NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain boys golf team is showing plenty of poise so far this season.
Led by Brandon Carlina, who shot a 51, and Dylan Washington (54), the Hurricanes managed to hold off Plainville to earn a close 217-222 win at Stanley Golf Course on Tuesday to hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the season.
“I’m very proud of how our guys hung in and produced a win in a close match,” New Britain head coach Bob Zadrozny said. “I’m beginning to see more focus on the course and that is how we have won three straight. We’ll be back out there tomorrow against Bristol Central and will give it our best.”
Adam Nilson was the medalist of the match after shooting a 47 for Plainville (4-1), while Mike Mellinkaitis (53), Jacob Deschaine (57) and RJ Bradley (65) rounded out the team’s top-four.
Arthur Bell (55) and Manny Benitez (57) finished behind Carlina and Washington for New Britain (3-2-1).
Hall 147, Berlin 154, Farmington 165, Conard 189: It was a competitive day on the golf course at Timberlin as well.
Up against perhaps the best team in the state, according to Berlin head coach John Line, the Redcoats proved they were up for the challenge. Berlin had eight different golfers shoot 40 or lower.
Jacob Lindsay (36) was the low scorer for the Redcoats and was followed by John Downes (39), Mike Lamoureux (39) and Paul Calafiore (40).
Hall’s Finn McHugh was the medalist of the match after shooting an impressing 35.
Cheshire 208, Newington 235, Plainville 255: This was a match that belonged to the Rams, but the Indians and Blue Devils certainly had their moments.
Maddie Massaro-Cook led Newington with a 55 with Leah Tofeldt (56), Torri Tolisano (59) and Shea Devanney (65) rounding out the team’s scoring.
Alexia Sirros (58), Haylie Garrsion (64), Julia Smith (65) and Caitlin Charest (67) were Plainville’s top scorers.
“The scoring was actually pretty good for us considering the course is very wet,” Newington head coach Rich Condon said. “The playing conditions are still tough. It needs to stop raining.”
Glastonbury 4, Southington 3: This started well for the Blue Knights, but the match certainly didn’t end like the way they wanted it to. Southington took three of the first four singles matches, but then dropped all three doubles to move to 7-2 on the season. Matt Balaoing, Marek Kryzanski and Kyle Narowol each won their singles matches for the Blue Knights.
Berlin 99, Platt 46: The Redcoats improved to 3-1 on the season thanks to a number of key performances throughout the roster.
Alex Halkias was a triple winner, taking first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the long jump. Tim Lewis (1,600), Kieran Peterson (300 hurdles), Chris Bantle (3,200) and Tyler Barber (pole vault) also got their first varsity wins for Berlin.
Berlin 103, Platt 33: The Redcoats kept their perfect record (4-0) intact with a rather easy win.
Sarah Perrotta won the 1,500, Megan Perrotta won 800-meter run and Madison Monroe won 400. Berlin also won all three relay events.