High school weekly sports roundup
The first of two regular season golf matches between Foran High and Jonathan Law last Thursday saw the Lawmen defeat the Lions, 179-183, at Grassy Hill Country Club. The Lawmen (2-1) were led by juniors Ryan Mola and Ryan Bedell. Both scored match low scores of 42. Further support came from returning junior Zach Smith with a 46. First-year player, junior Anthony Lomax, shot a 49. The Lions were led by Chris Ricci 43, Chris Thomas 44, J.P. Rossetti 45 and Jofranco Menta 51. “This was a great match and it’s only the beginning of the season,” Law coach Andy Koorejian said. “Both teams played very well in somewhat difficult conditions. Ryan Mola is continuing his great play from last season and Ryan Bedell and Zach Smith have really improved their games. We have a few new players that need more match time to see what it’s like to play competitive golf, but I really like what I see so far.”
Foran’s High’s fifth consecutive win featured an outstanding pitching performance from Rich Piscitelli, when the Lions turned back SCC baseball rival Xavier of Middletown 3-0 on Friday.
“Rich threw a great game for is,” Foran coach Garrett Walker said. “He filled the zone up and allowed our defense to play. He competed every pitch, couldn't have asked any more from him.”
Tyler Heenan had a hit and two RBIs in Foran’s three-run second-inning uprising. Ryan Gosselin drove in the other run in the frame with a base hit. John Shannon pitched the Lions to a 4-2 victory over host Hamden High on April 11. Heenan had two hits, including a three-run double in the Lions’ four-run second-inning rally. Kevin Lanese and James Carbone were both 2 for 3 on the day Hamden scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Shannon won for the second time, as Foran captured its fourth straight decision. For the second straight time, Foran won in its last at bat on April 10. Ryan Gosselin came all the way home from second base on a misplayed double play attempt in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Branford High, 5-4. Shane McCone singled, doubled and had an RBI. Gosselin had two hits, including an RBI double. Mark Wootton got the win in relief of Jack Greenspan.
Emiley Morey knocked in the decisive run in the sixth inning when Jonathan Law defeated host North Haven, 4-3, on Saturday. Coach Melanie Blude’s Lady Lawmen are 4-1. North Haven is 3-2. Morey’s single scored Skyler Bender to cap a three-run rally. Law took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Bender’s home run. It was 4-0 when the Indians scored one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Brianna Buccitti got the win. Gina Boccamazzo has a two-run homer. Cali Jolley had three of Law’s eight hits. Despite a six-run sixth inning uprising, Law lost a 9-7 decision to visiting West Haven. Jolley was 3-for-4 and Kacy O’Connor 2-for-3. Boccamazzo added two hits and two RBIs.
Jonathan Law defeated Platt Tech, 20-3, in a five-inning game on Saturday. Zach Merchant got the win on the mound. He had three of Law’s 13 hits, including a triple and a double, and drove in five runs. Dillon LaRoche had three hits, including a home run and a double, and had four RBIs. Bryan Reed tripled knocked in four runs. Connor Creane had three RBIs. Carl Maxwell had a pair of doubles. Platt Tech’s Michael Hernandez hit a double. Reed drove in three runs and Maxwell had two RBIs when Law defeated Career Magnet, 11-1, on Friday. Andrew Hertzog pitched into the sixth inning to get the win. Matt Boath finished up. East Haven scored three runs in the 10th inning to defeat Law. Zach Merchant had a triple and three RBIs. East Haven scored three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings. Law led 1-0 after three, trailed 3-2 after five and tied the game in the home seventh.
Foran boys lacrosse
Foran High team lost to Bunnell High, 13-8, in Stratford on Saturday. Matt Davidson had three goals and Will Mauro two for the Lions (1-3). Zac Cleary, Ethan McVoy and Andrew Janik also scored goals. Will Mauro and Cleary had two assists. Brendan May and McAvoy had one each. Sean O’Connor had 18 saves.
Foran High posted a 7-0 win over Jonathan Law on Friday. Foran is 4-0, Law 0-3. Singles: Grace Hiza (F) def. Monica Pydipati 6-0, 6-3; Kyra Johnson (F) def. Jenna Bagdasarian 6-0, 6-4; Sarah Lockwood (F) def. Bridget Sanchez 6-0, 6-4; Arshia Patel (F) def. Sreeya Gudlavalleti 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Izzy Connelly/Natalie Hubler (F) def. Thea Ryan/Jasmine Enriquez 6-2, 6-2; Julia Harrington/Zoe Eichner (F) def. Brynn Costello/Meghan Loftus 6-1, 6-4; Eleanor Noyes/Meghan Stokes (F) def. Tasbita Ahmed/Emma Liscinsky 6-1, 6-0.
Law boys tennis
Jonathan Law defeated Sheehan High, 4-3, on Thursday. Singles: Mark Amodio (S) beat Sanskar Shah (L), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Aymen Tayoubi-Idrissi (S) beat Adarsh Senthilnathan (L), 7-6, 7-6; Kenny Wright (L) beat Julio Serna-Pedraza (S), 6-1, 6-3; Jacob Herr (L) beat Mike Gomez (S), 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Nick Dostal and Brian Zirkel (L) beat Alex Boman and John Yoder (S), 6-2, 6-2; Gabe Wells and John Womelsdorf (S) beat Marcelo Silva and Anish Sikhinam (L), 6-2, 6-3; Lucas Greifzu and Angel Santiago (L) beat Aaron Gamble and Andrew Carboni (S), 6-2, 6-1.
Foran boys tennis
Foran High defeated Platt Tech, 7-0, on Thursday. Singles: Ryan Money (F) def. Spencer Iamartino 8-0, Evan Miller (F) def. Jake Lopez 8-0, Addison Poffenberger (F) def. Tyler Bernard 8-1, Mack Takeuchi (F) def. Chris Smith 8-0. Doubles: Nico Esposito-Sem Jans (F) def. Renzo Adaro-Josten Leeteves 8-1, Max Chang-Connor Rowe (F) def. Alex Nielson-Michael Cropley 8-4, Petie Mata- Matt Urquia (F) def. Alex Guggenheim-Desmand Dumrey 8-3.
Foran boys track
Foran High won a 138-19 decision from Platt Tech on Thursday. 4x800 relay: Foran (Mike Melillo, Sam Poffenburger, Roger Bernard, Kevin Preneta) 9:39.; 4x100 relay: Foran (Brennan, Lynch, Meyer, Tondora) 47.6; 110 hurdles: Dan House (F) 19.3; 100: Jordyn Brennan (F) 11.8; 1600: Kummer (F) 5:38; 400: Issac Gorske (P) 57.2; 300 hurdles: Dan House (F) 48; 800: Kevin Prenota (F) 2:27; 200: N. Bonitto (P) 25.9; 3200: Kevin Preneta (F) 12:06; 4x400 relay: Foran (Haig, Garofano, Lynch, Tondora) 4:31; pole vault: Nick Constantini/Jared Hubler (F) 12.6; long jump: Nathan B (P) 6-11; javelin: Tom Dempsey (F) 109.6; triple jump: Nate Garofano (F) 36-5; discus: Mike Shank (F) 97.1; high jump: Caleb Tandora (F) 5-2; shot put: Michaelson (F) 37.4.
Foran girls track
Foran High defeated Platt Tech, 112-25, on Thursday. 4x800 Relay: Foran 12:23; 4x100 Relay Foran 56.9; 100 Hurdles Kumer (F) 20.3; 100: Dennis (F) 135; 1600 Cote (F) 6:16; 400: Galaburri (F) 86.6; 300 IH Malesky (F) 61.; High Jump Huebner (F) 4-4; 800: Cote (F) 3:04; 200 Vereen (F) 29.3; 3200: Cummings (F) 14:19; 4x4 Relay (F) 5:43; Triple Jump Haig (F) 24-11.5; Javelin Charron (P) 79-2; Discus Weed (F) 66-1; Long Jump Dennis (F) 14-9.5; Pole Vault Meade (F) 6-6; Shot Put Charron (9) 24-0.
Law boys track
Jonathan Law defeated Foran High (116-34) and Fairfield Prep (108-39). Foran defeated Prep, 97-51. 4X800 Law 9:13 (J. Vitale, N. Gomes, T. McKenna-Hansen, M. Bagdasarian), 4X100 Prep 45.1 (Anderson, Bacon, McCollough, Gnibus), 110HH Law 15.5 (J. Beck), 100M Law 11.2 (M. Plaskon), 1600m Prep 4:37 (Dawson), 400m Prep 54.1 (Gnibus), 300IM Law 42.7 (J. Beck), 800m Prep 2:07 (Dawson), 200m Law 23.2 (M. Plaskon), 3200m Foran 11:12 (K. Preneta), 4X400 Law 3:49 (J. Vitale, J. Pincus-Coyle, Z. Birks, J. Beck), Long Jump Law 19-6 (A. Fisk), Shot Law 42-0 (J. Abe), Jav Prep 117-2 (Megzaros), Disc Law 120-4 (A. Paulus), High Jump Law 5-10 (W. Contaxis), Triple Jump Law 39-8 (D. McLaughlin), Pole Vault Foran 12-6 (N. Constantini).
Law girls track
Jonathan Law defeated Foran High and Lauralton Hall. 4x800 Relay: Law 10:43; 4x100 Relay Law 52.9; 100 Hurdles Mercado (Law) 19.00; 100: Caldwell (Law) 13.9; 1600 Feeney (LH) 6:06; 400: Snow (Law) 67.0; 300 IH Malesky (F) 57.7; High Jump Huebner (F) 4-4; 800: Fernandez (F) 2:35; 200 Marshal (F) 29.5; 3200: Hutchinson (LH) 14:10; 4x4 Relay Law 4:33; Triple Jump Broderick (L) 27-2; Javelin Kowalski (Law) 87-4; Discus Winters (Law) 102-6; Long Jump Bruno (Law) 13-3.5; Pole Vault Balderi (Law) 7; Shot Put Winters (L) 28-2.