FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington girls soccer remains dominant on the pitch; Cheshire, Wilcox volleyball move to 4-0

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington girls soccer remains dominant on the pitch; Cheshire, Wilcox volleyball move to 4-0



SOUTHINGTON — Four up, four down for the Southington girls soccer team. 19 goals scored, zero allowed.

Last year’s Class LL state runner-ups are engaging in the same sort of dominance here in 2020 as they did in 2019.

The latest victim was Bristol Eastern. The Blue Knights blanked the Lancers 5-0 under the lights of Fontana Field on Friday night to roll to 4-0.

Jess Carr scored twice to lead the offense and goalkeeper Emily Eigo recorded her fourth shutout in as many outings with seven saves.

Savannah Krom and Shannon Litchfield also scored for Southington. Litchfield, Sophia Scalise and Abby Sowa had assists.

Bristol Eastern also yielded an own goal.

Southington outshot the Lancers 31-6. Eastern goalie Grace D’Amato was busy with 21 saves.

Sheehan 1, Sacred Heart Academy 1: The two goals in this SCC clash in Wallingford came 1:02 apart late in the second half.

Lexi Carim scored for the Titans on an assist from Patrice Mansfield with 7:32 left to play. 

Jada Ijeh answered for the SHArks with 6:30 to go. Taylor O’Connor had the assist on the equalizer.

Sheehan outshot Sacred Heart Academy 10-6. Ava King had nine saves for the Hamden school. Beth Arnold made five for the Titans (1-1-1).

Metropolitan Learning Center 2, Wilcox Tech 0: In a battle of unbeatens in Bloomfield, the Indians suffered their first loss. Wilcox is now 2-1, MLC 3-0.

Melissa Hernandez had five saves in the Wilcox net. Katherine Kydd and Erin Moore scored for MLC. 

Boys soccer

Bristol Eastern 2, Southington 1: The Lancers pulled out the CCC victory in Bristol with 2:19 to play on a volley from Dylan Piazza.

The loss left the Blue Knights still looking for their first win at 0-2-1. Eastern, meanwhile, got its first, evening up at 1-1-1.

The Lancers never trailed. Capitalizing on confusion in the Southington end, Martin Wuestoff banged home a goal three minutes before the break.

The Blue Knights pulled even at 1-1 eight minutes into the second half. Cole Marek headed a pass to Liam Schroeder. Left unguarded in the left side of the box, Schroeder finished with a left-footed volley.

Ryan Lunn made 11 saves in net for Southington. Nate Diloreto had two stops for Eastern.

Girls swimming

Guilford 93, Lyman Hall 79: The Indians topped the Trojans in a SCC virtual meet despite another strong turn in the pool for Elise Richardson.

The LH sophomore again swept the freestyle sprints and led off the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Richardson logged a 25.58 in the 50 and a 55.81 in the 100. In the relays, she teamed with Caroline Krawec, Nadia Lesieur and Hailey Baker on both the medley (2:00.60) and freestyle (1:51.31).

Individually, Krawec was also a double-winner. She won the 200 individual medley (2:19.72) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.91).

Baker brought home the 500 freestyle (5:45.91). Elena Bielesz captured the 200 medley (2:09.22).

Girls volleyball

Wilcox Tech 3, Cheney Tech 0: The Tribe powered to 4-0 with a 25-13, 25-7, 25-7 sweep in Manchester.

Wilcox was whip-smart at the service line. Sacaria Cooper landed eight aces and Montgomery Rios planted seven.

Mikeala Mitchell added four aces while chalking up two kills.

Cooper had a team-high four kills. Rios dished four assists.

Cheshire 3, North Haven 1: The host Rams dropped the opening game 25-21, then roared back 25-21, 25-18, 25-10 to top the Indians in Cheshire and improve to 4-0.

Sarah Holley led the way. The setter dished 30 assists while also contributing three kills and three digs.

Alenna Zebarth had a match-high 11 kills. Jenna Stickney had nine. 

Also for Cheshire, Hannah Portal put down six kills and put up four blocks.

Zebarth added two blocks and a pair of aces. Stickney served three.

Hannah Auddino (15 assists, digs), Caroline Toni (14 digs) and Emma Liedke (7 kills) were the top players for North Haven (1-3).


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