Sports Roundup: Southington girls swimming bounces back with win over Farmington

Published on Friday, 5 October 2018 21:26
Written by SHELBY IAVA


SOUTHINGTON - After suffering its first loss of the season, the Southington girls swim team has bounced back.

The Blue Knights improved to 6-1 with a 93-72 victory over Farmington Friday afternoon.

The 200 medley relay team of Sarah Meade, Julie Duszak, Meghan Hammarlund, Gianna Perugini took first in a time of 1:57.02 while the 200 freestyle relay team of Duszak, Perugini, Andie Nadeau, and Meade took also first in a time of 1:45.21.

The 400 free relay team of Nadeau, Anny Moquete, Maddie Symecko and Hammarlund took first in a time of 4:06.89.

Nadeau was a double winner in the 200 free (2:06.09) and the 100 free (58.52) while teammate Duszak was also a double winner in the 50 free (25.39) and 100 breast (1:12.69).

Symecko took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:07.80 and Julia Holland took first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:11.65. Hammarlund also took first in the 100 back with a time of 1:03.09.

“Today was also the Knights Swim for a Cure Meet,” Southington head coach Evan Tuttle said. “We wanted to extend a special thank you for all those that donated to the cause today. Each of us either directly or indirectly has been afflicted by cancer and your support today will make a difference and help once and for all find a cure.”


Plainville 8, Platt 0: For the first time in Tim Brown’s tenure at Plainville High School, a pair of brothers, nonetheless twins, each scored during the same match.

Seven different Blue Devils were able to find the back of the net including the twins, Tucker and Tanner Rau. The other scorers were Tyler Miller, Jamey Raucci, Dane Stephens, Joseph Page and Patrick Gryczewski with two.

“We showed the quality of our game,” Brown said. “We play difficult sides and games are always hard fought, down to wire. Today we finally put it to the team early. We continued our style of play and all around enjoyed the performance.”

Simsbury 1, Southington 0: It was a last minute goal that doomed the Blue Knights. With just 41.6 seconds left in the game, Simsbury’s Dylan Sciallis found the back of the net. Southington finished the night with six shots on goal while the Trojans had seven. Blue Knights’ goalkeeper also made six saves on the evening.


Southington 2, Simsbury 1 OT: Shannon Litchfield proved to be the bright spot for the Blue Knights once again. The sophomore made the deciding goal on a pass from Maya Wroblewski for the team to walk away with another victory this week.

Litchfield scored her first goal of the game in the first half on another pass from Wroblewski.

Southington had 21 shots on goal, with eight corner kicks. Blue Knights’ goalkeeper also made three saves on the evening.

Southington is now 8-1-0 on the season.


Goodwin Tech 3, Cheney Tech 0: The Gladiators improved their record to 7-5 Friday evening with its win over Cheney Tech.

“I was very impressed,” Goodwin Tech head coach Cristina Stisser said. “We came out with great intensity to take all three. Hopefully we can keep it going into next week.”

Tiana Rodriquez led the team 10 service points, 16 assists while teammate Joarielys Pino had seven service points and 12 kills and Adaneysi Guzman had seven service points, 11 digs.

Innovation 3, Capital Prep 0: The Ravens have imrpoved to now 9-2 on the season with their win over Capital Prep.

Aaliyah Walker lead the team with seven kills, Molly Corcoran had 15 assists and seven aces and Keshliani Hidalgo had 5 digs.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 5 October 2018 21:26. Updated: Friday, 5 October 2018 21:28.