MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Jachym hat trick nets Hodge first win at Maloney; Basantes buries a pair to propel Platt

MERIDEN — Let it rain. Silver City boys soccer teams found silver linings just fine on Monday.

Here in town, Platt posted its second win of the season with a 4-0 shutout of Hartford Public, while up in Bloomfield the Maloney Spartans earned rookie head coach A.J. Hodge his first varsity victory with a 3-1 decision over Bloomfield.

Sophomore Brady Jachym scored all three goals for the Spartans.

For Platt, Justin Basantes bagged two goals, driving down the left wing to cash in both times.

Fellow junior Angel Aguilar scored one goal and set up senior Atanael Lopez Diaz for another. Aguilar’s goal came on a corner kick.

In net, Gabriel Dushi posted the shutout with six saves.

Xavier 2, Lyman Hall 0: Both the Falcons and Trojans stand at 1-1-1 in the wake of this SCC Hammonasset matchup in Wallingford.

Jayden Quinn and Andrew Licurse had the goals for Xavier.

Lyman Hall sophomore goalie Sam Nerbonne made nine saves. Senior defender Cheick Sy also played well for the Trojans.

Cross country

Sheehan: Eleanor Chamberlain and Anglika Kotula went 3-4, while Ronan Liu and Bryan Medina finished 7-8 for the Titans in a SCC quad meet with Jonathan Law, Mercy, Xavier and host Wilbur Cross at East Rock Park.

Chamberlain, a sophomore, crossed in 21:23. Kotula, a senior, was right behind her in 21:30.

Freshmen Harper Vanacore (13th, 23:53) and Alannah Raffile (36th, 30:45) also scored for the Lady Titans.

In the boys race, Liu hit the wire in 18:47 and Medina was five seconds back in 18:52. Fellow senior Devin Welch was 12th in 20:20.

In the team count, Mercy took the girls race, Xavier the boys.

Field hockey

E.O. Smith 4, Southington 3: Down 2-0 at halftime, the Blue Knights battled back before falling short in a CCC crossover in Storrs.

Ella Huard scored twice for SHS. Brooke Bannon also found the back of the cage for the Knights.

E.O. Smith evened up at 1-1. Southington fell to 1-3.

Girls soccer

Glastonbury 3, Maloney 0: After three draws, the Lady Spartans (0-1-3) suffered their first loss of the season with CCC interdivisional setback in Glastonbury.

It was the second straight shutout for the Guardians, who are now 2-1-1.

Cheshire 6, Wilbur Cross 0: Carly Commune got the Rams rolling to the SCC Housatonic victory in Cheshire by scoring twice in the opening 5:20.

The sophomore scored again midway through the first half to complete a hat trick.

Liv Beach also scored in the opening half for CHS. Shannon Gordon had two goals in the second half.

Cheshire improved to 3-0-1. Cross is 0-3.

Girls swimming

Cheshire 101, Lyman Hall 77: Double-winners Julia Barto and Natalia Gajecki led the Division I Rams to the SCC crossover victory over the Division II Trojans at the Sheehan pool.

Barto did some heavy lifting, taking the 200-yard IM in 2:10.51 and the 500 freestyle in 5:14.49.

Gajecki, in near identical times, touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:02.39) and 100 backstroke (1:02.27).

Barto and Gajecki also combined with Kelsey Stern and Vanessa Anderson to open the meet with victory in the 200 medley relay (2:00.74).

Cheshire also got first-place outings from Grace Hanke in the 200 freestyle (2:07.05) and Carly Cahill in the 50 free (27.04).

Cahill swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay with Selia Cahill, Helen Baxter and Julia Tejeda (4:11.71). 

Courtney Gutmann, Annie Superchi, Vanessa Anderrson and Alicia Shatalov combined on the first-place 200 free (1:50.16).

Lyman Hall had a double-winner in Hailey Baker. The senior took the 100 freestyle in 57.77 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.67.

LH diver Maggie Corso won her event with a score of 234.50.

Lyman Hall is now 2-1 and Cheshire 2-0.

Girls volleyball

O’Brien Tech 3, Wilcox Tech 2: The Wildcats held a 2-1 edge in games, but couldn’t put the Condors away in this CTC match in Meriden.

O’Brien charged back 25-10 in Game 4 and finished it 15-7 in Game 5.

The Condors (3-1) took the opening set 25-16. Wilcox (1-3) responded 25-21 and 25-20 in the second and third.

Gladys Rodriguez had a monster double-double for Wilcox. The junior libero piled up 31 digs and also served 10 aces.

Freshman Madison Donadio led the Wilcox offense with 12 kills. Senior setter Nilaika Galloza dished eight assists while also putting away two kills.

Farmington 3, Platt 1: The Panthers staved off a sweep with a 25-14 victory in Game 3 before the host River Hawks finished the deal 25-10 in the fourth.

The key game was the second. Farmington took it 28-26 after winning the first set 25-17.

The River Hawks improved to 3-1 with the CCC interdivisional victory. Platt slipped to 2-3.

Eva Dudley kept her senior season rolling with 17 kills, five digs and three aces.

Sophomore setter Gisella Zelesky delivered 20 assists and nine digs.

The defense was backboned by senior Olivia Long (14 digs, 1 block). Isabella DeMatteo added nine digs and fellow junior Zenaida Bon bagged six kills.

South Windsor 3, Maloney 0: The Spartans fell 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 to the Bobcats in this CCC crossover in South Windsor.

Junior Keren Crespo collected six kills for Maloney and sophomore Alyssa Cox had three. Junior setter Emma Bacote handed out 10 assists.

Maloney is now 2-3, South Windsor 2-2.

Sheehan 3, Lauralton Hall 2: The Titans raised their record to 5-1 with the SCC Oronoque victory in Milford. With that fifth win, Sheehan has already surpassed its win total for all of last season.

Cheshire 3, East Haven 0: The Rams dealt the Yellowjackets the SCC Hammonasset dusting in Cheshire. Four matches into the season, the Rams ride at 4-0.


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