BERLIN - The Berlin girls golf team was welcomed into its new season with gusty winds and chilling rain at Timberline Gold Course, hardly suggesting the arrival of spring and another year on the fairways.
A team win and three of the match’s top four finishers likely helped keep the Redcoats warm, as Berlin took down Middletown, 223-254, despite the Blue Dragons earning the medalist with Logan Frame shooting a 45.
“Everyone should have gotten a survival medal,” head coach Jim Barnes said. “There was a lot of wind and rain and the girls held up well. We lost about five or six strokes because of the weather today. But it was good to come out with a win in the first match of the season.”
After Frame, the Redcoats recorded the three best finishes of the day thanks to Jessica Nappi (51), Rachel Varley (53) and Sydney Duke (57).
Newington 3, Maloney 0: Another day, another sweep for the Indians, as the defending state champs rolled to their seventh straight win over the Spartans on Monday. Aside from a close 25-22 second set, Newington cruised and emptied its bench in a dominant home match.
Jacob Baclawski led the Indians with 10 kills, while Teddy Fravel added eight. Alex DiPaola contributed 15 assists in the lopsided victory.
Berlin 16, E.O. Smith 0: Tyler Ralph and the Redcoats left no doubt against E.O. Smith on Thursday, as Ralph tallied a team-high five goals in a blowout to push Berlin over the .500 mark on the season.
T.J. Hebert and Nick Grant also earned hat tricks for the Redcoats, while goaltender Sebby Fusco recorded six saves for his second shutout of the year.