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THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire girls lax racks up sixth straight win; LH girls, Sheehan boys also prevail at home; Connolly earns piece of Sheehan girls pole vault record 

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire girls lax racks up sixth straight win; LH girls, Sheehan boys also prevail at home; Connolly earns piece of Sheehan girls pole vault record 

CHESHIRE — Make it six straight for the Cheshire girls lacrosse team.

With Thursday’s 10-5 non-conference victory over East Lyme at Alumni Field, the Rams improved to 10-1 and continued a successful run through a gauntlet of top-flight teams that have included Staples and Guilford.

Annie Eddy led the way against East Lyme (7-5). The Colby-bound senior scored five goals.

At the other end, goalie Sophie Kurtz made four saves and gave up just one goal after halftime, when the Rams extended a 6-4 lead behind three Eddy goals.

Annie Acquavita added two goals for Cheshire and Sophie Cremo assisted on two.

Mikayla Crowley and Raegan Bailey were both good for one goal and one assist. Liney Dutchyshyn added a goal.

The Rams rank No. 2 in the CIAC Class L playoff points. They host No. 5 Newtown (8-1-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Lyman Hall 9, Shelton 5: Rachael Ruggiero scored four goals and Bianca DeSimone delivered three to lead the Trojans to the SCC victory in Wallingford. Lydia Donnelly and Stazi Pezza added one goal apiece. Lyman Hall improved to 5-7.

Boys lacrosse

Sheehan 14, Canton 2: Wes Terzi and Hunter Perrelli scored four goals apiece in the Titans’ non-conference rout of Canton in Wallingford. Terzi added two assists and Perrelli had one as the Sheehan improved to 7-3. Tre Childers chimed in with a hat trick and one assist. Anthony Lupo also enjoyed a four-point day with two goals and two assists. Also for the T-Men, Mike Petrucelli scored one goal, Braedan McCarthy dished an assist and Russel Rutkowski recorded 15 saves.


Plainville 5, Maloney 1: Less than 24 hours after their rivalry win over Platt, the Spartans fell flat at Plainville, mustering just three hits in a CCC South crossover loss to the Blue Devils. Elliott Good had two of Maloney’s hits. Ethan Brazel had the third. Mike Duffy took the loss pitching 3 innings. He was chased in the fourth, when Plainville extended a 1-0 lead with four runs. Antonio Martinez pitched one-hit ball over the final 2 innings. Combined, Martinez and Duffy gave up just five hits. It was a meeting of .500 clubs. The Spartans dropped to 5-6. Plainville jumped to 6-5.


Avon 9, Platt 3: Jaylene Guzman went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI for the Panthers in a CCC crossover loss to the Falcons in Meriden. Caitlyn Hart fanned nine in defeat for Platt (4-6). Jackie Pengel had 12 strikeouts and went 2-for-2 at the plate for Avon (7-2).

Cheshire Academy 3, Williston Northampton 1: Mia Ferry fanned six as the Cats improved to 8-0 with the NEPSAC victory in Northampton, Mass. Aliya Catanzarita collected two hits, including a triple, and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning on a bunt by Lilly Storer.


Lyman Hall: The Trojans shot a 185 to sweep Wilbur Cross (197) and East Haven (224) in a SCC tri-meet at Alling Memorial. Dan Doherty led the way with a medal round of 41. Owen Twohill and Jamie O’Connell both shot a 47. Zach Wolanski capped the scoring with a 50. Lyman Hall now stands at 3-5.

Wilcox Tech 203, Grasso Tech 252: Playing at Pequot Golf Club in Stonington, the Indians remained undefeated behind Cole Maluszewski’s medal round of 42. Ryan Pellegrino was one stroke back at 43 as Wilcox upped its record to 12-0 overall and 7-0 in the CTC. Chris Brunetti (53) and Nathan Hinde (65) completed the card for the Tribe.

New Britain 209, Maloney 238: Maloney’s Josh Farnsworth was the only golfer to break 50 at New Britain’s Stanley Golf Course, earning the medal with a 49. The Spartans, however, suffered the team loss as four Golden Hurricanes carded between 50-55. Maloney dropped to 4-5 overall and 4-3 in the CCC South. Matt Bahre shot a 56 for the Spartans. Blake Gilbertoni came in with a 57.

Platt: The Panthers dropped both ends of a CCC South tri-meet with Middletown and Bristol Eastern at Hunter Golf Course. Noah Blake shot a 43 for Middletown (6-0). Drew Pires had a 44 for Eastern (3-2-1). Both teams played Platt, but did not face each other. The Panthers (0-7) got scoring from Refat Hossain (56), Clayton Bruenn (64) and Nick Martin (66).

Track & field

Sheehan: Kyra Connolly tied the Sheehan girls pole vault record by clearing 11 feet in Wednesday’s SCC tri-meet at home against Lauralton Hall and Sacred Heart Academy. Connolly matched the 11 feet recorded last spring by Stephanie Phoenix, who is now at Franklin Pierce University. Connolly’s 11-foot vault, plus the 4-10 she cleared to win the high jump, helped the Titans sweep the meet. Athlete of the Week nominee Lizzie Brown stayed in stride for Sheehan, winning three events. The sophomore took home the 800 (2:34.1), the 1,600 (5:57.1) and 3,200 (13:10). Julia Mansfield won the individual 400 in 61.5 and ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 relay ahead of Avery Winters, Patrice Mansfield and Katherine Cappetta (4:26). Winters captured the 200 (27.4) and joined Clarisse Aminawung, Patrice Mansfield and Allison Villano on the winning 4x100 (52.3). Aminawung out-ran the field in the 300 hurdles (50.0). Sheehan also did well in the throws behind first-place freshmen Darla Jagrosse (shot put, 34-8¼) and Madison DiPasquale (discus, 87-2). The Sheehan boys were also in action Wednesday at home against Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame-West Haven. They split, beating Prep (83-67), but falling to ND (96-54). Reigning Class M 100-meter champion Terrence Bogan swept the sprints, taking the 100 in 10.9 seconds and the 200 in 22.8. At the other end of the distance dial, Derrick Arnold won the 3,200 in 10:54.6. Sheehan had three field winners: Max Luddy in triple jump (37-11½), Cyle Martindale in shot (43-¼) and Jordan Davis in javelin (166-0).

Boys volleyball

Southington 3, East Hartford 0: The Blue Knights, coming off a Tuesday victory over Simsbury, recorded their second CCC sweep in as many nights to run their unbeaten record to 12-0. Southington vanquished East Hartford, its nemesis from a year ago, by game scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 26-24. Adam Hunter had a team-high 11 kills and John Idian anchored the defense with 10 digs. Hunter and Tim Walsh added seven digs apiece. Zack Morgan dealt 31 assists. In the 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 victory over Simsbury, Walsh notched a double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Morgan handed out 34 assists.