SOUTHINGTON - The New Britain boys soccer team picked a good time to put forth its best effort of the season.
The eighth-seeded Hurricanes, winless entering the first round of the CCC’s Region B lower bracket, came out behind Andwel Salmon and upset fifth-seeded Southington 2-0.
Salmon put home both goals for New Britain, one in each half, while the defense dug in to shut out the Blue Knights for the second time this season. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the opening game of the year.
Salmon’s second goal, which put the game away, came with 12 minutes to go in the second half.
Ryan Lunn made four saves in net for Southington, while Max Szczepanik stopped all five shots he faced for the Hurricanes, who will await the winner of Lewis Mills and Avon in the final round. New Britain faced both teams twice this season, losing three of the four games, the outlier being a 2-2 tie against Lewis Mills.
Southington will face the loser of that game in the consolation match.
Bristol Central 6, New Britain 0: The Bristol Central girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better start to its Central Connecticut Conference postseason experience.
Led by a pair of goals from both Bella Bosco and Rachel Wygant, the Rams cruised to a 6-0 victory over New Britain on Monday.
Christine Attle and Abby Hansen also found the back of the net, while Hannah Aldieri recorded two assists.
Bristol Central’s defense proved to be just as good as its offense against the Hurricanes. Gabby DeFilippis recorded the shutout in goal, while Maddie Ross and Ashlee Crumrine were solid on the back end.
Both Bristol Central and the Hurricanes are scheduled to play their second game of the postseason on Wednesday.
Goodwin Tech 3, Weaver 0: The Gladiators didn’t have much difficulty against the Beavers on Monday.
Led by Nathalie Delarosa (8 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills), Javiellie Gonzalez (20 service points, 5 aces), Trinity Chambers (9 assists) and Rachael Astacio (12 service points), Goodwin Tech won by set scores of 25-10, 25-14 and 25-9.
The Gladiators (9-2) will try to go for their 10th win of the season on Tuesday when they play either Aerospace or Capital Prep in the CREC Tournament.