Girl's Cross Country
Berlin 15, Plainville 50
The girls came away with a 15-50 victory to wrap up the regular seaon at 6-1.
"This was the first time in the last five years that Plainville had enough runners to score at a meet," Berlin coach Steve Soucy said. "Our girls ran hard a took eight of the first 10 places."
Berlin was led by Brittany Sullivan, Taylor Lupini and Kristen Madeia who all went after the course record and just missed it by a few seconds. They all finished within two seconds of each other. They were followed closely by Nicole Grieco, Nicole Sylvain, Paige Young, Stef Parillo and Lindsay Stefens rounding out the top 10.
"The girls were not real happy with their times from Wickham on Saturday so they came out hard looking to get back on track," Soucy said. "In a race like this it is hard to keep focused with only one other team to race against and being out in front by nearly two minutes. I was glad the course record was within reach because it gave them something to run towards."
Boy's Cross Country
Plainville 24, Berlin 31
The Berlin boys dropped a close race to Plainville by the score of 31-24.
"Plainville has been very good over the past few years and they pulled together during a really tough race," Soucy said.
The boys were led by James Dwyer and Brendan McLarty who took third and fourth overall respectively.
"We just needed to have a closer pack behind them and we ended up too spread out over the final mile of the race," Soucy said. "Each guy needed to move up one spot to close the difference but we came up a little short. I was happy with the way the boys ran, they were down by 15 points after the first mile and had closed it to 10 by mile two. Plainville was strong enough to hold us off and they deserve a lot of credit."
Berlin 6, Middletown 1:
Alex Bednarek and Nate Ruscito scored two goals each to lead Berlin past Middletown. The Redcoats, who improved to 5-3-1 with the win also got goals from Kris Langevin and Rich Schilichting.
Berlin 3, E. Hartford 2
Giorgia Rossetto had 30 kills and 30 digs to lead Berlin past East Hartford.
The inexperienced Redcoats are improving and surpising at the same time and have a 7-3 record midway through the season.
Kailene Rampone had five kills and 12 digs for the Redcoats, who also got a solid all-around game from Alicia Maule.