CHESHIRE — In an early collision of neighboring SCC rivals, the Cheshire volleyball team topped Lyman Hall 3-1 on Monday night.
It was a very tight 3-1, though, with only nine points separating the teams.
The Rams took the opening games by matching counts of 25-23. LH battled back 25-22 before Cheshire put it away 26-24.
Cheshire, now 2-0, was guided by Sarah Holley’s 15 assists, three kills and two blocks.
Jenna Stickney and Alenna Zebarth both put down six kills. Hannah Portal had five.
Avery Mola added an excellent all-around game with five aces, three blocks and three kills.
Lyman Hall, now 2-1, got a match-high 20 digs from Ellery Campbell and a match-high 10 kills from McKenzie Grady.
Grady also had 15 digs to notch a double-double. Setter Gianna Scoppetto racked up 28 assists.
Maloney 3, Berlin 0: The Spartans remained unbeaten at 3-0 with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-12 CCC sweep in Berlin.
With Gracey Massicotte dealing out 21 assists, Savannah Bernabucci put down 12 kills and Lauren Matias registered nine.
Massicotte also planted six aces. Bernabucci had three. Matias added four digs on D.
Platt 3, Middletown 0: The Panthers rebounded from Saturday’s loss at Maloney with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-14 sweep in Middletown.
Emily Hart was at the hub with 19 assists and seven aces.
Jazmir Hudson had seven kills to go along with five aces. Ashlee Long put down six aces and also grabbed 11 digs.
Victoria Talento had a team-high 13 digs.
Platt is now 2-1.
Bristol Central 3, Southington 1: The Rams got the better of the Blue Knights 25-20, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-23 in a CCC matchup in Bristol that left both teams at 2-1.
Emma Pfanzelt had a massive night on defense for Southington, piling up 24 digs. Morgan Birdsey added 15. Both girls also served up three aces.
Gabriella Ferreira also had a strong night on the back line and service line. She had 12 digs and four aces.
Rachel Possidento powered the offense with 12 kills. Victoria Zajda dished 16 assists while also snagging five digs.
Maloney: The Spartans dropped both ends of a CCC dual meet to Wethersfield at Hubbard Park, though Maloney senior Reynaldo Torres was the fastest runner on the course with a winning time of 16:53.
Xavier Zaler added a fourth-place time of 18:19. Tristyn Barnes was seventh in 19:31 and Jack Curry was 10th in 20:54.
Wethersfield, taking the other spots in the top 10, posted a 24-35 victory.
The Wethersfield girls won 15-50 behind Megan Gregorski’s first-place time of 21:50. Maloney’s Savannah Vasquez placed second in 22:38.
Also scoring for the Lady Spartans were Isabelle Smith (26:35), Cadence Browne (27:37) and Nancy Nguyen (27:40).
Cheshire 6, Mercy 0: The Rams roared to 2-0 with the SCC romp in Middletown.
Raegan Bailey scored two goals, while Tarana Eldredge dished two assists.
Cheshire got single goals from Ellen Barto, Kristina Phillips, Steph Burke and Emily Curtis.
Hannah Jalowiec posted two saves in the shutout.
Avon 7, Southington 2: Maggie Ritchie had the two goals for the Blue Knights in the CCC setback in Avon.
Melaina Coleman and Jill Rohon tallied the assists. Abby Delgado and Abby LeBarron combined on nine saves in net.
Avon improved to 3-0 behind Megan Gilbey’s hat trick. Southington slipped to 0-1-1.
Cheshire 95.5, North Haven 86.5: The Rams improved to 2-0 in a SCC virtual meet against the Indians.
Nora Bergstrom, Emma Glover, Bella Tejeda and Avery Potyrala launched Cheshire with a first-place time of 1:54.79 in the 200 medley relay.
Bergstrom went on to take the 200 individual medley (2:15.53) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.29), while Potyrala had a fast time of 25.34 in the 50 freestyle.
Senior diver Natalie DeMatteo had a personal-best score of 246.60. That puts her at No. 6 on Cheshire’s all-time 6-dive list.
Also for Cheshire, Julia Barto tied with North Haven’s Mikayla Rapuano in the 100 butterfly at 1:01.10 and led off the winning 200 free relay ahead of Julianna Tyler, Gabby Sokolik and Sophie Murphy (1:46.36).