BERLIN - Just a few shots can make all the difference and that turned out to be the case Tuesday afternoon.
The Berlin girls golf team was good, but Newington was just a little better as the Indians won 206-210 at Timberlin Golf Course.
Berlin’s Jackie Cooper was the medalist of the match after shooting a 41. Newington, however, would earn the next three lowest scores as Chloe Bilobeau shot a 47, Taylor Kelly a 48 and Jessica Pierzchalski a 49. Karley Welles and Leah Pofeldt rounded out the Indians top scores tied for 62.
For the Redcoats, next closest scorer was 11 strokes back of Cooper with Bridget McQuillan shooting a 52. Alena Kittleman (54) and Sydney Duke 63 rounded out the scoring.
“We have to get better two through four,” Berlin head coach Jim Barnes said. “Jackie Cooper is playing great golf. We just need the other girls to step up.”
Newington moves to 7-3, while Berlin falls to 3-5.
Middletown 222, New Britain 224: Ava Morell was the low scorer for the Hurricanes, shooting a 49. Natalie Brewer was second on the team after a round of 54. New Britain has now lost three matches by a total of six shots.
Glastonbury 180, Plainville 265: The Blue Devils are still looking for their first win of the season. Haylie Garrison was the low scorer for Plainville after shooting a 64. Glastonbury’s top four golfers tied for the medal after a round of 45.
Newington 163, Bristol Eastern 209: It wasn’t much competition for the Indians. Noah Hedberg was the medalist of the match as Newington’s No. 1 golfer shot a 35, 1-under par for the course. Ben Weyman (39), Matt Roberts (44) and Max Turgen (45) not only rounded out the Indians scoring, but were the next three lowest scorers.
Berlin 6, New Britain 1: The Redcoats swept the doubles matches and won every singles match expect for one. Berlin’s No. 1 singles player Jon Trevethan beat New Britain’s No. 1 Travis Brown 6-0, 6-0.
Branden Khongdy earned the lone win for the Hurricanes in the No. 2 singles match.
New Britain 5, Middletown 2: It was a fairly easy win for the Hurricanes. No. 1 singles player Celeste Gigliotti won her match to get things started. New Britain would lose just one singles match and a doubles match on the day.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin 113, Platt 37: Mitch Maslowski and Dan Labbadia were each triple winners. Maslowski took first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump, while Labaddia won the javelin, shot and discus. Jack Hamel was a double winner after earning the top spot in the 110 and 300 hurdles.
Middletown 113, Plainville 37: Nick Costantini was the lone winner for the Blue Devils, taking the pole vault event with a height of 11’. But Lorenz Young (100-meter dash) and Angel Wren (long jump) each qualified for states.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Berlin 94, Platt 42: Lexi Kavarsky won the 100 and 300 hurdles for the Redcoats, while teammate Nikki Xiarhos won the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Berlin also swept all three relays races.
Middletown 113, Plainville 34: Evelyn Rodriguez and Amy Muller were the lone winners for Plainville. Rodriguez took the 800- and 1600-meter dashes, while Muller won the 400-meter dash.
New Britain 73, Bristol Eastern 67; New Britain 76, Newington 65: The Hurricanes came away with the clean sweep.
Shaelyn Pacheco led the way by winning the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter dashes. Other first place finishers were Quandeshia Minor (300 hurdles and 200-meter dash), Ceana Rodriquez (long and triple jumps), Patrice Harrison (high jump), Isha Kasci (100-meter dash), Haylie Matias (javelin), Maya Mlynarskia (100 hurdles) and Savannah Gonzalez (400-meter dash).