Sports Roundup: Newington boys volleyball advances to CCC semifinals with win over Farmington

Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:49


FARMINGTON - The Newington boys volleyball team is moving on the CCC semifinals.

The sixth-seed, Newington took down third-seeded Farmington 3-1 Tuesday afternoon in the conference tournament quarterfinals.

Newington and Farmington traded both the first two sets 25-21before Newington was able to secure the last two 25-14 and 25-18.

Andres Ithier-Vicenty (20 kills), Evan Metzger (38 assists), Kevin Bilbraut (16 digs, 2 aces) and Zach Harmon (13 digs, 8 kills) led the way for Newington, who will now be playing East Hartford in the next round.


Southington 6, Avon 0: The Blue Knights got a dominant effort from John Mikosz on the mound as he went six innings allowing just two walks and five hits while striking out nine in the win. He also added a double at the plate, while Tyler Cyr hit a two-run home run.

Berlin 8, Plainville 0: It was an easy win for the Redcoats at Zipadelli Field. Matt Vernacatola piched a three-hit shutout and he got plenty of support from Berlin’s lineup. Dan Pirruccio went 3-for-4 with two doubles a triple and RBI; Adam Willametz hit a solo homer in the sixth; Gianni Fanelli went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI; and Mike Patterson went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double and a sac fly. Berlin finished out the regular season 12-8.


Berlin 13, Newington 5: The Redcoats scored 10 runs in the first three innings and cruised to a win over the Indians. Vanessa Reimer had a huge day as she went 3-5 with two home runs, four RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Rachel Thureson of Newington hit a double and a triple. 


New Britain 4, Newington 3: It was the biggest win of the season for the Hurricanes according to head coach Joe Vaverchak and it all came down to third singles. Newington had red-hot Sean Davis going for the team win while New Britain had Ali Saleh, who was equally as hot. Davis won the first set but Saleh won the second and dominated the tiebreaker to give the Hurricanes their ninth win of the season.

Southington 7, E.O. Smith 0: The Blue Knights used a dominant effort to pick up win No. 10. First singles Matt Baloing needed a tiebreaker to win the first set but responded by winning six straight games in the second set.


Newington 194, Avon 213: The Indians rolled their way to another win. Newington's Jessica Pierzchalski was the medalist of the match after shooting a 45. Chloe Bilodeau (49), Taylor Kelly (49), Karley Welles (51) and Leah Tofeldt (55) rounded out the Indians top scores. Newington is now 12-2.

Manchester 227, Plainville 236: The Blue Devils played their most focused match of the season, according to Mario Pires but still came up short. Arianna Payne-Broderick led the way for Plainville as she shot a 56.


Berlin 153, Glastonbury 157, Newington 162: The Redcoats put together one of their better performances of the season, according to John Line, as all four golfers shot under a 40. Ricky Nappi of Berlin and Noah Hedberg of Newington were co-medalists as each shot a 36.


Berlin 15, Rockville 6: The Redcoats took early control of the game and never looked back as they picked up their 13th win of the season. Tyler Ralph and Mitch Fliss led the way for Berlin as each scored four goals. Will Salwocki had three goals and was the only other Redcoat to score multiple times. Also of note were Brendan Jaouen, who had seven saves and Jared Kozak, who had four ground balls.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:49. Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:51.