MANSFIELD — What was in store for the Southington field hockey team in Storrs on Monday? Four goals, that’s what.
After carving out a 1-0 beachhead by halftime on the turf field of E.O. Smith, the Lady Knights erupted for three second-half strikes to march to a 4-0 CCC crossover victory.
Maggie Ritchie and Nicole Greco had two goals apiece for Southington. Jenna Sheehan was the playmaker with three assists.
Brooke Lynch also set up a goal as the Knights evened their record at 1-1 and spoiled the season opener for the Panthers.
Southington kept the pressure on, out-shooting the home team 17-4. Kate Pryzbyliski got the win in net.
Cheshire 6, Shelton 0: Talk about territorial advantage. The Rams outshot the Gaels 49-3 in rolling to the SCC win in Shelton.
Lauren Houle dished out three assists and Sophia Vagts scored two goals as Cheshire (1-2) rebounded from its season-opening losses to Hand and New Canaan.
Taylor Warburton scored her first varsity goal. Olivia Salamone, Kiley Jackson and Raegan Bailey also found the back of the net.
Hamden 3, Lyman Hall 2: The Green Dragons snapped a 2-2 tie with 1:40 left in regulation to steal away the SCC interdivisional victory in Hamden.
Declan Turbett and Luca Sensini had the goals for the Trojans, who were playing their season opener.
Maloney 3, New Britain 0: Mackenzie McCormack and Sophie Boulier got the Spartans out to a 2-0 lead by halftime in this CCC crossover before McCormack brought down the curtain with her second goal of the night under the lights at New Britain’s Veteran Stadium.
Michaela Wrinn, Macy Figlewski and Molly Marcuss had the assists to help push Maloney (1-1) to its first win of the season.
Abby Lespier notched three saves in the shutout. Maloney outshot New Britain 15-6.
Lyman Hall 97, Haddam-Killingworth 78: The Trojans won every event in their season opener, a non-conference matchup with the Cougars at the Sheehan pool.
Caroline Krawec, Madison Nemec and Elise Richardson captured two individual races each and joined forces with Elena Bielesz on two winning relays.
The quartet opened the meet with a first-place time of 2:02.25 in the 200 medley and later took the 200 freestyle in 1:51.90.
Individually, Krawec brought home the 200 free (2:06.31) as well as her signature event, the 100 breaststroke (1:10.87).
Nemec did some heavy lifting. She won the 200 IM (2:26.75) and 500 freestyle (5:51.47).
Richardson swept the freestyle sprints, taking the 50 in 26.32 seconds and the 100 in 56.10.
Bielesz finished her day winning the 100 backstroke in 1:10.34.
Also for LH, Alyssa Cervero was tops in diving with 192.85 points and Zoe Gallo won the 100 butterfly (1:10.44) before teaming with Maeve Montante, Cassie Wentzell and Georgia Sweeney on the 400 free relay (4:31.16).
Southington 3, Tolland 0: The Lady Knights made quick work of the Eagles, sweeping this CCC crossover in Southington 25-8, 25-12 and 25-10.
Brooke Cooney’s 13 kills and three aces paved the way. Katie D’Agostino added seven kills.
The Knights employed dual setters with Victoria Zajda (19 assists) and Mackenzie Coppola (13). Zajda added five digs and Coppola collected four aces.
Katie Gundersen factored in with four kills and four aces as Southington improved to 2-1 while knocking Tolland to 0-3.
Wilcox Tech 3, Abbott Tech 0: The Indians fended off the Wolverines 25-23, 25-22 and 25-18 in a CTC scrap in Danbury.
Victoria Logodicio dealt nine assists while pocketing three kills and three aces.
Sacaria Cooper also had three kills and three aces.
Chloe LaBissoniere was her usual ubiquitous self with six kills, four aces, two assists, one dig and one block.
Wilcox is now 2-0. The match was Abbott’s season opener.
Platt 3, Rocky Hill 0: The Panthers posted the 25-14, 25-9, 25-17 CCC South crossover sweep of the Terriers in Rocky Hill to earn their first win of the season.
Outside hitters Ashlee Long (6) and Jazmir Hudson (5) combined on 11 kills behind the setting of Caitlyn Hart (15 assists).
Emily Hart piled up nine aces and 12 digs.