SATURDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire cross country boys and girls place second at Winding Trails; Cheshire girls soccer improves to 6-0

FARMINGTON — The Cheshire girls and boys cross country teams nabbed second-place finishes at the Winding Trails Invitational on Saturday morning hosted by Farmington High School.

In the girls race, Cheshire’s Alexa Ciccone was the overall winner on the 3.1-mile course with a time of 19:08.

She was followed by teammates Emily D’Souza (7th, 20:48), Ava Ciccone (20th, 22:18), Jocelyn Grace (29th, 23:20) and Sam Mudry (33rd, 23:52).

New Canaan was the overall winner with 61 points followed by Cheshire (90), Farfield Ludlowe (92), Berlin (100), Farmington (109), Windsor (131), Middletown (133), New Milford (205) and Bristol Eastern (216).

“The girls really came to compete today,” Cheshire coach Rob Schaefer said. “With Alexa winning the race by far (second place was 19:58 by a runner from New Canaan) her race is a wonderful accomplishment. A huge amount of credit goes to our three freshman rising stars: Emily D’Souza, Ava Ciccone and Jocelyn Grace. Great runs also by our veterans: captain Sam Mudry, Abby Cortigiano and Eva Curran.”

"Mia Vientos, one of our stars, was missing today. With her running, we are even a stronger team,” Schaefer added. “We are a young team. As the freshmen gain experience, I see nothing but improvement for this year’s version of the Stripes.”

For the boys, the Rams finished second with 83 points. Glastonbury was the overall winner with 67 points.

Top finishers for Cheshire were: Tyler Caron (4th, 16:54), Daniel D’Souza (14th, 17:38), Colin Grevelding (15th, 17:42), James Boyd (18th, 17:56) and Jack Lengyel (31st, 18:24).


New Canaan 2, Cheshire 0: Ginny Curello made 12 saves for the Rams in a non-conference lost at Alumni Field.

The Rams improved to 6-1 with the win. Cheshire dropped for 4-2.

Lauralton Hall 2, Sheehan 1, OT: Kelly Monahan provided the game-winner for the Crusaders in a SCC contest in Milford.

Brooke Patrissi put the Titans on top with a first-quarter goal. She was assisted by Arlyn Sandoval. Lauralton Hall’s Jules Fitzgerald knotted the scored with a second-quarter tally.

Sheehan goalie Rilee Reutenauer stopped 13 shots and Lauralton keeper Marina Pinto stopped eight.


Foran 3, Lyman Hall 1: Nick Toma scored the Trojan goal in an SCC contest at Fitzgerald Field. LH dropped to 1-4-1 and Foran improved to 3-2.

Cheshire 4, West Haven 1: The Rams improved to 4-1 with their third straight win, a SCC decision over the Blue Devils (1-2-1) on Friday night in Cheshire.

Samir Dishnica scored two goals and set up a third to lead the way.

Jack Markarian and Colin Brown added single goals. Kevi Sulollari and Will Stearns dished assists.

Nolan Kappus got the nod in net and recorded three saves.

Danbury 3, Southington 0: The Knights dropped a CCC-FCIAC challenge matchup held at a neutral site at Farmington Sports Arena.

The Hatters made two first-half goals on corner kicks in the 33rd and 38th minute by Danbury defender Manuel Catarino.

Danbury (3-1-2) winger Jefferson Magalhaes sealed the game with a goal with 18 minutes left in the game.

Southington’s best chance was with 1:30 left in the first half. The Knights (2-4) won a penalty kick after midfielder Tommy Bissoni was fouled in the box. Damir Cirikovic, Blue Knights leading scorer, stepped up to take the spot kick, but sent the chance over the bar. The Blue Knights created another chance at the beginning of the second half when winger Alex Longo sent a cross through the box that just needed a touch to get them on the board.


Daniel Hand 3, Lyman Hall 1: Mya Periera scored the Trojans’ lone goal in the 61st minute as LH dropped an SCC contest at Fitzgerald Field..

The Tigers’ goals came from Lilly McFadden (9th minute), Lily Fried (52nd minute) and Alice Agovina (72nd minute).

Lily Paine made six saves in net for Hand (4-1-1). Kayla Reeves stopped seven shots for LH (1-4).

Ridgefield 0, Southington 0: The Tigers outshot Southington, 13-9, in a scoreless stalemate at Fontana Field.

Southington (2-2-1) goalie Margaret Miller made 11 saves and her counterpart Riley Keane made six stops for Ridgefield (4-0-3).

Cheshire 12, Wilbur Cross 0: Haley Shaw and Gabby Tirado both had hat tricks as the Rams improved to 6-0 with a SCC home win over the Governors at Alumni Field.

Shaw also added an assist. Anna Hurlbut also had a big game with two goals and two assists for Cheshire.

Also with single goals for the Rams were: Leah Pisani (2 assists), Helene Lopez (assist), Ava Sink and Abby Sink. Ainsley Dziura chipped in with an assist for the hosts.

Sophie Bates secured her fifth shutout of the season in the Cheshire net with six saves.


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