PLAINVILLE - Patrick Gryczewski continues to impress for the Plainville boys soccer team, and so too does Trevor Rau.
Gryczewski found the back of the net three times on Thursday and Rau added two more as the Blue Devils shut out New Britain 5-0 to remain unbeaten on the season.
Rau and Jordan Torres each recorded an assist against the Hurricanes, while teammate Adrian Tran had two. One of Gryczewski’s goals was unassisted.
Plainville (4-0) has now scored 12 goals so far this season, while its opponents have tallied just three combined.
“What is important is, yes, we are scoring goals, but we are playing some really good defensive games, lead by the Rau twins, Tanner and Tucker,” Blue Devils head coach Tim Brown said. “We’ve had three clean sheets in a row.”
Goodwin Tech 3, Innovation 2: It was a battle of New Britain on Thursday afternoon when the Goodwin Tech boys soccer team met Innovation, and it was the Gladiators taking city bragging rights with a narrow victory.
Goodwin Tech pulled out a 3-2 win over the Ravens, with Damen Stepien putting home the game-winner to break a 2-2 tie. Cristian Guzman had the first two goals for the Gladiators, while Jairo Sibrian and Lazgin Mnarce had the two tallies for Innovation.
Aidan Morett got the win in net for Goodwin Tech, making four saves, while Arnez Falcon also finished with four on the other side of the field for the Ravens.
The win moves the Gladiators to 2-0 on the year, while Innovation falls to 1-1.
Newington 3, Rocky Hill 0: Newington silenced Rocky Hill on Thursday while getting a balanced attack on the other end of the field to come away with a convincing victory.
Three different Newington players found the back of the net, with Christian Amaral, Reed Campbell and Jack Stair all getting in the scoring column to get the team its second straight win. It was also Newington’s second straight shutout.
St. Paul 1, Wolcott 1: The Falcons had plenty of chances to come away with a win on Thursday, firing off 15 shots compared to just six for Wolcott, but could only come away with a draw to drop to 2-1-1 on the year.
St. Paul had its best chance for a second goal on a penalty kick, but couldn’t put it home.
“[We] missed many opportunities to score,” head coach Flavo Pereria said. “Great effort by Wolcott playing hard and getting a tie away from home.”
Reagan Davis had the lone goal for the Falcons, with Nadia Riemer getting credit for an assist.
Bristol Eastern 3, Southington 0: The Lancers just keep on rolling getting another win via sweep, this time over the Blue Knights (25-22, 25-11, 25-23).
Ryley Plourde had 10 kills for Eastern (4-0), while Zoe Lowe added nine with 17 digs. Emma Rodjenski had five kills, Sage Scarritt had seven, and Leah Chipman dished out 32 assists. Also for the Lancers, Lucy Winiarski had eight digs, Amber Champagne had a dig of her own, and Brianna Champagne finished the evening with a perfect serving percentage.
Emma Pfanzelt had 12 digs for Southington, while Kayli Garcia and Gabrielle Ferreira each had four kills.
Newington 3, Bulkeley 0: Newington avoided a losing streak and got back on track at home with a clean sweep of Bulkeley on Thursday (25-13, 25-11, 25-23).
Newington (2-2) got 14 assists, four service aces and five digs from Hannah DeMarco, while Madison Massaro-Cook led the way with 14 kills, five service aces and nine digs. Elisa Taylor also has four service aces in the victory.
Jenascia Weir had three blocks for Bulkeley, while Luz Gonzalez had a pair of service aces and three digs. Jada Copeland picked up a pair of digs of her own in the losing effort.
The Newington girls team lost a close race to Wethersfield on Thursday, but the big story was Katie Bohlke, who finished first overall and broke the school record for the home course. Kassidy Doyle, Alex Daha, Lia Pouliot and Maggie Woods were the other top finishers for Newington.