BRISTOL - The St. Paul boys soccer team started the scoring early and never looked back on Tuesday against visiting Waterbury Career Academy, cruising to a 10-1 victory.
Adam VanLinter scored twice to put the Falcons ahead 2-0 at halftime, then the team really broke the game open in the second half. Ethan Rembish and Jack Noli had two goals each in the second half for St. Paul, while Spencer Sinkwich and Matt Goodwin each had one.
Meanwhile, VanLinter netted another pair in the second half to finish with four goals in the game.
Sinkwich led the Falcons with four assists. VanLinter had two, while Rembish, Goodwin, Luke Hines and Lance Arelano each had one.
Max Kodi had Waterbury Career’s lone goal on an unassisted tap-in. St. Paul goalkeeper Matt Raymond had two saves, while Waterbury Career’s Lucas Aaronson had four.
The Falcons improved to 2-0 on the season.
Plainville 2, Bristol Central 0: The Rams had a tough time getting their offense going, as Adalia Malick and Faith Roy had some nice looks but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Aubrey Kelley had nine saves for Bristol Central.
St. Paul 3, Portland 2: Julia Dess and Kendall Davis hooked up for a pair of second half goals to propel the Falcons to a victory on Monday at Portland High School.
Addison Davis opened the scoring for St. Paul (2-0) with an unassisted goal in the first half, but Portland’s Chrissy Picard netted the equalizer before the break.
In the 46th minute of play, Dess scored off an assist from Davis; then four and a half minutes later, Davis scored on an assist from Dess.
Molly Leary put in a goal for Portland with 3:12 remaining in the game.
St. Paul goalkeeper Nina Zwolinski made seven saves, as did Portland’s Kelly Boutin.
“A good solid performance against a very good Class S team,” St. Paul coach Jim Husbands said. “We try to play strong non-conference games to help prepare for NVL play. Portland reached the semifinals of last year’s state tournament and they have been a tough opponent for us over the last five or six years.”
He added that junior Addison Davis played well in the midfield, both offensively and defensively. Freshmen defenders Hannah Stanford and Romi Bagdasarian put in strong efforts on the defensive back line.
“Overall our defense played well and showed the hustle and grit of an improving unit,” Husbands said.
Ram boys sweep, girls split tri-meet: The Bristol Central’s boys and girls each had victories in a meet at Hubbard Park in Meriden.
In the boys’ race, the Rams beat Berlin 18-44 and Maloney 15-50. The top seven runners for Bristol Central were: Mark Petrosky (17:08), Matt Roy (17:25), Devin Flores (17:48), Ben Stafford (17:54), Pacifico Flores (18:17), Ian Kreciglowa (18:32) and Leo Kavanaugh (18:35).
In the girls’ race, the Rams lost to Berlin, 19-44, but beat Maloney, 18-47. The top seven runners for Bristol Central were: Alex Sirko (22:25), Paige Hinton (23:11), Marisa Heller (24:05), Bella Crandall (24:41), Kiara Suazo (25:55), Kristi Yurko (26:45) and Stephanie Suon (28:35).
“We had a good meet today,” Rams coach Tamara Stafford-Kirk said. “Boys had a very strong showing. Girls are looking better each day. They dropped a tough one to Berlin, but we welcome the challenge of a good team to make us stronger.”
Terryville boys win, girls defeated: The Kangaroos earned a narrow 27-30 victory at Nonnewaug in the boys’ race, but were defeated 15-50 in the girls’ race.
Terryville’s Corey Picard was first overall among the boys, finishing in 17:10. Others in the top 10 for the Kangaroos were Chris Deforest (3rd, 17:20), Colby Brown (5th, 19:17) and Conor Garrity (6th, 19:37).
The top finishers for Terryville in the girls’ race were Jordan Conklin (8th, 27:07), Sarah Evanoski (9th, 27:59) and Katelyn Craighill (10th, 30:11).