WATERBURY - In a battle between a pair of one-loss teams, St. Paul took a short-lived lead but was defeated 5-3 by Holy Cross on the road Monday afternoon.
After the Falcons (now 11-2) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth, Holy Cross (11-1) immediately responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Crusaders scored five runs on nine hits and one St. Paul error in the game, while the Falcons collected their three runs on six hits and two Holy Cross miscues.
Sarah Lawton was the winning pitcher, while Alessandra Milardo (7-2) took the loss.
Thomaston 23, Terryville 4: The Kangaroos fell behind 15-3 after the first three innings and the rivalry game didn’t improve much from there.
Thomaston’s Alexa Miyus went 5-for-6 with three home runs and a double in the game, collecting six RBI and scoring five runs.
Alycia Calabrese, Amy Ieronimo and Lexie Gonska each had two hits for Terryville (3-7).
St. Paul 4, Holy Cross 3: The Falcons’ top three of Natasha Kempes, Tori Kilbourne and Katie Pauloz were again dominant, all winning their matches by 8-0 scores, as St. Paul improved to 8-2 for the season with the victory in Waterbury.
The doubles team of Lizzie Etter and Ximena Varela-Marin picked up the key fourth point of the match for the Falcons, winning 8-1.
Bristol Central 4, Middletown 3: The Rams swept the singles matches at home, with Ava Gorneault, Emily McAllister, Abby Goralski and Abby Gorneault all picking up points.
“The singles players were great today, but I was really impressed with the doubles teams today. They’ve shown a lot of growth since the beginning of season and I believe their best tennis is yet to come,” coach Rick Block said.
“We’re looking forward to playing Platt tomorrow. We want to try to keep the momentum going,” he said.
Bristol Central is now 2-3.
Bristol Central 206, Bristol Eastern 207: Cameron Reed shot a round of 45 at Chippannee to earn medalist honors as the Rams beat their city rival by a single stroke.
Also for Central, Ryan Suitor had a 49, Jacob Nelson shot a 55, Nick Osuch had a 57 and Ryan DiNoia carded a 59.
For Bristol Eastern (0-5), C.J. Bleau had a round of 48, Ally McMahon shot a 52, Kelsea Wryebek had a 53, Brendan McMahon carded a 54 and Jake Rodjenski scored a 58.
Torrington 179, St. Paul 183: In a match between two top teams, the Falcons were taken down by just four strokes at Torrington Country Club (par 36).
Jonathan Ledda earned medalist honors with a round of 38 for Torrington (7-1).
For St. Paul (6-2), Ryne Salius shot a 39, Noah Defeo had a 47, Adam Ward carded a 48 and Sam Mazzarelli had a round of 49.