SCHOLASTICS: Welcome to the club, Miss Torres, and here’s a record for you, Miss Reutenauer

Cheshire girls volleyball coach Sue Bavone has more than 550 career wins. First-year Wilcox Tech girls volleyball coach Karina Torres now has 1.

Welcome to the club, Miss Torres. A new career is born.

The Wilcox Wildcats got their rookie coach her first victory with a 3-0 sweep of Vinal Tech on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, down in Guilford, the Cheshire Rams rallied to win 3-2 to hand Bavone, in her 29th season, career win No. 588. 

It was the second come-from-behind victory in five sets in as many outings this season for the 2-0 Rams, who opened with a victory at home against Shelton.

Against Guilford, the Rams twice erased a one-game deficit to post the SCC crossover victory. Cheshire answered a 25-22 loss in Game 1 with a 25-15 verdict in Game 2, then responded 25-12 in Game 4 after getting edged 26-24 in Game 3.

In the fifth, Cheshire took final command, 15-11.

Setter Mary Nugent had a big night with 44 assists. Nugent shared the wealth. Three of her hitters were in double figures for kills: Emma Danaher (20), Eva Catalanotto (14) and Kat Pawlak (12).

Nugent also delivered four digs and three aces to help the Rams improve to 2-0.

Catalanotto collected five digs and four aces. She and Pawlak also made two blocks to knock the Grizzlies to 2-2.

Wilcox Tech 3, Vinal Tech 0: The Wildcats posted the CTC sweep in Middletown by game scores of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-14.

Wilcox dominated at the service line. Makayla Ori landed 12 aces, Luz Tapia totaled six and Daleily Yum and Gladys Rodriguez planted four apiece.

Tapia also knocked down three kills. R

odriguez paced the defense with seven digs. Ori got to five and Yum had three. Yum added four assists.

Field hockey

Lauralton Hall 5, Sheehan 1: Olivia Fritz had the goal for the Titans off an assist from Isabella Raffone.

It came in the final minute of the first quarter of Wednesday night’s season opener at Choate and evened the score at 1-1.

From there, it was all Kelley Monahan. The Lauralton Hall senior scored four straight goals to secure the game for the Crusaders (2-0).

Sheehan goalie Rilee Reutenauer made 23 saves, which pushed her ahead of Carly Femniak on the program’s all-time save list. Femniak made 432 from 2012-2015. Reutenauer now has 441.

Girls soccer

Bullard-Havens 3, Wilcox Tech 2: The Wildcats dropped their season opener in a CTC matchup with the host Tigers at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park.

Katherine Arichivala scored both Wilcox goals. Ellie Lopez and Jeduailyz Quintero had the assists.

Also for Wilcox, Angela Zandri had an active game at center-midfield and Brie Cusimato was strong on defense in front of goalie Azayla Yearwood (5 saves).


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