BRISTOL - It had been nearly a week since the Bristol Central girls soccer team played a match, but the Rams didn’t show much rust on Wednesday afternoon.
Instead, Bristol Central continued its trend of scoring in spurts.
Led by five first-half goals, the Rams cruised past New Britain 7-0. Bristol Central has now scored 13 goals over its past two matches after beating Plainville 6-1 last Tuesday.
Bella Bosco got the scoring going for the Rams two minutes into the game, which was followed up with goals from Jenna Lowe, Maddie Ross (own goal), Mikayla Holland and Abby Hansen right before half. Ava Bouchard and Beccy Litwinczyk finished it off with the final two tallies in the second half.
Gabby DeFilippis had the clean sheet in goal Bristol Central.
Lewis Mills 5, Bristol Eastern 2: It was a tough afternoon for the Lancers, who found themselves down 3-0 at halftime, and despite a stronger second half, couldn’t rally enough.
Ciara Collins and Megan Krok scored Bristol Eastern goals, which were the final two of the match. Mikayla Gonzazlez recorded an assist.
Grace D'Amato did all she could in goal and finished with 17 saves. Lewis Mills took 33 shots in the match, including 22 on net. The Lancers had 17 shots, but only nine of which were on goal.
Southington 4, Avon 0: The Blue Knights are still perfect on the season thanks to three first-half goals and a strong day in net from goalkeeper Emily Eigo.
Southington (5-0) got on the board first on an own goal from Maya Wroblewski, which was followed up by scored from Jessica Carr (on an assist from Abby Sowa) and Nina Muir (on an assist from Sofia Scalise). Scalise scored the game’s lone second-half goal on an assist from Sowa.
Eigo recorded seven saves in net.
Terryville 6, Gilbert 0: The Kangaroos got above the .500 mark in the early part of the season thanks to a strong offensive output, particularly from Zoe Zappone, who finished the day with a hat trick after scoring at the 21-, 28- and 60-minute marks.
Julianna Lloret, Julia Freimuth and Alivia Cote all had a goal each. Lloret, Lena Stefano, Zappone, Cote, Kelly Poulin all recorded assists.
Bristol Eastern 0, Lewis Mills 0: It was an even as a match could be from the offensive play to the goalkeeper play.
Lancers’ keeper Nate DiLoreto finished with seven saves, while Lewis Mills keepers’ Jayden Longdin and Ryan Mayes (7) had nine combined saves.
“The score reflected the even play," Bristol Eastern head coach Bill Sweet said. “Mills controlled the early parts of each half and we had a little more of the play in the last 15 minutes of each half.”
Both teams had chances to score, but Mayes grabbed a long Andrew Lozier cross and knocked away two of Joe Verardi's corner kicks. Diloreto tapped a Scott Groleau chip over the bar and secured a Chris King shot in a large crowd.
Eastern next goes to New Britain for a Thursday afternoon game
Goodwin Tech 1, Cheney Tech 1: Cristian Guzman scored the Gladiators’ lone goal on the day.
Goodwin Tech is now 2-0-1 on the season.
Nonnewaug 3, Terryville 0: The Kangaroos fell to 1-3 on the season after dropping Wednesday’s match 25-14, 25-18, 25-10.
Leading Terryville was Jessie Valentine (2 kills, 7 digs, 1 ace, 9 assists), Emily Ieronimo (6 digs, 1 assist) and Tiffany Pirese (3 kills, 8 digs, 2 assists, 5 blocks).
Southington 92, Middletown 83: Led by double winners of Andie Nadeau, Meghan Hammarlund and Ella Nadeau, the Blue Knights beat Middletown to move to 2-0 on the season.
Andie Nadeau took first place in the 200 (2:04.95) and the 500 (5:38.65) freestyles, while Hammarlund won the 200 IM (2:22.87) and 100 freestyle (58.32) and Ella Nadeau placed first in the 50 freestyle (26.83) and 100 backstroke (1:05.59).
Maddie Symecko (100 butterfly, 1:05.28), Jenna Famiglietti (100 breaststroke, 1:18.80) and Lizy Beaulieu (diving, 207.20) also earned first-place finishes.
The Blue Knights also won all three relay events.
Berlin 21, Maloney 38: The Redcoats’ girls team picked up its second win of the season thanks to a number of top-10 finishes.
Megan Perrotta was the overall winner with a time 22:43 and was followed by Claudia Jankovich, who placed second, with a time of 23:06. Berlin’s scoring five were rounded out by Anna Butrimas (4th, 24:44), Margaret Taylor (6th, 25:30) and Jaden Paldino (8th, 26:02).
Avon 18, New Britain 45 (boys); Avon 15, New Britain 50 (girls): It was a tough race for the Hurricanes at Stanley Quarter Park. Daniel Culver was Avon’s top runner with a time of 18:22, while Jacob Davis was New Britain’s with a time of 18:38.