The Bunnell High girls tennis team earned a sweep of its opponent while the Stratford baseball and softball teams earned sweeps of their own to highlight Monday’s sports action around town.
Here’s a rundown of Monday’s action:
Bunnell 7, N.D. Fairfield 0
The Bulldogs got their third win of the season with a solid team-wide win over the Lancers.
At the top of the singles line-up, Lucy Li started the day with a double-bagel win.
Mikaela Puzzo ( 6-3, ret.), Amari Campfield (6-1, 6-3) and Carrie Lutian (6-1, 6-1) all posted wins, as well.
In doubles action, Keane Alindato and Sandy Barrios won 6-2, 6-1; Sara Federici and Kerina Mandl won 6-2; 6-3; and Sarah Khouja and Kelsey Ponce posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Stratford 10, New Fairfield 0
Zach Fedak struck out 10 over six innings of work and aided his own cause with three hits and three RBIs, to pace the Stratford victory over host New Fairfield.
Braydon Seaburg and RJ Burlone matched each other with two hits, two runs scored, and one RBI each.
Stratford is now 7-6 overall, 4-3 in SWC play.
Bethel 3, Bunnell 1
Max Honafius and Josh Kusinski combined to throw a two-hitter, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell short at home.
Bunnell is now 6-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.
Diego Jasso doubled and stole home. Justin Herrera also doubled. Cullen Roper, Colin Richards, and Taylor Perry collected a hit apiece.
Stratford 9, New Fairfield 7
Taylor Lubas (3 runs scored) and Riley Matto (2 RBIs) both went 3-for-3 to lead the Red Devils to the road win over New Fairfield.
Angela Grindrod struck out nine and added a two-run single for the Red Devils, who improved to 9-2 on the season.
Bethel 24, Bunnell 0
Ymoni Ortiz, Kayla Morel and Emma Solomon had the lone hits in a defeat to Bethel.
Newtown 14, Bunnell 4
The Bulldogs fell behind by a 9-2 count at halftime before being defeated by Newtown at home.
Morgan Reilly scored three of her team’s four goals with Christina DiBenedetto adding the fourth. Mariana Trovarelli and Maura Kelly had assists.
Tatiana Wright made 15 saves.
Newtown 227, Bunnell 309
Shanel Carrasquillo had the low round for the Bulldogs in their match at the Newtown Country Club.
Bunnell takes sixth first-places
On Monday, the Bunnell Bulldogs played host to the Cougars of Kolbe Cathedral and the Nighthawks of Newtown in Southwest Conference boys track and field competition.
The Nighthawks, with a roster of 97 athletes, took first place in 12 out of 18 events easily winning over Kolbe and Bunnell.
The Bulldogs took first place in the remaining six events with senior Christ N’Dabian leading the way in the 100, 200, and the anchor spot in the 4×100 relay team.
The 4×100 team of Alex Mosley, Marquise Lawrence, Tyreek Smith, and N’Dabian remain undefeated on the season cruising in with a time of 43.8 seconds.
N’Dabian, in the 100, took first in a time of 10.9 seconds with Lawrence second at 11.2 seconds. Mosley tied for third with Kolbe’s Dion Sanders at 11.4 seconds.
In the 200, N’Dabian (22.4) was one full second better than Newtown’s Tristan Andrew (23.4). Third place went to Lawrence at 23.5 seconds.
The 400 meter saw Bunnell’s Jonathan Gulish in first with a season best at 54.3 seconds.
In the high jump, Bunnell’s Henry Dorvil, a sophomore, convincingly came in first place with a jump of 5’-10”.
The long jump saw Smith in first with a leap of 20’-7”. Bulldog Stephen Blake in second at 19’-½”. Kolbe’s Jaden Guthrie in third at 19’-0”.
Final scores on the afternoon were, Newtown 106, Bunnell 54 and Bunnell 120, Kolbe 30
Up next for the Bulldogs, on Monday, they will be at Bethel High School, against the Wildcats, the Pomperaug Panthers, and the Falcons of Joel Barlow.