Wednesday's Scholastic Roundup
New Canaan 4, Ridgefield 1: Austin Ready scored twice while Alexandra Jonker and Caroline Falcone also tallied as New Canaan defeated Ridgefield. Maggie Hart had three assists while Maggie Burke chipped in two assists. Amanda Milanovich made three saves in net for New Canaan (4-0). For Ridgefield (4-2, 3-2), Hannah Ramsey scored while Jennifer James registered six saves in net.
DARIEN 2, NORWALK 0: Darien's Maddie Gill (assisted by Ellie Riegel) and Riegel (assisted by Alex Iqbal) each scored a goal in the win over Norwalk. Darien had 19 shots to Norwalk's five. Darien goalie Anya Falcone had 11 saves.
ST. JOSEPH 5, TRINITY CATHOLIC 0: St. Joseph's Alyssa Christo scored two goals along with Sarah Frassetto, Sylvia Yanez and Samantha Murray, leading the Cadets past Trinity Catholic. For Trinity, goalie Lelia Barden made nine saves.
Wilton 1, Darien 1: Wilton's Casey Pearsall and Darien's Nina Pawelcyk traded goals as the teams battled to a tie. Elizabeth Reda made five saves for Wilton (3-1-1). Anne Fucigna registered four saves for Darien (3-0-1).
Fairfield Ludlowe 2, Norwalk 0: Chrissy Lozier and Mary Kamovitch scored off passes from Brooke Mackno as Ludlowe (3-2) blanked Norwalk Wednesday night. Ashley Crowe (no saves), Blakeley Zecher (two saves) and Melissa Gigliotti (three saves) combined in net for the shutout. For Norwalk (0-5), Stephanie Gonzalez made seven saves against a barrage of 33 Ludlowe shots.
Ridgefield 2, Staples 0: Ridgefield blanked Staples in Wednesday night's late contest.
HOPKINS 2, GREENS FARMS ACADEMY 1: Aliza Van Leesten scored both of Hopkins' goals in their Fairchester Athletic Association win over Greens Farms Academy. For Greens Farms Academy it was its first loss of the season.
Staples 3, Wilton 1: Maddy Kalb collected 14 kills and six service points as Staples (5-1) downed Wilton, 25-16, 25-10, 23-25, 25-14. Other standouts for Staples included Paulina Tziolis (four kills, 15 service points) and Zana Hrvacic (five kills, 23 assists, 11 service points). Pacing Wilton (1-5) were Stephanie Boyles (six kills, two blocks, five service points) and Lindsay Waack (eight assists, seven service points).
Westhill 3, Bassick 0: Felicia Kazantzidi finished with 17 service points and four aces as Westhill (3-2) swept Bassick, 25-13, 25-12, 25-12. Other standouts for Westhill included Jordan Schechtman (five service points, eight kills, two blocks) and Julianne Vincent (17 service points, five aces, two digs). Leading Bassick (0-6) were Zuleka Perez (three digs) and Amanda Gonzalez (two digs).
Stamford 3, Norwalk 2: DAnielle Jordine amassed 17 kills and 13 service points as Stamford outlasted Norwalk, 25-17, 20-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-9. Other standouts for Stamford (2-3) included Olivia Demetros (11 kills, 23 service points) and Lindsay Yanicky (seven kills, 10 service points). Leading Norwalk (1-5) were Rachel Simpson (four digs, nine kills, 10 service points), Nicole Boeckle (20 digs, nine service points), Stacey Velasquez (11 digs, three kills, eight service points, three aces) and Rottisha Lewis (10 kills, six blocks).
Trinity Catholic 3, Warren Harding 1: Cayleigh Griffin finished with 13 service points, six aces, 16 kills and seven digs as Trinity outlasted Harding, 25-16, 23-25, 25-8, 25-17. Other contributors for Trinity (3-3) included Kelly Palma (12 service points, four aces, eight kills, 15 digs); Eileen Ornousky (13 service points, five aces, six kills, 11 digs); Clare O'Leary (nine service points, 30 assists, 13 digs) and Tina Boehn (nine service points, three aces, four kills, five digs).Pacing Harding (1-5) were Ansuiska Gonzalez (10 kills, eight digs); Yeika Robles (four service points, 12 assists, three kills, four digs) and Sandrene Brown (six service points, six kills, seven digs).
Ridgefield 3, St. Joseph 1: Elizabeth Sfondrini collected 16 kills, 12 blocks, six service points and four aces as Ridgefield outlasted St. Joseph, 25-17, 24-26, 26-24, 25-19. Other standouts for Ridgefield (5-0) included Megan Kirchoff (four aces, 10 kills, 20 service points, 19 digs), Morgan Hewett (seven kills, five service points, 10 digs), Grace Heiser (33 assists) and Cristina Fernandez (19 digs). Pacing St. Joseph (3-2) were Bridget Bassett (11 kills), Micki Keltos (five kills) and Dani Buckley (23 assists).
Fairfield Ludlowe 3, New Canaan 0: Ali Krikau collected 13 digs and nine service points as Ludlowe (5-1) swept New Canaan, 25-18, 25-23, 25-11. Pacing New Canaan (1-5) were Catherine Duane (18 digs); Melissa Tweed (five service points, three aces, five digs) and Kellen Tensen (two kills, four digs).
Danbury 3, Bpt. Central 1: Melanie Lombardi finished with 11 kills, six service aces and five blocks as Danbury downed Central, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-18. Other standouts for Danbury (4-1) were Erica Carboni (five aces, three digs, 24 assists) and Casey Smith (five digs, 10 kills, two blocks). Leading Central (3-3) were Pauline Santos (three aces, six kills, 13 assists), Danielle Furtak (four aces, seven kills) and Phyllise Lewis (three aces, five kills, five blocks).
Darien 3, Fairfield Warde 0: Mackenzie Begley finished with 13 service points, six digs and 30 assists as Darien (6-0) swept Warde, 25-17, 25-5, 25-9. Other contributors for Darien included Olivia Taylor (11 service points, two aces, eight kills) and Colby Billhardt (nine kills, one block). Leading Warde (2-4) were Christina Fatse (three service points, two aces, three kills, five digs, five assists) and Kate McTigue (two service points, one ace, three kills, four digs).
Greenwich 3, Trumbull 1: Kate Centofanti recorded 13 kills, 12 service points and four aces to lead Greeenwich (5-1) to its 25-18, 25-17, 25-11 victory over Trumbull. Kristina Pflug added seven kills and four blocks, Michelle Vogt added five kills and Christine Lo had 19 kills and 10 service points for GHS. Pacing Trumbull were Tori Westmore (16 assists), Marena Cruz (seven digs) and Brittany Flack added six digs for Trumbull.
GREENS FARMS ACADEMY 3, HOLY CHILD 1: Greens Farms Academy won over Fairchester Athletic Association rival Holy Child, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17, 25-22. Emily Blum led GFA with 17 assists while Avery Kernan added 10 kills and Zoe Bennett had five aces and three digs.
GREENS FARMS ACADEMY 1, MASTERS 0: Greens Farms Academy's Rex Tavello, assisted by Spencer Traver, scored the contest's only goal during the first five minutes of the first half of Wednesday's Fairchester Athletic Association game against Masters. Masters' goalie Mehran Hicks registered 10 saves, while Greens Farms Academy goalie Francis Herman had five saves in the shutout.
CaNTERBURY 1, ST. LUKE'S 0: Canterbury's David Wildman scored an unassisted goal that lead his team to its non-league victory over St. Luke's. The Crusaders registered 25 shots on Canterbury goalie Mike Santacruz.