SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire’s Boyer, medley relay reel in State Open crowns

SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire’s Boyer, medley relay reel in State Open crowns

Record-Journal staff

NEW HAVEN — Cheshire swimming’s Liz Boyer and the 200 medley relay team followed up Class L championships by garnering State Open gold Saturday evening at Yale.

Boyer captured the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.15. She also teamed with Ali Tyler, Julia Stevens and Sophie Murphy to take the medley in 1:44.53. Those girls set a state record with the 1:43.99 they swam in winning the Class L title on Wednesday.

The Rams broke six school records that night. They broke a seventh on Saturday when Stevens, Tyler, Boyer and Samantha Grenon combined on a second-place time of 3:29.51 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Individually, Boyer placed second in the 200 IM (2:03.59) and Stevens was second in the 500 free (4:59.22).

The freshman Murphy, who swept the freestyle sprints in Class L, was second in the 50 free (23.8) and third in the 100 (51.87) at the Open.

CIAC Championships

Boys soccer: In one of the day’s most highly anticipated championship matchups, No. 2 Glastonbury edged No. 1 Naugatuck 1-0 in Class LL.

Daniel Hand defended its Class L title with a 2-1 win over Masuk. Lewis Mills outscored Suffield 3-2 in Class M. Morgan, appearing in its first state final since 1964, routed Somers 4-0 in Class S. 

Girls soccer: Ridgefield, St. Joseph, Granby and Old Lyme won this year’s class championships. The tightest game came in Class S, where No. 1 Old Lyme beat No. 2 Holy Cross 2-1 in overtime to win its third straight state title.

Ridgefield was a 2-1 winner over Staples in an All-FCIAC Class LL final. St. Joe’s defended its Class L crown by topping top-seeded RHAM 1-0. No. 2 Granby raced past dark horse Berlin, the day’s low seed at No. 20, 3-0 in Class M.

Field hockey: Staples, Daniel Hand and North Branford won state championships Saturday at Wethersfield High School.

Staples took down FCIAC rival Darien 1-0 in Class L rematch (the teams shared the crown last year). Daniel Hand followed up its SCC championshp by beating twot-ime Class M champ New Canaan 2-1.

In Class S, No. 1 North Branford completed an undefeated season with a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Granby.


CIAC: The state’s No. 1 team, RHAM-Hebron, completed its season of dominance with a 3-0 victory over Woodstock Academy in the Class L final.

The undefeated Sachems were led by MVP Anna Barry’s 23 kills. Alana Hruska was good for 18 kills.

In Class S, No. 1 Coventry beat No. 2 Lyman Memorial 3-1. In Class M, St. Joe’s beat East Haven on its home floor by the same score.

Preps: Cheshire Academy (17-1) pinned a 3-0 sweep on Lawrence Academy (17-3) in the New England Class B semifinals in Cheshire. Game scores were 25-17, 25-10 and 25-17.

Lexe Holmes was the force up front with 10 kills and four blocks. Sydney Racevicius dished 13 assists and also put down eight kills. Her counterpart Kamila Zygadlo put up 16 assists and seven kills. Desiree Parker planted seven aces, three kills and two blocks.

The Cats will travel to Concord, Mass today to take on Middlesex School, the No. 1 ranked Class B team, in the championship game.


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