Middletown 1, Bulkeley 0 >> Senior Logan Pingree scored the game-winning goal with just five minutes left in regulation as the Blue Dragons edged the Bulldogs Monday at Hartford. Joey Pizzuto had the assist on Pingree’s winning tally. Goalie Chris Rodo preserved the shutout with three saves as Middletown improved to 3-4-1. Bulkeley fell to 1-6.
Xavier 1, Fairfield Prep 0 >> Sophomore forward Joe Zacchia’s goal in the 25th minute proved to be the game-winner as the Falcons topped the Jesuits at Fairfield. Brendan Cutuli had the assist, while Dan Miela made three saves for Xavier (5-0-3). Goalie Chris MacKay made four saves for Prep (5-3-2).
Cromwell 5, North Branford 0 >> Justin Grant scored two goals, Derek Parker had two assists and goalie Ryan Murphy made two saves to lead the host Panthers. Dylan Davis, Ardit Statovci and Austin Jacinto each had one goal, while Brett Sadinsky had one assist for Cromwell (5-1). Nick Candelora made 10 saves for the T-birds (0-6).
Middletown 5, Bulkeley 0 >> The Blue Dragons captured their seventh straight win behind goals from Mikaela Coady, Kellie Gambell, Alex DeFrance, Jaiden Souza and Vanessa Brown Tuesday night at Rosek-Skubel Stadium. Desiree Hinton and Marisa Bowen shared the goalkeeping duties for Middletown (7-1). Toris Dunning made four saves for the Bulldogs (0-8).
Mercy 2, Sacred Heart Academy 2 >> Senior midfielder Alex Zampini scored both Tiger goals, including the game-tying score in the 64th minute, as Mercy tied the rival Pacers Tuesday afternoon at Hamden. Kendra Landy had one assist, while goalie Alyssa Morrisey made six saves for the Tigers (5-1-1). Angela Ciaramella and Mackenzie Walsh each had one goal, Paige Ahern had one assist, and goalie Emma Brindisi made eight saves for Sacred Heart (6-0-2).
Haddam-Killingworth 2, Portland 1 >> Senior forward Kali DeNisi scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 59th minute, as the Cougars upended the Highlanders (6-2) in a SLC battle Monday at Higganum. Molly Madore had the assist on DeNisi’s winning tally. Gwen Plum also had an assist, while freshman goalie Tevi Ferguson made seven saves for H-K (4-2-2). Jackie Otake scored Portland’s goal, while goalie Marissa DiMare made eight saves.
Girls cross country
Mercy 15, Hillhouse 50 >> Mercy (7-0) defeated Hillhouse over their 5k course at Edgewood Park in New Haven. The top seven runners for Mercy were Kaleigh Roberts (first, 21:51), Mackenzie Pias (second, 21:51), Hannah Albert (third, 21:55), Janine Mouland (fourth, 22:38), Melanie Cirillo (fifth, 22:49), Mia Tompkins (ninth, 23:50) and Mikayla Mooney (10th, 24:02).
Cheshire 8, Mercy 1 >> Emma Farrel had three goals and two assists, and Michelle Federico had two goals and one assist to lead the host Rams (6-1). Katherine Hanley scored the Tigers goal with an assist from Abby Benchimol. Shannon Murphy made nine saves for Mercy (0-9).