TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Spartans outduel city rivals on links; Platt rookie takes the medal; LH softball walks off on West Haven

TUESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Spartans outduel city rivals on links; Platt rookie takes the medal; LH softball walks off on West Haven

MERIDEN — Platt, Maloney and Wilcox Tech will play golf against one another three times this spring.

Round 1 was Tuesday at Hunter Golf Course, and the lay of the land is clear. Platt freshman Tyler Cessario is the young man to catch and Maloney is the team to beat.

While Cessario grabbed the medal with a 7-over-par 43, the Spartans swept the opening tri-meet with a team score of 184. Kory London and Nathan Camire, one stroke off Cessario’s pace, both came in at 44.

The Spartans also got a 47 from Brady Camire and a 49 from Dylan Miller. They are now 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the CCC South.

Wilcox Tech (7-2, 4-0 CTC) earned the non-conference split with a collective 197. Jacob Long led the Tribe with a 48. Cole Maluszewski and Colin Fletcher both carded a 49. Alex Segalini shot a 51.

Platt (2-6, 2-5 CCC South) came in with a 222. Along with Cessario’s 43, the Panthers got scoring from Jaxon Mitchell (49), Clayton Bruenn (59) and Gabe Handley (71).

Cheshire 166, Hamden 206: A.J. DePaolo shot even-par 36 at The Farms Country Club and the Rams pocketed their second SCC win in as many days to up their record to 6-1.

Nick Fortunato came in with a 41 for a second straight day. Chris Scoffone dropped a few strokes to 43. Riley Brabant completed the card with a 46.


Lyman Hall 4, West Haven 3: The Trojans rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning and ultimately walked it off when Emily Chase singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Rebounding from Monday’s 7-6 road loss at Foran, LH improved to 7-4.

Alex Tenero earned the pitching win with a five-hitter. She struck out three and walked one.

Tenero also drove in the game-tying run in the sixth.

Chase finished the day 2-for-4. Callie Chordas and Alana Peruti both went 1-for-3 and stole two bases apiece. As a team, the Trojans swiped six.

Boys lacrosse

Cheshire 20, North Haven 7: Charles Kurtz cranked out six goals, Jason Raba tallied five and Jack Lovelace scored four to lead the Rams to the SCC win in North Haven.

Ranked No. 8 in the GameTime CT poll, Cheshire is now 6-2.

Lovelace added five assists for a nine-point night. Kurtz, with two assists, and Raba, with three, both had eight-point games.

Brian Bouwman dished three assists. He also scored a goal.

P.J. Cass cashed in for two goals. Jack Davis and Evan Stern notched one each.

Aidan Gaudet won 28 of 31 faceoffs. Andrew Vernon made 12 saves in net before giving way to Connor Atwater (1).

Girls lacrosse

Lyman Hall 10, Shelton 7: The Trojans scored the final five goals of the game to earn the SCC win on Fitzgerald Field. LH is now 6-2.

Sheehan 18, West Haven 3: The Titans built an 11-3 lead by halftime en route to the SCC victory in Wallingford.

Allie Ottochian and Jayna Mackenzie both scored four goals and set up two others. Kylie Allardice put up four goals and one assist.

Amelia Mansfield enjoyed a five-point night with two goals and three assists. McKenna Sinisgali had one goal to go with three assists.

Also for Sheehan, Mallory Crispens continued her return to action with two goals. Aubrey Monroe had one. Lyndsey Bunnell added an assist.

In net, Grace Keenan made seven saves to backbone Sheehan’s push to 6-2.

Southington 12, South Windsor 11: A clutch save from Makenzie Labarron off a free-position chance with 3 ½ minutes left, followed by a crucial insurance goal by Lili Doran earned the Blue Knights the victory in a CCC showdown with the Bobcats in Southington.

The Knights, with their sixth straight win, improved to 7-1. South Windsor, which had won four straight, dipped to 4-2.

Talie Richardson, fresh from career goal No. 100, led Southington with three goals and two assists. Jolie Leavitt scored twice and dished two assists.

Doran finished with two goals. Kayli Garcia, Gabby Castonguay, Makayla Winegar, Ella Huard and Auria Mullins had one apiece. Winegar added an assist.

Cheshire 17, Branford 3: The Rams got goals from nine different players in racing to the SCC win in Branford.

Raegan Bailey’s four goals led the way. Taylor Warburton and Ava Harris had three apiece. Hannah Merritt was on the mark for two.

Alex Lucas had one goal to go along with a team-high three assists.

Ava Matikowski, Lauren Samela, Tori Santi and Hailey Beling added one goal apiece as the Rams, ranked No. 9 in the GameTime CT state poll, improved to 8-2.

Boys tennis

Sheehan: The Titans swept a SCC doubleheader with Career in Wallingford, taking the opening match 6-1 and the nightcap 5-2.

Sheehan is now 10-1.

The Titans did shift their lineup from match to match, so aside from Career forfeits at No. 4 singles and No. 2-3 doubles, there were no double-winners. Pro sets were the format.

Avery Solan captured No. 1 singles 8-3 in the opener, while John Womelsdorf took the No. 3 match 8-5.

Jadin Kapoor and Matt Carboni brought home No. 1 doubles 8-1.

In the second match, Sheehan got singles wins from No. 2 Satvik Agnihotram (8-2) and No. 3 Connor Duffey (8-5).

Lyman Hall 4, West Haven 3: The Trojans (3-4-1) swept singles to post the SCC triumph in West Haven.

Jackson Mailhot took the No. 1 match 6-1, 6-2, while Brady Campbell stayed hot in the No. 2 slot, 6-0, 6-2.

Alex Zelaya chalked up a 6-2, 6-1 final at No. 3. Anshul Patel had a critical 7-5, 7-5 triumph at No. 4.

Girls tennis

Southington 6, Bristol Central 1: Two days, two wins for the Lady Knights over the Bristol schools.

Southington improved to 8-2 with the CCC interdivisional victory at home.

Alina Rivera applied the exclamation point with 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 10-7 marathon win in a No. 3 singles match that lasted for more than 2 ½ hours.

Riley Tindall was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 1. Adriana Palmieri chalked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2.

Southington’s doubles sweep featured a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 1 by Avery Halloran and Ali Bruce.

Fanola Dede and Emma Pfanzelt came through with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph at No. 2. Casey Sullivan and Julia Rusiecki were on their game 6-0, 6-1.

Branford 5, Lyman Hall 2: The Trojans (6-5) won first and second doubles amid the SCC setback to the Hornets (7-2) in Wallingford.

Keertana Chagari and Abigail French teamed for a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 1. Julie Fredricksen and Gianna Draghi powered to a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 2.

Farmington 6, Maloney 1: The Lespier sisters, Haley and Abby, earned a default win at No. 1 doubles for the Spartans in their CCC crossover loss in Farmington.

Maloney is now 7-3. Farmington remained unbeaten at 6-0.

Wilcox Tech 7, Prince Tech 0: The Indians improved to 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the CTC with the conference sweep at Hartford’s Elizabeth Park.

No. 1 Xochilt Rangel and No. 3 Melissa Hernandez both won their singles matches 8-0. Melani Medina was an 8-1 winner at No. 1. Luisa Avila captured the No. 4 match 8-2.

Gia Alvarez and Carmen Marcatoma led the doubles sweep 8-2 at No. 1. Shontai Cross and Tyjah Jones prevailed 8-1 at No. 2.

Alexa Sanchez teamed with Mylin Bennett and then Jalissa Milton to win 8-4 at No. 3.

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