Amity won all three games: 25-17, 25-22, and 25-18
Amity’s notable players: Conor Leary-Watson had 27 kills, 9 blocks, 9 digs and 5 aces; Ari Kaufman-Frankel had 7 kills, 13 digs, 1 block, and 1 ace; Christian Tzepos had 25 assists and 5 kills.
Records: Amity 6-5, Xavier 3-6
Amity: 7-6-3-2 = 18
Jonny Law: 0-0-3-0 = 3Notable players:
Amity — Adam Cusano made 5 goals and had 1 assist; Tyler Vincent made 4 goals; Ryan Rattley, Mark DellaTorre and Tyler Ballaro each made 2 goals; Colin Hughes made 1 goal and had 4 assists; Harry Brochinsky and Luke Smith each made 1 goal and had 2 assists; Max Trachten had 2 assists; Cory Sachs and Matt Merriam each had 1 assist.
Jonathan Law — Cole Egersheim made 2 goals and had 1 assist; Hayden Hulme made 1 goal.
Amity outshot Jonathan Law 34-13.
Saves: Amity — Matt Perrotti made 4 saves and Dane Walsh made 2 for the Spartans. Law — Tanner Georgelos made 6 saves.
Amity has not had the most stellar season, going into this game with three losses behind them (Southington 8-13, Shelton 2-14 and Hand 2-14).
The mustangs charged onto the field, winning most of the face-offs and effortlessly scored the first goal in less than 30 seconds, and the first six goals in 4 minutes and 15 seconds.
Goal number 7 flew into the net at 17:51. Warde really had to work for the next goal which came nearly five minutes later with 12:03 remaining in the first period.
And so it continued. The final score was 15-1, Warde.
Records: Amity 0-4, Warde 4-1
The season is young and the Lady Spartans have time to regroup and pull themselves together. We wish them luck.
Seniors — Kathryn Kaligian (#3); Bailey MacNamara (#12); Micaela Casapulla (#16); Bridget Taylor (#18); Cassandra Bishop (#20); Jenna Saleh (Goalie #41); Kaitlyn Paradis (#43); Jena Casman (Goalie #50).
Juniors — Eliza Crane (#6); Alana Mosley (#7); Faith Philpot (#8); Merin Cooper (#9); Taylor Walsh (#15); Mckenzie Mcdermott (#22); Abigail Chamberlain (no number given).
Sophomores — Madelyn Pickett (#11); Elaina Ferraro (#27).
Freshmen — Ana Carney (#30); Abigail Wisnewski (#44).
The game got off to a slow start and was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning.
Colin Beaulieu (#11) scored the first run of the game on Teddy Hague’s single.
At the top of the sixth, Amity was on top 1-0 and it stayed that way until the last inning.
At the top of the seventh, Hand put on its game face and got a couple of good hits in, and after tying with Amity, they had one opportunity after another and twice loaded the bases and managed to get two more runs, leading Amity 3-1.
The Tigers immediately began celebrating, and rightly so, believing they had broken the Spartans five game winning streak.
But wait! As Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
With their opponents in the lead, the Spartans were feeling the pressure to excel. Andy Hague (#1) was first in the lineup. He hit a single and waited for Pat Winkel (#30) to move him forward. Winkel also hit a single and the game was on. Jack Nolan (#22) walked and with the bases loaded, every single action counted.
Max Scheps (#21) was next up, he smacked one out, but Hand caught it, and he was out, but not before Hague crossed home plate as Amity edged up on the Tigers 2-3.
At this point Hand changed pitchers from Michael Elias (#25) to #11 unidentified on their roster.
Rohan Patel (#18) was the first Spartan to face him, and after several fouls, Patel got a hit and brought in Winkel, Nolan followed and BAM, It WAS over. Spartans win 4-3.
Records: Amity 6-0, Hand 3-3
Pitcher Ben Lodewick (#17) did a great job throughout the game, striking out several players.
In the first inning, Andy Hague (#1) hit a single, then Pat Winkel (#30) brought him in with a triple and then Winkel stole home himself. Max Scheps (#21) hit one over the fence giving Amity a 3-0 lead in the first.
After two scoreless innings, Jack Nolan (#22) ran home on Adam Hurwitz’s (#2) single.
Outfielder Colin Beaulieu (#11) made a nice rolling catch during the 5th inning.
Matthew Sabitsky (#4) made a valiant effort but was called out at third after a chase between second and third.
Staples failed to score in the next three innings and Amity took the 4-0 victory.
Records: Amity 5-0, Staples 3-3
A very exciting Overtime win for the Amity Boys Lacrosse team today. We traveled to East Lyme and beat a strong ECC team. East Lyme is set to potentially join our SCC conference next year. They are a talented and well coached team.
Down 1 goal late in the 4th quarter, senior Ryan Rattley stepped up and scored a goal assisted by Mark Dellatorre with just 1.9 seconds left on the clock.
In the overtime periods, Cory Sachs won both faceoffs, and again Ryan Rattley scored the game winner on a transition goal assisted by junior midfielder, Chris Bierezoweic. The defense, led by Goalie Matt Perrotti was strong all game. Perrotti had 16 saves including 3 huge stops in OT.
After the game, senior midfielder Mark Dellatorre was announced as a captain for the remainder of the season due to the leadership and work ethic that he has displayed all season.
Amity 9 – East Lyme 8 (2OT)
Amity 4-1-1-2-0-1 = 9
East Lyme 3-2-2-1-0-0 = 8
Amity — Colin Hughes 4 goals and 2 assists; Mark DellaTorre 2 goals and 2 assists; Ryan Rattley 2 goals; Adam Cusano 1 goal; Matt Weidenfeller 2 assists; Blake Batista and Matt Merriam each had 1 assist.
East Lyme — Connor Schofner 3 goals; James McCoy 2 goals and 1 assist; Sean Williams 1 goal and 1 assist; Ned Shields and Andrew Alden each made 1 goal and Aiden Patterson had 1 assist.
Amity goal keeper Matt Perrotti made 16 saves, East Lyme’s goalie Mac Bentley made 12 saves.
East Lyme outshot Amity 39-33
Records: Amity 4-2, East Lyme 2-1
Their first home game was against Shelton on April 5, which they won 6-3.
The Spartans broke Fairfield Prep’s 4 game winning streak in Fairfield, with a 3-2 victory on April 10.
Amity squashed Xavier at Palmer Field 12-4 on April 12.
Many of the players have been on the team through the last three state championship games, and if they make it all the way this year, they will graduate knowing they helped make history.
The 2017 roster includes:
Seniors — Andy Hague, SS (#12) who is heading to Yale next year; Adam Hurwitz, OF, (#2); Christian Cooper, 2B (#3); Matthew Sabitsky, IF/P (#4), Teddy Hague, OF/P (#7); Colin Beaulieu, OF (#11); Rohan Patel, P/3B (#18); Max Scheps, P/3B (#21); Joshua Crow, C (#24); Chase Burzynski, OF (#25); and Alec Smith, C/DH (#29).
Juniors — Jack Balocca, C/OF (#8); Jacob Knies, P (#13); Edward Criscuolo, OF (#16); Benjamin Bodewick, P (#17); Quinnian Burke, 1B (#19); Jared Smith, OF (#20); John Nolan, 1B (#22), Quentin Pitter, OF (#23); Michael Ficaro, P (#27); Zachary Cole, 3B (#28); and Patrick Winkel, C (#30).
Sophomores — John Lumpinski, P (#10) and Sebastian Formica, LF (#26)
If you would like to see these awesome athletes in action, they have a home game against Staples at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, April 15).
The next home game after that is on Monday, April 17 at 4 p.m. when they host Daniel Hand.
After going on the road for three games, the Spartans will be back in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. and Fairfield Prep will have a chance to redeem themselves.
Mark DellaTorre led the Spartans to a 9-6 win scoring 3 goals and with 1 assist.
Also for Amity, Tyler Vincent had 2 goals and 1 assist; Adam Cusano had 1 goal and 1 assist; Colin Hughes, Chris Bierezoweic, and Matt Weidenfeller each made 1 goal. Ryan Rattley and Luke Smith each had 2 assists.
Hamden’s Ryan Morely made 4 goals, teammates Nevins and Miller each made 1 goal.