THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls soccer stays unbeaten; Wilcox boys snare first win; LH field hockey has North Haven’s number; Cheshire spikers get payback on Amity

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Sheehan girls soccer stays unbeaten; Wilcox boys snare first win; LH field hockey has North Haven’s number; Cheshire spikers get payback on Amity



MILFORD— Clarisse Aminawung’s goal early in the second half snapped a tie and carried the Sheehan girls soccer team to a 2-1 SCC Hammonasset victory Thursday over Lauralton Hall 

With Beth Arnold making eight saves at the other end, the Lady Titans improved to 2-0-1. The Crusaders fell even to 1-1-1.

Oliva Dubuc staked Sheehan to a 1-0 lead 17:24 into the game. Sarah Bartoli bent home a corner kick to pull Lauralton Hall even 13 minutes later.

Grace Waldron had an assist for the Titans, who outshot their hosts 15-9. Julia Rush had 10 saves for LH.

Berlin 1, Maloney 0: The Redcoats edged a resurgent Maloney team in a CCC South-Colonial game at Sage Park.

Clare McGreever scored the lone goal in the 32nd minute and Kelly Brett bottled up four shots in pitching the shutout.

For Maloney. Liv Aitken, Haley Lespier, Lily Marcuss, Ally Grignano, Sylvia Lavin and Macy Figlewski played a strong game on defense in front of goalie Abby Lespier, who made 11 saves.

Berlin improved to 2-1. Maloney dipped to 1-2.

Boys soccer

Wilcox Tech 5, Cheney Tech 0: The Indians (1-1-1) got goals from four different scorers in notching their first win of the season, a CTC road victory over the Beavers in Manchester.

Gio Solis scored twice to lead the way. Alex Cortez, Rodrigo Lopez and  Isaac Marks had one goal apiece.

Solis, Cortez and Lopez also had assists along with Angel Gavilanes and Jesus Balbuena 

Sebastian Dominguez (4 saves) and Giovanni Bautista (3) split the goaltending chores.

Field hockey

Lyman Hall 3, North Haven 1: The Trojans (2-1) spotted the Indians (0-4) the first goal, then scored three unanswered to post the SCC triumph in Wallingford.

The win was Lyman Hall’s second in a week over its neighbor to the south.

Senior captain Kyra Benzing-Plourde factored into all three LH goals. She scored one and set up the other two.

The first assist was to Allie Mastroianni, who scored three minutes after North Haven’s Taylor Quinn drew first blood a mere 90 seconds into the fray. Michaela Avallone also assisted on Mastroianni’s tying goal.

Benzing-Plourde scored what proved to be the game-winner at the 16:13 mark of the first half. Grace Chappell, set up by Benzing-Plourde and Avallone, knocked in an insurance goal with 8:52 to play.

LH outshot North Haven 16-6 and enjoyed a 10-2 advantage in penalty corners. Maddie Torre and Kristin Parker split time in net and made three saves apiece.

Sheehan 2, Shelton 2: The Titans and Gaels traded tallies, with Shelton twice erasing a one-goal deficit, in battling to the SCC deadlock in Wallingford.

Aubrey Monroe and Sydney Rossacci scored for Sheehan. Rossacci also assisted on Monroe’s goal.

Gianna Maurati had both scores for Shelton. The second forged the 2-2 tie with 10:57 to play.

Kaylee Drobish, Caitlyn Velez and Mallory Crispens added assists for the Titans. Jaylin Sandoval had eight stops in net.

Both teams came away still looking for their first win. Sheehan is 0-1-1, Shelton 0-2-1.

Girls volleyball

Cheshire 3, Amity 1: The Rams avenged last year’s Class LL quarterfinals loss, beating the defending state champion Spartans 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16.

The match was the home opener for the Rams, who improved to 2-0. Amity is 1-1.

Setter Emma Watkinson handed out 27 assists while also chalking up six digs, four kills, two aces and one block.

Lindsey Abramson had a team-high 10 kills to go along with four digs and three aces. Libero Ari Perlini bagged 11 digs on the backline. She also planted a pair of aces.

Julia Bartiet kicked in seven kills and three digs for Cheshire.


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