Boys Lacrosse: Amity Takes it Down To The Wire To Defeat Cheshire

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May 062015

IMG_1121The Amity Spartans traveled to Cheshire to win an amazing game against the host Rams.

Senior Midfielder Matt DeLizio scored on a pass from Mike Cavanagh with 20 seconds left, to win the game for Amity.
The game was pretty evenly matched throughout with a 2-2 tie in the first quarter; 5-4 Spartan lead in the second; 6-5 neck-in-neck in the third and 7-7 in the fourth, that is until the final :20 with DeLizio’s winning goal and an 8-7 victory for the Spartans.
Notable players
Brad Uscilla made 3 goals and 1 assist; , Matt DeLizio had 2 goals and 1 assist; Jake Milner and Ben DiMauro each made 1 goal and had 1 assist; Matt Attolino made 1 goal and Mike Cavanagh had 1 assist.
Andrew Criscuolo  made 3 goals; Matt Blois, Jack Raba, Sean Black, and Chris Papa each made 1 goal.
Amity outshot Cheshire 35-28
Amity’s Evan Campbell worked his heart out in this game with 17 saves; Cheshire’s Peter Brown made 6 saves for the Rams.
RECORDS: (AM) 6-4 (CH) 3-7

Meet The Amity Lacrosse Team

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Apr 192015

(From the Amity LAX website)

(From the Amity LAX website)

The Amity Boys Lacrosse Team is now 2-3 for the 2015 season.

Their first loss was an 8-9 overtime heartbreaker against Notre Dame – West Haven on April 8.

The Boys won their second game 7-5 in Branford on April 10.

The third game was a 4-6 loss to Daniel Hand on April 13, then on April 16 the Spartans lost to Guilford 4-7 in Guilford.

All of these were close games until Saturday, April 18 when they faced off with Lyman Hall in Woodbridge and won by a huge 20-3 margin.

This year Amity has 13 Seniors: Jake Milner (2); Matt Attolino (3); Jesse Kwolek (5); Kevin Ryan (9); Sean Grenier (10); Matt Lockhart (11); Brad Uscilla (12); Goalie Evan Campbell (13); George Tucker (14); Nick Mazzacco (16); Kyle Luisi (27); Ben DiMauro (29) and Matt DeLizio (33).

There are 10 Juniors: Ian MacDonald (4); Jonathan Catarino (6); Mike DeVito (7); Mike Pretlove (8); Jake Cala (15); Samir King (17); Anthony Uscilla (18); Stephen Petrillo (19); Devon Hebert (21) and Michael Cavanagh (28).

Rounding out the team are 4 Sophomores: Goalie Matthew Perrotti (1); Cory Sachs (22); Mark DellaTorre (23) and Tyler Vincent (44).



Boys Lacrosse: Amity Falls To Notre Dame in Overtime

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Apr 082015

IMG_8307It was opening day for Spring Sports at Amity today (Wednesday, April 8) with the Varsity Lacrosse, Softball and Baseball Teams competing at the same time at home.
Coach Brandon Pepe’s 2015 Spartans had a strong season start, going head-to-head with the Green Knights from Notre Dame, West Haven.
Notre Dame was first to score at 3:55 in the first quarter, but Amity tied things up a little more than a minute later at 5:02. The Green Knights pulled ahead, ending the first at 2-1.
The second quarter showed Amity’s real power with two goals and high-jumping chest bumps and success in keeping Notre Dame from scoring.  2Q score: Amity 3 – ND 2
The third quarter was a repeat of the first with the Green Knights -2, Amity – 1. 3Q score: TIED 4-4
Both teams had a spectacular fourth quarter with each pulling in 4 goals, Tying the score at 8-8 and going into overtime.
In the end it was the Green Knights that came out on top, defeating their hosts 9-8.
Notable Players
Brad Uscilla 2 goals, 1 assist: Anthony Uscilla and Mike Cavanaugh each made 2 goals; Ben DiMauro 1 goal; Matt Attolino 1 goal, 1 assist and Jake Milner 2 assists.
Notre Dame 
Tyler Delaurentis, Joe Biondi, and Matthew Wielk each made 2 goals; Nico Ragaini, Nick Shanle, and Dylan Penna each made 1 goal and Nico Ragaini  had 1 assist.
The two goalies worked hard on this damp, chilly afternoon.
Amity Senior Evan Campbell made 10 saves; Notre Dame Sophomore Gino Pagliaro made 9 saves.
Notre Dame outshot Amity 24-19
Amity 0-1
ND 1-0

Boys Lacrosse: Amity Defeats Cheshire 10-8

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May 092014

IMG_0202The Amity Spartans Varsity Lacrosse Team knew they were in for a battle when they hosted Cheshire in Woodbridge on Tuesday, May 6.

Cheshire played hard and skillfully. They outshot Amity 39-31 and held the lead through third quarter (Q1: 2-1; Q2: 5-3; Q4: 8-6).

The Spartans played to win as well, and in the final quarter, they put  on their game faces, catching up to, tying and finally defeating the Rams 10-8.


Cheshire’s Matt Blois was the game’s high scorer with 4 goals. Anthony Trasacco brought in 2 for the Rams and Alec Thomas and Matt Samuelson each scored 1 goal.

The visitors’ Ben Hamel made 2 assists and Christian Russo had 1 assist for the Rams.

Cheshire’s goalkeeper Jared Lawson made 14 saves for his team.

On Amity’s side, Jake Milner and Brad Uscilla each scored 3 goals; Dave Buono made 2 goals and  Joe Choiniere and Ajay King scored 1 goal each.

Milner, King, Choiniere, and Tyler Burns each had 1 assist for the Spartans.

Spartans goalie Evan Campbell made 27 saves.

Records: Amity 8-2; Cheshire 4-7

Amity LAX Team Means Business: Defeats Branford 16-2

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Apr 112014

LAX VS BRANFORDThe Amity Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team hosted Branford today and proceeded to crush them 16-2.
Coach Brandon Pepe predicted a good year for his team when he first spoke to Orange Live earlier this month.
“We showed up to play today in our first home game,” he said. “Everyone contributed which was great to see as a coach.”

1   2    3    4  Final
Amity          5 – 3 – 4 – 4 – 16
Branford    1 – 1 – 0 – 0 –  2


Brad Uscilla 3, Tyler Burns 3, Steve Sember 2, Joe Choiniere 2, Nick Coassin 2, Ajay King, Matt DeLizio, Jesse Cala, Kyle Sullivan

Brad Valalik 1, Teddy Stamler 1


Choiniere 3, Sember 1, Uscilla 1, Burns 1, Coassin 1, King 1, Bubba Pignataro 1, DeLizio 1, Sullivan 1, Ben DiMauro 1

Branford – None

Mike Pretlove (8) fires a shot.

Mike Pretlove (8) fires a shot.


Amity – 34
Branford – 12


Chapman – 2
Campbell – 4

Duval – 15

Amity Roster: 

Jake Milner #2

vs branfordMatt Attolino #3

Jesse Kwolek #5

Mike Pretlove #8

Nick Wright #11

John Uscilla #15

Cord DePalma #16

Damon Robinson #17

Steven Junas #19

IMG_7437David Buono #21

Jesse Cala 322

Matt Lockhart #26

Luisi Kyle #27

Mike DeVito #32

Devon Hebert #38

Sean Grenier #14

IMG_7564Brad Uscilla #12

Tyler Burns #9

Steve Sember #20

Joe Choiniere #10

Nick Coassin #25

Ajay King #18

Matt DeLizio #33

IMG_7627Jesse Cala #22

Kyle Sullivan #39

Bubba Pignataro #6

Ben DiMauro #29

James Chapman #1

Evan Campbell #13