BERLIN - All it look was the first 10 minutes of the second half for the Berlin girls soccer team to lock up its first round playoff game in the Class L tournament Wednesday evening.
All four of the Redcoats’ second-half goals came in those 10 minutes as they beat North Haven 6-2 to advance to the second round.
“We came out a little more aggressive in the second half and started to pay our game,” Berlin head coach Steve Yanosy said. “We had some girls that were in their first playoff game and I think nerves affected us early on.”
For the Redcoats, Julia Sisti netted a hat trick, Tess Atkinson had two more goals and Amy Kuckel also scored, while goalkeeper Lindsey Walsh saved three shots.
Newington 4, Manchester 2: The Newington girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class LL tournament with a first-round win over Manchester. The Indians received two goals from Zoe Walk in the win, while Emmy Petronio and Lindsey Fairbank added one apiece. For Manchester Mary Burlette and Kailey Feshler scored the goals. Newington increased its record to 13-4 on the season and will next visit Amity for a second-round matchup on Friday.
Cromwell 3, Innovation 0: Innovation had its season come to an end in the second round of the Class S state tournament as it lost in straight sets to Cromwell (25-12, 25-14, 25-23). Imani Rosado stood out in the match for the Ravens as she finished with 11 assists while Aliyah Merced added six digs. Innovation finishes its season with a 17-6 record.