FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Trojans get rivalry ‘W’ on the court; Wilcox girls soccer jumps to 2-0

FRIDAY SCHOLASTICS: Trojans get rivalry ‘W’ on the court; Wilcox girls soccer jumps to 2-0

WALLINGFORD — The Lyman Hall girls volleyball team rolled to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 rivalry win at Sheehan on Friday night.

The Trojans won by game scores of 25-21, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-22.

LH was paced by Macenzie Regan’s seven kills and three blocks in the middle. Fellow senior captain Gianna Scoppetto totaled three aces and dished 23 assists.

Junior Keera Reed was dominant behind the line. She totaled 13 service points, including nine aces, and chipped in defensively with eight digs.

Hard-hitting junior Mackenzie Grady added five aces to go along with seven kills.

Sheehan, celebrating Senior Night, was paced by senior captains Caitlyn Hunt (8 kills, 4 blocks) and Emily Jockle (23 assists, ace).

Also for the Titans (1-1), Lydia Dellipoali contributed six kills, five digs and two aces.

Wilcox Tech 3, Goodwin Tech 1: In their season opener, the Indians dropped the opening set 25-17, then charged back 25-18, 25-16, 25-20. 

Sacaria Cooper and Meleni Flores both had seven kills. Cooper also served three aces. Gia Alvarez dealt six assists.


Cheshire 93, Amity 88: The Rams won their opener, a virtual meet with the rival Spartans.

Reigning state champion Sophie Murphy captured her signature events, taking the 50 freestyle in 24.32 and the 100 in 54.29.

Murphy also teamed with Ava Breton, Emma Glover and Bella Tejeda on the winning 200 medley relay (1:56.05).

Nora Bergstrom swept the distance freestyles, swimming a 1:58.94 in the 200 and a 5:16.24 in the 500.

Also for the Rams, Julia Barto captured the 200 IM (2:14.37) and Natalie DeMatteo took diving (232.60).

The 200 freestyle relay team of Avery Potyrala, Emma Glover, Vanessa Squillante, Mary Barto posted a fast time of 1:46.93.


Platt: The Panthers were swept 15-50 by Newington in a CCC dual meet at Hubbard Park.

Top finishers for Platt were Anthony Nimani (11th, 21:38) and Nelson Rondon (12th, 23:30) in the boys race and Jaliz Cordero (11th, 30:17) and Shya Stewart (12th, 31:41) in the girls race.

Southington: Grace Michaud ran the fastest time ever posted by a Southington girl at New Britain’s Stanley Quarter Park in leading the Lady Knights on opening day. Michaud ran a 19:14.

Southington also got a 20:24 from freshman Jessica Lombardo in her varsity debut. Diane Pillsbury matched that time in finishing third.

Southington All-State senior Jackie Izzo did not run. New Britain did not field a girls team.

In the boys race, senior Jared Rivera continued his torrid preseason pace, running a 17:12 to lead Southington to a 15-50 victory.

The Blue Knights took the top 15 spots. Junior Grayson Borla was second in 17:23, followed by sophomore Drew Nafis (17:35), senior Evan Kristopik (17:58) and Jake Nafis (18:08).


Farmington 0, Southington 0: Abby Delgado made fives for the Blue Knights in their season debut at home.


Xavier 2, Cheshire 1: Max Manware put the Rams ahead 1-0 in the opening minutes of the second half off an assist from Tim Beecher.

Xavier’s Brady Stevenson answered just 18 seconds later, however, and John Milardo netted game-winner with 15:44 left to lift the Falcons to the season-opening decision in Middletown.

Matt Pisani had two saves in the Cheshire net.


Wilcox Tech 3, Goodwin Tech 1: The Indians improved to 2-0 with the CTC dispatching of the Gladiators in Meriden.

Angela Zandri scored twice for Wilcox, Katherine Arichavala had the other goal and Morgan Herzman added an assist.

In net, Melissa Hernandez posted nine saves.

The Indians were coming off a 6-0 win over Prince Tech in their season opener on Thursday. In that game, Arichavala rang up three goals and Zhandri connected twice. Herzman had one goal and Mylin Bennett tallied two assists.

Mercy 3, Cheshire 1: The Tigers spoiled the season opener for Cheshire on Alumni Field.

Mercy almost shut out the Rams, too. A goal by Gabby Tirado from junior Olivia Jones got Cheshire on the board with 11 seconds remaining.

Goalie Seymone Rosenberg had 10 saves.

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