TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire field hockey knocks back Hand; Wilcox volleyball keeps the kills coming; Nadeau has a day for SHS swimming

CHESHIRE — Avery DePodesta’s goal with 10:42 left in the second quarter stood as the game-winner in the Cheshire field hockey team’s 1-0 SCC victory Tuesday over Daniel Hand.

DePodesta was assisted by Emma Lepisto.

The Rams had the decided edge in chances. Hand goalie Megann Hart had 11 saves. Cheshire’s Ginny Curello made four at the other end.

Cheshire improved to 10-2-1. Hand fell back to 7-7-1.

North Haven 3, Sheehan 1: Noelle Carmody broke the ice midway through the second quarter off a feed from Sydney Pitcher and Catherine Bianchi added a pair of goals to carry North Haven past the Titans in a SCC matchup in Wallingford.

Bianchi’s first goal came just under three minutes after Carmody’s. Her second strike was set up by Pitcher, who collected her second assist in the opening minutes of the third quarter to push North Haven’s advantage to 3-0.

Ava Raffone later scored for Sheehan. She was assisted by Aubrey Monroe and Mia Levesh.

Both goalies were busy. North Haven’s Nola Coyle collected 14 saves. Sheehan’s Rilee Reutenauer rang up 11.

Boys soccer

Plainville 3, Maloney 0: Trevor Rau scored a pair of goals and Adrian Tran added an insurance tally as the Blue Devils beat the Spartans in a CCC South contest in Plainville.

Rau scored in the 13th minute to stake the home team to a 1-0 halftime lead. He scored again 58 seconds into the second half. Tran followed with his goal just a minute later.

Plainville jumped to 7-5. Maloney fell to 2-9-1. 

Girls soccer

Cheshire 5, Hamden 1: The Rams secured the SCC Quinnipiac Division title with the Senior Night victory in Cheshire on Monday night.

Anna Hurlbut led the way with her first career hat trick.

Haley Shaw scored one goal and assisted on another. Julia Takizawa celebrated her first varsity goal.

The Rams improved to 8-3-1.

Girls swimming

Hall 97, Southington 83: Ella Nadeau had a big day for the Blue Knights in the CCC West setback at Cornerstone Aquatics Center.

Nadeau anchored two first-place relays and, individually, won two freestyle races. The sophomore touched in a 56.19 in the 100 and 2:00.17 in the 200.

Nadeau followed Mariam Labadze, Julia Laszewski and Alexis Strong on the 200 free relay (1:45.76). She teamed with Laszewski, Kendall Noonan and Emma Jekubovich on the 400 (3:54.25).

Southington (5-3) also got a first-place performance from diver Taylor Kelly, who compiled a score of 169.0.

Girls volleyball

Wilcox Tech 3, Windham Tech 2: The Indians pulled out a back-and-forth CTC battle with the Mighty Tigers in Meriden.

Wilcox twice took one game leads, 25-17 and 25-20. Windham twice rallied, 25-15 and 25-18.

The Tribe took the fifth set 15-10 to secure their eighth straight win and improve to 11-5.

Wilcox got strong two-way play at the net from Amarra Cruz (4 kills, 5 blocks), Marielissa Ortiz (3 kills, 4 blocks) and Tatiana Robles (4 kills, 3 blocks).

Kennedy Parker pocketed six kils and four aces.

Gia Alvarez and Cruz dished six assists apiece. Donna Negron was good for four kills and two aces. Ortiz added three aces.

Cheshire 3, Guilford 0: The Rams stand at 16-0 in the wake of Monday’s 25-12, 25-8, 25-20 SCC sweep of the Grizzlies in Cheshire.

Grace Downing was on her game with 16 assists, four aces and three digs.

Avery Mola put away 13 of those sets. She also served up a pair of aces.

Jenna Stickney got in on the act with eight kills, four aces and two digs.

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