WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Lady Knights lax win big in home opener; Cheshire boys stay undefeated

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Lady Knights lax win big in home opener; Cheshire boys stay undefeated


SOUTHINGTON — Tallie Richardson and Kayli Garcia scored four goals apiece Thursday night as the Southington girls lacrosse team steamrolled Northwest Catholic 16-4 in their home opener on Fontana Field.

Richardson added five assist to make it a 9-point night. The senior now has nine goals and seven assists on the season.

Jolie Levitt and Gabby Castonguay added two goals apiece for the Blue Knights (2-1). Taylor Foresi and Nicole DePodesta scored one each.

Boys lacrosse

Cheshire 9, Shelton 7: Five-point nights from Jack Davis and Andrew Benjamin led the Rams to the SCC win in Shelton late Tuesday night.

Davis scored three goals and assisted on two. Benjamin connected on two goals and set up three.

The Rams also two goals from Max Manware, plus a goal and two assists from Aiden Larke.

Ryan Grove (1 goal) and Evan Stern (1 assist) also factored into the scoring as Cheshire improved to 4-0.

Girls tennis

Guilford 5, Cheshire 2: The Rams got victories from their No. 2 and 3 doubles teams in the SCC loss to the Grizzlies.

Ari Desi and Anya Josef rallied to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 2. Hannah Brennan and Julia Hummel were 6-1, 6-1 winners at No. 3.

The No. 1 doubles match was a three-setter. Guilford’s Kiera Stankowic and Veronica Zimmer topped Cheshire’s Alyssa Behuniak and Ellie Rockoff 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Track & field

Southington: Alexah Zaczynski won four events, while Abby Sowa took two and ran on a first-place relay, as the Lady Knights topped Hall 90-60 in a CCC West dual meet in Southington.

Zaczynski dominated the field events. The senior captured the pole vault (10 feet), long jump (15-11½), shot put (31-5) and javelin (125-0). Last week, Zaczynski broke the Southington girls javelin record with a throw of 129 feet, 3 inches.

As for Sowa, the East Carolina-bound soccer player swept hurdles, winning the 100 highs in 18.66 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 50.62. She joined Livvy Pizzitola, Kayla Pelletier and Riley Prozzo on the winning 4x100 (53.03).

Prozzo won the individual 100 (13.46). Pelletier landed the triple jump (33-0).

Southington swept the distance races behind Jackie Izzo (1600, 5:14.08) and Grace Michaud (3200, 11:18.24). Samantha Freyler took the high jump (4-10). Denette Belu-John captured discus (73-10).

In the boys’ half of the meet, Hall prevailed 92-58, though Southington had double-winners in jumper Aidan Chesanow and thrower Matt Geary. Chesnow took the pole vault (11-0) and long jump (20-5). Geary swept the shot put (43-8) and discus (111-02).

Donovan Greenlaw’s throw of 137-0 topped the field in javelin.

Michael Balachandar led the Blue Knights on the track. He won the 300 hurdles (47.66) and combined with Jaisen Carusone, Ryan DelMonte and Ethan Giordano on the winning 4x100 (46.53).

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