HARTFORD - The Bristol Eastern boys soccer team enjoyed a historic victory on Tuesday afternoon, as long-time head coach Bill Sweet got his 400th career victory with the team as the Lancers beat host Hartford Public, 5-0.
Also, Jake Woznicki scored four goals and now had 25 for the season, breaking the school’s all-time single season goal-scoring record previously held by Chris Ghiglia.
“It’s great to be on the field with coach with this milestone,” said Bunty Ray, who played with him from 1990 to 1993 and has been his assistant coach for many years. “He’s very humble, and he’s done great things for kids for five decades. He takes pride in his program, and the hundreds of players that have played for him respect him greatly.”
Sweet - in his 50th year as the Lancers’ leader - has been the head coach of the team since 1970 and was an assistant for a year before that.
Following the game, Hartford Public players presented Sweet with the game ball, congatulated him and took pictures with him.
Dylan Piazza also scored a goal for Bristol Eastern, while goalkeeper Nate DiLoreto had two assists. Woznicki, Kyle Cyr and Luke Hammer had one assist each.
DiLoreto made five saves for the Lancers (8-0-2), while Yantoric Baker stopped nine shots for Hartford Public (1-8-1).
Bristol Central 2, Windsor 2: The Rams played to a tie at Windsor, with Keegan Curtis and Andrew Oren scoring. Diego Naranjo had an assist.
Dreivone Townsend and Le-Andre Gayle scored second-half goals for Windsor (6-3-1).
Goalkeeper Danny Gaudoin made six saves for Bristol Central (5-3-2).
St. Paul 8, Derby 1: “Good game today for St. Paul,” coach Victor Lira reported. “We played well and Derby played hard the entire game. We were able to score first and again not long after, but Derby scored a very nice goal making the game 1-2. We continue to work as a team and connect passes and we were able to capitalize all of our chances. We played well. I’m happy with how the team is growing.”
Bristol Central 3, New Britain 0: The Rams won at home, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22.
Bristol Central was led by Kathryn Ross (15 kills, 1 block, 2 digs) and Emily Ericsson (9 kills, 10 digs, 2 aces, 1 block).
New Britain was led by Raven Jarrett (13 kills, 7 digs) and Audrey Belliveau (20 assists).
Housatonic 2, Terryville 0: Allison Drake made 11 saves in net for the Kangaroos (4-5) in a losing effort against undefeated Housatonic (8-0).
Neve O’Connell and Sydney Segalla scored for visiting Housatonic, while Maggie Bickford stopped five Terryville shots.
St. Paul 6, Derby 0: The Falcons cruised to a win over visiting Derby, bringing their record to 3-6-1.
Junior Sophia Gerst and sophomore Arianna Griffin led the scoring with two goals apiece, while Reagan Davis and Zoey Rubins each added one goal. Nina Zwolinski and Jenny Yang combined for the shutout in goal.
The Falcons took 16 shots, while Detby was not allowed a shot due to outstanding play of the defensive back line.
St. Paul will travel to Portland today for a 3 p.m. game.
Bristol Eastern 5, Hartford Public 0
At Hartford Public
Halftime: Bristol Eastern, 1-0
Goals: Jake Woznicki 4, Dylan Piazza.
Assists: Nate DiLoreto 2, Woznicki, Kyle Cyr, Luke Hammer.
Saves: DiLoreto (BE) 5, Yantoric Baker (HP) 9.
Records: Bristol Eastern 8-0-2, Hartford Public 1-8-1.
Bristol Central 2, Windsor 2
Halftime: Bristol Central, 1-0
Goals: Keegan Curtis (BC), Andrew Oren (BC), Dreivone Townsend (W), Le-Andre Gayle (W).
Assists: Diego Naranjo (BC).
Saves: Danny Gaudoin (BC) 6, Breon Parker (W) 7.
Records: Windsor 6-3-1, Bristol Central 5-3-2.
Housatonic 2, Terryville 0
Goals: Neve O’Connell (H), Sydney Segalla (H).
Saves: Allison Drake (T) 11, Maggie Bickford (H) 5.
Records: Terryville 4-5, Housatonic 8-0.