TUESDAY GIRLS SOCCER: Cheshire takes it to North Haven; Maloney’s Pergolotti, Southington’s Litchfield notch hat tricks

TUESDAY GIRLS SOCCER: Cheshire takes it to North Haven; Maloney’s Pergolotti, Southington’s Litchfield notch hat tricks

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CHESHIRE — Kaitlyn Loura detonated an offensive explosion with three assists Tuesday night as the Cheshire girls soccer team routed North Haven 6-0 in an SCC Housatonic Division game at Alumni Field.

Loura, who has eight assists on the year, got the scoring started in the 10th minute with a corner kick that Marissa Brough slammed off a defender and into the net.

With Cheshire (6-4, 4-1 Housy) leading 3-0 at halftime, Loura discouraged any comeback notions for the Indians (4-5-2, 1-4) when she enabled Caroline Campion to receive a ball unmarked in the 42nd minute. When North Haven pushed numbers forward late to avert the shutout, Loura sent Jill Klem in for the final tally.

Paige Perez scored Cheshire’s second goal off a cross from Dani Ellis 25 yards out. Lila McNamee gave the Rams their halftime bulge when she and Campion worked the ball behind Indians keeper Angela Sanzari (3 saves) for an easy goal.

Brough set up Shariqa Rahman in the 56th minute to make it 5-0.

Rams keeper Sam Mathews, who stopped a penalty kick for the second time this season, shared the shutout and with freshman Seymone Rosenberg (5 saves combined).

Maloney 4, New Britain 0: Freshman Ellie Pergolotti recorded a hat trick to power the Spartans to the CCC crossover win in New Britain.

Another freshman, Haley Lespier, also scored for Maloney, which established a 3-0 lead by halftime.

Abby Lespier (2 saves) and Mckenzie Wrinn combined on three saves in the shutout as the Spartans improved to 3-7. Nayelie Acevedo had six saves for New Britain (1-9).

Regan Maloney was strong on defense for the Spartans. Alexa Papallo controlled the midfield.

Wilcox Tech 3, Harding 1: Katie Kearney scored two more goals, running her season total to 19, to lead the Indians to the CTC impeachment of the Presidents in Bridgeport.

After a scoreless first half, Kearney tallied two straight goals, the first off an assist from Citlalli Rangel.

Kearney also assisted Tatiana Gonzalez on the third Wilcox goal. Quadalupe Ramirez had five saves as the Tribe reached the .500 mark at 5-5-1 with its fifth straight win.

Southington 7, East Hartford 0: The Blue Knights (7-3) punched their ticket to the CIAC tournament with the CCC crossover win in Southington.

The score was only 1-0 at the break before the home team exploded for six goals in the second half.

Shannon Litchfield had a pure hat trick. She followed up her third straight goal by setting up teammate Katherine Crouse.

Ariana Gazaferi got the Blue Knights on the board in the first half. Natalie Verderame and Alijah Vega scored in the second half.

Southington put 21 shots on East Hartford keeper Makayla-Anastasia Ortiz. Olivia Sherwood snuffed both shots she saw from the Hornets.

Lauralton Hall 3, Lyman Hall 2: Caroline Monahan had another big day for the Crusaders, following up a four-game performance against Cheshire with a hat trick to nip the Trojans in Wallingford.

Monahan’s goals came over a 15-minute span of the first half.

Both Lyman Hall goals came in the second half. Carly Jacobs scored in the 60th minute. Chelsea Gannini connected in the 68th off an assist from Grace Gagliardi.

In net, Julia Rush had three saves for Lauralton Hall (7-2-2). Hanna Blanchard had four for Lyman Hall (1-6-3).

Sheehan 3, Sacred Heart Academy 0: Olivia Dubuc, Kelsey Burr and Grace Waldron all scored in the first half to lead the Titans to an SCC Oronoque win in Milford.

Dubuc added an assist and Avery Holden and Beth Arnold combined for three saves in net as Sheehan improved to 8-2-1. The Pacers fell to 2-9.


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