Sports Roundup: Plainville boys soccer cruises past Bristol Eastern to win season opener

Published on Friday, 8 September 2017 23:00

Staff writer

The Plainville boys soccer team picked up a 6-3 victory over Bristol Eastern in its opening game of the season on Friday.

The Blue Devils jumped to a 3-0 halftime lead on their way to a victory at home.

Dane Stephens netted two goals, while Jordan Bishop, Tyler Miller, Jake Hillburn and Matt Bialko scored one each for Plainville.

Jake Woznicki scored twice and Pat Brady added a goal for the Lancers. For Bristol Eastern, Tom Tefoe made eight saves, while fellow goalkeeper Nate DiLoreto had two. Sergio Zaldivar stopped four shots for Plainville.

St. Paul 4, Kennedy 3: The Falcons defeated visiting Kennedy.

Kennedy started the scoring with an early goal, but the Falcons answered quickly with two quick goals from juniors Spencer Sinkwich and Adam VanLinter to go into the half up 2-1.

St. Paul came out strong in the second half with goals from sophomore Ethan Rembish and senior captain Matt Goodwin.

Kennedy battled back to bring the score to 4-3. With seconds left on the clock, Kennedy attempted a free kick that sailed just wide, sealing the victory for the Falcons.

Assists came from Ethan Rembish and Spencer Sinkwich. St. Paul keeper Matt Raymond had seven saves and Kennedy keeper Thanolsi Dupi had four saves.

Southington 1, Hall 1: The Blue Knights got a goal from Joe Colaccino, but also scored into their own net for a tie game at Southington High.

Hall goaeper Clay Courtmanche and Southington’s Evan Daddona made five saves each.


St. Paul 4, Holy Cross 1: Julia Dess scored twice, while Addison Davis and Briana Senese netted a goal each for the Falcons.

“This was a great win and a nice way to open the season,” St. Paul coach James Husbands said. “St. Paul and Holy Cross have developed quite a rivalry over the years.”


Southington 3, Hall 0: The Blue Knights dominated the visiting West Hartford team at home to start the season with a victory, 25-14, 25-4, 25-13.

For Southington, Nolyn Allen had 10 digs, Erica Bruno had five kills, Brooke Cooney had six kills, Steph Zera had 25 assists and Hannah Zelina had seven digs and four aces.

New Britain 3, Wethersfield 1: The Hurricanes went an extra set, but came away with the victory at home, 25-14, 25-27, 25-20, 25-15.

Alondra Reyes has 18 service points for New Britain, while Raven Jarrett had six kills and nine service points and Nelanie Velez had 17 assists and 27 service points.

Goodwin Tech 3, Aerospace 0: The Gladiators swept to a victory in their season-opening match at home, 25–8, 25–21, 25–21.

For Goodwin Tech, Tiana Rodriquez had 18 service points, six aces and 12 assists; Leina Rivera had 13 service points, seven aces and six kills; and Tanija Russell had six kills.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 8 September 2017 23:00. Updated: Friday, 8 September 2017 23:02.