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FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Milestone win for Southington tennis coach; Pearson & Juodaitis lead Cheshire softball to 4-0; Meriden nines edged in pitching duels

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Milestone win for Southington tennis coach; Pearson & Juodaitis lead Cheshire softball to 4-0; Meriden nines edged in pitching duels

EAST HARTFORD — The Southington girls tennis team got coach Robin Thompson career win No. 100 with a 7-0 CCC interdivisional sweep Friday of East Hartford.

The Blue Knights again cleaned up in straight sets in improving to 4-0. They’ve yet to lose a match this season. 

Winning by 6-0, 6-0 shutout on Friday were No. 1 singles player Abby Murphy, the No. 1 doubles team of Kate Hardy and Isa Miani and the No. 3 doubles pairing of Ali Bruce and Alina Rivera.

Gianna Wadowski and Avery Korp were in fine form at No. 2 doubles, posting a 6-0, 6-2 final.

At singles, Joelle Stublarec won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2, Chantelle Gimenez dominated 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 and Jillian Watson prevailed 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4.

Cheshire 7, Lyman Hall 0: The Rams brought an abrupt halt to Lyman Hall’s unbeaten season with the SCC sweep at Doolittle Park.

Cheshire won al seven matches in straight sets. At singles, the Rams lost just one game behind No. 1 Olivia Santoro, No. 2 Jenny Wang, No. 3 Erin Wu and No. 4 Jenna DeGennaro.

At doubles, Christine Anthony and Sophie Seigal took the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-4 over Nicole Nicefaro and Abbey Pallas.

Sydney Wang and Gabby Russitano 6-1, 6-3 winners at No. 2 over Bianca Vega and Olivia Vegliante. The No. 3 match was 6-2, 6-4 in favor of Ellie Rockoff and Alyssa Behuniak over Abby Murphy and Gianna Draghi.

Cheshire improved to 3-1. Lyman Hall is now 6-1.

Daniel Hand 7, Sheehan 0: The Tigers (4-0) remained unbeaten with the SCC sweep in Wallingford. Hand improved to 4-0 while knocking Sheehan to 3-3.

Boys tennis

Xavier 5, Cheshire 2: The Rams fell to 4-2 with the SCC loss to the Falcons at Wesleyan.

Freshman Utsav Subramani continued his strong rookie campaign with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Josh Goldstein and Matt Pisani teamed for a 7-6, 6-1 triumph at No. 2 doubles.

Guilford 6, Lyman Hall 1: The Trojans got their lone point in a marathon No. 1 doubles match. Jared Cervero and Jake Lynn rallied, then hung tough to win via super-tiebreaker 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) and 11-9.

Lyman Hall’s No. 3 team of Griffin Tiezzi-Clark and Tucker Fredrickson also engaged in a three-set thriller. They fell short 5-7, 6-4 and 10-8.

Both squads came into the SCC match in Guilford at 4-1. The Indians exited at 5-1, the Trojans at 4-2.

Boys volleyball

Joel Barlow 3, Cheshire 2: The Redding squad outlasted the host Rams in a non-conference marathon 28-26, 21-25, 23-25, 25-17, 17-15.

Finn McCaffery was a force for Barlow (6-1). He piled up 21 kills, 13 digs and three aces.

Colby Hayes was just was good for Cheshire (2-3). The senior recorded 20 kills, six blocks and two digs.

Aidan Godfrey added 12 kills and 11 digs for the Rams. Luke Pinciaro dished 31 assists.

Kolbe Cathedral 3, Maloney 0: The Spartans suffered a deceptive non-conference sweep, falling narrowly to the Cougars 25-20, 25-23, 27-25 in Meriden.

Russell Lozowski was a two-way force for Maloney with seven kills and 12 digs. Devin Juan racked up 16 digs.

Kolbe returned to Bridgeport at 3-4. The Spartans (0-6) are still looking for their first win.


Wethersfield 2, Platt 1: The Panthers fell to the Eagles in eight innings at Disney Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

Platt is now 3-2. Wethersfield, Connecticut’s reigning Class L champ, is 3-1.

Bristol Eastern 2, Maloney 0: Trevor Mays outdueled Maloney’s Juhn Vumback in leading the Lancers to the CCC South crossover win in Bristol.

Both pitchers went the distance. Mays yielded just three hits and two walks. Vumback allowed five hits and four walks while striking out three.

Eastern stayed unbeaten at 4-0. Maloney fell to 1-4.

Amity 3, Sheehan 1: The Spartans snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a pair of unearned runs in the SCC Housatonic Division debut for both squads in Woodbridge.

Sheehan (2-3) pounded out three hits in the first inning — a single by Adam Leone and doubles by Kyle Simmons and Caden Cloutier — to take an early 1-0 lead. Cloutier had the RBI.

Amity (4-1) responded with a unearned run in the bottom of the first inning. The game remained tied until the sixth.

John Lumpinski went the distance in the win. He allowed four hits, walked none and fanned seven.

Arthur Cordes (0-1) took the loss for Sheehan. He logged six innings and allowed three hits an no earned runs. The junior left-hander struck out two and walked three.


Cheshire 13, Foran 0 (5 inn.): A day after pitching a no-hitter, Bri Pearson fired a one-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Rams routed the Lions in their SCC Hammonasset opener and improved to 4-0 overall.

Mia Juodaitis powered the offense with two home runs and seven RBI. She finished 3-for-3 and also scored three ru ns.

Bri Floyd was 2-for-3 and Lexie Hemstock added a double as the Rams rapped out 11 hits and scored in all four innings in which they batted.

Kendall Lamorte had the lone hit for Foran (3-3).

Berlin 16, Platt 5: Tori Talento and Dani Fuentes had two hits apiece for the Panthers in the CCC South-Colonial Division loss to the Redcoats at Sage Park.

Talento went 2-for-3 with a double. Fuentes was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI.

Stephanie Poulin earned the pitching win for Berlin. She struck out six, walked two and allowed six hits.

Caitlyn Hart started for Platt and took the loss. Hart went four innings. Alyssa Donahue pitched the final two.

Berlin improved to 2-1. Platt slipped to 1-2.


Southington 149, Bristol Central 227: Teammates Max Chubet and Shawn McKnerney both shot a 1-over-par 36 to share the medal and lead the Blue Knights to the CCC interdivisional win over Bristol Central at Hawks Landing.

Southington, now 3-0, also got a 38 from Austin Carta and a 39 from Colby Zegdryn.

Shelton 187, Sheehan 190: Julian Nirmal shared the medal with Shelton’s Kyle St. Pierre, but was the Gaels who took the SCC match at The Farms.

Nirmal and St. Pierre both shot a 3-over-par 36.

The Titians got additional scoring from Corey Savenelli (47), Ryan Carey (51) and Tyler Ekstrom (53).