Sport Week in Review for Sept. 28

By KEVIN ROBERTS

STAFF WRITER

The Plainville boys soccer returned to the pitch on Sept. 17 against Rocky Hill.

The Blue Devils had lost 1-0 on Sept. 14 at perennial power Farmington, but they didn’t show any ill effects against the Terriers, winning 3-1 at Tinty Stadium. Coach Tim Brown called the Rocky Hill win “impressive.”

Mikey Torres scored twice for Plainville in the victory, and Dane Stevens added the other goal. Sergio Zaldivar, who was outstanding in goal for the Blue Devils in the Farmington loss, continued his solid play against Rocky Hill.

On Sept. 20, Plainville suffered a tough 2-1 loss to Maloney at Tinty Stadium.

The record: 3-2 (2-1 CCC South Region)

Up next: Plainville was scheduled to play rival Berlin on Tuesday at Sage Park. The Blue Devils host South Windsor on Friday at 4:15 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

Plainville routed Bulkeley/Weaver 7-0 on Sept. 17 in Hartford before battling to a 0-0 tie against Maloney at Meriden’s Falcon Field on Sept. 20.

Olympia Bielawski, Delaney Beausoleil, Lyndsey DiTolla, Krystyna Miller, Courtney Ouellette, Jordan Thompkins and Morgan Levesque each had one goal for the Lady Devils in the victory. Caitlin Barker didn’t have to make a save in the shutout.

Eighty minutes of regulation and two five-minute overtime periods weren’t enough for Plainville or Maloney to pick up the winning goal in what wound up being a scoreless tie.

The record: 3-1-1 (2-0-1 CCC South Region)

Up next: Plainville was scheduled to host rival Berlin on Tuesday at Tinty Stadium. The Lady Devils play East Catholic in Manchester on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

Plainville traveled to Rockwell Park on Sept. 19 for a meet against Bristol Central and Platt.

The boys lost to Bristol Central 18-43, but beat Platt 15-50.

“Bristol Central usually has several strong frontrunners and this year is no different,” coach Shaun Berard said.

The Blue Devils beat the Panthers by putting eight runners in front of the top Platt runner.

“Platt doesn’t field a large team and we use our numbers to displace them,” Berard said.

Cole McNamara and Connor McNamara again had strong runs for Plainville. Cole ran the slow course in 18:41 while Connor finished in 19:10.

The girls lost to Bristol Central 15-48 and took a forfeit win over Platt. Emma Lopez edged out Amy Muller in a sprint to the finish line as the fastest Lady Devil of the day.

The records: Boys and girls are both 3-1 (1-1 CCC South)

Up next: Plainville was scheduled to run against Bristol Eastern and Berlin on Tuesday at Page Park.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Lady Devils battled New Britain before losing 3-1 on Sept. 17 at home. The set scores were 25-20, 22-25, 25-13, and 25-13.

“As a team, they played well and you can definitely see an improvement,” said coach Bob Moffo.

On Sept. 19, Plainville traveled to Hartford and lost 3-0 to Sports and Medical Sciences Academy. The set scores were 25-5, 25-12, and 25-15.

“Olivia Gajor and Kate Tanguay played well in both games this week,” Moffo said.

In the final match of the week, Plainville was downed 3-0 by Tolland.

The record: 0-6 (0-2 CCC South Region Patriot Division)

Up next: Plainville hosted Maloney on Monday, then traveled to Berlin on Wednesday. The Lady Devils host East Catholic on Friday at 5 p.m.

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING

Plainville lost a pair of CCC meets against Farmington on Sept. 17 and Windsor on Sept. 21. The Lady Devils were edged 92-86 by Farmington at Miss Porter’s School. Plainville was defeated by Windsor by a score of 97-88 at Plainville High School.

Morgan Rogers and Lydia Weinberg each won two events in the Windsor meet.

The record: 1-2

Up next: Plainville was scheduled to swim at Rocky Hill on Tuesday. The Lady Devils host Southington on Friday at 4 p.m.