The Middletown High girls soccer team won for the first time since 2019, beating Platt 7-0 on Monday at Rosek-Skubel Stadium to halt a string of 10 straight regular-season losses.
The Blue Dragons, who lost their first two matches of the season, attacked the Panthers with a balanced offense led by Victoria Diakomanolis’ 2 goals.
Alexa DeSena, Katelyn Coggshall, Abby Johnson, Jayna Sheatsley and Mariah Spada also scored for Middletown.
“We definitely were a happy bunch of kids,” coach Rachel Lemke said.
Layla Pini and Jahne Carrenard split time in goal for Middletown. The Blue Dragons host East Hartford in their next match Thursday.
Elsewhere in the county on Monday:
Middletown 6, Platt 0
Highlights: Middletown won its second straight to start the season. Seshank Sekar, Dario Rigano and Marshall Butler scored 2 goals apiece and Joao Oliveira had 3 assists in the Blue Dragons’ CCC South victory in Meriden. Rigano, Angelo Santostefano and Owen Kilkenny had 1 assist each. Middletown keeper Tyler Hahn had 3 saves.
Next match: Middletown (2-0) hosts Windsor, Friday, 3:30pm.
Northwest Catholic 3, Middletown 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)
Highlights: For Middletown, Tori Washington had 9 aces and 4 kills, and Jada Bryant had 4 kills and 2 blocks. “The third set, we came out strong, but we had too many errors in the match that set us back and we could not rebound from it,” coach Kelvin Jones said.
Next match: Middletown (0-1) home vs. Bristol Eastern, Friday, 7pm.
Valley Regional 3, Waterford 2
Highlights: Valley was led by senior captain Madison Neviaser with 18 digs, 7 aces and 9 kills. Junior libero Kaia Karcich also had a major impact with 19 digs, 5 aces and 2 kills from the back row. Junior setter Sophie Scrivo also had a big night with 3 kills, 8 digs, 16 assists and 1 block.
Next match: Valley (2-0) home vs. Morgan (1-2), Friday, 5:30pm.
Old Lyme 3, Morgan 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-14)
Highlights: For Old Lyme, Abby Speckhals had 21 assists and Abby Sicuranza contributed 7 kills and Melanie Warren had 10 digs.
Next matches: Old Lyme (1-1) at East Hampton, Wednesday, 5:30pm.
East Hampton 3, Hale-Ray 2
Mercy 96, Shelton 72
200 medley relay: Mercy (Meaghan Bertolami, Molly Whitaker, Jane Sesta, Emma Lemieux), 2:05.82; 200 freestyle: Anna Simoniello (M), 2:17.94; 200 individual medley: Jane Sesta (M), 2:25.40; 50 freestyle: Kayla Bretan (SH), 28.31; Diving: No Diving; 100 butterfly: Jane Sesta (M), 1:08.91; 100 freestyle: Tara Mladsi (SH), 1:02.97; 500 freestyle: Molly Whitaker (M), 5:48.27; 200 freestyle relay: Mercy (Meaghan Bertolami, Emma Lemieux, Olivia Young, Anna Simoniello), 1:56.62; 100 backstroke: Meaghan Bertolami (M), 1:10.46; 100 breaststroke: Molly Whitaker (M), 1:15.46; 400 freestyle relay: Shelton (Morgan Bucherati, Tara Mladsi, Megan Bucherati, Greta Parkes).
Next meet: Mercy (1-0) vs. Sacred Heart Academy, Thursday at Middletown YMCA, 7pm.