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TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire XC jets to 6-0; Sheehan’s Kotula kicks to 3rd; matching Crazy 8’s in soccer; Nadeau propels Lady Knights

MADISON — Cheshire girls cross country made it 6-for-6, sweeping another SCC quad meet on Tuesday, this time on the sandy flats of the Surf Club against Career, Hamden and host Daniel Hand.

While freshman standout Annacy Vlieks of Hand had a fast time of 18:47 over the 3-mile course, the Rams posted a low team score of 26 by taking half of the spots in the top 10.

They were led by runner-up Alexa Ciccone (19:06) and third-place finisher Mia Vientos (20:45).

Emily D’Souza was right behind Vientos in 20:46. Ava Ciccone took seventh in 22:46 and Jocelyn Grace 10th in 23:35.

The Candystripers are now 6-0.

The Cheshire boys, meanwhile, stand at 5-1 after going 2-1 in their race. With 34 points, the Rams beat Hamden (75) and Career (132), but were edged by Hand (29).

Tyler Caron (16:55), Colin Grevelding (17:20) and Daniel D’Souza (17:22) finished 3-4-5 for Cheshire. James Boyd was 10thh in 18:02 and Jack Lengyle 12tth in 18:29.

Sheehan: Angelika Kotula placed third in the girls race, Eleanor Chamberlain was seventh and two boys placed in the top 10 to pace the Titans in a five-team SCC meet with East Haven, Foran, Xavier and host Mercy.

The Sheehan boys went 1-2 on the day behind Tyler Deme (6th, 18:33) and Owen Hotaling (7th, 18:38). Kotula crossed in 21:51 and Chamberlain in 22:57.

Xavier swept the boys field behind overall winner John Larkin (17:49). Mercy swept the girls behind first-place finisher Sarah Roberts (20:43).

Platt Tech 23, Wilcox Tech 33: The Wildcats dropped their season-opener in a CTC dual with the Panthers at Hubbard Park.

Platt Tech took the top three spots. Wilcox took 4-7 behind Patrick Sullivan (22:20), Joe Antoniani (22:24), Devin Diaz (22:58) and Luke Frommelt (23:06). Hunter Herbst (11th, 24:11) capped the Wilcox scoring.

Field hockey

Cheshire 7, Mercy 0: The Rams stormed to 4-0 with the SCC romp over the Tigers (0-4-1) in Cheshire.

The Rams got goals from six different players, led by two from Hannah Curtis. Ava Matikowski, Gigi Ranoldo and Ella Paul each had two assists.

Colby Paul, Clara Dempsey, Taya Buntin, Julia Bailey and Sarah Goldstein scored one goal apiece.

Boys soccer

Cheshire 7, Branford 0: Muluken Marchand produced his first career hat trick to power the Rams to the SCC victory in Branford.

Samir Dishnica stayed hot with two goals and one assist. Kevi Sulollari and Colin Brown both scored one goal and set up another. Will Stearns dished two assists.

John Tarca made one save in notching his second shutout.

Cheshire is now 3-1, Branford 2-2.

Girls soccer

Cheshire 8, Lyman Hall 0: The Rams stand at 4-0 and the Trojans at 1-3 in the wake of this SCC game in Wallingford.

Gabby Tirado and Haley Shaw put up two goals and three assists apiece, whiel Amber Casner and Abby Sink tallied their first goals.

Ava Sink and Anna Hurlbut also scored for Cheshire. Sophie Bates chalked up her third clean sheet in four games.

Sheehan 8, Career/Hillhouse 0: Seven different goal-scorers got in the books for the Titans in the SCC victory in Wallingford.


Mia D’Angelo scored twice, while Olivia Platt, Stacey Casorla, Kate Casorla, Talia Crispino, Julia Luna Zyskowska and Alina Santore knocked home goal one apiece.

Platt and the Casorla sisters earned assists. Trinity LaValley and Meghan Keating combined on the shutout as Sheehan improved to 3-1.

Wilcox Tech 3, Bullard Havens 2: The Wildcats jumped to 4-1 with Monday’s CTC victory over the Tigers in Bridgeport.

Katherine Arichavala, Chloe Enger and Angela Zandri scored the goals. Arichavala and Elliana Lopez delivered the assists.

Goalie Joyce Vecchitto had three saves.

Girls swimming

Southington 99, Plainville 71: The Blue Knights improved to 2-0 with the CCC crossover win in Plainville.

Southington swept the relays and had an individual double-winner in Ella Nadeau, who captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.92) and 500 free (5:36.53).

Nadeau also anchored the first-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays. She teamed with Alexis Strong, Kendall Noonan and Veronica Okurowski on the 200 (1:51.09), and with Julia Laszewski, Mariam Labadze and Noonan on the 400 (4:04.42).

Individually, Laszewski won the 200 IM (2:29.50), Strong secured the 50 free (26.62) and Labadze brought home the 100 free (59.75). The trio combined with Okurowski on the winning 200 medley (2:02.81).

Also for Southington, Kyra Nguyen captured the 100 butterfly (1:06.93), Emma Jekubovich took first in the 100 backstroke (1:08.72) and Thuy Tran won the 100 breaststroke (1:21.48).

Taylor Cooley placed first in diving with a score of 216.95.

Amity 92, Lyman Hall 86: The Trojans fell short to the unbeaten Spartans in a SCC crossover meet at Sheehan.

Lyman Hall sophomore Maggie Corso continued her strong season in diving, winning with a score of 212.80.

Senior captain Elise Richardson out-swam the field in the 500 freestyle, touching in 5:37.91.

LH is 2-2-1, Amity 3-0.

Girls volleyball

Wilcox Tech 3, O’Brien Tech 2: The Wildcats outlasted the Condors in a CTC thriller in Meriden.

Wilcox rallied 25-22 and 25-14 after dropping the first set 25-16 O’Brien stayed alive 25-23 in Game 4 before the Wildcats pulled out a 16-14 victory in the fifth.

Marielissa Ortiz put away eight kills, while Donna Negron collected seven aces and four kills to power the home team.

Reina Marroquin factored in with six kills and five service points.

Ammarra Cruz (11 assists) and J-Anni Jean-Louis (9) were the playmakers.


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