THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: No. 2 Southington volleyball still spotless; Maloney girls boot New Britain in the rain; Lyman Hall swimmers continue to kick it in SCC D-II

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: No. 2 Southington volleyball still spotless; Maloney girls boot New Britain in the rain; Lyman Hall swimmers continue to kick it in SCC D-II

SOUTHINGTON — Here’s the equation: 25 for us, 17 for you, multiply by 3. 

For the Southington girls volleyballl team, it toted up to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 CCC West victory over Simsbury Thursday night that kept the home squad undefeated.

The Blue Knights, ranked No. 2 in the state coaches poll, improved to 12-0.

Southington was once again very strong on defense, with Jenna Martin (13) and Lynsey Danko (11) putting up double-digit digs.

Brooke Cooney added eight of her own. She also landed seven kills and three aces.

Martin served four aces. Danko had a pair.

Kayli Garcia contributed six kills to help knock Simsbury to 6-5.

Hamden 3, Sheehan 0: The Titans fell to 5-10 with the SCC loss in Hamden. The Green Dragons improved to 8-7.

Bristol Central 3, Maloney 0: The Spartans fell to 7-7 with the CCC South crossover loss to the Rams in Meriden. Game scores were 25-20, 25-16 and 25-12.

Kat Ross racked up 13 kills to power BC (11-2)

Brooke Lathe had five kills and Laila Martinez added four for Maloney.

New Britain 3, Platt 2: The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but could not put the Golden Hurricanes away in a CCC crossover match that went more than 2½ hours Wednesday night in New Britain.

Platt (4-7) took the opening games 27-25 and 25-22. New Britain (9-4) rallied 25-17, 25-23 and 15-11.

A number of Panthers put up big numbers. Caitlyn Hart had a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs. Aaliyah Hunter collected 11 kills and six blocks.

Setter Angel-Lee Hart handed out 39 assists while Jazmir Hudson handled 17 digs. Ashlee Long was good for seven kills and 11 digs.

Kallan Doyon landed six aces and six kills. She also gathered up 10 digs.

Girls soccer

Maloney 1, New Britain 0: Alexa Papallo scored on a direct kick from 25 yards out in the 36th minute and it stood as the game winner against the Golden Hurricanes on a warm, rainy night at Falcon Field.

The winning kick was set up by a foul drawn by freshman Mackenzie McCormack.

Maloney out-shot New Britain 11-2. Sophomore goalie Abby Lespier made two saves to record her third shutout of the season.

Maloney is now 2-5-2, New Britain 2-9. 

Girls swimming

Lyman Hall 99, Sacred Heart 82: The Trojans won their fifth SCC Division II meet in as many chances by winning all but one race at Sheehan. They are now 5-4 overall.

Freshman Caroline Krawec won two individual races — the 100 butterfly (1:05.50) and the 200 freestyle (2:03.13) — and swam on two first-place relays with Kristina Driscoll and Faith Gambardella. The trio teamed with Sarah Beverage on the 200 medley (2:00.81) and with Elena Bielesz on the 200 free (1:51.47).

Driscoll and Gambardella added individual wins: Driscoll in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.53) and Gambardella in the 500 freestyle (5:30.82)

Beverage and Bielesz went on to sweep the freestyle sprints. Beverage took the 50 in 26.96. Bielesz swam a 59.84 in the 100. The pair capped the meet on the winning 400 free relay with Madison Nemec and Alyson Wentzell (4:12.80).

Nemec captured the 100 backstroke (1:08.53). Diver Claire Riccitelli-Pestana won her event with 210.30 points.


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