THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: LH swimmers again ply D-I waters; East Catholic overtakes Platt late; Wilcox girls soccer pitches third shutout



WALLINGFORD — The Lyman Hall girls swim team made it 2-for-2 on the season with a 99-85 SCC crossover victory at the Sheehan pool on Tuesday.

It was another triumph over a Division I squad for the D-II Trojans, who opened the season with a win over Daniel Hand.

Against North Haven, LH swept the relays and got two individual wins apiece from Elise Richardson and Caroline Krawec. Richardson won the 50 freestyle (26.22) and the 500 (5:40.03). Krawec captured the 200 free (2:03.32) and 100 backstroke (1:03.53).

Elena Bielesz and Hailey Baker added first-place performances, with Bielesz taking the 100 free (1:00.10) and Baker winning the 100 breaststroke (1:12.65).

Lilianna Tangredi captured diving with a score of 168.25.

LH grabbed the upper hand right away. Richardson, Krawec and Baker teamed with Sam Jackson to win the 200 medley relay (1:57.21).

Jackson later led off the first-place 200 freestyle relay ahead of Bielesz, Baker and Richardson (1:48.62).

Bielesz and Krawec capped it in the 400 free relay with Meredith Loughlin and Cassie Wentzell (4:08.81).

Boys soccer

East Catholic 2, Platt 1: Jah-son Bey staked the Panthers to a 1-0 lead in the first half, but the Eagles rallied with a pair of second-half goals by Jackford Kidney to steal away the CCC decision in Meriden.

The game-winner came with 14 minutes to play.

East Catholic improved to 2-0-1. Platt fell to 0-3.

Nick Link made 10 saves in the Platt net. Mason Cormier corralled four for East Catholic.

Southington 0, Manchester 0: The Blue Knights and Red Hawks played to the scoreless CCC tie in Manchester.

Southington is now 0-2-1, Manchester 1-0-2.

Windham Tech 2, Wilcox Tech 1: The Indians fell to 1-1 with the CTC loss in Windham. They host Cheney Tech (0-1-1) on Friday.

Girls soccer

Wilcox Tech 2, Goodwin Tech 0: Angela Zandri scored two more goals and Joyce Vecchitto recorded another shutout as the Indians improved to 3-0 with the CTC win in New Britain.

Zandri, a sophomore, now has six goals on the year. Vecchitto, a freshman, now has three shutouts.

Vecchitto made 12 saves against the Gladiators. Natalie Strout played a strong game in the midfield.

Girls volleyball

Maloney 3, Plainville 1: Savannah Bernabucci powered the Spartans to the CCC win in Plainville. The All-State outside hitter cranked out 20 kills.

This one was a real battle, with each game settled by three points or less. Game scores were 25-23, 25-22, 25-27 and 25-23.

Both teams came away at 3-1.

Bernabucci added 10 digs and six aces. Stephanie Cicio was good for 12 digs and five aces.

Setter Gracey Massicotte racked up eight kills and eight digs while dishing 17 assists.

Cross country

Southington: The Blue Knights dropped both ends of their season-opening CCC tri-meet against Hall and host Glastonbury at J.B. Williams Park.

The course there is only 2.7 miles, and overall winner Walker Beverly of Hall blazed it in 14:04, three seconds ahead of runner-up Joe Accurso of Glastonbury. Southington’s top finisher, Grayson Borla, was eighth in 15:28.

Southington’s Jackie Izzo placed second in the girls race. The senior crossed in 16:53, 11 seconds behind Brooke Strauss of Glastonbury.

Jess Lombardo (9th, 18:51) added a top-10 finish for the Lady Knights. Claire Tardif (25th) and Megan Bissoni (26th) both ran a 22:38 for Southington. Megan Wadman (29th) came in at 22:44.

The Southington boys got additional scoring from Drew Nafis (17th, 16:14), Logan Miceli (21st, 16:24), Brendan Leone (23rd, 16:29) and Rocco Pizzitola (37th, 17:34).

Golf

Southington: The Blue Knights close the week at 2-3 after rebounding from a 160-168 loss to Simsbury at Simsbury Farms with a 165-169 triumph over Hall at Rockledge Golf Club.

Southington’s Patrick DiPace earned a share of the medal in the latter match with a 39. Hall’s Matt Ganey and Adam Ezovski also shot 39.

DiPace opened his week with a round of 44 at Simsbury Farms.

Also scoring for the Blue Knights in both matches were Ryan O’Donnell, Brooke Zajac and Kyle Raia. O’Donnell and Zajac each shot 41 at Simsbury Farms. Raia, coming off a 42 in Simsbury, had a 41 at Rockledge.

O’Donnell came in with a 42 against Hall and Zajac with a 43.



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