PLAINVILLE - For most of the night, it was a back-and-forth dual meet between the Plainville and Bristol Central wrestling teams.
The Blue Devils just couldn’t overcome the deficit from the forfeits.
Plainville gave up 24 points to the Rams in the 42-33 loss Wendesday.
“Last week we got beat up by Maloney and I didn’t think we wrestled as hard as we could have,” Blue Devils head coach Rusty Spence said. “This time, I think our kids wrestled their guts out, we just couldn’t overcome the 24 points in forfeits.”
Dom Pedrolini (113 pounds), Sebby Soli (132), Kyle Boisine (145), Alex Hernandez (152), Ty Pales (170) and Travis Boone (195) all earned wins for Plainville. Boisine, Hernandez, Pales and Boone won by pins.
A potential highlight of the night could have been a matchup between Soli and the Rams’ Chris Trelli at 126 pounds, but Spence bumped Soli up to 132 pounds hoping it could be a difference maker at the end of the meet. But it never got to that point.
The Blue Devils are now 5-6 on the season.
Maloney 56, Berlin 21: It was another tough outing for the Redcoats.
Berlin gave up five forfeits, while Dan Veleas (134), Moses Marino (154), Josh Veleas (162) and Evan Graves (285) earned wins for the Redcoats.
For Marino, it was his first time back in the lineup after missing some time due to injury. The win bumped the senior’s record to 3-0 on the season.
The Veleas brothers also continued their strong seasons. Dan moved to 12-1 on the season win his pin of Maloney’s Anthony LaFogg in 3:09. Josh earned his win by forfeit as he maintains his team lead in wins (15) and pins (11).
Though losing his match to the Spartans’ Markeese Thompson 5-2, Sebby Malespini stood out to Berlin head coach Jim Day.
“Sebby did a nice job,” Day said. “He wrestles against a quality opponent and held his own.”
Hall-Southington 1, Newington-Berlin 0: The Hall-Southington ice hockey team beat Newington-Berlin 1-0 Wednesday evening. The lone goal was scored by defender Michael DiPietro off of a pass from Andrew Booth.
The Warrior-Knights took 17 shots on goal while the Indians had 25. Zachary Monti was in goal for Hall-Southington with 17 saves, while Adam Belair finished the night with 25 saves for Newington.
The Warrior-Knights improve their record to 4-2, while the Indians are 5-1.
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