup: Berlin girls soccer scores twice in first half to beat Newington

Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:19


BERLIN - It didn’t take long for the Berlin girls soccer team to take control of Tuesday afternoon’s match against Newington.

The Redcoats scored twice in the first half and never lost the lead in their 2-0 win over the Indians.

Julia Sisti and Ashley Wenzel netted the two goals for Berlin. Jenna Zuk came away with the assist on Wenzel’s score. For Sisti, it was her sixth goal of the season. In total, the Redcoats outshot Newington 16-8.

Lindsey Walsh saved all eight against her for Berlin, while Jenna Scanlon came away with six.

“Lindsey had a phenomenal game in net,” Redcoats head coach Katie Amenta said. “She made some big-time saves for us.”

Plainville 6, Bulkeley 0: Just four games into the season and the Plainville girls soccer team is already halfway to matching last year’s win total. Led by a strong offensive attack, the Blue Devils brought their record to 2-2.

All six goals were scored by different players as Litzy Cruz, Hannah Zelasko, Krystyna Miller, Lyndsey DiTolla, Olympia Bielawski and Skyler Ibitz each found the back out the net. Plainville outshot Bulkeley 16-1. Madeline Rund had an easy day in net, saving the one shot that came her way.

Innovation 4, Public Safety/Aerospace 1: The Ravens won their game from start to finish, leading at halftime 2-0 and adding two more goals in the second half. Innovation’s Kelsey Walicki led all goal scorers with two goals, while Medina Knopf and Malena VanBeveran added another.

Mackensie Spencer finished the afternoon with two assists with teammates Victoria Piechota and VanBeveran tallying one apiece for the Ravens. Lianna Giles saved three of four shots.


Southington 3, Tolland 0: The Blue Knights benefited from a dominant second half to pick up their first win of the season. After a slow first half, Southington responded with three goals. Joe Colaccino netted two, while Marek Kryzanksi scored one. Alexis Frausto recorded an assists and goalkeeper John Griffin had seven saves.


RHAM 3, Southington 0: The Blue Knights dropped their first match of the season after losing in straight sets 25-9, 25-16, 25-9. Nolyn Allen had 7 digs for Southington, while teammates Julia Wells, Sarah Myrick and Haley Larrabee had four aces, four kill and four kills and five digs respectively.


Farmington 95, Plainville 84: The Blue Devils came away with the loss, but it was a good day overall for their individual swimmers.

“The girls swam well today,” Plainville head coach Chris Zagorski said. “Over 75 percent of the girls got best times from the last time. I expect the team to only get faster.”

Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Lydia Weinberg. The junior took first in the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly, qualifying for states in both event.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Bella Bantz, Bella Samperi, Phoebe Gediman and Weinberg won its event by setting a season’s best time of 1:57.42. The 400 freestyle relay team of Natalia Galarza, Bantz, Samperi and Weinberg also set a season’s best time when it won the even in 4:20.77

Also swimming well were Ashleigh Bantz, who took second in the 100 backstroke, and Gabby Solo, who took second in the 100 breaststroke.

Berlin 93, Maloney/Platt 84: It was an easy day for the Redcoats and it helped to have a number of strong individual performances to go along with. Gabby Pattavina finished first in the 200 IM to qualify for states. Her teammate, Kelly Chnielawski took the top spot in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke to qualify for states in both events. Alina Whiteside won the diving portion of the meet for Berlin with a score of 222.


Bulkeley 20, New Britain 35; Bloomfield 19, New Britain 40: The Hurricanes were unable to keep pace with either Bulkeley or Bloomfield. The Warshawks’ Logan Colon was the overall winner on the boys side with a time of 18:54. Matt Melluzzo was New Britain’s best runner for the boys with a time of 20:54.

Bloomfield swept the girls race with Lillian Marks taking first thanks to a time of 20:54. New Britain’s Jamie Kelley placed third after finishing with a time of 27:01.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:19. Updated: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:22.