Football from Saturday
Vinal Tech/East Hampton 21, O’Brien Tech 0 >> The Bellhawks (4-2) captured their third straight victory with a Constituton State Conference win Saturday at Ansonia. Ryan Fazzino scored two touchdowns, including a 73-yard kick-off return to open the game, to lead Vinal. Fazzino, who added a 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, finished with 106 yards on 18 carries. Ed Carafeno had 55 yards on 11 carries, while quarterback Austin Mann had 41 yards rushing on nine attempts. Mann’s quarterback sneak in the second quarter gave the Bellhawks a 14-0 halftime lead. Vinal Tech/East Hampton’s defense was spearheaded by Vin Langenfield (8 solo tackles), Mike Greco (6 solo tackles) and Cody Bernard (2 sacks). O’Brien Tech fell to 3-2.
Valley Regional 3, Lyme-Old Lyme 1 >> The Warriors qualified for the state tournament with a 25-5, 24-26, 25-22 and 25-15 SLC win at Old Lyme. Michaela Paholski had 15 kills and two aces, and Chloe MacNeil had three kills and seven aces for Valley Regional (8-9). Megan Astley had 18 digs and four kills, while Colleen Mueller had six aces for Old Lyme (2-16).
Cromwell 3, Hyde 0 >> The host Panthers swept the Howling Wolves 25-18, 25-17 and 25-11. Araya Lessard had seven kills and two aces, and Lauren Schmitt had six digs, four kills and two assists for Cromwell (4-15). Chilama Gaines had four kills for Hyde (0-16).
Haddam-Killingworth 3, East Hampton 1 >> Michelle Church had 43 assists to lead the Cougars (16-2) to a 25-21, 19-25, 25-8 and 25-18 win at East Hampton. Dakota Reed had 32 assists and 22 digs, and Hailey Picking had 21 digs for the Bellringers (11-5).
Middletown 3, Fermi 0 >> The host Blue Dragons swept Fermi 25-18, 25-16 and 25-10 Friday night. Kyra Culup had 14 kills and six aces, while Emma Bagenski had six aces and two kills for Middletown (3-12).
Coginchaug 3, Hale-Ray 0 >> The Blue Devils swept the Little Noises 25-20, 25-17 and 25-20. Caryn Sibiskie had 12 kills and two blocks, and Caitlyn Sibiskie had 20 assists for Coginchaug (12-4). Eliza Burke had seven kills for Hale-Ray (10-7).
Mercy 3, Sheehan 1 >> The Tigers defeated the Titans 21-25, 25-16, 25-20 and 25-16. Jess Hoops had 48 assists and 11 digs, Gran Basadonna had 21 digs and four aces (17-for-17 serving) and Morgan Cahill had 10 kills and two blocks for Mercy (14-2).
Middletown 2, Berlin 2 (2 OT) >> The Blue Dragons unbeaten streak reached eight games with a tie Monday night at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. Logan Pingree and Lucas Saunders tallied frist half goals for Middletown (8-4-3). Brian Kennure added a first half goal, while Andres Sanchez tied it with a second half score for Berlin (11-3-1).
Xavier 2, Cheshire 0 >> Joey Zacchia scored two goals to lead the visiting Falcons. Cesar Rivera had one assist and goalie Dan Miela made three saves for SCC Quinnipiac Division champions Xavier (12-0-3). Matt Skydel made six saves for Cheshire (3-9-3).
Middletown 4, Platt 0 >> Joey Pizzuto had two goals, and Umberto Spada and Logan Pingree each had one goal as the Blue Dragons extended their unbeaten streak to seven games Friday night at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. Anthony Lagana had one assist and goalie Chris Rodo made four saves for Middletown (8-4-2).
Cromwell 1, Coginchaug 0 >> Ryan Hopley scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 60th minute as the Panthers raised their unbeaten streak to six games Monday night at Cromwell. Goalie Ryan Murphy made one save for the Panthers (11-2-1). Goalie Jeff Cummings made four saves for Coginchaug (4-9-1).
Coginchaug 3, Old Saybrook 0 >> Amy Arcari scored two goals and Victoria Buonanni had one goal to lead the Blue Devils at Durham. Goalie Kara Mather made seven saves for Coginchaug (10-3-1). Goalie Mias Neas made 14 saves for the Rams (7-5-2).