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Just Believe — Amity Hockey Comes From Behind For A Remarkable Victory

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Dec 302018
 

 

The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey team hosted the Staples Wreckers for its first HOME game of the season on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.

This matchup did not begin the way we like. Oh, the boys played hard and outshot their opponents 10-6 in the first period yet, the game remained scoreless.

The second period was a different story, everyone on the ice battled like winners, both goalies had to work extra hard and finally, after nearly 11 minutes, Staples’ Brian Krawiec scored the first goal, assisted by JJ Stanford. The Wreckers lead Amity 1-0.

As the Zamboni groomed the ice, Amity coach Mike Richetelli has a heart-to-heart with his boys. “You’ve got to believe in yourselves,” he told them. “You’ve got to believe we’re not going to lose this game. Just believe.”

The third period started on a low note. With two Amity players in the penalty box, Krawiec took advantage of having fewer Spartans on the ice, and at 0:56 snuck one past Amity goalie Malachi Zurolo.

Amity fans’ hearts sunk, this is the last period. Could the home team win this game in just 14 minutes?

With one shot after another, the Spartans worked feverishly to get onto the scoreboard. Then, three minutes in, Jason Csejka took a shot, assisted by Cody White and Caleb Marcin, and slammed it past Staples’ goalie Dylan Mace.

The clock kept counting down, and it looked like Amity was going to take its first loss of the season. But the Spartans were not about to give up easily they kept shooting until, with just 21 seconds remaining, Nelson Bordeleau, assisted by White and Csejka made all the difference by sinking one into the net, tying the score and putting the game into overtime.

Eight minutes on the clock, and it was anyone’s game. Pucks flying, players racing across the rink, shooting for their lives and then just 1:26 into overtime, Amity’s Marcin, a Sophomore, stunned Mace by scoring the winning goal assisted by Ryan Miller and Jason Dittman. The entire team raced across the ice, piling onto Marcin.

Pure Amity elation as Mace beat himself up for letting that one get past him – He had nothing to be ashamed of. He played an excellent game and took just about everything Amity dished out with skill and grace.

Orange Live has believed in the 2018-19 Spartans since first seeing them during pre-season practice, and now other news organizations are catching up. You’ve just got to love these boys and their spirit.

Marcin was awarded the Hummel Brothers’ Player of The Game prizes.

Also after the game, little Noah Monroe, who recently suffered a loss in the family, received the game-winning puck.

Final Score: Amity 3, Staples 2

Records: Amity 4-0, Staples 1-3

Next Up for the Spartans — A HOME game against Newtown (3-3) on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m.

No Friday Night Football This Week. Find Out Why

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Oct 312018
 

Due to the weather forecast, the varsity football game vs Shelton has been moved up to Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

The Amity Spartans (4-3) will host the Shelton Gaels (6-0) in Woodbridge Thursday night at 7 p.m. It should be a pleasant evening for the game with temperatures in the low 60’s, high 50’s.

This would be a monumental victory for the Spartans if they are able to defeat the Gaels. Our boys are so good this year, that I doubt it will be a massacre as it was in past years.

Come on out to Amity and cheer our Spartans on! They will give it their all, show them some love.

Girls Lacrosse: Guilford Squashes Amity 12-4

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Apr 152014
 

girls laxOn Monday, the Lady Spartans LAX team hosted the Guilford Indians in Woodbridge.

In spite of their best efforts Amity was outshot (26-11) and outplayed by the Indians 12-4.

Guilford’s Nicole Raccuia was the game’s high scorer with 5 goals, Amity’s Sarah Turner put in 2 for the Spartans.

Amity’s Jessica Szkotnicki and Liz Marino each made 1 goal; Haley Saracin and Kira Saunders had 1 assist each.

Guilford’s Nicole Raccuia not only scored 5 goals, but made 1 assist as well; Edy Moritz made 2 goals and 2 assists; Alex Fitzgerald and Marnie Jacobs each made 2 goals and Sara Delucia added 1 goal for the Indians.

The Lady Spartans’ goal tender Jena Casman worked hard with 14 saves; Claire Hall made 7 saves for the Indians.

 

 

Records: Both teams are at 2-1 for the season.

Concato’s Fastball Proved Too Much For Shelton In 3-0 Amity Win

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Apr 222013
 

IMG_0125Friday’s SCC matchup between Amity and Shelton was highlighted by pitcher Mike Concato’s ability to strike out 12 of the Gaels batters and allow only 3 hits during the game.

Concato’s fastball — estimated at about 90 mph is hard to hit, which is one reason why Dartmouth wants him on their team.

Jake Russo, Keith Klebart and Justin Ashworth scored in this game.

Amity improved to 7-1 and Shelton dropped to 6-3.

Amity takes on Branford on Monday at HOME at 3:45 p.m

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.

Branford

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

Girls Soccer: Amity Shuts Out West Haven 5-0

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Sep 202012
 

By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

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Meghan Howard scored 3 goals and picked up 2 assists to lead the Amity girls soccer team to a 5-0 shutout victory over West Haven Wednesday afternoon in Woodbridge . With that Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional victory over the Blue Devils, Coach Owen Quigley’s girls improved their record to 2-0-1.

Tara Ramirez (with Howard’s help) scored Amity’s first goal and Howard added an unassisted goal later in the first half. Following intermission, the Lady Spartans extended their lead with second half scores from Alexa Gibbs (assisted by Kate Simon), Howard (assisted by Dakota Kelly) and Howard (unassisted).

Amity outshot the 0-2-1 Westies 19-7. Lady Spartan netminder Zoie Reed made 5 saves in recording the shutout.

Amity hosts Jonathan Law this afternoon at 3:45. 

If your company, or athlete’s parents would like to sponsor girls soccer for the season, call Terri at 203-506-1747

Game On! Orange Legion Plays Willimantic at Brinley Sunday 1 p.m.

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Jul 222012
 

The Orange Ball Players leave the field after another victory

By PHIL BRODSKY

Orange Live Sports Writer

With its 5-1 victory over 25th seeded New Milford Post 31 on Saturday, Willimantic Post 19 (ranked  24th with a record of 20-11) has advanced to a state tournament play-in finals contest against  9th-seeded  Orange Post 127 (19-5).

It will be a 9 inning game that will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brinley Field. The winner of this contest moves on to the Connecticut American Legion 16-team double-elimination tournament that starts on Saturday, July 28th at Bristol and Stamford .