WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: SHS field hockey goes 2-for-2; Platt volleyball, LH boys soccer savor Senior Night sweetness



SOUTHINGTON — Following up an evening show with a matinee was no hard day’s night for the Southington field hockey team.

The Lady Knights spun a pair of home victories inside 24 hours, beating Newington 2-1 on Tuesday night and shutting out Hamden 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

And, it goes without saying, coach Erin Luddy and her team feel all right.

Makayla Winegar scored both goals against Hamden and had one of the two tallies against Newington. Melaina Coleman also scored against Newington.

The CCC South game with Newington was evenly contested. Southington goalie Morgan Lasek and Newington netminder Samantha Reese had four saves apiece.

In the non-conference matchup with Hamden of the SCC, the Blue Knights had a 10-2 advantage in shots.

The game, however, was scoreless until Winegar scored twice in the third quarter.

With the two wins, Southington now stands at 6-6-1.

Boys soccer

Lyman Hall 3, North Haven 2: The Trojans savored victory on Senior Night at Fitzgerald Field.

Yahya Kardad, Chris Soto and Gerardo Ruiz had the goals for LH. Soto scored on a bicycle kick.

LH improvd to 4-8-1 with the SCC Oronoque decision. North Haven fell to 3-9-1.

Sheehan 2, Foran 2: Vinny Carbone and Kalen Boman collected goals for the Titans (1-10-2) in their SCC Housatonic draw with the Lions (6-5-2) at Riccitelli Field.

Cheshire 4, Shelton 0: The Rams won their fourth straight, a SCC crossover with the Gaels in Cheshire, to improve to 7-4-1.

Murphy Malone, Samir Dishnica, Sahil Banerjee and Colin Brown had the goals. Andres Diosa secured the shutout with three saves.

Berlin 7, Platt 0: Adam Kozubal scored four goals to power the Redcoats to the CCC South victory Tuesday night at Sage Park.

Michael Abayomi, Griffin Hilbie and Garrett Fallon also scored for Berlin (6-4-2). Zach Cacellieri posted a six-save shutout.

Dylan Link made 10 stops for Platt (1-11) .

Girls soccer

Sheehan 3, Foran 0: Kate Frioni scored her first varsity goal, sandwiching it between strikes from the Casorla sisters, Amy and Kate, in the Titans’ SCC Housatonic triumph at home.

Amy Casorla staked Sheehan to a 1-0 halftime lead with a goal in the 25th minute. Frioni followed midway through the second half. Kate Casorla connected a little less than six minutes later.

Olivia Platt assisted on both second-half goals.

Trinity LaValley recorded three saves in the shutout.

The Titans, unbeaten in their last 11, now stand at 9-2-3. Foran, which played Sheehan to a 2-2 tie earlier this season in Milford, is 7-4-2.

Sacred Heart Academy 8, Lyman Hall 2: Callie Casulla and Shi Reeves scored for the Trojans (5-9-0) in the SCC Housatonic loss in Hamden to the division-leading Sharks (11-0-3).

Amity 3, Cheshire 2: The Spartans (10-1-2) outdueled the Rams (8-4-1) in a SCC crossover in Woodbridge.

Haley Shaw and Anna Hurlbut scored for the Rams. Sophie Bates had four saves.

Girls volleyball

Platt 3, New Britain 2: The Panthers fended off the Golden Hurricanes on Senior Night on the West Side.

Platt twice took a one-game lead. New Britain twice rebounded before the Panthers closed it out 15-8 in Game 5.

Full game scores were 25-22, 18-25, 25-14, 17-25, 15-8.

Eva Dudley and Emily Hart both had doubles for Platt. Dudley put up 17 kills and 17 digs. Hart handed out 23 assists and got to 10 digs.

Both girls also served well. Dudley planted seven aces, Hart nailed five.

Tyianna Gadwah added three kills. Frehsman libero Isabella DeMatteo led the D with 25 digs.

The Panthers (9-8) got over .500 with their third straight win. New Britain fell even at 7-7.

Lyman Hall 3, North Haven 2: The Trojans pulled out this back-and-forth SCC interdivisional battle on their home floor by taking the fifth game 15-13.

Lyman Hall (9-9) captured the first and third games 25-15 and 25-21. North Haven (14-3) rallied 25-23 in Game 2 and 25-20 in Game 4.

Mackenzie Grady was firing for LH with 19 kills and six aces. Callie Chordas crafted a double-double with 15 digs and 10 kills.

Libero Keera Reed snagged 17 digs and Shakira Villanueva kept the offense in the flow with 37 assists.

Marten Hill’s nine kills paced North Haven. Hannah Auddino dished 25 assists. 

Sheehan 3, Hamden 1: The Titans (10-7) got to double-digit wins with the SCC crossover verdict in Wallingford. The Green Dragons dropped to 8-8.

E.O. Smith 3, Maloney 1: The Panthers snapped the Spartans’ seven-game win streak with the CCC interdivisional decision in Storrs.

After dropping the opening game 25-15, Maloney answered 25-15 in Game 2. E.O. Smith took it from there 25-23 and 25-22.

E.O. Smith came away at 13-2 and Maloney at 13-4.

Gracey Massicotte had another strong night for the Spartans with 20 assists, 11 digs, 10 aces and five kills.

Savannah Bernabucci compiled 14 kills, eight digs and six aces. Peyton Pulaski kicked in six kills and six digs.

Southington 3, Bristol Central 1: One Bristol team down, one to go.

The Blue Knights topped the Rams 25-13, 20-25, 25-22 and 25-22 to improve to 12-4 with a Friday showdown looming with No. 10 Bristol Eastern (12-4).

Against BC (13-4), Southington got 14 kills from Morgan Birdsey 14 kills and eight from Katrina Possidento as Haley Weiner delivered 36 assists.

The defense was well-balanced. Makenzie Marek recorded a team-high 21 digs. Gabby Ferreira (16), Alyssa Ferreira (10) and Adriana Palmieri (14) were also in double figures.



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