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Roundup: Avon booters outlast Enfield; Mills golfers tie for third in Div. II

AVON, Oct. 24, 2022 – Braden Gilbey scored two goals in the first 4:21 of the game to help the Avon High boys soccer team beat Enfield, 2-1, in a Central Connecticut Conference game Monday in the rain on the turf outside the high school.

The Falcons (7-4-3) won for the third time in the last four games. Trevor Moretti and Matias Monteiro had assists for Avon while goalie Buster Akers earned the win with four saves.

Avon returns to action on Thursday by traveling to South Windsor.

Avon 2, Enfield 1
At Avon
Enfield (4-6-3)                0  1  — 1
Avon (7-4-3)                   2  0  — 2
Goals: Braden Gilbey (A) 2, Antonio Calabrese (E); Assists: Trevor Moretti, (A), Matias Monteiro (A); Saves: Buster Akers (A) 4, Lucas Wachtel (E) 8; Shots: Avon, 13-7; Corner kicks: Avon 12-1

Lewis Mills finishes third in Division II

BRISTOL, Oct. 24, 2022 – Despite the cloudy weather and rain, the Lewis Mills boys golf team had four of five golfers shoot in the 80s to help the Spartans finish tied for third at the CIAC’s Division II fall boys golf championship meet at Chippanee Country Club.

Mills finished in a three-team tie for third place with Berlin and Bethel. Pomperaug won the state title with a six-shot win over St. Joseph-Trumbull. Mills, Berlin and Bethel were 10 shots off the pace.

Aidan Carrano and Eli Pelletier each shot an 11-over-par 81 while Mills’ teammates Max Dinunzio shot an 83 with Liam O’Sullivan shooting an 84.

Avon finished tied for ninth place with Blake Barrett earning a top 10 finish by taking fifth place with an eight-over-par 78.

Northwest Catholic’s Cole Banning, who won the Central Connecticut Conference title last Thursday, won the CIAC Division II title with a one-under-par 69. He beat Luke Brower and Daniel Casanta of Pomperaug by six strokes.

CIAC Division II championships (fall)
At Bristol

Team results – 1. Pomperaug 319, 2. St. Joseph 325, 3. Berlin, Bethel and Lewis Mills 329, 6. NW Catholic 334, 7. Brookfield 341, 8. Wethersfield and Wilton 344, 10. Immaculate 348, 11. Joel Barlow 350, 12. Avon 352, 13. Masuk 361, 14. Shepaug 362, 15. Litchfield 367.
Top 10 individual results – 1. Cole Banning (NW Catholic) 69 on par 70 Chippanee Country Club, 2. Luke Brower, Pomperaug and Daniel Casanta, Pomperaug 75, 4. Terence Dornfried, Berlin, 76, 5. Hudson Hagmann, Wilton and Maxwell Pawloski; 7. Blake Barrett, Avon, Tim Whitlock, Brookfield and Andrew Flynn, St. Joseph 78, 10. Alexander Ilie, Joel Barlow; Brien Trimbach, Colin Firda, St. Joseph and Colin Hoyt, Immaculate, 79
Other Avon golfers: Nathan Gaul 90, Geoff Machado 91, Robert Blackwell 93, Shaiyan Shah 103
Other Lewis Mills golfers: Aidan Carrano 81, Eli Pelletier 81, Max Dinunzio 83, Liam O’Sullivan 84, Jacob Hall 92

Farmington 3, Avon 0
AVON, Oct. 24, 2022 – Paola Ortega had 12 digs and Hollis Ryan had six kills but the Farmington girls volleyball was able to earn a 3-0 sweep over Avon in CCC West action. The River Hawks (8-10) prevailed 25-20, 25-14, 25-13. The Falcons slip to 5-12 on the season.

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