Week one high school roundup
The Jonathan Law girls cross country team placed first in the Neubauer Invitational at Sheehan High in Wallingford on Sept. 11.
Law was paced by Haley Palmer, who finished third overall with a time of 25:15 over the 3.1 mile course.
She was followed by Maryanne Lonergan in 7th (26:09) and Monica Macchio in 9th (26:43) to put three Law runners in the top 10.
Lianne Maynard finished in 12th with a time of 27:16 and Marissa Prizio was the Eagles’ fifth runner and she took in 14th place (27:57), giving Law a total of 45 points besting second-place Lyman Hall, which scored 48.
On Sept. 14, the girls participated in the 35th annual Robert Haddad Windham Invitational at Windham High School.
Law was again led by Palmer, who finished 72nd out of 112 runners with a time of 23:26 over the 3-mile course.
She was followed in rapid succession by Maynard 75th (23:42), Lonergan 76th (23:45) and Macchio in 79th (23:57). Destiny Jennings was Law’s fifth runner finishing 91st overall giving Law a point total of 382 points to tie for 13th place.
In the JV race, newcomer Sarah Werthmann was 76th out of 220 runners finishing in 25:20, while Zoe Taylor 94th and Ashley Franklin 102nd also ran well for Law.
The freshman race saw promising runners Jessica Cuevas finish 59th (17:03) out of 112 with Ashley Boehm 61st (17:06) and Taylor Haase 64th (17:07) over the 2.1 mile course.
Foran cross country
The Foran High boys and girls ran in the 35th annual Robert M. Neubauer Invitational on Sept. 11.
Competing on the 3.1 mile course, including two steep hills, Lion captain Tyler Porcello came in second for the boys with a time of 19:01 and girls’ captain Colleen Chrzanowski came in eighth with a time of 26:40.
Sarah Barrett, Angela Vu, captain Sarah Dunn and Hannah Pouliot all placed in the top 25 in the 95-degree weather. The girls came in fourth as a team.
Kevin Mastriano came in a strong fifth for the boys, helping them finish second overall.
At the Windham Invitational on Sept. 14, Porcello came in sixth in the Varsity #2 race with a time of 17:27.
Mastriano came in 15th (17:58), followed by Steve Cuginiin 23rd (18:18) and Kevin Aiken in 26th (18:24).
Captain Liam Oliver helped the scoring group by coming in in 33rd place (19:07), while Matt Downing finished 37th (19:26). Matt Tylutki came in 46th (20:16).
Out of eight teams in the Varsity #2 race, the boys came in fourth overall with 90 points.
All of the girls times improved in this race.
Leading Foran was Pouliot, who came in 46th with a time of 25:42 — she dropped nearly five minutes off of her last race.
Vu followed in 49th (26:06) and Dunn came quickly after in 50th (26:12).
Rounding up the scoring positions for the team were Megan McCaskill in 52nd (27:20), Erika Kelly in 54th (29:38) and Priyanka Srivastava in 56th (29:51).
Foran girls finished seventh overall in the Varsity #2 race with 214 points.
Law girls soccer
Jonathan Law lost to Amity High, 2-1, on Sept. 12.
Erin Saley scored the goal for coach Jonathan Rhodes’ Eagles.
Emily Romero made seven saves, as Law dropped to 1-1 and Amity improved to 1-0-1.
Shannon Williams and Jessica Centore scored the goals and Romero posted the shutout in net when Law opened its season with a 2-0 victory over Lyman Hall in Wallingford on Sept. 10.
Saley and Cassidy White had the assists. Romero made four saves.
Foran girls soccer
Foran High lost its season opener to Branford High, 6-1.
Cassondra Zak scored the goal for coach Casey Blake’s Lions, and Julianna Petrucelli had the assist.
Carly Pala had 13 saves and Samantha Mitchell made two stops in net.
Foran lost to a pair of first half goals when it dropped a 2-0 decision to Career/Hillhouse/Cross in New Haven on Sept. 16.
Pala had 20 saves for Foran (1-2), which out-shot CHC (1-1-1) by a 27-22 margin.
Foran boys soccer
Foran played Coginchaug of Durham to a 2-2 tie on Sept. 16.
Julian Yuliawan scored a goal in the 15th minute, off an assist from Justin Kassouf, to tie the game at one.
Adrian Burton, on an assist from Yuliawan, gave coach Rick DiStefano’s team a 2-1 lead with four minutes remaining in the first half.
Tim Orozco had five saves.
Foran lost a 3-2 decision in its season opener with West Haven on Sept. 10.
The Lions took a 2-0 lead into the half, behind goals from Jimmy Berkovich in the 15th minute and Yuliawan in the 26th.
Tyler Kasuba and Kassouf had the assists. Orozco made seven saves.
Law boys soccer
Jonathan opened its season with a 5-1 loss to Sheehan High in Wallingford on Sept. 10.
Antonio Gjuraj scored in the second half for coach Donato Piselli’s Lawmen.
Gabe Salles made six saves.
Foran defeated West Haven, 3-0, at the Edna Fraser Gymnasium on Sept. 12.
Abby Amann had six aces and five kills in coach Julie Johnson’s team’s 25-13, 25-13, 25-16 victory.
Fallon Bevino had four aces and 10 kills and Janae Owen had seven kills.
Lauralton defeated Bunnell of Stratford, 98-68, in its season opener at Flood Jr, High in Stratford on Sept. 11.
Kaitlyn Joy, Megan Collins, Mary Spillane and Autumn Katz placed first in the 200 medley real with a time of 1:57.26.
Madison Meyer, Katie Brennan, Ashley Evans and Audrey O’Donnell won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:55.22.
O’Donnell, Meghan Hill, Spillane and Meredith Miller were best in the 400 freestyle relay (4:12.17).