FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire volleyball sweeps to 4-0; LH girls soccer notches second straight win; Platt, Wilcox battle to scoreless draw



HAMDEN — The Rams remain on the march.

With a 25-13, 25-16, 25-13 SCC sweep of Hamden on Friday night, Sue Bavone’s Cheshire volleyball team ran its record to 4-0.

Jenna Stickney, Avery Mola and Tess Givens led the Rams in the latest win. Stickney had six kills, three digs and two aces. Mola turned in five kills, four digs and two blocks. Givens gathered two kills, two aces and two assists.

Daniel Hand 3, at Lyman Hall 1: The Trojans took the opening game 25-18 only to see the Tigers charge back 25-15, 25-21, 26-24 to post the SCC victory in Wallingford and improve to 3-1.

Mackenzie Grady, Shakira Villanueva and Callie Chordas had big nights for Lyman Hall (1-3).

Grady and Villaneuva had double-doubles. Grady racked up 16 kills and 13 digs. She also served five aces. Villaneuva dished 22 assists while getting to 10 digs.

Chordas collected 10 digs, seven kills and three aces.

North Haven 3, Sheehan 0: The host Titans had a two-match win streak snapped in this SCC contest in Wallingford.

Sheehan is now 2-2. North Haven remained unbeaten at 4-0.

Whitney Tech 3, Wilcox Tech 1: The Indians slipped to 1-3 with the CTC loss to the 4-0 Inventors in Hamden.

Whitney took the opening set 25-13, absorbed a 26-24 Wilcox win in Game 2, then closed it out 25-17 and 25-15.

Amara Cruz led Wilcox with sevens assists and three blocks while adding a pair of kills.

Tatiyana Robles delivered six aces and three kills. Gia Alveraz dished six assists.

Field hockey

Guilford 3, Cheshire 1: In a rematch of last year’s SCC Division A championship game, the Grizzlies again defeated the Rams, this time in Guilford.

Maddie Epke converted a penalty stroke in the first quarter and Guiford (2-0) extended its lead on connections by Ella Clarke in the second quarter and Payton Root in the third.

Cheshire (1-1) snapped the shutout when Jenna Kemp scored from Gigi Ranoldo with 1:48 to play.

Boys soccer

Conard 4, Maloney 0: The Chieftains scored all four goals in a 10-minute span of the second to half — three by Anthony Catanzaro — to take this CCC matchup in Meriden.

Diwash Pun also scored for Conard, which improved to 2-1-1.

Maloney fell to 0-3 and is still looking for its first goal of the season.

Hamden 3, Sheehan 0: The Green Dragons got out to a 1-0 lead on Christian Dunkey’s first-half goal, then closed the door with a pair of strikes in the final five minutes of play from Nikolas Korpanyz and Daniel Fleck.

Hamden jumped to 2-0 with the SCC win in Wallingford. Sheehan fell to 0-2. Chase St. Amant had three saves for the T-Men.

Girls soccer

Lyman Hall 4, Wilbur Cross 1: The Trojans got goals from four different players in posting the SCC victory in New Haven.

LH actually trailed early, courtesy of Charlotte Butterbaugh’s goal for Cross in the 11th minute.

Roisin Turbett answered with the equalizer seven minutes later. Madelyn Buccheri converted a feed from Shianna Reeves 10 minutes before halftime, and that proved to be the game-winner.

Reeves made sure LH sealed it in the second half. She converted a feed from Turbett 10 minutes in, then set up Calli Casulla with the final goal in the 70th minute.

Kayla Reeves made three saves in net to help the Trojans improve to 2-1. Yanit Vasquez had six stops for the Governors (1-1).

Cheshire 3, North Haven 0: The Rams upped their spotless record to 3-0 with the SCC win at Alumni Field.

They’ve yet to give up a goal, out-scoring oppoents 7-0. This shutout came easy for goalie Sophie Bates and the Rams. They out-shot North Haven 25-0.

Gabby Tirado scored two of Cheshire’s goals. Ariana Geloso had the other. Leah Pisani, Anna Hurlbut and Haley Shaw all had assists.

Southington 0, RHAM 0: The Lady Knights played to their second scoreless draw in as many outings at Fontana Field. They are now 1-0-2. RHAM is 0-1-2.

Southington out-shot RHAM 14-6. Margaret Miller had seven saves for the Blue Knights. Julia Mrachek posted six for the visitors.

Wilcox Tech 0, Platt  0: In the battle of Oregon Road, the Indians and Panthers played to the non-conference tie at Platt.

Wilcox, which is now 3-0-1, still has not allowed a goal this season. Platt is 0-2-1.



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