ROUNDUP: Volleyball teams collecting goods for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Published on Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:24

Staff writer

The Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern girls volleyball teams are joining forces to help collect donations for the people of Puerto Rico.

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria began to hit Puerto Rico, the island’s crisis has not gotten better as millions remain without electricity and water, and with limited access to gas and cash.

Donations will be collected at the door prior to Monday’s match between the teo Bristol teams at Bristol Eastern High School. Accepted items include: blankets, candles and matches, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, baby products, clothes and hygiene and toiletry products. Money can not be accepted.

All items will travel with the City of New Britain donations.


Bristol Eastern 4, South Windsor 3 (OT): Myah Croze hit the net in the sixth minute of overtime play, assisted by Brooke Dauphinee and Jenna Soucy, as the Lancers picked up a big win at home on Friday.

Bristol Eastern’s Sara Tyminski opened the scoring in the seventh minute, assisted by Kailey Laprise and Soucy. But then South Windsor scored three straight to take a 3-1 lead midway through the second half.

Karly Suppicich tied the score in the 17th minute for the Bobcats, assisted by Lindsay Fishman. Then Fishman hit the net in the 29th minute, assisted by Emilee Gebhart, and Rachel Drouin got South Windsor’s third goal in the 59th minute.

The Lancers regained life in the contest as Kate Kozikowski netted a goal in the 72nd minute, assisted by Croze and Meredith Foreman. Then Dauphinee hit the equalizer on a free kick in the final minute of play.

Bristol Eastern was outshot 30-18 in the game, but Lancers goalkeeper Karly Martin came up big with 17 saves. Molly Carroll and Jianna Mitchell combined on seven saves for the Bobcats.


Torrington 90, St. Paul 80: Miranda Grustas was a double winner for St. Paul at the Torrington YMCA on Friday night in the 50 and 100 freestyles. St. Paul also captured second place in the 50 freestyle, with Kayleigh Grustas right behind her teammate. Grustas was also third in the 100 freestyle.

Emily Haase and Tori Bosio finished first and second in the 100 breaststroke. Haase also placed second in the 200 freestyle, while Bosio was third in the 200 IM. Molly MacCallister placed first in the 100 butterfly and second in the 200 IM.

St. Paul was first in the 400 freestyle relay, with MacCallister, Grustas, Julia Sosnowski and Haase.

Outstanding personal best swims came from Julia Sosnowski and Lyndsey Stanwicks in the 500 freestyle.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, General Sports, St. Paul on Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:24. Updated: Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:27.