Sports Roundup: Varley records personal best as Berlin girls golf defeats Manchester

Published on Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:24
Written by RYAN CHICHESTER

@ryanchichester1

BERLIN - The Berlin girls golf team earned a victory on Thursday afternoon, while Rachel Varley earned a personal piece of history.

Varley’s score of 49 secured the match medal for the Redcoats in a win over Manchester, while marking the sophomore’s best score ever in a competitive match. The 49 also marked the second time this season that a Berlin golfer finished with a score better than 50, as teammate Jessica Nappi accomplished that feat earlier in the season.

“We’re trending the right way,” head coach Jim Barnes said. “There are still some strokes we can shave off, but we’re heading in the right direction.”

Nappi finished close behind Varley with a 52, while Sydney Duke added a 56. Bridget McQuillan rounded out the Redcoats’ top scorers with a 62.

GIRLS TENNIS

New Britain 7, E.O. Smith 0: The Hurricanes’ winning streak reached three on Thursday thanks to a convincing sweep.

“We played very well today,” head coach Joe Canzanella said. “We were on our game.”

Audrey Belliveau dominated fourth singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Grace Tuony, while the first doubles team of Yajaira Asimbaya and Danya Albsolani and the third doubles team of Tracy Asimbaya and Zoe Hyres each won by scores of 6-1, 6-1.

Newington 7, Berlin 0: The Indians wasted no time in avenging their first loss of the season, taking their anger out on the Redcoats in a convincing sweep.

Emmy Petronio claimed second singles after a 10-6 tiebreaker set over Grace Machata, while the first doubles team of Lindsay Weaver and Julia Mazur dropped a tough second set 6-7, but rebounded to take a 10-7 tiebreaker from Hailey Nardelli and Alina Whiteside.

“Great win to move the team to 9-1,” Newington head coach Sean Hussey said. “Excellent play on both tiebreaker matches in singles and doubles.”

Olivia Rozio cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win in first singles, while Anusha Singh and Michelle Novikova won third singles by an identical score.

BASEBALL

Newington 10, Goodwin Tech 0 (5): The Indians cruised past the Gladiators thanks to a breakout first inning that saw six runs scored, which proved to be plenty of run support for Sam Dionne, who allowed just one hit over five shutout innings.

Zack Nakonechny and Ryan Faindon each collected two hits for Newington, with both of Nakonechny’s going for extra bases. The win puts the Indians back in the win column after a tough loss to Wethersfield on Wednesday, while Goodwin Tech continues to search for its first win of the season.

SOFTBALL

Newington 10, Conard 4: The Indians secured their fifth win in their last six games thanks to an eight-run explosion in the fourth and fifth innings, aided by a triple off the bat of Cyan Gonzalez, who finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

Elisa Taylor added a double for Newington, finishing the day with two hits and two runs scored. Dani Pantano earned the win in the circle, not allowing a run until the third inning.

Ryan Chichester can be reached at (860) 801-5094 or rchichester@newbritainherald.com



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington on Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:24. Updated: Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:27.