1 2 3 OT F
Blades 2 0 0 1 3
NDF 0 1 1 0 2
The Blades got off to a great start with 2 first-period goals, both by Tess Csejka (the first one assisted by Nadia DiNatale, the second, assisted by Avery DePodesta)
In the second period, Notre Dame’s Amanda Regina scored, assisted by Rose Linkasamy and Jenna Johnson.
In the third period, Notre Dame’s Leigha Howland tied the game with an unassisted goal.
The game went into overtime, always a tense scenario.
Tess Csejka won it for the Blades with a hat trick, assisted by DiNatale and Carley Silbert.
The Paul D. Mengold Gymnasium at Amity High School was electric on Friday night. Fans in the stands anxiously clutched their yellow sheets of paper waiting for that golden moment. Senior Jillian Martin had 999 career points under her belt and needed just one more to join the previous 12 Amity boys and girls who scored 1,000 points in the past.
There is no ‘I’ in T.E.A.M.
Like a true team player, Jillian didn’t hog the ball and try to make her mark, rather she passed it to her teammates when they were open and played the game as she always had.
Then, with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter, Jillian stood on the foul line for a shot and nailed it. The crowd roared, and stood up in the stands holding their sheets of paper with “1,000” printed on them, teammates ran in with a banner and four giant gold helium balloons and amongst the hugs and smiles, made a bee line to center court for the congratulatory photo ops.
Congratulations Jillian, You EARNED This!
After a minute or two, the referee blew his whistle, everyone cleared the court and the game continued.
Hillhouse fought hard, but they simply couldn’t stay ahead of our Lady Spartans.
See game story to be published soon.
As a result, today’s boys ice hockey game vs. Conard will now take place tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1:45 p.m. at Bennett Ice Rink in West Haven.
The girls hockey game in Simsbury also is postponed until tomorrow — Time still to be determined.
Best of luck to the Spartans and the Blades tomorrow.
Come and cheer on the team, and wait-for-it, possibly watching senior, Jillian Martin join the 1,000 point club.
The possibility is more than likely as Jillian makes more than 10 points in each game.
Come for the game, come for the historic moment, don’t miss this game.
Jenna Vanhise 4 points, 4 rebounds
Three Pointers: Martin 2, Whitman 2
On Saturday, the 4th Annual Amity Wrestling duals had some familiar faces in the building with former coaches Ryan Roddy (St. Thomas More) and Marcello Catapano (New Haven), traveling to Amity to take on Todd Patterson’s Spartans
Amity went 4-0 with victories over Maloney, Plainville, St. Thomas More, and New Haven.
The Spartans improved to 12-4 on the season. Coach Patterson said, “It was a great day. The team was focused. We had some good, hard, tough matches and the winning took care of itself.”
On Thursday, the Spartans are home against the Guilford Indians.
— By Mike Cala
(Photos by Darren Johnson)
The Blades wasted no time getting onto the scoreboard, with the first goal just 2:04 into the game.
1 2 3 F
Blades 2 4 0 6
Hamden 1 1 0 2
Blade’s Haley Cable shot the first one in, assisted by Mia Dow and Tess Csejka
Hamden’s Demeri Carangelo answered a few minutes later tying the game at 1.
Then, the Blades’ Avery DePodesta pulled the Blades ahead, assisted by Nadia DiNatale and Haley Cable.
Csejka started the second period off right with an unassisted goal.
Her teammate Sami Drane shot one in, assisted by Caroline Cadelina.
Csejka made another unassisted goal, and Carly Silbert assisted by Csejka brought the score to 6-1.
Still seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, Hamden’s Colby Sullivan made an unassisted goal, bringing the score to 6-2.
No one on either side scored during the Third Period, so, the game ended in the Blades’ favor at 6-2.