On Friday night, the Amity Spartans football team went up against the Cheshire Rams in a non-conference game in Woodbridge.
Following a painful 42-6 loss to Shelton on September 9, going up against the Rams could not have been an easy task.
There was a faint bit of hope at the beginning of the first half, when the first quarter was scoreless. Yet Cheshire came on strong and made the first touchdown of the game almost immediately after the second quarter began. They went on to make 26 points, and kept Amity at zero.
The third quarter was disheartening for Spartans fans as the Rams tacked on an additional 10 points, and despite their best efforts Amity could not get on the scoreboard.
With the Rams ahead by 36, the Spartans, determined not to be shut out, showed what they were capable of in the final quarter, successfully making two touchdowns and extra points. Narrowing the point spread 36-14 in the end.
Colin Beaulieu (#11), Chase Burzynski (#32) and Ryan Sabo (#15) consistently show their strengths in each game. Junior Jordan Conn did an excellent job kicking against Cheshire. Paul Buda, also a Junior demonstrated strong quarterback skills.
The Spartans have a home game against Jonathan Law (1-1) on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
That will be the last Home game until October 28.
Vs Shelton Sept. 9
Vs Cheshire Sept. 16
As awesome as the Lady Spartans are, the Rams simply out-performed them this time, winning 7 of 10 events, and swam away with a 95-86 victory.
Cheshire’s Winning Events
200 yard Medley Relay: C- 1:54.91 Cameryn Guetens, Lily Kurtz, Elizabeth Boyer, Shannon Lindsey
200 yard Freestyle: C- 1:59.06 Cameryn Guetens
200 Ind. Medley: C-2:15.11 Elizabeth Boyer
Diving: C- 187.75 Stephanie Silin
100 yard Freestyle: C- 55.04 Cameryn Guetens
500 yard Freestyle: C- 5:23.37 Esther Han
200 yard Freestyle Relay: C- 1:45.87 Emily Murphy, Elli Haskes, Lauren Pasinski, Elizabeth Boyer
Amity’s Winning Events
50 yard Freestyle: A- 25,73 Megan Lasto
100 yard Butterfly: A-1:01.28 Kate Alvarado
100 yard Backstroke: A- 1:03.78 Molly Cox
100 yard Breaststroke: A- 1:12.23 Megan Lasto
400 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 3:50.57 Kayleigh Foley, Elise Grabowski, Maggie Lasto, Megan Lasto
Records: Cheshire 9-0, Amity 8-3.
The Spartans most likely anticipated a brutal battle against the high ranking Rams in this SCC Housatonic Division match-up.
Cheshire dominated the game, scoring twice in the first 16 minutes.
Tom Kanter scored the first and only goal for the Spartans at 33:00.
Just four minutes later the Rams scored again, making the score 3-1 going into halftime.
In the second half, Cheshire’s Jake Goldstein, assisted by Eric Dishnica, added two more points and that was all she wrote.
The Cheshire’s Goaltender Jared Chase made 5 saves; Amity’s Jeremy Merchant made 4 saves.
Final score, Cheshire 5, Amity 1.
Cheshire outshot Amity 15-13.
Records—Cheshire 10-1; Amity 2-8-2
Cheshire came to Woodbridge to compete with the Amity Wrestling team on Tuesday, Jan. 13, winning several matches by forfeit.
The Rams defeated the Spartans 48-30.
Amity’s Jake Cala, Nate Morrisey and Christian Chadwick won by decisions. Ken Seaton won his match, while Josh Sloat and Nick Photos both won by forfeit.
106 Christian Chadwick (A) won by dec 12-0 over Nate Montoya (C)
113 Jake Cala (A) won by dec 15-0 over Sean Black(C)
120 Owen Brown (C) pinned Dave Ford(A) 1:00
126 Nate Morrisey (A) won by dec over Dan Barile (C) 13-11
132 Peter Early (C) won by forfeit
138 Jake Minahan (C) won by forfeit
145 Matt Robidoux (C) pinned Christian Gagliardi (A) :48
152 Mike Marrota (C) won by forfeit
160 Joe O’Donell (C) won by forfeit
170 Ken Seaton (A) pinned Matt Zara (C) :27
182 Nick Benadenna (C) pinned Zeph Cox (A) 3:14
195 Chris Papa (C) pinned Rob Anastasio (A) 2:53
220 Josh Sloat (A) won by forfeit
285 Nick Photos(A) won by forfeit
Amity season record 5-0
Note: The wrestlers on our team are good but they simply cannot win a meet because there aren’t enough members to fill all the weight classes.
No matter what happens tonight, we are so proud of our girls for the phenomenal season and excellent sportsmanship they’ve displayed all year long.
Amity vs Cheshire
On Saturday, April 19, the Lady Spartans hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge at the half, with a score of 7-5 they had a little catching up to do, but it was still anyone’s game. Cheshire rose to the challenge making 9 goals to Amity’s 3 and ultimately defeating Amity 16-8.
Cheshire outshot Amity 30-15. Amity goalie, Jena Casman made 11 saves; Cheshire’s Alexa Carbone made 10 saves.
Here is the scoring information for this game:
Amity’s Sarah Turner was the game’s high scorer with 6 goals; Liz Marino and Kira Saunders each added 1 goal for the Lady Spartans. Eleanor Henn had 1 assist.
Cheshire’s Maddy Levy made 5 goals and had 1 assist; Taylor Stauffer 3 goals; Michelle Federico, 2 goals, 3 assists; Megan Dutchyshyn, 2 goals, 1 assist; Olivia Larson, 2 goals; Danielle Chambrelli, 1 goal and 1 assist; Emma Gaudio rounded out Cheshire’s action with 1 assist.
Amity vs West Haven
On Thursday, April 24, the Lady Spartans hit the road for a narrow 11-10 SCC victory against host team West Haven.
West Haven took an early lead with 6-4 at the half, then Amity pulled it together and blasted past West Haven with 8 goals in the second half.
Amity’s Sarah Turner made 3 goals, Liz Marino had 2 goals, 2 assists; Taylor Portelinha and Becky Turner each had 2 goals; Kira Saunders had 1 goal, 1 assist; Kendra Osinski had 1 goal; Bella Ferro had 1 assist.
West Haven’s Ava Gambardella was the game’s high scorer with 4 goals, 1 assist; Melanie Reiss had 3 goals, 1 assist; Allyson Hemstock had 2 goals, 1 assist; and Alyssa Talmelli made 2 goals.
Both goalkeepers worked hard in this competition. Amity’s Jena Casman made 7 saves; Josey Militrano made 10 saves for West Haven.
Team records — Amity 4-2; West Haven 4-2
The Lady Spartans won its 9th consecutive game of the season on Friday taking the lead in the first quarter with Elsie Graham scoring 6 six points and Mikaila Schmitt with 5. The first quarter ended 15-12 – Amity.
Amity came out strong in the second with Cheshire’s Emily Inzero making a 3-point goal and Jill Howard with two free throws and Kya O’Donnell scoring 10 points, helping boost the Rams to within two points of the Lady Spartans 33-31.
The third quarter saw Chloe Brinton score 8 of her 18 game points for Amity, which included a 3-point goal and three foul shots. Third period score 48-33.
Cheshire really rallied in the final quarter coming within a 3 point deficit 50-47 with 6:23 left in the game with a lot of help from Ciara Haensel. Unfortunately, with just 1:49 remaining, Bailey suffered a ankle sprain on a driving layup. Amity kept on it’s excellent team play and was victorious 60-54.
Chole Brinton 5 6-8 18, Isabella Bierezowiec 2 4-6 8, Elsie Graham 3 5-8 11, Janae Graham 2 2-5 6, Molly Ronan 4 0-0 8, Mikaila Schmitt 3 2-2 9.
Missy Bailey 5 8-11 18, Sara Como 2 0-0 5, Lily Dolyak 1 1-2 3, Ciara Haensel 2 3-4 7, Jill Howard 2 0-2 4, Emily Inzero 1 0-0 3, Bry McIntosh 1 0-0 2, Kya O’Donnell 5 2-4 12. Totals: 19 14-24 54.
3-Point Goals—Amity: Brinton 2, Schmitt 1; Cheshire: Como 1, Inzero 1.
Amity made 19 of 28 free throws: Cheshire made 14 of 24.
Amity 15 18 15 12 — 60
Cheshire 12 19 12 11 — 54
Team Records—Amity: 9-1, 3-0; Cheshire: 7-3, 2-2.
Photos courtesy of Felicia Schmitt