Varsity Sports: Who’s Playing Today?

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Sep 232013

IMG_1216Varsity Sports: The following games are taking place today (Monday, Sept. 23)

The Lady Spartans Varsity Soccer team will host Hamden on Field 3 today at 3:45 p.m.

The Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team will host Shelton in the gym at 5:15 p.m.

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team plays away at Foran High School on the turf field in Milford at 6:30 p.m.

Turf Field Referendum Reminder:

Remember the Amity Referendum to vote on the proposed Turf Field at Amity High School is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at High Plains Community Center. 

Game Changes…Take Note

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Oct 192012

Two varsity match ups were postponed due to the weather this week.

The Field Hockey game between Amity and Sacred Heart Academy will take place at Sacred Heart, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.

The Friday Amity Girls Soccer game against Sheehan will take place Oct. 23 at 3:45 p.m. at Amity.

Girls Soccer: Lady Spartans Defeat Three Opponents

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Oct 082012


Orange Live Sports Writer


Thanks in large part to the play of Meghan Howard, the Amity girls soccer team picked up three big Southern Connecticut Conference wins last week. The Lady Spartans knocked off Branford (2-1), Sheehan (2-0), and Jonathan Law (2-0) and improved their midseason record to 6-2-1 (2-2 against Housatonic Division opponents).
Branford (now 4-3) scored first when Kara Nardella cashed in with 28 minutes, 56 seconds gone in the first half.  The Hornets held that lead until Kate Simon gathered in Cassie Giza’s feed and knocked in the game tying goal at 60:40. Less than five minutes later Howard fed the ball to Tara Ramierez and she booted the game winning home (at 65:11).

According to Coach Owen Quigley, “This is the best Branford team in the last six or seven years. We were tired, coming off the Shelton game on Saturday. It took a lot out of us. They caught us flat footed and we didn’t realize it.  They gave a good account of themselves but we still outshot them 10-6. We scored twice in the second half and we should have added to that total—but didn’t.  Kate Simon and Cassie Giza both played very well. All in all, I’d say it was a good team effort. No one really stood out and we didn’t play all that well.

Amity goalie Zoie Reed recorded four saves.  

 Following a scoreless first half against Sheehan, the Lady Spartan cashed in twice during the final 40 minute session. Howard  (on a pass from Allie Maier) and Ramierez (from  Giza) provided the winners with their margin of victory. The Black and Gold outshot the Titans 16-4 and Reed recorded four saves.

“We had a much better performance against Sheehan. We moved the ball really well. I think Meghan Howard had half of our shots,. She controlled the entire game,” Quigley said. “I am really pleased with Tara Ramierez’s work. She is steady and exceptionally versatile. I know I can put her wherever we need her. While that’s great for us as a team, it also hurts her as an individual player because she cannot focus on being the best she can be at any one position. Against Sheehan I used her on defense and up top.”

Reed made five saves against the 3-2-2 Titans.

Amity scored a goal in each half against Law. With four minutes gone in the game, Howard found the net on a 25 foot blast for an unassisted goal and she headed in Giza’s corner kick during the second half.

Quigley added, “We should have put Law away in the first half, but didn’t. It was not a great game for us,. We hit the post once and had some easy chances to score.  Meghan Howard was the best player on the field by a mile. Once again, Tara (Ramierez) played really well. Dakota Kelly anchored our defense and distributed the ball really well. In addition, Kate Simon does things no one else can do. She’s not flashy but she never stops working.”

The winners outshot Law 29-13 and goalie Cali Daly made six stops.

Girls Soccer: Gaelettes Overcome the Lady Spartans 2-1

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Oct 032012


Zoie Reed had 20 saves for the Lady Spartans in Shelton


Orange Live Sports Writer


Abigail Innamurato’s goal with 66 minutes, 23 seconds gone in the match, broke a 1-1 tie and enabled the Shelton girls’ soccer team to sneak past Amity Saturday night. The Southern Connecticut Conference—Housatonic Division contest was plated at the Gaelettes’ Finn Stadium.

Meghan Howard, who had missed the Lady Spartans’ last three games due to an injury, returned Saturday night and made her presence known immediately. Gathering in a pass from Dakota Kelly, Howard booted it by Shelton goalie, Michaela Joyce with only 1:19 gone in the contest. Amity (now 3-2-1 and 1-2 against Housy opposition) clung to that 1-0 until Meghan Burke knocked home a match-tying penalty kick at 38:37. Losing Coach Owen Quigley insisted that neither he nor any players from either team saw any violation that could result in a penalty kick as play continued and the penalty call had to be remade by the officials. Quigley also noted that he repeatidly asked the officials to explain the violation but was ignored by them.

Shelton (now 5-0-1) outshot the Lady Spartans 23-12. Amity netminder Zoie Reed was called on to make 20 saves while Joyce recorded 10.

“I was very confused why the officials would not tell me what caused the penalty kick, “he said. “This was a match we should have won. We deserved better today.”

Quigley also noted that Tara Ramierez, his second leading scorer was knocked down but no penalty was called. In addition, he pointed to a questionable decision not to call a Shelton hand ball that the officials told him was accidental contact.

Earlier in the week, Ramierez recorded a three-goal hat trick to lead the Lady Spartans past Lyman Hall 5-0.

According to Quigley, “I was told that Lyman Hall was missing four senior starters due to a field trip, but I think we would have won even if all four of those girls were there to play against us.  We were clearly the better team, played well, and recorded an easy win. I thought our younger girls played reasonably well. We really weren’t tested. The match was over after the first 10-12 minutes.”

In addition to he also lauded the play of outside midfielder Cassie Geza.

Amity outshot the Trojans 26-2 and Reed never had to make a save. 

PHOTOS: Did Quigley’s Remarks Get To The Lady Spartans?

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Sep 252012

Lady Spartans are radiant after a goal against Lyman Hall.

The Lady Spartans took the home field just hours after Orange Live published a Girls Soccer story in which coach Owen Quigley expressed his disappointment in his team’s performance.

The girls went up against Lyman Hall and with Quigley at the sidelines as usual, shut out the Wallingford team 5-0.

Tara Ramirez scored three goals and added an assist.

Kate Simon and Alexa Gibbs also scored for Amity (3-1-1) in the Lady Spartans’ SCC Housatonic Division win at Woodbridge.



Girls Soccer: Howard Injured, Amity Bows To Cheshire 2-0

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Sep 232012

Historically, Cheshire is a force of nature on any playing field, but the Lady Spartans Soccer Team was ready to face off with the Rams on Friday in a Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division game at Amity.

Amity’s biggest threat, Captain Maeghan Howard tried to play, but in the first few minutes left with pain in her knee.

There was no score in the first half but Amity fouled a Cheshire player about 5 yards outside the box.

Cheshire converted the kick with a high shot just above Goalie Zoie Reed’s reach (tough shot to stop).

Cheshire added another goal later in the half.

Reed had 8 saves for the Spartans (2-1-1)

Amity had its first loss of the season 2-0.

Girls Soccer: Amity Blanks Law 4-0

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Sep 162012

At an SCC interdivision game in Woodbridge on Friday the Lady Spartans were at their best against Law.

Tara Ramirez scored twice and Cassie Giza recorded two assists for the Lady Spartans.

Amity won 4-0.

The Lady Spartans host West Haven at Amity on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.