Sports Roundup: Innovation girls volleyball begins road-only season with dominant victory

Published on Friday, 2 October 2020 20:48
Written by RYAN CHICHESTER

@ryanchichester1

The Innovation girls volleyball team began its season on Friday evening, and it couldn’t have drawn up a much better start.

The Ravens dominated from start to finish, picking up a clean 3-0 sweep (25-8, 25-23, 25-17) against Capital Prep.

Head coach Matt Lance stressed how important youth would be to Innovation’s season given the seniors that were lost to graduation this past June, and youth stepped up on Friday, with sophomore Patrice Broughton picking up a trio of kills to help start the season off with a win.

Friday’s match was the first of a full slate of road contests for the Ravens, who will take on Wilcox Tech in their next matchup on Tuesday evening.

CROSS COUNTRY

Newington enjoyed a productive day on the track Friday, as both the boys and girls teams handled Platt with identical scores of 50-15.

All-State runners Michael Bohlke and Sam Geisler led Newington to victory on the boys side, while the top five overall finishers in the girls meet were Kate Bohlke, Kassidy Doyle, Alex Daha, Julia Bielski, and Maggie Woods.

FIELD HOCKEY

Conard 6, Newington 1

Newington played its second game in as many days, but Friday’s performance couldn’t bring about a different outcome, as the team fell to Conard after losing 4-0 to Wethersfield in Thursday’s season opener.

Newington will get its next chance at its first win of the season next Friday against Hall.

Southington 0, Farmington 0

The Blue Knights battled to a scoreless tie in Friday’s season opener, and will be on the road for the first time on Monday when they travel to face Avon at 3:45 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER

New Britain 2, Lewis Mills 2

For the second straight day, the Hurricanes had to settle for just one point, losing the opportunity for an overtime win due to the new covid-19 regulations, which eliminate overtime periods. The end result was another draw after finishing with a scoreless tie against Southington in Thursday’s season opener.

New Britain is back in action on Tuesday against Avon at home.

Litchfield 1, Terryville 0

The Kangaroos fell to 0-2 on the young season after dropping their second one-goal game in as many days.

Terryville was blanked on Friday after falling to Wolcott Tech 2-1 in Thursday’s season opener. The Kangaroos will have another crack at breaking into the win column on Tuesday against Thomaston at home.

GIRLS SWIMMING

St. Paul took first in nine of the 12 events in Friday’s meet against Sacred Heart, but it wasn’t enough in a painfully narrow loss to begin the season.

“We just needed slightly more depth to grab the win,” head coach Karim Mabrouk said. “Very proud of our crew of eight swimmers as each of them did exactly what they were supposed to do.”



Posted in New Britain Herald, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Southington on Friday, 2 October 2020 20:48. Updated: Friday, 2 October 2020 20:50.