TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire swimmers extend streak to 63; Wilcox boys soccer wins seventh straight & volleyball sweeps to 10-1; Michaud breaks the tape for SHS cross country 

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire swimmers extend streak to 63; Wilcox boys soccer wins seventh straight & volleyball sweeps to 10-1; Michaud breaks the tape for SHS cross country 



CHESHIRE — The Cheshire girls swimming team ran its record to 8-0 and its dual-meet win streak to 63 with a 94-86 SCC victory Tuesday over North Haven at Cheshire Community Pool.

The meet went on exhibition after the 200-yard freestyle relay, which the Rams won in 1:46.95 behind Avery Potyrala, Emma Glover, Tori Newton and Julianna Tyler.

Nora Bergstrom captured the individual 200 freestyle in 1:58.59.

Also for the Rams, Julia Stevens and Sophie Murphy won two individual events apiece.

Stevens touched first in the 200 IM (2:12.73) and 500 freestyle (5:12.65). Murphy, a reigning State Open champ, sprinted to victory in her signature events, the 50 freestyle (24.67) and 100 free (53.29).

Murphy also anchored the winning 200 medley relay behind Sarah Chen, Mary Barto and Gabrielle Tejeda (1:55.85).

Middletown 90, Meriden Co-op 85: Kyla Evardone and Avery Benigni won individual events and teamed with Julia Owen and Madelyn Fitzgerald to capture the 200 medley relay in the Co-op’s CCC South setback in Middletown.

Benigni was a double-winner. She swept the sprints, taking the 50 freestyle in 26.74 and the 100 in 1:00.28.

Evardone’s time of 1:11.86 was tops in the 100 butterfly.

The medley relay won in 2:10.46.

Mercy 95, Sheehan 89: Leila Sofiane was a double-winner for the host Titans in their SCC loss to the Tigers.

Sofiane brought home the 200 IM in 2:23.43 and the 100 butterfly in 1:03.91.

Also scoring first-place points for Sheehan was Katie Webb, who won the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.71.

Lila Pickerign was the top diver with 170.55 points.

Cross country

Southington: Grace Michaud took her turn in the winner’s circle to lead the Blue Knights to a CCC West dual-meet sweep of Northwest Catholic at Camp Sloper.

Michaud won the girls race in 21:53.9 —just three-tenths of a second ahead of Southington teammate Jackie Izzo.

Southington’s Meghan Sheline (3rd, 24:13), Diane Pillsbury (4th, 25:34) and Megan Wadman (5thh, 25:37) rounded out the top five as the Lady Knights rolled 15-46.

In the boys race, Northwest’s Noah Winters won in 18:38, but Southington countered by taking sports 2-4 behind Matt Penna (18:47), Lucca Riccio (19:19) and Jake Nafis (25:34) to triumph 22-39.

Ryan Asido finished sixth for the home team in 19:49. Jackson Landino was seventh in 20:09.

Wilcox Tech: The Indians geared up for Thursday’s Meriden City Championships by sweeping a CTC meet at Black Rock State Park against Bullard Havens and host Kaynor Tech behind overall winners Kyle Dobensky and Shalyn Noble.

Dobensky won the boys race in 19:09. Noble was the first girl over the line in 23:40.

Isaiah Felix finished third overall in 20:20 for Wilcox, while Josh Santiago was sixth in 20:26, Joe Antoniani (21:36) and James Dobson (22:50) also scored for the Indians.

The Tribe’s Xochilt Rangel was third in the girls race at 26:20. Nyasia Gomes (28:20), Kate Santillan (29:00) and Ava Quinn (33:49) rounded out the scoring.          

Field hockey

Cheshire 2, Simsbury 1: The Rams went on the road and posted a solid non-conference win over the Trojans of the CCC.

Kiley Jackson and Sophie Vagts had the goals for Cheshire, with Lauren Houle assisting Vagts.

Cheshire improved to 5-4 while knocking Simsbury to 6-4.

Boys soccer

Wilcox Tech 5, Cheney Tech 0: The Indians notched their seventh straight W with the CTC triumph in Meriden.

Giovanni Solis, Giovanni Morales, Victor Ahuatzi, Nate DeMaio and Rodrigo Lopez all scored goals for the Tribe. Solis, Morales and Lopez also had assists.

Alex Cortez set up two goals. Giovanni Bautista made three saves in net.

Girls soccer

Bullard Havens 6, Wilcox Tech 0: The Indians fell to 2-7 with the CTC loss in Bridgeport to the Tigers (8-1-1).

Girls volleyball

Wilcox Tech 3, Wolcott Tech 0: The Indians hit the 10-win plateau with the CTC sweep in Meriden, racking up game scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-23.

Victoria Logodicio delivered 12 assists while also serving up six aces.

Logodicio’s primary recipients were Chloe LaBissoniere (9 kills) and Sacaria Cooper (7). LaBissoniere and Cooper also tallied four aces apiece.

Wilcox is now 10-1.

Cheshire 3, Amity 1: The Rams improved to 9-1 with the SCC crossover win in Woodbridge over their chief conference rival.

Julia Bartiet served up a career-high 10 aces. She also posted nine kills and nine digs.

Lindsey Abramson rose to the occasion with 14 kills, five aces and two blocks.

Emma Watkinson dealt 23 assists. Libero Ari Perlini posted 12 digs.

It was Cheshire’s second win of the season over Amity, the reigning Class LL state champ. The Rams are ranked No. 8 in the current state coaches poll.

 


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