Guilford has a nearly flawless season record with only one loss and most of their victories being shut-outs, so Amity knew it would be a battle.
Amity fans were encouraged when the Lady Spartans won the first match 25-17, but that’s where it ended. Guilford dominated the court for the rest of the night. Taking the Lady Spartans for three consecutive matches, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-23.
GUILFORD 3, AMITY 1
Amity: Two seniors made the grade. Abby Harbinson had 12 kills. Madeline Adzigian had 11 kills.
Guilford: Juliet Young had 13 digs. Emma Appelman had 19 kills and 12 digs. Eva Ott Hill had 28 assists.
Records: Amity 4-2, Guilford 7-1 (six of which were shut-outs)
The Amity Girls Basketball Team was away at Career Magnet in New Haven on Wednesday night for what turned out to be a nail-biting heartbreaker in double overtime.
The Lady Spartans took an early lead against the Panthers outscoring their opponents 14-5 in the first quarter. They held onto their lead in the second quarter, even though they were outscored 12-9 by the Panthers. Score 23-17 Amity at the half.
The Panthers came alive in the third quarter, making 20 points to Amity’s 7 and taking a 37-30 lead.
The final quarter had both teams fighting hard for a victory with a lot of back and forth that was too close for comfort, the Lady Spartans had 17 points to the Panther’s 10, resulting in a tie… and overtime.
Both teams scored 6 points in overtime ending in yet another tie — 53-53.
The second overtime was a battle for the win, but Career outscored Amity 10-7 and won the game 63-60.
Amity’s top players
Elise Graham was the game’s top scorer with 26 points, Molly Dragan 13 (including one 3-point goal), Kate Helfenbein 1 0-0 2, Emma Gehr 7 (including one 3-point goal), Alexa Gibbs 10.
Career’s top players
Ky’Jae Hargrove 7 5-7 19, Ashley Arroyo 13 (including three 3-pointers), Nia Hubbard 12 (including one 3-point goal), Breion Knox 11.
Records: Amity 7-4; Career 8-4
This information came from GAMETIMECT.COM while the CIAC website states the final score as 37-30 Career.
Amity (7-4) goes up against Sheehan (8-3) on Friday night in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.
Unfortunately, the Rams didn’t cut Amity any slack and went into the half with an 8-2 lead. The second half was nearly as merciless with 9 additional goals to Amity’s 5. With a final score of 17-7, this was Cheshire’s 8th victory and Amity’s 9th loss
Tori Ramos 3 and Eleanor Henn each made 3 goals for the Lady Spartans; Kendra Osinski made 1 goal; Liz Enright, Bella Ferro, and Alysse Dellatore each had 1 assist.
Megan Dutchyshyn was the game’s high scoring player with 6 goals; Brooke Jackson had 3 goals and 1 assist; Colleen Carroll made 2 goals; Erica Stauffer had 2 goals and 1 assist; Mia Pulisciano 1;Taylor Stauffer and Kya O’Donnell each had 1 goal and 2 assists; Kaitlyn DAndrea had 1 goal and 1 assist. Mikayla Creiger had 1 assist.
Saves: Both Amity’s Jena Casman and Cheshire’s Alexa Carbone made 4 saves for their teams.
Cheshire outshot Amity 24-12.
Records: Amity 3-9; Cheshire 8-5
The Amity Spartans Football Team (4-4) traveled to Fairfield Prep Friday night for a league match against the Jesuits (5-2).
Prep’s Colton Smith (2) and Nicholas Crowle (9) each made three touchdowns for the Jesuits. Both were fast and darned near unstoppable.
Amity’s Tyler Burns (9), Joey Choiniere (10) and Benjamin Feola (11) all scored for the Spartans.
The final score was 46-33 Prep.
On Friday, Nov. 8, the Spartans are away again, this time in Cheshire, where they will go up against the Rams (3-5 record).
NOTE:I am not a sports writer and know nothing about the game except that they score when they make a touchdown and get an extra point if the kick is through the gaol posts. No line scores have been submitted so I have nothing else to draw from.
On Monday, Oct. 14, the North Branford Thunderbirds hosted the Amity Lady Spartans in a non-conference Field Hockey game.
Melissa Martin put the Thunderbirds on the board with a goal at 16:24 in the first half.
The North Branford Team scored again in the second half with Cassidy Norton, assisted by Sabrina LeMere at 15:14.
The Thunderbirds outshot the Lady Spartans 21-3.
Amity goal keeper Lauren Kelly made 19 saves for the Spartans: Megan Augur made 3 saves for North Branford.
Records—Amity 6-4-1; North Branford 9-3
The Amity Spartans Boys Varsity Soccer team lost its first game of the season 3-2 to the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Wednesday.
The Lions roared onto the field in the first half with Julian Yuliawan, assisted by Cedrick Lingane scoring the first goal; Yuliawan scored again, followed by a third goal by Lingane, assisted by Justin Kassouf.
In the last 5 minutes of the first half, a long shot by junior Matthew Whitehill (9) hit the post, and a beautiful kick by senior Carl Goldblatt (7) was intercepted in the last 40 seconds when Foran Goalie Tim Orozco dove for the ball denying the Spartans their opportunity to get on the scoreboard.
The Spartans answered to the charge in the second half with Captain Dean Schwartz (10) scoring the first goal for Amity, followed by Whitehill tightening the gap to 3-2 with 17:41 left on the clock.
The battle on the field was fierce in the last 17 minutes of the game, but in spite of their best efforts Amity was never able to score a third goal that would have tied the game.
Amity outshot Foran 12-7.
The Lions Goalkeeper Orozco made 7 saves for Foran; Amity’s Captain, Griffin Volta (1) had 6 saves for the Spartans.
Records: Amity 8-1-2; Foran 2-6-1.
Amity Hockey Coach Gary Lindgren looked out at the ice at the Edward L. Bennett Rink after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Fermi/Enfield. He knew the game was going to be a challenge but still, the end result was unacceptable. Had Amity won the game it would have been tied for No. 2 in Division II.
“We played hard the first ten minutes of the game, and then we played hard in the third (period),” Lindgren said. “In the second we played atrocious. We just didn’t play well at all. This team just doesn’t have that talent to think they can take a period off and expect to win.
“The bottom line is, we had our chances early, we had them late, but the goalie (Fermi’s Aaron Lickwar) is good,” he said. “When you play half a game that’s what happens. That’s what I’m upset about. I feel we got cheated tonight — Fermi wanted it more than we did — they wanted the game more than we did.
Lindgren said the team didn’t try hard enough in the second period, but came out and gave their all in the third, but it wasn’t enough. “They should have played the whole game like they did in the third.”
He noted that the team’s third line of Brenden Ferrer (#22), Zach Schelnitz (#14) and Kevin Ryan (9) worked hard throughout the game. Schelnitz got Amity’s only goal with an assist from Ferrar with 9:11 left in the game, cutting the deficit in half.
Amity goalie Nick Nuzzolo (#31) finished the game with 24 saves.
Lickwar had 32 saves for Fermi.
“Overall we played hard in the third period,” Lindgren said. “Fermi outplayed us. Monday we play Glastonbury, which will be another tough game, they’re Division I and then we play West Haven, another Division I team. We’ve got our work cut out for us — good challenges though, it’s good for us.”
With this loss, Amity lowers its record to 6-2.
Amity plays Division I Glastonbury at the Edward L. Bennett Rink today at 2:30 p.m. Come out and make some noise!
NOTE: Spectators said the rink felt a little warmer on Saturday which may have accounted for a little softer ice and explained why so many players from both teams kept falling during this game.
By PHIL BRODSKY
Orange Live Sports Writer
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It was a long ride to Danbury Saturday for the Amity hockey team and an even longer ride home. The previously undefeated Spartans dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury coop team. The loss drops Amity’s record to 2-1 while the Ice Cats are now 3-0.
Neither team scored a goal during the first two periods. BBD finally broke the scoreless deadlock when Tim Leonard beat Amity goalie Nick Nuzzolo with just 53 seconds gone in the third period.
Amity Coach Gary Lindgren said, “They brought the puck in from the blue line and dumped it in front. Then, their guy (Leonard) squeezed the puck through Nick’s (Nuzzolo) pads.
The score remained 1-0 until Amity’s Patrick Flynn netted an unassisted, game-tying goal at 8:53.
According to Lindgren, “It was a beautiful goal—Patrick’s first varsity goal. He broke loose. When their goalie (Luiz Dibble) went down to make the save, he went over him and roofed it.”
With the game still tied at 1-1 after 45 minutes of action, it went into sudden death overtime. The extra session lasted only 2:13 as John Vitti scored the game winning goal. Jordan Warner assisted on both BBD goals.
“It was a fluke shot from in front. Nick made the original save and had the puck in his glove, but it popped out. It slid behind him and then skipped across the goal line. That was a heart-breaking way to lose, but they (BBD) are a good team with 12 seniors. They are big, strong and have a good goalie. They will be one of the Division II teams to beat in March,” Lindgren said.
He added, “It was a battle all game long and a good test for us. Both teams had chances to score, but both goalies were strong and made some great saves. It was an old fashioned, tight defensive game with clean, tight checking and very few penalties. This is the kind of game we’re going to play all season long. Even though we lost, I thought we played pretty well. The game could have gone either way, but the gods of hockey just weren’t with us.”
The Spartans outshot BBD 27-25. Nuzzolo recorded 23 saves while Dibble, his Ice Cat counterpart, Dibble made 26.
Despite the final score, Lindgren singled out the efforts of his third line, noting “Bubba Pignataro played well, back checked well, and made things happen. Brenden Ferrer and Kevin Ryan also fought hard and had some nice scoring chances. In addition, Ryan Hauser had a strong defensive game,” Lindgren said.
Amity holds its annual Alumni game on Wednesday starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven. The next regular season game is slated for Thursday, January 3when the Spartans host Trinity Catholic High of Stamford at 5:45 p.m.