Sports Roundup: New Britain boys soccer comes out on top in close match against Southington

Published on Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:42


SOUTHINGTON - The New Britain boys soccer team picked up its second victory of the season on Friday with a 2-1 decision on the road over Southington.

All the goals came in the second half, with John Morell and Minel Mehmedovic scoring for the Hurricanes (2-5) and Evan Daddona netting one for the Blue Knights (1-4-2).

In goal, Adam Gottner made 10 saves for New Britain, while John Griffin had three for Southington.

Hall 5, Newington 1: The Indians fell behind early and were never able to recover. The Warriors held a 2-0 lead at the half, only to score three more after halftime.

In total, four different Hall players found the back of the net with Thomas Knox finishing the afternoon with a game-high two. Hermish Adarkwah scored the lone goal for Newington.

Jack DeGirolamo saved nine shots in net for the Indians. The Warriors, however, managed to get off four times the amount of shots Newington got at 20-5. The Indians are now 1-5 on the season.


Innovation 4, Parish Hill 1: Host Innovation took a 2-0 lead by halftime on a pair of goals from Victoria Piechota, then added another pair in the second half from Melinda Knopf and Malena VanBeveren. Stefany Ferguson and Kelsey Walicki had assists.

Hannah Vieria scored for Parish Hill (4-2-1).

In net, Lianna Giles made seven saves for Innovation (5-1), while Brooke Benedict stopped 11 shots for the visitors.

RHAM 1, Berlin 0: A second-half goal by Gretchen Kron was the only one of the contest as the Redcoats (5-2) were unable to hand visiting RHAM (7-0) its first loss.

Berlin goalkeeper Lindsay Walsh made 13 saves, while Marley Forbes stopped six shots for RHAM.


Newington 3, East Catholic 0: The Indians improved to 7-3 with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 victory at home.

For Newington, Alaysiah Hall had 12 digs and three aces, while Meghan Roberts had nine kills.

East Catholic fell to 4-5.

Conard 3, Berlin 0: The Redcoats were swept in straight sets at home, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19.

For Berlin (3-6), Alyssa Dumont had seven kills and 13 digs, while Melanie Sullivan had 11 digs and 17 assists.

Conard improved to 6-3.

Innovation 3, Vinal Tech 0: The Ravens had little difficulty sweeping Vinal Tech in straight sets 25-15, 25-10, 25-11. Leading the way for Innovation was Bailee Nardi (six kills), Danelys Baez-Arroyo (five aces) and Imani Rosado (nine aces, four kills).

The win gives the Ravens a 6-1 record to begin the season.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Southington on Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:42. Updated: Thursday, 28 September 2017 22:44.