THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Southington maintains its grip, while Lady Rams maintain torrid scoring pace; LH swimmers glide to 6-2

SOUTHINGTON — On Tuesday, the Southington boys soccer team let one get away. On Thursday, the Blue Knights did not relax their grip.

Ryan Salzillo set up Dario Likaxthiu three minutes into the game and Liam Schroeder scored twice in the second half in Southington’s 3-0 CCC interdivisional victory over Bloomfield at Fontana Field.

Ryan Lunn made two saves in net as the Blue Knights improved to 2-6-2.

“Shook off Tuesday’s heartbreak with a strong performance,” remarked Southington coach Austin Magaro, referring to Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Berlin in which the Redcoats scored twice in the final 10 minutes. “Good to get one back in the W column and see the ball hit the back of the net.”

Salzillo fed Likaxhiu with a crossing pass along the end line.

Schroeder scored his first goal less than two minutes after halftime. Gaining possession outside the box, Schroeder beat a defender and finished to the far post.

The senior scored again with five minutes to play. Midfielder Matt Morgan headed him a pass on the fly. Schroeder split the defense, drew the Bloomfield keeper and put the icing on the cake.

Southington out-shot Bloomfield 18-3. The Warhawks are now 1-9.

Bristol Central 3, Maloney 1: A hat trick by Charles Pittman powered the Rams to the CCC South crossover victory in Bristol.

Pittman led a 19-shot Bristol Central onslaught. Maloney also had to defend 10 BC corner kicks.

Maloney goalie Kory London mustered seven saves. Pittman got a ball by him 5:53 into the game, then again early in the second and in the waning minutes.

Alejandro Soto scored for the Spartans in the final minute. He was assisted by Tom Sullivan.

Maloney is now 2-8-1, BC 8-1-2.

RHAM 6, Platt 2: Xavier Febles and R-J Athlete of the Week nominee Casey Rintharamy had the goals for the Panthers in the CCC interdivisional go-round in Hebron.

Freshman goalie Dylan Link had 10 saves for Platt (1-10).

RHAM (6-2-2) spread out the wealth on offense, getting goals from Sean Connolly, Bradley Lim, Alex Demosthenous, Jack Luby, Cameron Rhodes and Spencer Pilkington.

Girls soccer

Wilcox Tech 1, Goodwin Tech 0: Joyce Vecchitto and the Wilcox defense notched its third straight shutout and eighth on the season in defeating the Gladiators in Meriden.

The Indians are now 8-2-1.

Field hockey

Cheshire 5, Hamden 0: The Rams erupted for four goals in a five-minute span of the third quarter to put away this SCC game in Cheshire.

Colby Paul staked Cheshire to a 1-0 lead late in the first quarter off a feed from Ava Harris.

Taya Buntin and Avery DePodesta pushed it to 3-0 with unassisted strikes early in the third quarter. Before the frame was out, Buntin scored again off an assist from Emma Lepisto and Emily Curtis punched in the final goal off a feed from Ava Matikowski.

Cheshire now stands at 9-2-1.

Daniel Hand 2, Sheehan 0: The Tigers had to battle to get past the Titans in a SCC matchup in Wallingford.

Goalie Rilee Reutenauer and the Sheehan defense kept Hand off the board until Natalia Nolan struck with 6½ minutes left in the third quarter. Ella Scarice added an insurance tally with 33 seconds left in the frame.

Jordan Kells assisted on both goals.

Reutenauer finished with 15 saves for Sheehan (2-9-1). Megan Hart had six for Hand (6-5-1-1).

Girls swimming

Lyman Hall 87, East Haven Co-op 50: The Trojans swept the relays and got two individual victories apiece from Caroline Krawec and Elise Richardson to notch the SCC Division II win at Wilbur Cross and improve to 6-2.

Krawec and Richardson combined with Hailey Baker and Elena Bielesz on the 200 medley relay to get things rolling (2:02.96).

Krawec went on to post fast times in the 50 freestyle (26.62) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.76), while Richardson touched first in the 100 free (57.75) and 100 backstroke (1:01.21).

Baker took the 200 IM (2:22.72) and teamed with Samantha Jackson, Cassie Wentzell and Richardson on the 400 freestyle relay (4:16.47).

Bielesz, Krawec, Jackson and Meredith Loughlin were on the winning 200 free relay (1:56.63).

Girls volleyball

Wilcox Tech 3, Cheney Tech 0: With the CTC sweep in Meriden, the Indians extended their win streak to six and upped their record to 9-5.

Game scores were 25-11, 25-15 and 25-16.

Marielissa Ortiz chalked up a team-high seven kills. She also served up four aces.

Amarra Cruz collected 12 service points, including eight aces. When it came to sets, Cruz (5) and Gia Alvarez (9) combined on 14 assists.

Donna Negron added six service points and three kills. Maddie Borak also had three kills.

Glastonbury 3, Platt 0: The Guardians swept the Panthers 25-15, 25-20, 25-18 in Glastonbury to post their seventh straight win and improve to 10-3.

Platt had a four-game run snapped and fell to 6-8.

Eva Dudley delivered another double-double for the West Siders with 13 kills and 12 digs. She also landed four aces.

Isabella DeMatteo scooped up 20 digs. Emily Hart dished out 16 assists

Mercy 3, Lyman Hall 1: The Tigers jumped to 8-6 and the Trojans dipped to 7-9 in the SCC matchup in Middletown.

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