THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire out-swims LH, extends streak; hat tricks fuel Trojans, Rams in boys soccer

WALLINGFORD —  Elise Richardson and Hailey Baker had strong afternoons for the Lyman Hall girls swim team, but in the end the Trojans wound up just like Cheshire’s prevoius 78 opponents: on the short end of the scoreboard.

The Rams ran their dual-meet win streak to 79 with a 100-81 victory Thursday over LH in a SCC crossover meet at the Sheehan pool.

Cheshire (4-0) had double-winners in Julia Barto and Avery Potyrala, who capped the meet winning the 400 freestyle relay with Vanessa Squillante and Gabrielle Sokolik in 3:54.48.

Barto brought home the 200 IM (2:10.39) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.97). Potyrala touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:00.89) and 100 backstroke (1:03.59).

Cheshire also swept the distance freestyles behind Squillante in the 200 (2:09.36) and Julia Tejeda in the 500 (5:38.42).

Lyman Hall (2-2) took both sprints. Richardson won the 50 free (26.33). Baker captured the 100 (57.35).

Richardson and Baker also teamed with Caroline Krawec and Samantha Jackson on the first-place 200 medley relay (1:59.86).

Jonathan Law 94.5, Sheehan 89.5: Leila Sofiane was a double-winner for the Titans in the SCC clash with the Eagles at the Foran pool.

Sofiane took the 200 freestyle in 2:10.47 and the 500 free in 5:49.25.

Sheehan (0-2) also got a first-place performance from Alanna Dwyer in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.29).

Katie Webb, Jenna Kent, Hanna Nagy-Leranth and Sofiane combined for a first-place time of 1:55.02 in the 200 freestyle relay.


Cheshire 3, Branford 1: After three road games to open the season, the Rams won their home opener, swatting the Hornets to improve to 3-1.

All three Cheshire goals came in the first quarter. Ava Matikowski scored two, one off an assist from Jenna Kemp.

Ava Harris scored Cheshire’s third goal off a feed from Taya Buntin.

Ginny Curello made seven saves in net to knock Branford to 2-2-0-1.


Southington: The Blue Knights scored two CCC West victories in three days at Southington Country Club, topping Northwest Catholic 167-175 on Tuesday and edging Lewis Mills 162-163 on Thursday.

Patrick DiPace medalled against Northwest with a 40 and then shot a 37 against Lewis Mills.

Ryan O’Donnell, coming off a 42 against Northwest, earned the medal against Lewis Mills with a 36.

Brooke Zajac factored into the scoring in both matches. She shot 42 on Tuesday and 46 on Thursday.

Kyle Raia’s 43 rounded out the card vs. Northwest. Brody Goodenough shot 43 vs. Lewis Mills.


Lyman Hall 7, East Haven: Yahya Kardad rang up a hat trick for the Trojans in the SCC romp in Wallingford.

Devin Isufi scored twice, while A.J. Cricco and Max Fuller produced one goal apiece.

The win was the first of the season for LH (1-3). East Haven is 1-4.

Cheshire 6, North Haven 1: While Kardad was putting up a hat trick for LH, Marcello Pannone was doing the same for the Rams against North Haven in Cheshire.

It was Pannone’s third career hat trick.

Meanwhile, Muluken Marchand and Elis Sulollari tallied their first varsity goals and Alex Clark delivered his first varsity assist. Samir Dishnica also scored and Noah Gougsa posted an assist.

The win was the third straight for CHS, now 3-1. North Haven fell to 0-4.

Glastonbury 1, Southington 0: The Blue Knights put together their best outing of the season so far in dropping the CCC West crossover in Glastonbury.

The lone goal was scored 18 minutes into the game off a long direct kick. The shot was deflected off Southington keeper Ryan Lunn’s chest and kicked out to a Glastonbury attacker.

Lunn made four stellar saves in the second half to keep the Blue Knights in reach. Southington had its chances, including a shot by sophomore midfielder Damir Cirikovic that caromed off the crossbar.

“Despite the loss, we were able to walk out with our heads held high,” said Southington coach Austin Magaro. “We're proud of the way we battled all 80.”

Lunn and Glastonbury Kane Mazur finished with five saves each. Glastonbury is now 2-2-0. Southington, now 1-3-1, hosts the state’s No. 1-ranked team, Hall, next Tuesday.


Cheshire 4, Hamden 1: The Rams (4-0) remained unbeaten with the SCC win over the Green Dragons (2-3) in Hamden.

They did suffer a jolt, however, as All-New England player Gabby Tirado went down with a leg injury that may cost her the rest of her junior season.

Helene Lopez had one goal and two assists to lead the Rams. Ava Sink, Olivia Jones and Haley Shaw also scored. Anna Hurlbut added an assist.

Maloney 2, Bristol Central 2: Mia Carbone and Molly Marcuss had the goals for the Spartans in the CCC South crossover draw in Bristol.

The Rams forged the tie by knocking home a direct kick in the driving rain from 30 yards out with 37 seconds left.

All the goals came in the second half. Carbone scored on a corner kick off an assist from Macy Figlewski. Mackenzie McCormack set up Marcuss with a crossing pass.

Cassidy Colaccico made nine save for the Spartans, now 2-1-1. BC is 2-2-1.

Foran 6, Lyman Hall 1: Emma Jacobs scored the lone goal for Lyman Hall in this SCC matchup in Milford.

Skyler Agresti got Foran into gear with two goals in the first eight minutes. By halftime, the Lions led 6-0.

Goalies Kayala Reeves of LH and Hanna Falkowski of Foran had four saves apiece.

The Trojans are now 2-3. Foran is 2-1-1.

Windham Tech 6, Wilcox Tech 0: After outscoring their first five opponents 17-0, the Indians surrendered their first goals and suffered their first loss of the season.

Jocelyn Chism scored two goals and Bella Dejesus added a goal and an assist for host Windham (4-1-0). Joyce Vecchito had 16  saves for Wilcox (4-1-1). 


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