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Oct 012014
 

IMG_8097The Amity Girls Soccer team defeated Cheshire in an “away” game on Monday, Sept. 29.

After a scoreless first half, Cheshire got things going when Alexandra Pelletier, assisted by Hannah Bonitz scored at 55:00;  6 minutes later Amity’s Alissa Beedle, assisted by Jess Hauser shot one past goalie Zoe Riccio at 61:00. 

Then, in another 6 minutes Alexa Gibbs, assisted by Emma Gehr got the winning goal at 67:00.

Final: Amity 2, Cheshire 1

Cheshire outshot Amity 12-10

 

Amity’s Zoie Reed made 9 saves; Zoe Riccio made 8 saves for Cheshire.

Records: Amity 5-2-1; 3-0-1; Cheshire 3-3-2; 1-2-1

 

Sep 262014
 

IMG_0133Opinion, as I have said before I shoot photos of sports, but don’t take notes during the games and if the coaches don’t send a recap after the game, I have nothing to write about.

I did report on last week’s Football game and the Swim Meet.

Here are the results of last week’s games from which I received no details.

Boys Soccer vs Lyman Hall on Sept. 19, Tie 1-1

Girls Soccer vs Sheehan on Sept. 19, Win 4-0

Girls Volleyball vs Woodland, on Sept. 22, Win 3-1 IMG_0534

Boys Cross Country on Sept. 23, (low score wins) Amity 15, Lyman Hall 50 – Win; Amity 15, Guilford 48 - Win; Amity 15 Hillhouse 50 – Win

Girls Cross Country on Sept. 23: Amity 15, Lyman Hall 48 – Win; Amity 23, Guilford 35 – Win; Amity 15, Hillhouse 50 – Win

Boys Soccer vs Cheshire on Sept. 23, Loss 4-5

Field Hockey vs Cheshire on Sept. 23, Loss 1-2

Girls Soccer vs Sacred Heart Academy on Sept. 23, Loss 1-4

Girls Volleyball vs Lyman Hall on Sept. 23, Win 3-2

Oct 202013
 

Captain Cassie Giza scored the first goal of the game.

Captain Cassie Giza scored the first goal of the game. 

The Amity Lady Spartans Soccer team hosted the Lyman Hall Trojans for an SCC matchup on Friday, Oct. 18.

Amity Captain Cassie Giza (8), assisted by Junior Nicole DeBarba (3) scored for the Spartans at 12:15 in the first half.

In the second half, Amity came on strong again with freshman Jackie Smith (7), assisted by Captain Dakota Kelly (11) scoring a goal at 53:03; followed by Jessica Hauser (22), another freshman going solo for the third and final goal of the game.

Amity outshot Lyman Hall 17-5.

Lyman’s goalkeeper Melissa Carubba made 9 saves for the Trojans; Zoie Reed made 2 saves for the Lady Spartans.

Records: Amity 9-1-3; Lyman Hall 2-9-2.

Amity will play a non-conference game at Branford on Monday, Oct. 21. 

Oct 132013
 

Captain Cassie Giza made 3 of the 5 goals in the Sept. 25 game at Amity.

Cheshire hosted Amity to an SCC Housy Division game on Friday.

The Rams’ Hannah Bonitz, assisted by Leah Chamberlain, scored a goal at 38:30 in the first half and that was all they needed.  The last time these two team met on Sept. 25, Amity won 5-0. This time, Amity couldn’t catch up.

Zoe Riccio made 9 saves for the Rams; Zoie Reed made 6 saves for the Lady Spartans.

 

Records: Amity 7-2-3 (4-1-1 SCC Housatonic); Cheshire 9-3 (6-1)

 

Sep 262013
 

Captain Dakota Kelly (11)

Captain Dakota Kelly (11)

The Amity Girls Soccer Team hit the field with a vengeance against Cheshire in the second half on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

In spite of a lot of back and forth action in the first  half, the game was scoreless until the second half.

Amity scored 5 goals in the second half, 3 of them by Captain Cassie Giza (8).

The second half went like this: Cassie Giza, assisted by Allissa Beedle (25); Jackie Smith (7) with an assist by Captain Dakota Kelly (11); Giza assisted by Smith; Giza again, assisted by Captain Chloe Brinton (15); and Nicole Debarba (3) scoring goals.

Amity Outshot Cheshire 14-6

Battle of the Zoe R’s

Amity’s Zoie Reed had 5 saves; Cheshire’s Zoe Riccio racked up 3 saves.

Records — Amity 4-1-1; Cheshire 4-2

 

Sep 232013
 

IMG_1216Varsity Sports: The following games are taking place today (Monday, Sept. 23)

The Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer team will host Hamden on Field 3 today at 3:45 p.m.

The Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team will host Shelton in the gym at 5:15 p.m.

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team plays away at Foran High School on the turf field in Milford at 6:30 p.m.

Turf Field Referendum Reminder:

Remember the Amity Referendum to vote on the proposed Turf Field at Amity High School is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at High Plains Community Center. 

Oct 082012
 

By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

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Thanks in large part to the play of Meghan Howard, the Amity girls soccer team picked up three big Southern Connecticut Conference wins last week. The Lady Spartans knocked off Branford (2-1), Sheehan (2-0), and Jonathan Law (2-0) and improved their midseason record to 6-2-1 (2-2 against Housatonic Division opponents).
Branford (now 4-3) scored first when Kara Nardella cashed in with 28 minutes, 56 seconds gone in the first half.  The Hornets held that lead until Kate Simon gathered in Cassie Giza’s feed and knocked in the game tying goal at 60:40. Less than five minutes later Howard fed the ball to Tara Ramierez and she booted the game winning home (at 65:11).

According to Coach Owen Quigley, “This is the best Branford team in the last six or seven years. We were tired, coming off the Shelton game on Saturday. It took a lot out of us. They caught us flat footed and we didn’t realize it.  They gave a good account of themselves but we still outshot them 10-6. We scored twice in the second half and we should have added to that total—but didn’t.  Kate Simon and Cassie Giza both played very well. All in all, I’d say it was a good team effort. No one really stood out and we didn’t play all that well.

Amity goalie Zoie Reed recorded four saves.  

 Following a scoreless first half against Sheehan, the Lady Spartan cashed in twice during the final 40 minute session. Howard  (on a pass from Allie Maier) and Ramierez (from  Giza) provided the winners with their margin of victory. The Black and Gold outshot the Titans 16-4 and Reed recorded four saves.

“We had a much better performance against Sheehan. We moved the ball really well. I think Meghan Howard had half of our shots,. She controlled the entire game,” Quigley said. “I am really pleased with Tara Ramierez’s work. She is steady and exceptionally versatile. I know I can put her wherever we need her. While that’s great for us as a team, it also hurts her as an individual player because she cannot focus on being the best she can be at any one position. Against Sheehan I used her on defense and up top.”

Reed made five saves against the 3-2-2 Titans.

Amity scored a goal in each half against Law. With four minutes gone in the game, Howard found the net on a 25 foot blast for an unassisted goal and she headed in Giza’s corner kick during the second half.

Quigley added, “We should have put Law away in the first half, but didn’t. It was not a great game for us,. We hit the post once and had some easy chances to score.  Meghan Howard was the best player on the field by a mile. Once again, Tara (Ramierez) played really well. Dakota Kelly anchored our defense and distributed the ball really well. In addition, Kate Simon does things no one else can do. She’s not flashy but she never stops working.”

The winners outshot Law 29-13 and goalie Cali Daly made six stops.

Oct 032012
 

 

Zoie Reed had 20 saves for the Lady Spartans in Shelton

By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

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Abigail Innamurato’s goal with 66 minutes, 23 seconds gone in the match, broke a 1-1 tie and enabled the Shelton girls’ soccer team to sneak past Amity Saturday night. The Southern Connecticut Conference—Housatonic Division contest was plated at the Gaelettes’ Finn Stadium.

Meghan Howard, who had missed the Lady Spartans’ last three games due to an injury, returned Saturday night and made her presence known immediately. Gathering in a pass from Dakota Kelly, Howard booted it by Shelton goalie, Michaela Joyce with only 1:19 gone in the contest. Amity (now 3-2-1 and 1-2 against Housy opposition) clung to that 1-0 until Meghan Burke knocked home a match-tying penalty kick at 38:37. Losing Coach Owen Quigley insisted that neither he nor any players from either team saw any violation that could result in a penalty kick as play continued and the penalty call had to be remade by the officials. Quigley also noted that he repeatidly asked the officials to explain the violation but was ignored by them.

Shelton (now 5-0-1) outshot the Lady Spartans 23-12. Amity netminder Zoie Reed was called on to make 20 saves while Joyce recorded 10.

“I was very confused why the officials would not tell me what caused the penalty kick, “he said. “This was a match we should have won. We deserved better today.”

Quigley also noted that Tara Ramierez, his second leading scorer was knocked down but no penalty was called. In addition, he pointed to a questionable decision not to call a Shelton hand ball that the officials told him was accidental contact.

Earlier in the week, Ramierez recorded a three-goal hat trick to lead the Lady Spartans past Lyman Hall 5-0.

According to Quigley, “I was told that Lyman Hall was missing four senior starters due to a field trip, but I think we would have won even if all four of those girls were there to play against us.  We were clearly the better team, played well, and recorded an easy win. I thought our younger girls played reasonably well. We really weren’t tested. The match was over after the first 10-12 minutes.”

In addition to he also lauded the play of outside midfielder Cassie Geza.

Amity outshot the Trojans 26-2 and Reed never had to make a save. 

Sep 252012
 

Lady Spartans are radiant after a goal against Lyman Hall.

The Lady Spartans took the home field just hours after Orange Live published a Girls Soccer story in which coach Owen Quigley expressed his disappointment in his team’s performance.

The girls went up against Lyman Hall and with Quigley at the sidelines as usual, shut out the Wallingford team 5-0.

Tara Ramirez scored three goals and added an assist.

Kate Simon and Alexa Gibbs also scored for Amity (3-1-1) in the Lady Spartans’ SCC Housatonic Division win at Woodbridge.