Cross country, swim/dive teams post good times
With all the weather problems this season, the Jonathan Law boys cross country team ran on back to back days. In its meet on Friday on a rain-soaked course at Eisenhower Park, coach Charlie Phillips’ Lawmen defeated Lyman Hall (27-28) and North Branford (15-50) while losing a close one to North Haven. Michael Loschiavo again led the Lawmen with his first place time of 17:28, followed by Tyler McKenna-Hansen a close second in 17:32. Dan Wasserman followed in 9th place at 18:57. Junior Nick Shugrue was 14th with a personal best time of 19:39. The next three finishers for Law were Charles Wang (20:05), Amir Elhewl (20:27) and James Marino (20:32). Law defeated West Haven (21-40) and Hillhouse (21-36) and lost to Hamden (28-29) on Thursday. Loschiavo led with an overall first place finish in a time of 17:22 on the 5K course. He was followed by McKenna-Hansen in third at 17:36. Law's next runners in the scorebook were Wasserman at 18:28, Shugrue at 19:54 and Elhelw at 20:14. There were 14 personal best times run by the Lawmen.
Law swimming and diving
Jonathan Law defeated Sheehan-Wallingford, 97-84. Lily Baldieri and Emma Savoie each won a pair of events for coach Molly Anderson’s squad. Winning the 200 medley relay were Athena Homorodean, Hennessey Shane, Brooke Nabors and Baldieri. Homorodean won the 200 freestyle, Savoie the 200 IM and the 500 free, Baldieri the 50 and 100 free, Nabors the 100 backstroke and Christina Gleason diving. Shane, Theresa Rosato, Hannah Rascoll and Savoie were first in the 200 freestyle relay.
Foran swimming and diving
Foran High lost a 98-80 decision to North Haven on Thursday. Foran is 3-2; North Haven 4-1. The Lions’ Jordan Macdonald won both the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Emma Fiorillo was first in the 100 breaststroke. Allie Moore, Ana O'Connor, Emma Bell and Macdonald won the 400 freestyle relay.
Lauralton Hall volleyball team improved to 5-4 with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 25-27, 25-20) win over Branford on Monday night. Theresa Piscitelli led the Crusaders with 11 kills, 14 aces and six digs. Abby Paine had five kills and an ace. Sydney O'Neil had two kills and two aces. Anna Farruggio had 16 assists. Lauralton Hall lost to Amity High, 3-1. Piscitelli (13 kills, 7 digs), Farruggio (14 assists) and Maddi Marrone (4 assists, 5 digs) led the Crusaders.
Law girls cross country
Jonathan Law’s Kaylee Brotherton took first overall in 21 minutes, 22 seconds and senior Laura Dennigan ran a gutsy race to take third overall over a soggy 3.1-mile course at Eisenhower Park on Friday to lead coach Linwood Schulte’s squad to a sweep of a five-way meet. Brotherton took control from the start and never looked back in recording her second individual overall victory, while Dennigan battled her way through a pack of about 10 runners to take third in 21:58. The key to Law’s sweep was the running of its third, fourth and fifth runners — freshman Jenna Wasserman (8th, 22:47), and sisters sophomore Jordyn Konlian (11th, 23:11) and freshman Lindsey Konlian (15th, 23:39). The trio helped break up bunches of runners from both Lyman Hall and Laurelton Hall to secure the victory. “It was an outstanding meet for the girls, because everyone improved their times and ran tough races,’’ Schulte said. “They didn’t just run, they raced.’’ The wins improved Law’s record to 9-3.