SIMSBURY - The Bristol Central boys cross country team placed second at the Stratton Brook Invitational on Saturday, while the girls came in ninth.
The top boys for the Rams were Mark Petrosky (8th, 17:25), Matt Roy (11th, 17:53), Devin Flores (18th, 18:21), Ben Stafford (19th, 18:34), Pacifico Flores (21st, 18:42), Ian Kreciglowa (25th, 18:53) and Eric Knox (38th, 19:26).
Top finishers for the girls included Alex Sirko (22:54), Paige Hinton (41st, 24:18), Bella Crandall (47th, 26:19), Kristi Yurko (49th, 26:37) and Kiara Suazo (50th, 26:41).
“The boys really came out to race today,” Bristol Central coach Tamara Stafford-Kirk said. “Petrosky and Roy are running strong up front and the rest of the team is finishing in a strong pack, which is exactly what we want.
“Sirko and Hinton continue to run strong up front for the ladies and the other girls are training hard to back them up.”
Farmington 2, Bristol Eastern 0: The Lancers came up on the short end despite playing a tightly-contested game on Friday evening.
Farmington’s Ava Ferrari scored on a breakaway 1:30 into the game, assisted by Izzy Lipinski. In the 35th minute, Maddie Curtis made it 2-0 when she beat her defender at the top of the box and fireed a rocket into the corner of the net. She was assisted by Taylor Hennig.
Karly Martin made six saves for the Lancers, while Caroline Ives had two for Farmington.
“[It was a] very competitive game,” Bristol Eastern coach Scott Redman reported. “Farmington keeper Ives made a sensational save on Kailey Laprise, who took a shot from about 25 yards out destined for the upper 90 on the far post, but Ives with a full-extension save denied her. This was midway through the first half and would have tied it.
“Farmington controlled much of the second half as the Lancers tired, but BE still fought to create a few quality chances, but were inevitably stifled by a stingy Farmington defense.
“Martin played great in goal for Eastern, keeping us in the game. She made three great saves that kept it tight.”