Sports Roundup: Double winners help Southington girls swimming take regular season finale against Berlin

Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:41


PLAINVILLE - The Southington girls swim team made sure to end its regular season on a strong note with the postseason right around the corner.

Led by a number of strong individual performances, the Blue Knights beat Berlin 96-82 Tuesday night.

And as has been the case throughout most of this season, Southington came away with multiple double winners with Olivia Fournier, Meghan Hammarlund and Julie Duszak all coming out victorious more than once.

Fournier took first in the 100 and 200 freestyles with times of 55.44 and 2:00.69; Hammarlund won the 200 IM (2:26.90) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.88); and Duszak took first in the 50 freestyle (25.94) and 100 breaststroke (1:12.83).

Andie Nadeau added to the team total with a win in the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:48.57.

The Blue Knights also took all three relays races.

The team of Hammarlund, Duszak, Maddie Symecko and Gianna Perugini finished first in the 200 medley relay thanks to a time of 2:01.03. Duszak, Jenn Monte, Kara Zazzaro and Fournier won the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:50.12, while the team of Fournier, Zazzaro, Andie Nadeau and Hammarlund concluded the meet with a 400 freestyle relay win in 4:02.72.

Southington closes out the regular season 8-2, while the Redcoats fall to 5-4 with their final meet of the regular season coming against Haddam-Killingworth Friday.

Middletown 102, Plainville 78: The Blue Devils closed out their regular season with a tough loss, but that didn’t stop them from coming away from their meet with the Blue Dragons with some strong performances.

Lydia Weinberg continued her torrid pace for Plainville. The junior not only took first in the 100 freestyle, but a second place finish in the 200 freestyle qualified her for states in that event. Weinberg has now qualified for states in seven of the eight individual events.

Other winners for the Blue Devils included Isabella Samperi in the 100 butterfly and the 400 freestyle relay team of Phoebe Gediman, Natalia Galarza, Samperi and Weinberg.

Liz Susco and Kayla Foster also swam well in the meet.

Plainville will next swim in the CCC South conference meet on Nov. 3 at Platt with head coach Chris Zagroski expecting more positives.

“We’ve had three girls that have qualified so states so far and looking to have more girls qualify,” Zagorksi said.


Innovation 3, Vinal Tech 0: The Ravens just keep on winning.

Innovation swept Vinal Tech thanks to set scores of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-17.

Bailee Nardi had 11 kills, while teammates Imani Rosado and Danelys Baez-Arroyo had 17 assists and nine aces respectively to lead the Ravens to their 12th win of the season.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Innovation, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:41. Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 22:43.