FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox volleyball, Southington swimming cap perfect regular seasons; Cheshire soccer secures tourney seeds

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Wilcox volleyball, Southington swimming cap perfect regular seasons; Cheshire soccer secures tourney seeds

HARTFORD — Make it a perfect dozen.

The Wilcox Tech volleyball team completed a 12-0 regular season Friday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep of Classical Magnet.

The Indians took the opening game 25-15, then simply blew their hosts off the court with matching 25-8 routs in the second and third sets.

Classical could not cope with the serving of Mikeala Mitchell and Gia Alvarez. Mitchell landed eight aces for Wilcox, while Alvarez amassed six.

Sacaria Cooper was the leading hitter with eight kills.


Southington 92, Bristol Eastern 84: The Blue Knights wrapped up an undefeated 5-0 regular season with a virtual victory over the Lancers, a meet that played out over two days.

Southington posted fast times in all three relays and picked up a pair of individual victories from All-State senior Meghan Hammarlund.

Hammarlund captured the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.03 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.40.

Hammarlund also led off the 200 medley relay (2:02.41) and anchored the 400 freestyle relay (4:04.85).

Joining her on the medley were Ella Nadeau, Maddie Symecko and Andie Nadeau. Julia Laszewski, Kyra Nguyen and Symecko were aboard for the 400 free. 

Individually, Symecko won the 100 butterfly (1:06.38), Ella Nadeau took the 100 breaststroke (1:13.86) and Andie Nadeau nabbed the 100 freestyle (59.33).

The Nadeau sisters also combined with Alexis Strong and Emma Jekubovich on the 200 free relay (1:49.89). Strong secured additional first-place points in the 50 free (27.67).

Diver Lizy Beaulieu, fresh from her school-record performance last week against Meriden, scored another win in her event with 206.60 points.


Cheshire 2, at Hamden 1: Samir Dishnica converted a first-half penalty kick and Murphy Malone delivered the game-winning goal three minutes into the second half to earn the Rams the SCC Division A win in Hamden.

The victory gave Cheshire a final regular-season record of 5-3-2 and the No. 2 seed in next week’s Division A tournament. The Rams will host No. 3 North Haven in the semifinals on Thursday

No. 5 Hamden (2-5-1) will play at No. 4 Lyman Hall in Tuesday’s first round.


Cheshire 8, Hamden 0: Gabby Tirado recorded a hat trick and Ellie Pergolatti scored two goals as the host Rams closed the regular season at 6-3 with the SCC Division C rout at Alumni Field.

Olivia Jones, Briana Geloso and Helene Lopez also scored goals for Cheshire. Anna Hurlbut added an assist.

Seymone Rosenberg made two saves to record her third shutout of the year.

Seeded No. 3 in the Division C postseason tournament, Cheshire will host No. 6 North Haven in Monday’s first round.

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