WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden, Southington swimmers glide to 2-0; Wilcox girls soccer wins big on Senior Day

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Meriden, Southington swimmers glide to 2-0; Wilcox girls soccer wins big on Senior Day

BRISTOL — Make it 2-for-2 for the Meriden Co-op girls swim team, which glided to 2-0 Wednesday with a 97-76 Central Connecticut Conference win over Bristol Eastern at the Malone Aquatics Center.

Madelyn Fitzgerald and Avery Benigni won two events apiece and joined forces on two first-place relays.

Teaming with Kamryn Yepez and Katelyn Park, Fitzgerald and Benigni launched the victory with a 2:08.22 in the 200-yard medley relay. They combined with Park and Rylie Benigni on the 200 freestyle (1:57.18).

Individually, Fitzgerald won the 200 individual medley (2:32.80) and 100 breaststroke (1:21.87). Avery Benigni brought home the 50 freestyle (26.66) and 100 butterfly (1:04.28).

Rylie Benigni captured the 200 freestyle (2:09.10). Yepez won the 100 backstroke (1:09.05). That duo capped the afternoon winning the 400 freestyle relay with Samantha Morales-Barzcz and Kyla Evardone (4:28.35).

Morales-Barzcz had a first-place time of 1:04.69 in the 100 freestyle. Alyssa Hernandez had a high score of 190.55 in diving.

“Very proud of my girls today,” said Co-op coach Ed Heath. “Winning on the road is always nice, and we haven’t beat Eastern in a long time.”

Southington 92, Middletown 83: The Blue Knights also improved to 2-0 with a CCC victory on the road.

Southington swept the relays and got two individual wins apiece from Meghan Hammarlund, Andie Nadeau and Ella Nadeau.

Hammarlund had the fast times in the 200 IM (2:22.87) and 100 freestyle (58.32).

Andie Nadeau touched first in the 200 free (2:04.95) and 500 free (5:38.65). Ella Nadeau was tops in the 50 free (26.83) and 100 backstroke (1:05.59).

Ella Nadeau also anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay behind Andie Nadeau, Emma Jekubovich and Kendall Noonan (4:03.81). Andie Nadeau swam anchor on the 200 free relay behind Hammarlund, Maddie Symecko and Noonan (1:52.40).

The 200 medley featured Hammarlund, Jenna Famiglietti, Adessa Noyes and Jekubovich (2:01.24).

Famiglietti later won the 100 breaststroke (1:18.80). Symecko was first in the 100 butterfly (1:05.28).

Diving went to Southington’s Lizy Beaulieu, who compiled a score of 207.20.

Cross country

Lyman Hall: The Trojans swept North Haven in a SCC dual at Wharton Brook behind overall winners Jack Murphy and Emily Chase.

The victories were the second of the season for both. Murphy crossed in 17:50, Chase in 21:44.

LH also took the runner-up spots with Aiden Weir (18:06) and Madison Jackson (22:14). Olivia Weir was third in the girls race in 22:36.

The boys got additional scoring from Henry Murphy (5th, 18:55), Peyton Durant (7th, 19:00) and Christian Mansfield (10th, 21:17) in beating North Haven 25-30 to improve to 4-1.

The girls, in winning 21-34 to jump to 2-3, got a fifth-place showing from Emma Tommell (24:14) and a 10th from Riley Stackpole (27:44).

Sheehan: The Titans were swept by Daniel Hand in a SCC dual in Wallingford, but they did get a first-place performance from Anthony Galicia.

The junior cranked out a 17:31 to out-pace Hand’s Harry Grenier by 10 seconds and win his first varsity race.

In the girls event, Liz Brown’s dual-meet win streak that dated back to her sophomore year was snapped by Hand’s Anna Steffen, who blazed an 18:44. Brown was second in 19:58. Sheehan teammate Anjelika Kotula fourth in 21:56.

Hand won the boys race 20-43 and the girls race 23-34.

Cheshire: Ryan Farrell won his third race in as many outings for the Rams, but host Guilford owned the day in a SCC quad-meet at East River Preserve.

Farrell took the boys race in 17:06. Guilford freshman Julia Antony was the leading lady in 18:31.

Meghan Georgescu (6th, 20:09) and Olivia Ferraro (7th, 20:11) were the top runners for the Lady Rams, who improved to 5-2 by countering a 15-46 loss to Guilford with a 17-45 victory over East Haven and 23-33 decision over Mercy.

Cate Bedard (10th, 21:42), Katie Hall (19th, 23:17) and Luigina Troiano (20th, 23:45) also scored for Cheshire.

The Cheshire boys beat East Haven (15-50) and fell to Guilford (23-34) and Xavier (20-43). They are now 4-3.

Platt: The Panthers dropped both ends of a CCC dual meet 15-50 to Middletown at Hubbard Park.


Middletown’s Shawn Ahearn won the boys race in 16:42. Elise Kennedy won the girls event in 22:05.

Top finishers for Platt were Anthony Nimani, who was ninth in the boys race at 21:24, and Jaliz Cordero, who was seventh among the girls in 29:31.

Girls soccer

Wilcox Tech 6, Prince Tech 0: The Indians celebrated Senior Day at Falcon Field, then went out and routed Prince Tech behind two goals from Katherine Arichavala and shutout goaltending from Melissa Thomas.

Angela Zandri scored one goal and set up two others as Wilcox improved to 3-1 and knocked the Falcons to 0-4.

Morgan Herzman, Luisa Avila and Melani Medina added single goals. Natalie Strout, Mylin Bennett and Sochy Rangel had assists.

Southington 4, Avon 0: The Blue Knights stand at 5-0 and still unscored upon after the CCC victory at Fisher Meadows in Avon.

Abby Sowa set up two goals, while Sofia Scalise scored one and assisted on another.

Jessica Carr and Nina Muir added goals for the Blue Knights. Maya Wroblewski was credited with an own-goal by Avon (1-3-1).

Southington goalie Emily Eigo had seven saves in her latest shutout. Avon’s Tanvi Roman hustled to make 16 stops as the Blue Knights out-shot their hosts 25-5.

Mercy 4, Lyman Hall 0: The Tigers topped the Trojans in a SCC matchup in Middletown. Mercy (4-0) stayed unbeaten. Lyman Hall (0-4) is still looking for its first W.

Amity 3, Sheehan 0: The Spartans sprung for all three goals in the first half in beating the Titans in Woodbridge.

Iza Kurpois got Amity on the board just 24 seconds into the game. Audrey Martin followed five minutes later and Emma Beloin made it 3-0 midway through the half.

Amity out-shot Sheehan 13-10 and got eight saves from Grace Lodewick in improving to 3-1. Beth Arnold had 10 stops for the Titans (1-2-1).

Boys soccer

Wilcox Tech 5, Vinal Tech 0: The Indians got two goals from Aric Gavilanes and a combined shutout from Gio Bautista and Allan Tremblay in the CTC triumph at Falcon Field.

Eric Lopez, Krystian Colbert and Damian DeFalco also scored goals for the Tribe, which improved to 2-2.

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