Roundup: Berlin girls swimming qualify handful for Class M state meet

Published on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 21:23
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PLAINVILLE – Berlin and Manchester girls swimming both scored 92 points Tuesday night, but the Redcoats officially locked in three state qualifiers with strong showings.

Zuzanna Dabek, Molly Szcezesniack and Samantha Fererro each qualified for the Class M state meet. Dabek qualified in the 100 meter breast stroke, Szcezesniack in the 200 individual medley and the 100 free and Fererrao in diving.

First-place finishes from Tuesday’s meet include Bailey Baclaski’s time of 2:21.23 in the 200 meter freestyle and Dabek’s time in the 50 meter freestyle at 27.55.

The Szcezesniack girls in Molly and Addison each won individual events, with Addison winning the 100 fly at 1:16.92 and Molly winning the 100 free at 1:00.84.

The Redcoat girls also had a first-place time in the 200 free relay at 1:58.95 and in the 400 free relay at 4:12.96.

Conard girls swimming bested Berlin in a 94-81 score Tuesday night as well.

Molly Szcezesniack had a winning finish in the 100 fly, Olivia Marolda had a win in the 500 free and Jenna Borselle won the 100 backstroke.

Dabek qualified for state in the 100 free from her finish against Conard.

Girls soccer

Innovation 7, Prince Tech 0: Innovation rolled past Prince Tech 7-0 Tuesday night.

Alice Bidoae scored three, getting the first goal in the game in the fifth minute. She scored in the 41st minute and then again with eight minutes to go to complete the hat trick.

The Ravens led 4-0 at the break with other goals from Nadia Dautovic (15th minute), Karina Falcon (7th minute) and Kylah Forde (13th minute).

Myla Saylor added to the onslaught with a second half goal as well.

Berlin 0, Farmington 0: Berlin and Farmington went scoreless in 80 minutes of action Tuesday night, ending 0-0.

Natalia Chorzepa had nine saves for the Redcoats in the tie.

"To tie two storied programs like Glastonbury and Farmington back-to-back is an astonishing feat,” said Berlin head coach Alex Joslyn. “I could not be more proud of the work ethic these girls have shown. Defensively, Lauren McBride, Julia Palmese, Grace Lazzara, Olivia Salina, Kylie Gentile and Jocelyn DiMatteo have done a phenomenal job with Nat Chorzepa in net."

Boys soccer

Wethersfield 3, Newington 2: Newington lost to Wethersfield Tuesday night in a 3-2 score.

Undefeated Wethersfield had two scores from Samuel Johnson and one from Josh Gastell to get it ahead. Newington’s Tyler Ferreira and Sebby Baez each scored once.

Nathan Santos and Trey Guest had assists for Newington.

In goal, Dakota Hawes led the game in saves with six for Newington.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, Newington on Tuesday, 5 October 2021 21:23. Updated: Tuesday, 5 October 2021 21:25.