TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Blue Knights, Chieftains take it the distance; Rams complete two-day blitz of Wallingford; Southington swims to 7-0; Platt volleyball sweeps

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Blue Knights, Chieftains take it the distance; Rams complete two-day blitz of Wallingford; Southington swims to 7-0; Platt volleyball sweeps



SOUTHINGTON — The dynamic duo of Jenna Sheehan and Maggie Ritchie scored for the Southington field hockey team in a 2-2 CCC crossover tie with Conard at Fontana Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Sheehan scored in the first half and Ritchie tied the game for good with her ninth goal of the season in the second half.

“They are a nice tandem to have,” Southington coach Erin Luddy said. “If it’s not one, it’s the other. We usually don’t have an attack like this, so it’s nice.”

Sheehan deflected home a shot from Nicole Greco to open the scoring at the 11:56 mark of the first half.

The lead held until Conard’s Isabella Mocadlo netted the equalizer with 4:32 left before halftime. The Chieftains had been building for that goal, scoring off their fourth penalty corner of the half.

Mocadlo scored again from close range with 26:12 left in regulation. Ritchie tied it back up with 8:58 remaining, breaking away from defenders at midfield and dribbling into the circle.

“It made my heart race just running in and scoring,” Ritchie said. “It was a pretty great feeling. We worked really well as a team today and I’m proud of us as a team. That goal wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t have everyone around me.”

Both teams had their chances in overtime. The game ended on a disallowed Conard goal.

Abigail Delgado started the game with two saves for Southington (4-5-1). Katelyn Przybylski relieved her with 12 saves. Both gave up one goal apiece.

Elizabeth Parker made six saves for Conard (6-1-3-0).

Cheshire 6, Sheehan 1: The Rams completed their two-day home sweep of Wallingford, topping the Titans on Alumni Field behind two goals apiece from Grace Keaveney and Sophie Vagts.

Raegan Bailey and Kiley Jackson added goals for Cheshire (8-5). Megan Daly had two assists.

Gigi Ranoldo, Sam Nowak and, Danielle Floyd also set up goals for the Rams. Goalie Ava Pulisciano pocketed two saves.

Sheehan (2-6-2) got its goal from Emma Oliano off an assist from Kaylee Drobish. Mallory Crispens had 10 saves in the cage.

Cross country

Wilcox Tech: Shalyn Noble finished second in the girls race and Kyle Dobensky was fourth in the boys competition to lead the Indians at the CTC Conference Championships at Wickham Park.

Noble crossed in 23:59. Dobensky posted a time of 19:30.

Wilcox also got strong outings from Isaiah Felix (15th, 20:26) and Brandon Armstrong (23rd, 20:57).

Girls swimming

Plainville 93, Meriden Co-op 85: Avery Benigni, Kyla Evardone and Madeline Fitzgerald won individual events and teamed with Hind Moumen on Meriden’s first-place 200-yard freestyle relay in the Co-op’s CCC South setback in Plainville.

Benigni was a double-winner. She swept the freestyle sprints, taking the 50 in 27.04 and the 100 in 1:01.0.

Evardone brought home the 100 butterfly (1:09.41). Fitzgerald had a fast time of 2:35.16 in the 200 individual medley.

The 200 free relay won in 1:55.39.

Southington 95, Newington 85: With this CCC West win in Newington, the Lady Knights rolled to a perfect 7-0.

Meghan Hammarlund led the way. The junior won the 200 IM (2:22.73) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.1) and kicked off two first-place relays.

Hammarlund combined with Sarah Meade, Maddie Symecko and Gianna Perugini on the 200 medley (2:02.39) and with Emma Jekubovich, Symecko and Andie Nadeau on the 400 free (4:00.02).

Individually, Symecko was first in the 100 backstroke (1:06.55) and Nadeau tops in the 500 freestyle (5:36.51).

Southington also got victories from Gianna Perugini (50 free, 26.39), Jenna Famiglietti (100 breaststroke, 1:17.48) and diver Kelly Perrotti (179.05).

Girls volleyball

Platt 3, Windsor 0: The Panthers upped their record to 7-5 with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 CCC interdivisional sweep of the Warriors in Meriden.

Emily Hart chalked up seven aces, while Aaliyah Burnley was the force up front with eight kills and two blocks.

Jazmir Hudson chimed in with six kills and four aces. Caitlyn Hart dished out 16 assists.


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