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Heartbreaker: Lady Spartans Suffer First Loss of the Season

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Apr 162013

IMG_1663 IMG_1664The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team lost to Branford in a 16-5 home game on Monday, April 15

Amity’s Goals came from: Sarah Turner 3; Kira Saunders 1; and Jessica Szkotinicki 1.

Maddie Dellert had 1 assist.

Goalie Mer Colby made 5 saves; Dom Lambert, 1.


Goals: Caity O’Brien 4; Alicia Mortali 3; Jenny Royka 3; Nicole Luzzi 2; Kara Doyle 2; Kara Nardella 1; and April Simmons 1.

April Simmons had 3 assists and Jenny Royka had 1 assist.

Olivia Leone made 5 saves.

Branford outshot Amity 24-10

Records:Amity 1-3; Branford 2-2

Swimming: Glastonbury Drowns Amity’s Perfect Season by 2 points on Friday

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Feb 022013

The butterfly stroke

The swim meet at the Glastonbury pool was a heartbreaker for Amity as their record dropped to 8-1 while Glastonbury upped its perfect record to 9-0.

Glastonbury won 7 of the contests and Amity came out on top in 5.

Amity’s A.J. Pite, Charlie Pite and Dylan Swanepoel each won 2 contests:

Charlie Pite  took the 100 yard Butterfly in 56.25; A.J. Pite finished the 100 yard Breaststroke in 1:01.47; and Dylan Swanepoel completed the 500 yard Freestyle in 4:45.68.

All three, along with teammate Ben Bacal took the 400 yard Freestyle Relay in  3:28.74.

Rounding out Amity’s victories was Brian Liang  with the 200 yard Individual Medley at 2:04.42.

This meet was a blow to the Spartans who have defeated most of their opponents by about 20 points throughout the season.

Once again, Amity is now 8-1 for the season, still an awesome achievement.

Boys Cross Country: Amity Suffers First Loss in Three Years – By 1 Point

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Oct 082012


Orange Live Sports Writer

When Fairfield Prep defeated the Amity boys cross country team 28-29 last week, it ended the Spartans’ 25 race winning streak. Prior to that loss, Amity’s previous defeat was to Cheshire in October, 2009.

Following the setback, Amity Coach Bob Orgovan said, “Prep has an excellent runner in Luis Alvarado. He’s one of the top three runners in the state but he sat out this race due to an injury. With Alvarado out of action, I thought we had a much better chance to win, but they still beat us by a point. That proves they were the better team this race. Their course was wet and slippery, but that was no excuse. Both teams ran on the same course under the same conditions.”

In Alvarado’s absence, the Jesuits were led by Andrew Thane, who completed his 2.9 mile home course in 15 minutes, 38 seconds. Shae Belenski was close behind with a second place 15:42. Orgovan was quick to admit that, in addition to Fairfield Prep winning the race, the big factor in the final outcome was the Jesuits also taking third and fourth place.  Brian Dunleavy (5th—15:54), Anthony Barletta (6th—15:56), Andrew Barkin (7th—15:58), Michael Yuan (9th—16:06), Brian Mosher (10th—16:10), and Connor Dunleavy (11th—16:13) were Amity’s remaining top runners.

“We had hoped Shae would win the race, but he was four seconds off. Like I said before, it was a close race but the better team won” added Orgovan,”

On Saturday, Amity participated in the annual Wickham Invitational in Manchester. Running in the 15 team Championship Race, Orgovan’s boys came in fourth with 108 points. Darien won the 3.1 mile race, followed by New Milford (113), Xavier (116) and Amity. The individual race winner was Henry Wynne from Staples High of Westport. His winning time was 16:22.

“Wynne ran a damn fast race,” Orgovan said. “He may end up the Connecticut Champ.”

Amity’s top finishers were: Barletta (24th—17:44), Brian Dunleavy (25th—17:49), Yuan (26th—17:50), Connor Dunleavy (31st—17:52), and Mosher (41st—18:03).

Due to a minor leg problem, Orgovan chose to hold Belenski out of the race, in order to avoid any chance of worsening his injury and being forced to miss the upcoming conference and state meets.

It should be noted that third-ranked Danbury and fourth-ranked Fairfield Prep did not run at Wickham Park as they were running elsewhere on Saturday.

Amity went into the Fairfield Prep race, Amity had been ranked third in the state. Following the loss to the Jesuits, it is now expected that the Spartans will slip down one or two slots in the next poll. Orgovan felt that running without Belenski his team would slide to No. 6.

On Tuesday, Amity hosts Cheshire and Shelton in the annual race for the Housatonic Division championship in a 4 p.m. start at the Fitzgerald Trail in Woodbridge. All three teams go into that race without a Housy loss.

Below are photos from the Wickham Invitational in Manchester on Saturday and the meet against Prep. (Photos by Jacqueline Barletta)

Girls Soccer: Howard Injured, Amity Bows To Cheshire 2-0

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Sep 232012

Historically, Cheshire is a force of nature on any playing field, but the Lady Spartans Soccer Team was ready to face off with the Rams on Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division game at Amity.

Amity’s biggest threat, Captain Maeghan Howard tried to play, but in the first few minutes left with pain in her knee.

There was no score in the first half but Amity fouled a Cheshire player about 5 yards outside the box.

Cheshire converted the kick with a high shot just above Goalie Zoie Reed’s reach (tough shot to stop).

Cheshire added another goal later in the half.

Reed had 8 saves for the Spartans (2-1-1)

Amity had its first loss of the season 2-0.