SCHOLASTICS: A little T.G.I.F for Platt & Maloney volleyball; pure hat trick propels LH soccer; Sheehan field hockey clips SHS

MERIDEN — See your sweep and raise you a comeback.

Both the Maloney and Platt volleyball teams closed the week Friday night with CCC interdivisional victories on their home floor. The Spartans swept Enfield; the Panthers rallied to beat Newington in five.

Down two games to one after Newington answered their 25-21 victory in Game 1 with 28-26 and 25-17 momentum-swingers in sets 2 and 3, the Panthers turned the tide 25-20 in Game 4 and 15-9 in Game 5.

Eva Dudley delivered another double-double for the West Siders. The senior hitter collected 19 kills and 14 digs. She also served up a pair of aces.

Setter Jacie Carrero dealt 29 assists and libero Isabella DeMatteo got to 19 digs.

Anna Gostkowski kicked in four kills and three aces. Her twin sister Amelia Gostkowski came off the bench as an injury replacement and helped seal the victory in Game 5.

Platt now stands at 2-2. So does Maloney after sweeping Enfield 25-21, 25-23 and 25-22.

Samantha Cicio backboned the victory with 10 digs and three aces.

Ava Matias was a scoring machine with six kills and five aces. Keren Crespo added three kills.

Sheehan: Playing twice in two days, the Titans outlasted North Haven 3-2 in a SCC interdivisional matchup on Friday night to win their four straight match to open the season before falling 3-0 to St. Joseph in a non-conference tilt on Saturday.

The Titans stood at 4-1 as they headed to Bridgeport to face Lauralton Hall on Monday night.


Sheehan 1, Southington 0: Mia Levesh scored off a feed from Bella Raffone with 45 seconds left in the third quarter to lift the Titans in the annual out-of-conference meeting between the Sheehan of the SCC and Southington of the CCC.

Southington goalie Addie Lasek kept the host Blue Knights in it with 10 saves, including two on penalty strokes. Rilee Reutenauer had three stops in the Sheehan cage.

The victory had Sheehan at 1-1 heading into a Monday night game at Choate against North Haven.

Southington took a 1-2 record into a Monday road game in Storrs against E.O. Smith.


Lyman Hall 1, East Haven 0: Steven Rodas Valverde scored in the first half and goalkeeper Finn Reynolds made the lead standup as the Trojans posted the SCC interdivisional win over the Yellowjackets on Friday.

The put LH at 1-0-1 heading into Monday’s SCC Housatonic match with Xavier.

Plainville 2, Platt 0: The Blue Devils capitalized on a Platt defensive error in the first half, then iced the game on a free kick in the final minute to post the CCC South decision over the Panthers in Plainville on Friday night.

Junior Mario Cruz and sophomore Cole Jones had the goals for Plainville (1-1). Goalie Ian Bravado notched a 3-save shutout.

Gabe Dushi had six saves in net for the Panthers, who were 1-2 heading into Monday’s CCC crossover date against Hartford Public.

Platt Tech 5, Wilcox Tech 0: The CTC-leading Panthers blanked the Wildcats in Milford.

Wilcox will look to regroup from an 0-3 start with a four-game homestand that opens Wednesday against Goodwin Tech.


Lyman Hall 9, Wilbur Cross 0: The Trojans jumped into the season with a 9-goal splash in New Haven that featured a pure hat trick from Mya Pereira.

The junior midfielder scored her three goals in a span of eight minutes early in the second half.

Ellie Madancy also had a huge game. The sophomore midfielder got Lyman Hall on the board, then set up five of the next eight goals.

Sophomores Abby Laffin and Maddie Lewis and freshman Anna Goad also scored for the Trojans. Freshman Amy Sicilia capped the victory with the last two goals.

Sophomore Tatum Callahan and junior Kayla Reeves combined on the shutout in net.

Ellis Tech/Putnam 4, Wilcox Tech 0: Tori Iozzi scored all four goals for the Eagles in this CTC matchup in Meriden.

Wilcox actually held Ellis/Putnam (3-0) below its previous output — eight goals vs. Grasso Tech and seven against Norwich Tech/Holy Family. Jeduailyz Quintana, Eli Lopez and Angela Zandri played well in the midfield for the Wildcats (0-3).


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