WOODBRIDGE — The SCC Housatonic cross country championship, as it so often does, came down to the final meet of the regular season between Cheshire, Shelton and Amity.
On Wednesday, the Rams and their rivals renewed their perennial battle, this time at Fitzgerald Trails in Woodbridge, where host Amity claimed the girls crown with a sweep.
Cheshire, which went into the meet unbeaten, came away at 8-1 after countering a 23-33 loss to Amity with a 26-29 victory over Shelton.
The girls race was won by Shelton’s Anna Weissenberg, who covered the three-mile course in 20:48. Cheshire’s Amanda Addesso came in third at 21:07.
The Rams also got scoring from Emmy Longmore (7th, 21:50), Olivia Ferraro (9th, 22:03), Moeghan Georgescu (10th, 22:22) and Rosie Marquez (15th, 23:21).
“We ran into a buzz saw this year; Amity has improved so much from last year,” noted Cheshire coach Rob Schaefer. “They were hungry for a win and their girls rose to the occasion. They are a very good team.
“Shelton ran really well today,” Schaefer added. “Their top runner won the meet and did all she could to try to help her team win. They competed excellently. I am glad we squeaked out the win. The tri-meet is so competitive, which makes it so much fun.”
Southington: The Blue Knights swept Northwest Catholic in a dual meet in West Hartford, with the boys winning 20-43 and the girls dominating 15-50.
The girls took the top 10 positions, led by freshman Jackie Izzo and her school-record time of 19:28 (see related story).
Kate Kemnitz took second for Southington in 20:22 followed by Natalia Adamczyk (21:14), Kailey Schmarr (21:24) and Taylor Borla (21:56).
Matthew Penna led the Southington boys with a second-place time of 17:22. Ryan Slesinski was third in 17:22.
The Blue Knights also took slots 4-6 with three other sub-18:00 performances: Luca Riccio (17:30), Grayson Borla (17:54) and Ryan Asido (17:58).Field hockey
Cheshire 6, Lyman Hall 0: The Rams completed a two-day sweep of Wallingford, improving to 10-0 with the SCC victory over the host Trojans (3-7-1) a day after beating Sheehan 5-0.
Cheshire was the picture of efficiency, scoring on all six of its penalty corners.
Annie Eddy scored two goals and set up a third. Olivia Salamone was a part of four goals, scoring one and assisting on three.
Megan Daly got the Rams rolling with a goal 2:18 in the game. Meaghan Hogan, after setting up Eddy for her second goal, found the back of the cage to send Cheshire into halftime up 4-0.
Mikayla Crowley and Salamone scored in the second half.
Cheshire goalie Lexie Hemstock had three saves in notching her ninth shutout of the year. Madison Torre turned aside 11 shots for LH.
Alivia Celentano and Kyra Benzing-Plourde dominated the right side of the field for the Trojans and set up most of the attack Lyman Hall mounted. Boys soccer
Cheshire Academy 3, Canterbury 0: Ivan Kapkov got the Cats out to a 1-0 lead by half. Omid Azodi and Emmet Parkerson put it away with goals in the second half.
Hazar Demirkol and Marco Barosi had the assists. Owen Kempton collected nine saves.
CA is now 5-4-1.Girls soccer
Platt Tech 4, Wilcox Tech 0: The Panthers kept a lid on the Tribe’s high-powered offense for the second time this season in a showdown at the Orange Avenue Complex in Milford between the top two teams in the Connecticut Technical Conference.
Platt Tech remained unbeaten at 9-0. Wilcox slipped to 7-2, with both losses coming to Platt Tech.
Morgan Herzman and Melani Medina shared the goalkeeping duties for Wilcox. They both recorded seven saves, as did Platt Tech goalie Juliana Pinto.
Branford 2, Sheehan 0: The Hornets got goals in both halves to hang the SCC setback on Sheehan in Branford.
The Titans fell to 4 -6- 1. Branford is 3-6-1.Girls volleyball
Cheshire 3, Lyman Hall 0: One night after reaching career win No. 500, Cheshire coach Sue Bavone got No. 501 as her Rams remained unbeaten with the SCC Hammonasset win at home.
Cheshire improved to 13-0 overall and 5-0 in the Hammonasset by game scores of 25-15, 25-10 and 25-21. Lyman Hall fell to 6-8 and 2-3.
Michelle Frenkel dished 10 assists, with Lindsey Abramson chalking up a team-high seven kills. Frenkel and Abramson also landed two aces each.
Mia Juodaitis had the touch with six kills and five aces. Ari Perlini led the defense with nine digs.
Daniel Hand 3, Sheehan 1: The Titans put up good numbers, but still fell short in this SCC crossover in Madison.
Hand won by game scores of 25-13, 18-25, 25-20 and 28-26 to even its record at 7-7 while knocking Sheehan to 5-8.
Emily Jockle handed around 28 assists while also grabbing six digs and serving three aces.
Lydia Dellipoali planted nine kills and a team-high five aces. Emily Musso led the defense with 15 digs. Caitlyn Hunt paced the attack with 10 kills.
Macey Sundwall was a factor up front. She recorded six kills and three blocks.
Also for Sheehan, Sam Hart was good for five digs and three assists, Eliana Tolentino totalled six kills and Madison Gaynor got to two digs.
Bristol Eastern 3, Maloney 0: The Lancers, ranked No. 7 in the state coaches poll, powered to 11-1 with the CCC South crossover sweep in Meriden. Game scores were 25-12, 25-12 and 25-13.
Brooke Dorsio led the way for Eastern with nine digs, seven kills and four aces. Madison Clancy’s three kills led Maloney (7-6).