AROUND THE HORN: Silver City spikers shining on college courts

AROUND THE HORN: Silver City spikers shining on college courts


NEW HAVEN — Several volleyball players from Meriden have emerged as leaders of their respective college teams early in the 2017 season.

Platt grad Gabriela Vazquez recorded double-doubles in all four matches for SCSU at the Post Invitational in Waterbury this past weekend. Connecticut’s 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year, who led Platt to the Class L state championship that year, has 84 kills and 64 digs for the Owls (6-2).

SCSU, which also suits up sophomore Jenixza Febles of Platt, plays at Queens College on Tuesday night.

A few miles to the north, at Albertus Magnus, another Platt grad, Genesis Cora, is off to a stellar freshman season. Cora leads the Falcons in kills with 69. She’s also recorded 80 digs. On Monday, Cora was named the school’s Female Player of the Week.

Also playing well for AMC (3-4) is sophomore Delaney Ruiz. The Wilcox Tech grad has 36 kills, 40 digs and 13 aces.

Cora, Ruiz and AMC host Medgar Evars on Tuesday night at the Falcons’ Nest at 7 p.m.

Tompkins is setting the pace for St. Joe’s

WEST HARTFORD — Mia Tompkins of Meriden is off and running in her junior season with the University of Saint Joseph cross country team.

The Mercy grad finished 14th out of 100 runners at Saturday’s Trinity College Bantam Cross Country Invitational at Wickham Park.

Tompkins covered the five-kilometer course in 21:27. Tompkins was also 14th at last week’s two-mile run at Roger Williams in Rhode Island.

For her efforts, Tompkins was named the Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference on Monday.

Also running for the Blue Jays is Jessica Jordan of Wallingford. The senior ran a 28:36.4 in the Trinity Invitational.

We must remember these Titans

WALLINGFORD — The names of three Sheehan athletes were inadvertently omitted in Record-Journal fall sports previews and coverage last week.

All three are freshman already cracking the varsity ranks. Samantha Barone is a forward/midfielder and Leah Best a defender for the girls soccer team. Lizzie Brown runs for the cross country team.

Brown, in fact, was the top Sheehan girls runner at Friday’s Blue Dragon Invitational in Middletown. Brown finished third in the 3.1-mile girls race with a time of 20:11.

Hunter women cap busy August

MERIDEN — The Hunter Golf Club women’s golf league recently completed a full August schedule.

In the 18-hole morning group, winners included Jeannie Pac, Nancy Sattler, Linda Falis, Mary Ann O’Neil, Myra Reynolds, Mara Dunleavy, Judy Soprano, MJ Petretto, Bette Slowther, Mary Galati, Carol Thorpe, Prudence Kamerzel, Marian Michnowicz, Alice Schilling, Janice Egan, Cheryl Peritto, Chet Mrazik and Fran Beedle.

The 9-hole evening winners were Dee DeMatties, Sherri Gracia, Karen Ligammari, Cindy Kennedy, Lynn Lennon, Lisa Victor, Deb Flint, Linda Choquette, Jeanne Magyar, Marge Dolan, Lisa Bishop, Mary Catala, Sharon Maloney, Val Miller, Nancy Kiel and Karen Cebula.

The Hunter women also staged bi-weekly competitions. The winners of those tournaments were Bette Slowther, Judy Soprano, Marian Michnowicz, Mara Dunleavy, Myra Sanchez, Myra Reynolds, Joan Adorno, MJ Petretto, Karen Cebula, Alice Schilling, Chet Mrazik, Carol Thorpe and Mary Lou Calamita.

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