THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: G-money? G-force? Either way, Cheshire hockey had pull; in Platt-Enfield soccer, a touch of the Left Coast

BRANFORD — Gigi generated the goal. Ginny guaranteed the rest.

Indeed, it would seem the Cheshire field hockey team had G-money in its account Thursday night against Branford, one of its top rivals in the SCC.

Considerable G-force, too.

Gigi Ranoldo delivered the game’s lone goal five minutes before halftime off an assist from Hannah Curtis, while goalie Ginny Curello made 12 saves to protect the 1-0 advantage.

With the SCC victory, the Rams improved to 6-2 and knocked the Hornets to 3-2-1. The shutout was Curello’s fourth of the season.

Boys soccer

Enfield 5, Platt 0: This CCC crossover game was played in Enfield, but carried had a definite California vibe.

Three of the goals for the host Eagles were scored by senior Diego Angeles.

There is also a Francisco on the Enfield roster — Francisco Rostro — but he was sans goal on Thursday. Enfield’s two other scores were tallied by Traizen Griffith and Andrew Stanzzi.

Platt goalie Gabe Dushi made four saves. The Panthers are 1-6 going into Monday night’s rivalry game with Maloney at Falcon Field. Enfield improved to 3-2-2.

Girls soccer

Southington 2, Tolland 2: The Blue Knights twice rallied from a one-goal deficit to forge the CCC interdivisional draw in Tolland.

It was the first blemish on the season for the Eagles, who entered the game at 6-0-0. Southington is now 3-2-2.

Caroline Marcroft staked Tolland to a 1-0 advantage in the first half off an assist from Craft Cali-Dean. Riley Prozzo answered for the Blue Knights before halftime, assisted by Julia Rusiecki.

Prozzo had the equalizer again in the second half after Tolland reclaimed the lead on a goal by Cali-Dean. Prozzo’s second goal was set up by Claire Eigo.

Shots were 8-6 in favor of Tolland. Both goalies made six saves — Margaret Miller for Southington, Ella Santini for the Eagles.

Jonathan Law 5, Lyman Hall 1: The Eagles topped the injury-riddled Trojans in a SCC interdivisional matchup in Milford, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 28 minutes.

Ellie Madancy had the goal for LH in the 35th minute, but the Trojans couldn’t get another one past Law goalie Layla Alogna (6 saves).

Law improved to 2-3-2. LH is 1-6-0.

Norwich Tech/Holy Family 2, Wilcox Tech 1: Katherine Arichavala had the goal for the Wildcats, her 12th of the season, in Wednesday’s CTC loss in Norwich.

Arichavala scored off an assist from Ellie Lopez.

Jeduailyz Quintero had a strong-two-way game marking and distributing out of the midfield. Keeper Joyce Vecchitto made three saves.

The Wildcats are now 5-2.


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