The Lady Spartans, now 2-2 for the season played hard and whipped their opponents 15-4.
Amity 10 5 — 15
Hamden 4 0 — 4
Amity outshot Hamden 25-12.
The Lady Spartans were on fire, with Isabella Crane taking the lead with 4 goals and 1 assist; Tori Ramos andIsabella Ferrara made 3 goals each; Kendra Osinski made 2 goals; Julia Tomei had 1; Eliza Crane and Cassie Bishop each had 1 goal and 1 assist.
On Hamden’s side, Reagan Wildman; Allie Wuerth; Jade Taylor; and Olivia Santini each made 1 goal.
Goal Keepers Jena Casman made 6 saves and Jenna Saleh made 4 saves for Amity; Kiki O’Connor made 6 saves for Hamden.
Records —Amity 2-2; Hamden 0-3
Before the regular season begins, teams play scrimmage games so the coaches can evaluate how the players perform and to give the boys and girls an opportunity to get out there and hone their skills against actual opponents.
The Amity Varsity Hockey team won it’s first scrimmage against Newtown 4-2 on Wednesday then on Friday, they went up against the division 1 Hamden Green Dragons.
Prior to the game, head coach Gary Lindren said this year’s team showed promise. Of course in the pre-season they are still finding their way, but he believes the 2015-16 Spartans will get into the playoffs.
Lindgren said Hamden is an excellent team and that Amity would have to work hard against them.
As an observer, I noticed that the players had some mad skills. They are faster on the ice than last year and work well together as a team.
Even though they lost this match-up 6-0, the Spartans held their own against the Green Dragons for the majority of the game. It took 9 minutes of play time before Hamden got onto the scoreboard, and that says a lot for Amity.
I think the coach is right, this team can go far this season. They hit the ice again today (Saturday, Dec. 12) at the Edward L. Bennett Rink – West Haven at 3:45 p.m. Come and witness for yourself what the buzz is all about.
After Friday’s game, Asst. Coach Mike Richetelli said this was the team’s third day on the ice and they were still getting their “feet wet.” He said Hamden is a solid division 1 team and it was good for Amity to play them and see what they could do. “We still have a lot to do, and we’ll see how far we can go,” he said.
For Amity’s newlywed Coach Michelle Shoop this looks to be a big year, her young team, led by captain Elise Graham, already is showing a lot of promise, passing the ball and playing harder with each passing game.
Adding to the excitement at Amity during this game was the presence of most of the 2013-14 players who graduated in June. The girls, who are on holiday break, cheered their former teammates on from the sidelines — and they weren’t disappointed.
“It was great seeing our seniors from last year coming out to support us. They’re all home for break,” Shoop said. “They’re the one that started this four years ago, starting a new tradition at Amity so it’s great that they’re following up.”
The Lady Spartans stayed ahead of the Green Dragons throughout the game 1st Q 12-10; 2nd Q 20-19; 3rd Q 29-21.
Graham (#24) was the high scoring player with 19 points — 8 of them in the second quarter.
“Hamden is a good team, with a couple of good players, they play tough, they’re strong, they’re big. So in the first half we were a little slow getting started,”Shoop said, “We out rebounded them in the second half and that’s where we went on our push.”
She added, “Elise had a great game. she had 19 points, 10 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals and she did a great job passing the ball to everyone.”
Junior Molly Dragan (#23) was the second highest scorer with 8 points, followed by senior Kaitlin Thomas (#12) contributing 7 points
On Hamden’s side, senior Lauren Singleton (#10) was the high scorer with 9 points, followed by junior Jessica Davis (#4) and sophomore Tahjai Mazyck (#2) each with 8 points.
Amity defeated Hamden 43-31.
The Lady Spartans are off to a great start and are now 3-0 for the 2014 season.
On Thursday night, the team used the new starting blocks at the Orange Town Pool for the first home meet and defeated Hamden 96-77.
Amity’s Winning Events:
200 yard Medley Relay: A-2:00.25 Mollee Lasto, Lydia Pokluda, Maggie Lasto, Hannah Babbitz
200 yard Freestyle: A- 2:07.71 Brittany Smith
200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:22.94 Kate Alvarado
50 yard Freestyle: A-26.13 Megan Lasto
100 yard Butterfly: A-1:04.43 Maggie Lasto
100 yard Freestyle: A- 1:00..88 Hannah Babbitz
500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:34.76 Brittany Smith
Hamden’s Winning Events:
Diving: H – 200.65 Alyssa Battick
200 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 1:56.00 Megan Garner, Julia Lynn, Alex Cusano, India Rivera
100 yard Backstroke: H- 1:06.74 Megan Garner
100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:33.21 Grace Desroches
400 yard Freestyle Relay: H- 4:18.73 India Rivera, Alex Cusano, Colleen Straub, Megan Garner
Amity’s Joe Choiniere was the game’s high scorer with 3 goals and 1 assist; Steve Sember added 2 goals and 2 assists; Matt DeLizio made 2 goals; Brad Uscilla had 1 goal and 1 assist; Nick Coassin had 1 goal and 1 assist; Jesse Cala made 1 goal; Ajay King and Bubba Pignataro each had 1 assist.
Amity was ahead 7-2 at the half, then the Indians stepped up their game with 2 goals in the third and 4 in the final quarter. with the last half of the fourth quarter a close 9-8, Amity wrapped things up with one final goal with just 10.5 seconds remaining, ending the game at 10-8.
Hamden’s Zach Jolles had 2 goals and 1 assist; Fran Bonadies had 2 goals and 1 assist; Angelo Dimonaco made 1 goal and 2 assists; Anthony Rascatti had 1 goal and 1 assist; Ryan Morely and Billy Fitzmaurice each added 1 goal for the Indians.
Amity outshot Hamden 25-20.
The Spartans Goalies made a total of 9 saves: James Chapman, 4; Evan Campbell, 5.
The Indians goal tender Dom Sannino made 11 saves.
Records: Amity 7-1; Hamden 3-5
The Amity Boys Swim Team hosted Hamden at the High Plains Community Center Pool Tuesday night.
The undefeated Spartans continued their winning streak, splashing past Hamden 98-80.
Amity’s winning events
200 yard Medley Relay: A- 1:43.60 Stephen Cheung, Ben Clemens, AJ Pite, Charlie Pite
200 yard Individual Medley: A- 2:08.88 Adam Ambrosey
50 yard Freestyle: A-23.03 Charlie Pite
Diving A- 139.95 Allie Germano
100 yard Butterfly: A- 54.36 AJ Pite
500 yard Freestyle: A- 5:09.23 Charlie Pite
100 yard Backstroke: A- :57.91 Stephen Cheung
200 yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:34.91 Ben Clemens, Adam Ambrosey, Charlie Pite, AJ Pite
Hamden’s winning events
200 yard Freestyle: H- 1:56.54 James Ahn
100 yard Freestyle: H- 51.59 James Ahn
100 yard Breaststroke: H- 1:09.47 Ehran Hodes
400 yard Freestyle Relay: H 3:46.36 James Ahn, Abhishek Singla, Charlie Hammerberg, Ehran Hodes
Records: Amity 5-0; Hamden 2-2
Coming off the high of a fantastic victory against Sheehan (70-55) last weekend, the Amity Spartans were pumped when they faced off with the Green Dragons for an SCC interdivision game in Hamden Monday night.
They played hard as usual, but the game didn’t go as well as they planned. Hamden’s Richard Kennedy proved to be a threat making 26 points, nearly half of the Green Dragons’ total.
Zac Campbell was the high scorer for Amity with 13 points.
Hamden 54, Amity 41
Records: Hamden (7-9), Amity (12-4).
Amity celebrates its Senior Night at home with a game against East Haven on Thursday at 7 p.m. This is a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warriors Project.
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