Sports Roundup: Southington girls swimming has number of strong performances in win over Farmington

Published on Friday, 6 October 2017 22:56

Staff writer

FARMINGTON - The Southington girls swimming team had several outstanding performances as it defeated Farmington 95-81 on Friday at Miss Porters School, improving to 5-1 for the season.

The Blue Knights’ 200 medley relay team of Maddie Symecko, Julie Duszak, Meghan Hammarlund and Olivia Fournier took first in a time of 1:58.38; while the 200 freestyle relay team of Fournier, Hammarlund, Andie Nadeau and Duszak took first in a time of 1:47.44. The 400 freestyle relay team of Duszak, Hammarlund, Nadeau and Fournier also took first, with a time of 3:55.36.

In individual events, Nadeau took first in the 200 freestyle (2:08.27), Symecko was a double winner in the IM (2:30.22) and 100 backstroke (1:07.97), Duszak took first in the 50 freestyle (25.72), Liz Beaulieu took first in diving with a score of 174.95, Hammarlund took first in the 100 butterfly (1:04.80), Fournier took first in the 100 freestyle (55.36), Kara Zazzaro took first in the 500 freestyle (6:24.67) and Patrycja Zajac took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.14).

Bristol Central 96, Plainville 85: The Blue Devils lost at home, but had some excellent individual performances.

Isabella Samperi won the 100 freestyle for Plainville (0-6) in a state-qualifying time. Teammate Lydia Weinberg won the 100 backstroke, while Ashleigh Bantz, Sara Pierscinski and Liz Susco all swam well for Plainville.

The Blue Devils will celebrate Senior Night when they host the Meriden co-op next Friday.


Southington 2, Bristol Eastern 0: The Blue Knights got second half goals from Colin Burdette and Hayden Burbank, assisted by Kieran Tindall and Alexis Frausto, to earn a victory at home.

Goalkeeper John Griffin made six saves to earn the shutout for Southington (3-4-2), while Tom Tefoe also stopped six shots for Bristol Eastern (3-5-1).

St. Paul 3, Holy Cross 3: The Falcons hit the road and came back with a tie.

St. Paul (2-4-2) started the scoring with a penalty kick goal by Luke Hines. Adam VanLinter and Ethan Rembish each added goal for the Falcons, while Matt Goodwin and Ethan Rembish each had an assist.

The Crusaders’ goals were scored by Brian Silva, Giuseppe Mongelluzzo and Jeremy Hamel, with assists from Mongelluzzo and Kadir Talho.

Matt Raymond of the Falcons had six saves, while Kyle Moser had two saves for Holy Cross (3-4-2).


Innovation 3, Public Safety/Aerospace 0: The Ravens got goals from Victoria Piechota, Kelsey Walicki and Ariana Rivas during a victory in Enfield.

Stefany Ferguson had an assist for Innovation (8-1), while goalkeeper Lianna Giles made three saves for the shutout.

Desaray Chapman had six saves for Public Safety/Aerospace (4-6).


Goodwin Tech 3, Cheney Tech 2: Host Goodwin Tech came back from two sets down, pulling out three narrow victories in the closing three sets to emerge with a 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 29-27, 15-13 win.

“After we fell behind two sets to none, I thought we were going to lose three straight sets. We were struggling at all aspects of the game,” Goodwin Tech coach Paul Soucy said.

“From then on we found a way to persevere and win some close sets that could have gone either way. Cheney is a good team and battled hard,” he said. “I was in complete amazement at the way we came together as a team in the last three sets. This was a great win.”

For Goodwin Tech (11-1), Leina Rivera had 10 service points, two aces, nine kills and 15 digs; Tanija Russell had 10 service points, three aces, six kills, two blocks and 13 digs; and Tina Rodriquez had 17 assists.

Cheney Tech fell to 10-2.

Southington 3, E.O. Smith 1: The Blue Knights stumbled in the first set, but rebounded for a 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 victory in Storrs.

For Southington, Sarah Myrick had 15 kills, Hannah Zelina had 11 kills, Haley Larrabee had nine kills, Steph Zera recorded 43 assists, Nolyn Allen collected 22 digs and Erica Bruno had eight kills.

Innovation 3, Putnam 1: Bailee Nardi ​had​ nine kills, Aliyah Merced had seven digs, Danelys Baez-Arroyo had seven aces​ and Imani Rosado recorded 10 assists​ to lead Innovation to a 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 25-16 win at home, improving to 10-1.

Putnam falls to 7-6.​

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, Plainville, Southington on Friday, 6 October 2017 22:56. Updated: Friday, 6 October 2017 22:58.