Week two high school update
The Jonathan Law football team lost a 27-24 overtime decision to Wilbur Cross in New Haven on Friday.
Mick Murray had a 23-yard field goal to start the extra session, but the Governors’ Stevie Swinson scored on a 10-yard run to give Wilbur Cross (1-1) the win.
Law (0-2) fell behind 7-0 at 5:56 of the opening quarter, before Nick Casagrande returned a fumble for a score and Murray’s PAT with three seconds left tied the SCC game after one period.
Giovanni Marzullo’s 20-yard run at 8:11 of the second quarter put coach Mark Robinson’s Lawmen in front, and Murray made it 14-7 with his conversion.
Wilbur Cross tied the game with 26 seconds left before the break, and took a 21-14 lead midway through the third quarter.
With 30 seconds left in the third period, Law quarterback Tim Maher ran for a 12-yard touchdown and Murray’s PAT made it 21-21, before a scoreless fourth period.
Maher finished with 78 yards rushing on 19 carries. Marzullo finished with 50 yards and Joe Ziebell 32.
Casagrande and Tim Caldwell intercepted passes.
Law cross country
Jonathan Law won the Small School Division race at the Bethel Invitational on Sept. 21.
Coach Charlie Phillips’ squad was led by junior captain Jeremy Doucette, followed by Matt Zancewicz, Eric Kogan, Thomas Gambardella and Jordan Betz.
That pack of four finished within 39 seconds of each other.
The other two varsity runners were Sean Berg and freshman Jonathan Feher.
The Lawmen defeated Hillhouse (15-36) and Career High (15-50), and lost to Branford (17-39), at Eisenhower Park on Sept. 17.
Law’s top runner was Doucette (18:38), who finished in fourth place.
Also placing well were Kogan, 9th in 20:01, Zancewicz, 10th in 20:07, Gambardella, 11th in 20:07, Betz, 13th in 20:26, Ryan Wasserman, 19th in 21:01 and Feher, 20th in 21:05.
Foran cross country
Foran High competed with Wilbur Cross, Guilford and North Haven on Sept. 17.
Lions’ boys captain Tyler Porcello came in fourth with a strong time of 17:10. for coach Dick Jeynes, who expects him to run under 17 minutes shortly.
Kevin Mastriano came in 10th at 17:53, and was followed quickly by Kevin Aiken, Captain Liam Oliver, Matt Tylutki, and Matt Downing.
The boys ended up coming in third overall, beating Wilbur Cross by 48 points.
Coach Shannon Ramsey’s girls pulled off even better times than their last race.
Captain Colleen Chrzanowski came in 15th with a time of 23:23. Sarah Barrett, Hannah Pouliot, Angela Vu and Priyanka Srivastava all helped round out the scoring team with strong times, too.
Each dropped at least 20 seconds off of their previous times. The girls came in fourth overall.
Foran High and Mercy of Middletown played a five-game thriller, with the visiting Tigers winning a 3-2 decision on Sept. 18.
Fallon Bevino had 18 kills, 10 digs and five aces for coach Julie Johnson’s Lions (2-2).
Janae Owen had 11 kills and five blocks against Mercy (3-1). Dani Kemp had 16 digs in the 25-22, 12-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-9 marathon.
Law boys soccer
Jonathan Law lost a tough 2-1 decision to Guilford High at Bittner Park on Sept. 23.
Law’s Antonio Gjuraj scored at 32:00 on a well-place free kick from just outside the box.
“The effort put forth by the boys today was outstanding,” coach Donato Piselli said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win against a perennial power. Antonio’s goal sparked us and our organization, communication, and energy drove us the rest of the way.
“Our core players were solid, and they include Mike Chodziutko, Craig Calderone, Jon Costa, Herbie Pritchard, and Antonio.
“Other players are continuing to impress consistently. Gabe Salles has been steady in goal, and his leadership and the leadership of fellow captain Josh Paton has been crucial to our team’s camaraderie.”
Guilford broke the tie with eight minutes remaining on a penalty kick by the Indians’ Ben Rattet.
Wyatt Vilaseca scored first for Guilford at 19:10. Salles had 18 saves.
Law girls swim
Jonathan Law dropped a 92-81 decision to Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden on Sept. 20.
Angelica Jamie Loma was a double winner for coach Melanie Paolini’s Eagles, winning the 200 IM in 2:29.98 and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.97.
Kailee Tierney was first in the 500 freestyle (6:34.92) and Elizabeth Gregorio in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.75).
Law’s Kelly Scianna, Rebecca Golden, Loma and Gregorio were first in the 400 freestyle relay (4:32.74).
Law was edged out, 88-82, by Daniel Hand of Madison on Sept. 17. Kelsey Kopazna won the diving competition with a score of 132.45.
Law’s 200 freestyle relay team of Danica Wens, Phoebe Herbert, Gregorio and Loma took first with a time of 2:01.10.
Tierney was best in the 100 backstroke (1:21.82) and Cyntia Santos in the 100 breaststroke (1:37.71).
Lauralton Hall swim
Lauralton boosted its record to 3-0 with a 97-84 victory over Masuk High in Monroe on Sept. 20. Coach Fran Pfeiffer’s Crusaders swept the three relay events.
Meghan Hill, Meghan Collins, Julia Spillane and Katie Breenan were best in the 200 medley relay (2:02.60).
Spillane, Audrey O’Donnell, Shannon Buttling and Brennan won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:50.37.
Ashley Evans, Buttling, Haleigh McLaughlin and Kaitlyn Joy teamed up to take the 400 freestyle relay (4:05.75).
Joy won the 200 freestyle, O’Donnell the 50 freestyle, Brennan the 100 freestyle, McLaughlin the 500 freestyle and Collins the 100 breaststroke.
Lauralton defeated Joel Barlow of Redding, 109-71, in a meet at Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 17.
Mary Spillane (200 and 500 freestyle), Collins (200 IM and 100 breaststroke) and McLaughlin (50 freestyle and 100 butterfly) were double winners.
Joy won the 100 freestyle, while Olivia Parise was best in diving. Joy, Collins, McLaughlin and Autumn Katz were first in the 200 medley relay.
Katz, O’Donnell, McLaughlin and Brennan won the 200 freestyle relay. Ambur Sheffield, Buttling, O’Donnell and Brennan took the 400 freestyle relay.
Foran girls soccer
Foran dropped a 3-1 decision to Daniel Hand of Madison on Sept. 8. Cassondra Zak, with Kali Borden assisting, scored the goal for coach Casey Blake’s Lions (1-3).
Carly Pala stopped 24 shots by the Tigers (2-0-2).