The Lady Spartans Swim and Dive Team was on the road in Wallingford for a meet against the Mark T. Sheehan Titans on Monday, Sept. 11.
The Titans kept the Spartans on their toes throughout the game, allowing Amity to catch up and tie and then forging ahead again.
Amity was ahead in the first quarter by one (10-9), but after that it was a battle. 26-23, Sheehan in the second. 34-28, Sheehan in the third. Amity tied the game 43-43 in the fourth quarter. Both teams fought in overtime, but in the end, Sheehan came out on top with a 51-49 victory.
In the last two quarters, the game seemed dependent on the foul shots, both teams sunk some and missed a few too.
Sheehan 9 17 8 9 8 – 51
Amity 10 13 5 15 6 – 49
Amity’s Emma Gehr was the game’s high scoring player with 22 points, (including five 3 point shots)
SHEEHAN – Lexi Ocasio 18, Olivia Robles 13 (including one 3 point shot), Kaitlin Lagase 10, Carolyn Biel 5, Sydney Hunt 2, Julia Zielinski 2, Sydney Robinson 1.
Totals: 15 20-27 51
AMITY – Emma Gehr 22, Amanda Granados 8, Hannah Iwaszkiewicz 7, Jillian Martin 7, Tara Laugeni 5.
Totals: 13 15-22 49
3-point goals: Sheehan 1 (Robles 1); Amity 8 (Gehr 5, Granados 1, Iwaszkiewicz 1, Martin 1)
Records: Sheehan 5-4; Amity 5-4.
The Lady Spartans are on the road this week, Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Branford and Friday, Jan. 20 at Mercy in Middletown.
The highlight of the April 11 Softball game at Amity was when catcher Teresa Marchitto hit one out of the park off of Sheehan’s Erin Dighello.
The Lady Spartans seem to be on a roll this year with their third win and tight teamwork with Katie Koshes on the mound and Marchitto behind the plate.
Besides her home run, Marchitto had an RBI, Jenna Thomas also had an RBI, and Koshes hit a double.
Sheehan’s Hunter Selvaggi hit a double, but that was about as well as the Titans did.
Amity scored in the second, third and sixth innings, defeating Sheehan 3-0
Records: Amity 3-0 (1-0 SCC Housatonic Division); Sheehan 0-2 (0-1).
Once again Amity showed what they’re made of, demonstrating their incredible skill in all three sets.
The Lady Spartans shut out Sheehan 25-18, 25-18 and 15-19, improving their season record to 14-1.
Katie Helfenbein: 12 kills, 5 aces, 1 blocks
Micaela Cardozo: 7 kills, 3 aces, 9 digs
Jaiden Williams: 23 assists 5 digs 2 aces
Next up, Amity vs Shelton in Woodbridge at 5:30 p.m.
Sheehan: 25 9 17 25 9 — 2
Amity: 16 25 25 15 15 — 3
Highlights of the day include the following:
Sara Pisanelli 18 digs, 4 aces
Mallory Gogliettino 20 assists 7 digs
Maisha Azam 6 kills, 7 digs, 2 aces
Elise Graham 5 kills
Kathleen Walsh 10 kills 3 aces 14 digs
Olivia Pisano 11 assists 1 ace
Records: Amity: 5 – 1; Sheehan: 5 – 4
Danielle Nordyk, (9), Sophomore
Olivia Pisano, (11), Freshman
Jaiden Williams, (14), Sophomore
Jessica Ferraiolo, (15), Junior
Kathleen Walsh, (17), Junior
Micaela Cardozo, (20), Senior
Abby Harbinson, (21), Freshman
Karalyn Kachmar, (23), Senior
Elise Graham, (24), Senior
Emily Bacal, (27), Junior
Brooke Matyasovky, (28), Sophomore
Katriana Helfenbein, (29), Senior
Taylor Derienzo, (30), Junor
Cassidy Kirby, (34), Senior
Amity was first to get on the scoreboard in the first half with Alayna Dellatorre, assisted by Casey Bishop getting the ball past goalie Carly Femniac at 20:43; Sheehan’s Emily Budds, assisted by Brittany Vansteenburg scored for the Titans at 8:08.
With the score tied at 1-1, both teams were determined to win in the second half. Again, Amity was first to score, this time with Kaitlin Thomas making an unassisted goal at 24:58; Sheehan’s Eileen Hinman, assisted by Emily Budds tied the game at 7:42.
Amity 2, Sheehan 2
Amity outshot Sheehan 7-5.
Amity Goalie Ashley Powers made 5 saves; Carly Femniak made 6 saves for Sheehan.
Team records—Amity 2-4-1; Sheehan 3-3-2
Orange Live Sports Writer
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Twin wins by Dylan Swanepoel led the undefeated Amity boys swim team (now 3-0) to a 101-70 Southern Connecticut Conference victory over Sheehan Friday night at the Titans’ pool in Wallingford. Swanepoel’s victories came in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 47.44 seconds) and the 500 free (4:49.34). Before going exhibition for the final two events of the meet, Amity had claimed first place in every event except diving and the 100 butterfly.
Jacob Laser, A.J. Pite, Brian Liang, and Jamie Huang opened the meet with a winning time of 1:47.13 in the 200 medley relay. Charlie Pite (200 individual medley–2:09.42), A.J. Pite (50 free—23.36), Sam Guerra (100 free—52.70), Liang (100 backstroke) along with Guerra, Matt Cucurello, Ben Bacal, and Charlie Pite (200 free relay—1:39.60) were the other Spartan winners.
Amity returns to action on Thursday, January 3rd when it hosts Lyman Hall in a 7:30 p.m. SCC meet at the Orange Community Center pool.
Amity hosted Sheehan for some non-stop soccer action on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Senior Ian O’Brien-Cannon (21) scored the only goal for the Spartans in the SCC Housatonic Division game against Sheehan at Amity.
Sophomore Jeremy Conn (5) had an assist and Junior Griffin Volta (1) made nine saves in goal for Amity (7-1, 2-1).
Amity won 1-0.
The Spartans will host Jonathan Law on Friday at 3:45 p.m.
Monday evening’s Varsity Volleyball game at Amity was filled with flying leaps, spills and thrills.
Both the Lady Spartans and Sheehan battled hard game after game but in the best out of five challenge, the Lady Spartans were victorious 3-2.