Boys Lacrosse: Amity Victorious in Double Overtime

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Apr 152017

The Boys Lacrosse Team wins again! Coach Brandon Pepe filed the following report on today’s game (April 15).

A very exciting Overtime win for the Amity Boys Lacrosse team today. We traveled to East Lyme and beat a strong ECC team. East Lyme is set to potentially join our SCC conference next year. They are a talented and well coached team.

Down 1 goal late in the 4th quarter, senior Ryan Rattley stepped up and scored a goal assisted by Mark Dellatorre with just 1.9 seconds left on the clock.

In the overtime periods, Cory Sachs won both faceoffs, and again Ryan Rattley scored the game winner on a transition goal assisted by junior midfielder, Chris Bierezoweic. The defense, led by Goalie Matt Perrotti was strong all game. Perrotti had 16 saves including  3 huge stops in OT.

After the game, senior midfielder Mark Dellatorre was announced as a captain for the remainder of the season due to the leadership and work ethic that he has displayed all season.

Amity 9 – East Lyme 8 (2OT)


Amity          4-1-1-2-0-1 = 9

East Lyme  3-2-2-1-0-0 = 8

Noteworthy Players:

Amity — Colin Hughes 4 goals and 2 assists; Mark DellaTorre 2 goals and 2 assists; Ryan Rattley 2 goals; Adam Cusano 1 goal; Matt Weidenfeller 2 assists; Blake Batista and Matt Merriam each had 1 assist.

East Lyme — Connor Schofner 3 goals; James McCoy 2 goals and 1 assist; Sean Williams 1 goal and 1 assist; Ned Shields and Andrew Alden each made 1 goal and Aiden Patterson had 1 assist.

Amity goal keeper Matt Perrotti made 16 saves, East Lyme’s goalie Mac Bentley made 12 saves.

East Lyme outshot Amity 39-33

Records: Amity 4-2, East Lyme 2-1

Boys’ Lacrosse: Spartans Come From Behind To Defeat Gaels

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Apr 092017

The Amity Spartans were on the road in Shelton on Saturday for a matchup against the Gaels.
Shelton took a quick lead, scoring twice in the first quarter.
Amity got onto the scoreboard in the third quarter with two goals, but Shelton kept its lead with a third goal — 3-2.
Amity was trailing 5-4 with 2:11 left in the 4th quarter. After a timeout, the Spartans offense came alive and went on to score 3 straight goals for a great comeback win. Captain Cory Sachs sealed the game by winning the final 3 face-offs.
“This was a very exciting all-around team win. We showed a lot of patience against a Shelton team that played us very tough. I am proud of the effort that we played with for all 48 minutes of the game,” said coach Brandon Pepe.  “We expect this momentum to carry over into our home opener against Daniel Hand on Monday at 3:30 p.m.”
Amity 0 0 2 5 – 7
Shelton 2 0 1 2 – 5


Amity — Luke Smith 2; Mark DellaTorre 2; Tyler Vincent 2; Adam Cusano 1;
Shelton — Nick Pavone 2; Matt Rice 1; Jake Roberts 1; Casey Brennan 1


Amity — Ryan Ratley 3; Adam Cusano 1; Matt Merriam 1, Colin Hughes 1, Mark DellaTorre 1
Shelton — Nick Pavone 1; Casey Brennan 1
Amity outshot Shelton 24-16.


Amity’s Goalie Matt Perrotti made 5 saves; Shelton’s Goal Keeper Tim Schiffer worked hard with 17 saves.
Amity is 2-1 for the season. 

Boys’ Basketball: Spartans Battle Hornets For The Victory

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Jan 122017


Colin Beaulieu (10) and Tyler Thomas (14) during the Jan. 11 game.

The Amity Spartans Boys Basketball Team hosted the Branford Hornets in Woodbridge Wednesday night.

Amity Junior Tyler Thomas (14) was the game’s high scorer with 22 points, including two 3-pointers.

Other noteworthy players

Amity: John Nolan (2) 13, John Ahern (21) 8, James Van Hise (41) 4, Robert Kirpas (20) 4 (including one 3-pointer), Colin Beaulieu (10) 4, Chris Bierezowiec (31) 2.

Branford: James Douglas Shaw (12) 16 (four 3 pointers), Jake Sullivan (24) 16 (including three 3 pointers), Ryan Sember (13) 8 (including two 3-point shots), Sam Roach (33) 2, Arthur Northrup (5) 1.


Amity         15  33  44  58

Branford   12  22  32  43

Records: Amity 4-2, Branford 3-4

Next up, the Spartans are away at Wilbur Cross on Friday night.


Amity Football: Spartans Defeat Titans 33-6 in Wallingford

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Sep 202014

Touchdown! Dchuan Wilson scores for the Spartans.

Touchdown! Dchuan Wilson scores for the Spartans.

The Amity Spartans crushed the Sheehan Titans 33-6 in Wallingford on Friday night.

NOTE: I was taking photos and did not write down any notes during the game. Although I requested it, no one sent the line scores so I’m winging it from matching the photos to the timeline. Sorry Spartans. You deserve better than this. 

The first quarter was scoreless, then senior Dchuan Wilson stayed ahead of the pack and scored for the Spartans with 1:37 left in the second quarter.  (6-0 Amity)

Amity scored at 8:10 in the third quarter (I believe it was Matt Attolino) and the kick was good.  (13-0 Amity) and (Wilson) again at 4:33 with extra point (20-0 Amity)

Tyler Selmecki put Sheehan on the score board with a 65 yard TD with 33 seconds left in the third quarter. The point kick was no good.  (20-6 Amity)

At 11:01 in the fourth quarter (Attolino) came through with another TD for Amity, and Jordan D’Onofrio’s kick was good (27-6 Amity)

Kevin Nusdeo sealed the win for the Spartans at 6:51 with D’Onofrio’s point kick. Final Score Amity 33 – Sheehan 6.

Records: Amity 1-1; Sheehan 0-2

Boys Tennis: Amity Shuts Out Xavier 7-0

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Apr 232014

IMG_8873The Amity Varsity Tennis Team defeated Xavier 7-0 in Woodbridge on Monday April 21.


Jason Seidman (A) def Richard Ciamarra 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

Max Einbinder (A) def Trevor Morris 6-1, 6-0

Jarred Pepper (A) def. James Rosborough 6-0, 6-0

Marco Canepa (A) def. Michael Higgins 6-0,6-0


Nick Sabatelli/Noah Gallant (A) def. Rob Borea/Dylan Amble 6-4, 6-2

Jake Noyes/Gabe Betancur (A) def John Borea/Garrett Baker 6-2, 6-0

Nathan Brownstein/Kolby Santos (A) def Matt Ferris/Jack Curran 6-1, 6-3


Boys Hockey: Goalie Nick Nuzzolo Makes 39 Saves in 4-3 Win Against Milford

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Jan 062013


Amity vs Milford Jan. 5


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Sleep walking its way for the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s Southern Connecticut Conference Division II contest against Milford, the Amity hockey team finally awoke from its lengthy snooze and found itself on the short end of a 2-0 tally. After a yawn and a stretch, the Spartans rallied back with three goals in the final nine minutes of the second session and went on to nudge the Indians 4-3 at the Milford Ice Pavilion.

Winning Coach Gary Lindgren said, “Why we’ve had rough first periods is a good question that I haven’t found the answer to. All I know is we’ve been lack luster, tentative, and back on our heels. I’ve been very disappointed how teams have taken it to us and dictated the tempo early in the game. Today, we came out with no jump in our step and were just standing around. Finally came alive during the second period and caught some breaks. We have to find a way to get ourselves going in the first period.”

Trailing 2-0 (and outshot 17-5 during the first period) , Amity finally got onto the scoreboard when Brett McNeil dug the puck out of a scrum in front of the net (with help from Adam Shea) and flipped it over the outstretched glove of Milford goalie, John DePalma with 6 minutes, 25 seconds gone in the second period. That power play goal (which came with Rob Busky in the penalty box for hooking) cut Milford’s lead in half.

Nearly eight minutes later (at 14:20) Erik Dykun tied the game on another power play goal. It came with Ben Levallee also off the ice for hooking. The game remained deadlocked at 2-2 for only 23 seconds as Amity scored again. This time the Spartans caught a big break as Keating Seymour’s shot caromed off an Indian skate and sailed into the net to give Amity a 3-2 advantage.

“Finally, we came alive.  When we scored those two power play goals during the second period, I think we finally settled down and began to believe in ourselves.” added Lindgren.

At 3:50 of the third period, McNeill (assisted by Shea and Jon Crocker) netted what would prove to be the game winning goal. With his team trailing 4-2, Milford’s high-scoring junior center Zack White knocked the puck under the pad of Amity net minder Nick Nuzzolo to again make it a one-goal game. It was White’s second goal of the game, his ninth score and 18th point of the season. Despite a furious Milford finish, Nuzzolo and the Spartans hung on to clinch their fourth win in five games.

Despite the final score, Milford outshot the Spartans by a hefty 42-25 margin, requiring a busy Nuzzolo to make 39 saves. DePalma recorded 21 saves for the Indians.

 According to Lindgren, “Milford (now 3-2) is a good team. They kept coming at us. I like what Sal (Milford Coach Sal Follo) is doing and Zach White is a player. He went by three of our guys to score their second goal. I got worried when White scored again only four minutes into the third period, but our guys played with confidence. I took a time out and told them to be smart and to play conservatively. After that, we battled and Nick was outstanding in goal. He made a tremendous save with 30 seconds to go—it was the save of the game.”

Milford’s first goal came with only 19 seconds gone as Will Vitelli poked the puck past Nuzzolo. At 2:13, White beat three Amity defenders and drilled the puck into the upper right hand corner of the net. That unassisted goal gave his team a 2-0 lead.  Amity caught a huge break midway through the first period as a Milford shot hit off the post, popped up into the air and sailed just over the top of the cross bar.

The 4-1 Spartans return to the Milford Ice Pavilion on Wednesday to face the Division I Notre Dame of Fairfield Lancers at 6 p.m.

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Amity Football: Spartans Show Titans No Mercy

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Sep 222012

Amity Quarterback James Semmonella runs the ball against Sheehan Sept. 21.


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Racking up 577 yards of total offense (543 on the ground) and scoring the first three times it had possession of the football, Amity went on to steam roll Sheehan High of Wallingford 58-14 Friday night. The Southern Connecticut Conference inter-divisional game was played at Bill Johnson Field in Woodbridge .

On the very first play of the game, Spartan quarterback James Semmonella pitched the ball to Cory Ricks at the Amity 31-yard line. He quickly scooted around his right side and raced untouched for 69 and his team’s first of 8 touchdowns.  It came with only 18 seconds gone in the game.

According to winning Coach Bert Mozealous, “We had practiced that play week and had decided to run it on our first play from scrimmage.”

Trailing 7-0 (after the first of Lyle Luth’s seven conversion kicks), Sheehan (now 1-1) struck right back.  Keyed by Sheehan quarterback Jeremy Gannon’s 46 yard screen pass to Raphael Dominngues, the Titans were perched at the Spartan 5. Three plays later, Dominguez cashed in from the 5 and Kyle Paolella added the game-tying PAT.

The deadlock did not last long. Sparked by Dave Attolino’s 28 yard scamper to the Titan 33-yard line (Paolella’s tackle prevented a touchdown). Five plays later, Ricks scored again. This time he found pay dirt on a 15 yard sprint into the end zone. It came at 6:35, gave Amity a 14-7 lead and started a string of 38 unanswered Spartan points.

Two plays after that touchdown, sophomore defensive back Tyler Burns intercepted a Gannon pass at midfield and returned it 11 yards to the Sheehan 37. Six plays later, Attolino’s 5 yard TD at 2:42 extended Amity’s lead to 21-7.

With 7:30 left in the first half, Semmonella called his own number, skirted his right end and raced away on an 82 yard keeper that upped the Spartan ante to 28-7. Later in the same session, Semmonella dove into the end zone from a yard out. With no time left on the clock, Luth closed out the first half with a 36 yard field goal that gave Amity a 38-7 at the break.

During that hectic first half, trhe Amity offense rolled up368 yards. Semmonella led the winners with 163 of those yards and 2 scores. Ricks added 95 additional yards and 2 TD’s.

“We were not happy with how we ran the ball last week (against Hand). We thought we could do a better job. I thought we ran the ball well tonight. When our offensive line comes to play, we know we can move the ball. Our backs ran hard and broke tackles,’ said Mozealous.

Picking up in third quarter right where it left of in the first half, Amity scored on its first 2 possessions. Sheehan drove deep into Spartan territory but that threat was thwarted by Joe Choiniere’s intereception at his own 12.  Four plays later, Attolino’s 65 yard jaunt opened a 45-7 lead.

After Sheehan went 3-and-out and punted the ball away. Setting up shop at his own 45-yard line, Semmonella handed the ball to Choinere and he “took it to the house” for a 55 yard touchdown and a 45-7 lead.

Starting a midfield, Gannon picked up 23 yards on his toss to Kyle Lorenzo and a first down at the Amity 27. Three plays later Gannon found Bruce Rutkowski in the end zone and hit him with a 10 yard scoring strike.

Leading 52-14 as the fourth quarter got underway, the Spartans closed out its offensive barrage on Dave Buono’s 36 yard run.

Mozealous added, “We know we are a good team and a hard running team. Everybody knows we are going to run the ball. If you stop us, we’ll run somewhere else. We made some defensive mistakes in the second quarter that we need to clean up and need to improve our communication skills, but we’re getting there. It was a job tonight by the offense. We did what we wanted to do and kept playing hard throughout the game.”

Included in the winners’ 577 yards of total offense, 170 belonged to Semmonella. Attolino accounted for 128 yards and Ricks chipped in with 95 first half yards.

The 1-1 Spartans visit Shelton next Friday for a 7 PM SCC Division I contest at Finn Stadium.