BRISTOL - The St. Paul girls tennis team was expecting a challenge from Holy Cross Monday afternoon but the Falcons proved to be the better group with their 5-2 victory.
St. Paul’s top three singles players, Victoria Kilbourne (No. 1), Katie Pauloz (No. 2) and Ximena Varela-Marin (No. 3) all won.
At the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles slots the Falcons also picked up wins.
St. Paul’s Orenda Huang and Caroline Badal beat Allysa Cayabyabl and Wenting Fheng 9-7 at No. 1 doubles. Lizzie Etter and Grace Carabetta beat the Crusaders No. 2 doubles team of Juliana Casalinol and Erin Goggin 8-0.
With the win the Falcons are now 7-2 on the season.
Farmington 7, Bristol Central 0: The Rams struggled at every spot. Alex Goralski won five games in the 7-5 first set against the Indians Anysha Nagella. Outside of that, Bristol Central only picked up more than one game in a set at No. 2 doubles with Michelle Helming and Danielle Carey getting two games in the second set against Farmington’s Nidhi Patel and Michelle Mordaseiwicz.
Northwest Catholic 6, Bristol Eastern 1: The Simpson sisters won the only match of the day for the Lancers at No. 1 doubles. Kasey and Kelly Simpson beat Northwest Catholic’s Kelci Goudison and Isabella Krucheski 6-3, 6-1.
Wethersfield 9, Bristol Eastern 6: The Lancers starter Trevor Mays pitched the first five innings and left the game with Bristol Eastern trailing 5-0. He allowed ten hits, walked three and struck out a pair.
The Lancers made a late push scoring all six runs in the final two innings. Jon Pierce had a sacrifice fly that scored Josh Nohilly and John McPhee had a single to score Mac Goulet in the sixth. In the seventh inning the runs came off of three walks, a hit batter, a ground out and Pierce had a single to score the final two runs.
Bristol Eastern fell to 7-4 with the loss.
Terryville 3, Thomaston 1: Albert Molina pitched seven strong innings for the Kangaroos and struck out four. Colin Bamrick and Colby Rheault each had a double and a RBI for Terryville, who advanced to 5-6 on the season.
Bristol Eastern 9, Newington 0: Erin Girard picked up her eighth win for the Lancers with seven innings and five strikeouts. Taylor Keegan, Jordan Fitzsimons, Alyssa Hackling, Paige McLaughlin and Riley Giblin all had multi-hit performances and Bristol Eastern moved to 8-1 with the win.
Bristol Central 19, Bloomfield 0 (5 innings): The Rams had just four hits, but routed their hosts as they received 21 walks and nine hit batters in the abbreviated game.
Peyton Greger threw a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts for Bristol Central (4-7), while Morgan Greger had two of the Rams’ hits and four RBI.
St. Paul 6, Holy Cross 5: Winning pitcher Abby Poirot hit a game winning walk-off two-run double to cap a three-run seventh inning for the Falcons as they improved to 8-1.
Jessica Persechino tripled and homered in the game for St. Paul, while Holy Cross (9-4) hit four doubles.
Maloney 198, Bristol Eastern 227: Kelsea Wrybek paced the Lancers with a team low score of 54. Brendan McMahon and Drew Fries both shot a score of 57 and Mollie Lewis added a score of 59 for Bristol Eastern.
Holy Cross 174, St. Paul 190: Ryne Salius and Michael Dolce led the Falcons. Salius finished with a score of 43 and Dolce shot a 47. St. Paul suffered its first loss of the season.
Cheshire 210, St. Paul 233: Sarah Richardson and Natalie Millerick had strong days for the Falcons. Richardson finished with a score of 50 and Millerick shot a 51. St. Paul fell to 0-4 on the year.
Bristol Central 4, Simsbury 3: The Rams got wins at No. 4 singles and all three doubles spots to top Simsbury. Jimmy Maule won at No. 4 singles, Mike Kaminski and David Gao won at No. 1 doubles, Joey Guerin and Anthony Fasci won at No. 2 doubles and Kenni Cantarero and Paul Kjornrattanawanich won at No. 3 doubles. Bristol Central picked up its third consecutive win and moved to 4-3 on the year.