SCHOLASTICS: Rams leave another rival in their wake; Sheehan, Cheshire XC run with the big packs; Conard clips SHS in 5



CHESHIRE — The Cheshire girls swiming and diving team rolled to 2-0 and ran its win streak to 77 with a 100-57 SCC crossover conquest of Branford at Cheshire Community Pool.

Cheshire had double-winners in Avery Potyrala and Vanessa Squillante and additional fast times in two events from Julia Barto.

Potyrala touched first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.93) and 500 freestyle (5:28.23). Squillante swept the sprints, securing the 50 free in 26.79 and the 100 in 58.16.

Barto won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.52. The meet was on exhibition by the time she swam a 1:01.40 in the 100 backstroke.

Ditto for Gabrielle Sokolik, who had a fast time of 1:16.37 in the 100 breaststroke.

Grace Hanke won the 100 butterfly in 1:04.83. Hannah Tao’s 162.15 points were tops in diving.

Cross country

Sheehan: The Titans competed at the Connecticut River Valley Invitational in Cromwell on Saturday.

Anthony Galicia had the top time for Sheehan, a 16:54 that placed him 10th in the boys race. Angelika Kotula was eighth among the girls in 20:51.

Arianna Amodio (24:02) and Kathryn Lombino (24:50) also ran for the Lady Titans.

The boys got additional times from Jose Camargo (18:49), Owen Hotaling (18:52), Devin Welch (19:07), Ryan Carmen (19:16), Espen Fenstad (19:37) and Aaron Mansfield (19:56).

Cheshire: Both Cheshire teams ran in the Large School Varsity Race at the 32nd annual Wilton Invitational at Allen Meadows Park in Wilton. The girls placed fourth and the boys were fifth.

Glastonbury took the girls team title. Staples was tops among the boys.

First-place finishers were Brooke Strauss of Glastonbury, who covered the 2½-mile girls course in 15:09, and Michael Bohlke of Newington, who blazed the boys 3-mile layout in 16:06.

Alexa Ciccone and Robert DiNatale got in the top 10 for Cheshire. Ciccone was eighth in the girls race 15:56. DiNatale was 10th among the boys in 17:34.

The Cheshire boys also got scoring from Tyler Caron (12th, 17:39), Colin Grevelding (22nd, 18:11), Daniel D’Souza (27th, 18:27) and Luca Borz-Baba (35th, 19:20).

Following Ciccone for the Lady Rams were Mia Vientos (29th, 17:12), Olivia Ferraro (32nd, 17:14), Eva Curran (39th, 17:27) and Meghan Georgescu (55th, 17:57).

“This was our first time at the Wilton Invitational; we are going back next year,” remarked girls coach Rob Schaefer. “It is a great early season meet to see where we stand against statewide talent. Our finish as the fifth best team overall is a huge step in the right direction for us.”

Boys soccer

Wilcox Tech 2, Cheney Tech 0: The Indians improved to 2-1 with the CTC triumph Friday in Meriden. Cheney Tech fell to 0-2-1.

Girls soccer

Sacred Heart Academy 2, Sheehan 1: A goal by Sheehan’s Amy Casorla broke a scoreless SCC bout in Hamden on Friday night 16:40 into the second half, but the host Sharks grabbed the upper hand with a pair of goals scored four minutes apart down the stretch.

Adrina Tuozzoli netted the equalizer with 9½ minutes to play. Juliana Garcia delivered the game-winner with 5:23 on the clock.

The Titans had a 16-11 edge in shots. Trinity LaValley made four stops for Sheehan (1-2). Ava and Kyla King combined on seven for SHA (3-0).

Girls volleyball

Conard 3, Southington 2: The Blue Knights let a 2-1 lead get away in the CCC loss to the Chieftains on Friday night in Southington. Game scores were 25-19, 15-25, 23-25, 25-22 and 16-14.

Setter Nyssa Park led the way for the 3-0 Chieftains, dishing 35 assists, grabbing nine digs and serving four aces. A.J. Sharpe was the force in front with 11 kills and four blocks.

Southington (3-2) got nine kills and three blocks from Cami Wessels, while Morgan Birdsey put up a double-double with 13 kills and 17 digs.

Setter Haley Weiner also notched a double-double. She had 42 assists and 11 digs.

Makenzie Marek led the defense with 21 digs. Emma Pfanzelt got to 12 while also posting six kills and three aces. Adriana Palmieri pounded down 10 kills.



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