Top Performers of the Week: Hockey Players Shine on Ice

This past week, we were lucky enough to see hockey players take center stage, with multiple duos stepping up for their teams in important matches.

E.O. Smith/Tolland earned key wins on Thursday and Saturday against Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/RHAM and Farmington Valley. In the first match, the team pulled off a 4-3 comeback victory in the third period behind Jason Franklin (who scored twice), Nick Mayer (who scored and recorded two assists) and Jimmy Petrella (who scored the go-ahead goal). Two days later, Petrella again scored the winning goal, this time with 1:54 remaining in overtime, while David Apgar had two assists.

East Catholic’s Pat McCoy scored twice in wins against Cranston East/West and Northwest Catholic on Monday and Friday, while Liam Donohue scored against Northwest and had two goals in Wednesday’s loss to North Branford.

Connor Morton had an outstanding week for Rockville/Bolton/Coventry/RHAM, scoring three times in the Rams loss to Guilford on Monday and twice in their huge win at Newington Co-op on Saturday, also adding an assist. Kevin Bishop scored twice and Nick LeGeyt dished out two assists in the win. Finally, Calvin Tonzi scored twice in the team’s loss to E.O. Smith/Tolland.

Brendan Looney and Jake Bourdeau continued their outstanding seasons for Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks by each scoring twice in matches against Tri-Town and Northwest Catholic on Friday and Saturday. The first match was a win and the second a loss.

Wrestling 

South Windsor’s Max Odell won the 170-pound division at Saturday’s Class L Championship, earning Most Outstanding Wrestler honors. Odell defeated Wethersfield’s Christopher Shimwell in just 1:36. Teammate Devon Schoenberger also won at 113 LBS to help the Bobcats finish sixth overall, defeating New Milford’s Colin Linder 16-2.

In the Class S Championships, Jacob Berry Parker and Jackson Rehault gave Somers multiple winners, helping the team finish seventh overall. Parker won the 160 LBS division by defeating Haddam-Killingworth’s Mackay Revis 13-8. Rehault then won at 195 LBS, taking down Northwestern’s Gabriel Schwartz 5-3.

Girls Basketball

South Windsor senior Molly Murphy had her senior season get even better when she reached the career 1,000 point mark by scoring 19 points in a 55-26 victory over Wethersfield in the CCC tournament quarterfinals Saturday. South Windsor advanced to the CCC tournament final before finally bowing to E.O. Smith 81-68 in the championship game.

Earlier in the week, Murphy had two great performances against East Catholic (in the final regular season game and conference tournament first round), averaging 25.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Fellow senior Alex Goslin also played great in the two games, averaging 19 points and grabbing nine steals.

Windsor Locks stalwarts Raelynn Voislow and Nicole Johnson helped the Raiders to great success against Coventry and SMSA. Voislow, a junior, recorded 12 points and eight steals early in the week against Coventry,and then had a triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebound and 10 steals in Friday’s win over SMSA in the first round of the NCCC Tournament. Johnson, a senior, averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds in the two wins as well as 7.5 blocks.

Glastonbury senior Maddie Seymour had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Tomahawk’s overtime win against Farmington in the CCC Tournament first round, and followed it up with 18 points and five steals in the team’s loss to E.O. Smith the next day….Cromwell senior Mya Villard scored 18 points in the Panthers Shoreline Conference quarterfinals win against North Branford…..RHAM sophomore Lia Baroncini had 10 points and 13 rebounds and added six steals in the Sachems quarterfinals win against Tolland….Fermi junior Tori Weatherwax scored 27 in Friday’s defeat of Bloomfield.

Boys Basketball

South Windsor juniors Shane Young and Kewan Smoot both had outstanding games on Wednesday and Friday in wins against Ellington and Manchester. Young scored 25 points against Ellington, while Smoot scored 18 and earned six assists. Two days later, Smoot scored 26 points and Young 20.

East Catholic junior Mike McGuirl helped the Eagles earn two big wins last week against Northwest Catholic and Glastonbury by averaging 24.5 points. McGuirl scored 33 against the Tomahawks, while sophomore Joey Reilly scored 25 against Northwest.

Cromwell guards Peter Dewey and Reese Reyes were a dynamic duo in Wednesday’s win against Morgan. Dewey, a senior, continued his hot streak by scoring 22 points, while Reyes, a sophomore, put in a career-high 19.

Juniors Nick Casiano of Rocky Hill and Doug Hostetler of Somers both led their teams to two victories last week by averaging 22.5 points, with Casiano helping the Terriers beat Glastonbury and Berlin and Hostetler leading SHS to wins against Stafford and Bolton….Enfield junior Kumar Brown scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and senior Anthony Jimenez scored 21 and had six assists in Thursday’s win against East Granby….Senior Josh Pasini scored 25 for Fermi in Wednesday’s loss to Plainville and broke the career 1,000 point mark on Saturday against Rockville…..Senior Brodey Coutant scored 28 for RHAM in its loss to E.O Smith…..Junior Devin Shelton had a double-double for Tolland with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Ellis Tech.

Indoor Track and Field 

Tolland’s AmyErin Zadroga was the lone area winner at Saturday’s State Open. The senior transfer vaulted 11 feet to earn first place, helping the Eagles finish third overall. Teammates Julia Sprout and Kat DeLoreto were also outstanding, earning runner-up in the 600 and 1000 meters. Sprout, a senior, finished in 1:36.05 behind Greenwich Emily Phillipides, while DeLoreto, a junior, ran a 2:57.03 to finish behind Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross. Manchester junior Elizabeth Lodge was also a runner-up in the high jump leaping five feet and six inches. On the boys side, senior Keyion Dixon of Glastonbury earned the top area finish when he placed third in the high jump with a leap of J6-O2.

There were two winning female relay teams. Glastonbury’s 4X400 relay of juniors Danielle Brinckman, Julia Ostrowski and Morocca Wiley and senior Mara Cosentino finished first ahead of Danbury with a time of 4:03.79. Later on, Tolland’s 1600 sprint medley team of sophomore Marissa Airoldi, junior Jessica Barry, sophomore Maddie Clark and Sprout finished first ahead of Danbury in 4:16.51.

 

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