Roundup: Bristol lacrosse comes from behind, run away with win in second half

Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021 21:12
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SUFFIELD – Bristol’s come-from-behind win over Suffield capped off a “steamy” day on a high note as Bristol went home victorious 14-7.

With Suffield leading at half 6-3 and in control of the game, Bristol saw the tide turn in the second half.

Four goals from Jeffrey Tallion helped put Bristol in a position to haul off with the win in the second half, doing so with an 11-1 run to dominate the final minutes.

Jakub Warszawik, Somaneen Kheav, Sam Anderle and Jack Stavens held strong on defense, keeping a talented Suffield attack to seven scores on 20 shots.

Max Stavens stopped 14 shots in goal for the win.

Assistant coach Logan Geller had plenty to say about his team and the field managers who helped lock up a win.

“Attackman Ayden Cross, Nathan Shorette, Andrew Spina, and Tristan Kindblom managed the game perfectly up to the last second,” said Geller. “Spina made some incredible feeds while Cross tallied an absolutely beautiful behind the back goal. Shorettes speed is an asset that Bristol looks to employ throughout the end of their season. It is impossible to forget about the commanding midfielder D’andre Wiggins. When he runs down the field the offense opens up and he simply facilitates every action carried out throughout the game.”

Boys golf

St. Paul 144, Canton, 149, Torrington 211: St. Paul boys golf snuck out a match win Thursday, winning by five strokes over Canton.

Matt Downes again went home the medalist for St. Paul, shooting an even par at Westwoods Golf Course (30).

Brandon Frye shot a 33, Chris Millerick shot a 38 and John Gaffney shot a 43 behind Downes.

Matt Shewman scored a 35 to lead Canton. Ethan Stater’s 51 was the team low for Torrington.

Girls golf

St. Paul 163, Daniel Hand 193, Suffield 223: St. Paul girls golf rolled on to another meet win, beating Daniel Hand and Suffield Thursday evening.

St. Paul’s 163 beat a 193 from Daniel Hand and a 223 from Suffield for the meet victory. Medaling was Erin Downes, who shot a 35 for the Lady Falcons.

Sami Millerick and Olivia Dahn were behind Downes, shooting a 39 and 40, respectively. Quinn Burns shot a 49 for St. Paul.

Lucia Balzano led Hand with a 44 and Suffield was led by Courtney Faber’s 49.


Newington 9, Rocky Hill 5: Newington softball defeated Rocky Hill Thursday night, winning

Bri Gadarowski scored three times while Jaelyn Gonzalez scored twice as well. Amanda Ackerley, Gadarowski and Gonzalez each hat two hits in the win.

In the circle. Gonzalez allowed the one earned run.


Newington 11 Rocky Hill 1: It took six innings for Newington baseball to defeat Rocky Hill Thursday night, winning 11-1.

Chase Prestia went the distance in the win, pitching six innings while striking out four. He allowed three hits, an earned run and walked two. He also contributed two hits at the plate

Alex Cappellucci finished the day 3-for-4 with two runs driven in.

St. Paul 3, Wolcott 0: It was a clean shutout for St. Paul baseball Thursday night, winning 3-0 over Wolcott.

Runs across the third, fourth and fifth innings helped St. Paul roll to its 18th win of the season.

Ryan Daniels scored on a Casey Cerruto RBI hit in the third. In the fourth, Owen Davis advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a Devon Kulas ground out.

The final run came on an RBI knck by Shaun Remillard to score pinch runner Pat Russo.

Davis earned the winning decision with 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out nine. Jamie Leggett came in relief, earning the save with an inning and a third of work, striking out two.

Boys volleyball

Newington 3, Conard 1: The Nor’easters needed four sets in the win over Conard, after falling in the first set 25-19.

Newington settled in after that, winning the remaining sets, 25-18, 30-28, 25-14.

Jacob Baclawski and Eni Lici were key for the Nor’easters as Baclawski compiled 21 kills, six aces and seven digs, while Lici had 43 assists and five aces.

Newington also received a strong match from Trey Guest with nine kills and five blocks and Sean Stegmaier with eight kills, two aces and two blocks.

The Nor’easters improved to 16-1 with the win.

Southington 3, Maloney 0: Connor McInnis tallied 10 kills and 10 digs to power the Blue Knights to the victory.

Mitchell Messina also played a crucial role, concluding with 26 assists.

Southington’s win pushes its total record to 14-1.

Boys tennis

Wethersfield 6, Newington 1: Newington fell to Wethersfield in the final regular season match, falling 6-1 in a battle for the CCC North title.

Matt Utter was the only winner for Newington, going on to win 6-1,6-1 over Chance Krawczyk in singles.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington, Southington on Thursday, 20 May 2021 21:12. Updated: Thursday, 20 May 2021 21:15.