Sports Roundup: Silverman scores five goals in Berlin boys soccer's win over Platt, ties own school record

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:58
Written by DAVID GLOVACH

STAFF WRITER

BERLIN - It didn’t take Noah Silverman long to tie the school record he shared for most goals in a game.

Less than a year after trying the 20-plus Berlin record of five goals in a game, and just two games into this season the Redcoats senior was back at it.

Silverman scored five goals to lead the boys soccer team to an easy 9-0 win over Platt Tuesday afternoon. He also tallied an assist.

Berlin also got two goals from Joe Pentinelli and one apiece from Ryan Jenkins and Curtis Arcari. It also did not hurt that the Redcoats outshot the Panthers 18-9.

Southington 1, Conard 1 (2 OT): Alexis Frausto’s goal gave the Blue Knights a 1-0 lead heading into halftime, but Southington could not hold on in the second half. In the end, the game was called after two overtimes. Evan Daddona and John Griffin combined to save eight of Conard’s nine shots. The Blue Knights had seven shots on net.

GIRLS SOCCER

Innovation 5, Wilcox Tech 0: The Ravens had no trouble in their season opener. Innovation spread the ball around, with five different players - Gabriella DeJesus Brown, Victoria Piechota, Melinda Knops, Malena VanBeveren and Ariana Rivas - all scoring a goal. Natalia Mularzuk and Kelsey Walicki both had assists for the Ravens, while Lianna Giles saves all five shots in goal. They dominated on the offensive end throughout the game, getting off 24 shots and were up 3-0 at the half.

Berlin 7, Platt 0: It was the Julia Sisti show as she scored four goals for Berlin. Maxine Muscatello, Ashley Wenzel and Jenna Zup scored one goal apiece. Overall, the Redcoats shot the ball 24 times while the defense prevented Platt from taking a single shot.

Plainville 2, Bristol Central 0: The Blue Devils picked up their first win of the season thanks to goals from Hannah Zelasko and Krystyna Miller. Goalkeeper Maggie Rund had nine saves.

“I was pleased with the way Plainville played today,” Plainville head coach Leszek Wrona. “Every girl that stepped on the field played their best.”

GIRLS SWIMMING

E.O. Smith 93, Plainville 82: The Blue Devils dropped their first meet of season, but came away with plenty of strong individual finishes. Phoebe Gediman took first in the 200 freestyle and second in the 500 freetyle. Isabella Samperi earned first place in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 butterfly, while Lydia Weinberg already qualified for states in the 100 backstroke.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Gediman, Samperi, Bella Bantz and Weinberg took first place in its event.

Also swimming well were Bantz during her two events in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke and Liz Susco in her first diving event.

Southington 92, Rocky Hill 81: The Blue Knights were able to pick up a solid first win of the season thanks to a number of strong performances in the pool.

Maddie Symecko and Meghan Hummarlund were each double winners for Southington. Symecko took first in both the 200 and 500 freestyles, while Hummarlund won the IM and 100 backstroke.

Olivia Fournier, Kara Zazzaro and Julie Duszak each won an event with Fournier winning the 50 freestyle, Zazzaro the 100 freestyle and Duszak the 100 breaststroke.

The 200 medley relay team (Hammarlund, Duszak, Kayla Nguyen and Fournier), the 200 freestyle relay team (Fournier, Andie Nadeau, Zazzaro and Duszak) and the 400 freestyle relay team (Symecko, Zazzaro, Anny Moquete, Hammarlund) also took first.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General Sports, Innovation, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:58. Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:01.