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Football: Senior Michael Young Shows Them How It’s Done

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Sep 222018
 

Michael Young TD number 3

The Amity Spartans Varsity Football Team hosted the Hillhouse Academics in Woodbridge on Friday night, Sept. 22.

Hopes were high for a Spartans victory, with the stands full of fans, or as Channel 3’s Joe Zone put it, “The largest crowd he’d seen all night.”

Even though Hillhouse was first on the scoreboard with 6 points, the Spartans did not disappoint. With 4:44 left on the clock in the first quarter, Amity rushed ahead of the Academics with Michael Young’s first touchdown of the night.

Junior kicker Abyan Nawaz added another point, making the score 7-6 Spartans.

In the second quarter, the Spartans continued to shine, scoring another touchdown and extra point around the halfway point, then, with 2:56 remaining in the first half, Young made his second touchdown, but Hillhouse successfully blocked the extra point.

At halftime, Amity leads 20-6.

Soon after returning to the field, the Academics made their move and junior Tre ronn Bryant made it safely past the goal line.  (20-12)

With less than 5 minutes left in the third, Young made his third touchdown, and the extra point was good.

About 90 seconds later, Hillhouse scored again bringing the third quarter score to 27-18.

The fourth quarter was uneventful, with a bit of back and forth, but no one was able to add any points.

Amity wins 27-18

Records: Amity 2-1, Hillhouse 0-3.

Next up for the Spartans, a HOME game vs Wilbur Cross (2-1) on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Amity Football: Foran Schools Amity With 21-8 Victory

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Sep 142018
 

The Amity Spartans Football team hosted the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Friday night.

The humid, yet cooler temperature out in Woodbridge Friday night reminded everyone that it’s football season.

The stands were full, and the Amity Army had a black-out in the far right of the stands, while on the track the Amity Cheerleaders shared their space with the award-winning Pop Warner cheerleaders, and the Amity Dance Team was on fire.

Out on the field, the Spartans and the Lions went head-to-head, and Foran was first to score closing out the first quarter at 6-0.

Foran continued to dominate with another touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion making their halftime lead 14-0.

The Spartans scored in the third quarter and made a 2 point conversion, and the Lions made another touchdown and the kick was good, bringing the score to 21-8.

No one scored in the final quarter and Foran boarded their bus with a 21-8 victory.

 

 

 

Volleyball: Lady Spartans Shut Out Branford, Head To The SCC Championships

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Nov 042015
 

IMG_0602The Lady Spartans Volleyball team hosted the Branford Hornets in the SCC Semifinal round in Woodbridge Wednesday night.

The Amity Army was out in force.

Both teams showed skill and spirit as they played to win with the hope of moving on to the championships.

Seth Davis’s girls would not give Branford a break as they pushed forward, shutting out their opponents 25-20, 25-12 and 25-13 for a 3-0 victory, improving their season record to 20-1.

Highlights:

Amity:
Brooke Matysovky: 5 digs
Jaiden Williams: 25 assists 2 aces

Amity advances to the Championship game in North Haven this Friday at 6 p.m.

Girls Volleyball: Was Amity Able To Continue Its Winning Streak?

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Oct 022014
 

IMG_2856After enjoying an 8 game winning streak, the Lady Spartans knew they were in for a real battle when they went up against the undefeated Cheshire Rams Wednesday night in Woodbridge.

The first game was tough, with a lot of close scores throughout. But with the help of the Amity Army in full force “Hoo-Rah!” Amity came out on top, winning 25-18.

Both teams are undeniably skilled and were determined to win, but Cheshire reigned supreme for the remainder of the evening, winning three in a row, 25-15; 25-20; and finally 25-17 and retained their undefeated status. They simply outplayed Amity.

Records: Cheshire 9-0; Amity 8-2

Amity Players:

Nina Luciani, 14 kills
Micaela Cardozo, 9 kills; 2 digs; 1 block
Haley Pierson, 36 assists; 1 dig

Cheshire Players:

Jillian Haberli, 14 kills; 2 blocks; 10 digs; 4 aces
Marli Green, 15 kills; 7 blocks
Sarah Rodgers, 26 assists; 6 digs; 2 aces

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Boys Hockey: Senior Brett McNeil’s Hat Trick in 3-1 Win against North Haven, Secures Amity a Spot in Championship Game

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Mar 082014
 

Senior Brett McNeil takes a bow before screaming Amity Fans after his 3rd period goal (assisted by John Uscilla).

Senior Brett McNeil takes a bow before screaming Amity Fans after his 3rd period goal (assisted by John Uscilla).

The Edward L Bennett Rink in West Haven was supercharged with unbridled energy on Thursday, March 6 as four teams battled it out on the ice in the SCC Division II Semifinals for a shot at the Championship Game and  Title on Saturday.

First up was #2 seed North Haven vs #3 Amity at 6 p.m. followed by #1 Branford vs #4 Cheshire at 8 p.m.

At 6 p.m. the Spartans and the Indians took the ice with all the passion and drive any coach would want to see in his team.

Even though Bennett Rink is Amity’s Home Ice, North Haven was the home team in this competition and the Amity Army – fiercely devoted student fans – had to make themselves comfortable on the unfamiliar opposite side of the rink.

In spite of non-stop back-and-forth possession of the puck, the game remained scoreless at the end of the first period.

In the second period Amity got on the board with senior Brett McNeil (8) making an unassisted goal at 4:11.

With a little less than 3 minutes left in the period, North Haven answered with Phillip Gauvin (20), assisted by Tyler Leudee (3) and Vin Fasulo (16) getting one by Amity goaltender Brian Mosher (30).

The third period was tense, with the score  tied (1-1) until McNeil made his move at 12:15, assisted by John Uscilla (15), surprising the Indians goalie Andrew Graziano (30) and moving into the lead.

North Haven, desperate for the win, battled hard to even the score, Coach Thomas Roche pulled Graziano so he could have more men on the ice and with 22 seconds left in the game, McNeil, assisted by Adam Shea (5) made his third and final goal into the empty net, securing the Spartans a spot in the Championship match.

Coach Chat

Interim Coach Michael Richetelli, who recently was named SCC Boys Hockey Coach of the Year, had this to say after Thursday’s win:

Amity went up against Branford in the first game of the season and won. Both teams were very different back then (several months ago. • Ryan Shea was coming back from an illness • It was Brian Mosher’s first game as a Varsity Goal tender.

The thing that made the difference at the semifinal game was the third line (Zachary DeCola, Freshman Jeremy Cable, and Liam Caracciol0) giving the top two lines the breather that they needed, working hard and understanding that role. They do a great job.  The 30-40 seconds they give our guys (off the ice) gives them that much more energy, that’s why we were able to get back out there (to put on) with the pressure.

As far as McNeil’s Hat Trick, Richetelli said, “You want your best players to come up in the big games, and tonight that line came up big and he just happened to be on the final end of the goals. He did a great job.

This tournament (SCC) is a nice way to get you ready for the State Tournament. North Haven has a heck of a Hockey Team with Graziano, Fasulo, Bogart … they work hard. Graziano stood on his head during this game – he made some huge stops. it could have been a whole different ball game if he didn’t make those saves.

Of the Championship game. Branford and Cheshire had yet to play, but Richetelli said, if you’re gonna dance with the devil, you want to dance with the devil you know. We have respect for both teams. We’re strong in our conference and we feel good about that.

The SCC Division II title is on the line and today at 2 p.m. the Spartans will be back on its home ice.

Although Branford is the #1 seed, Believe In Your Spartans! They defeated Branford in the first game of the season at Bennett Rink and they are determined to win this title.