Top Performers of the Week: Three Pitchers Throw No-Hitters

Three pitchers had performances they will never forget by throwing no-hitters this past week. Ellington baseball senior pitcher Jay Skorulski threw a no-hitter on Tuesday against Tolland. Amazingly, fellow senior Cameron Rosa threw a no-hitter for the Knights in their next game two days later at Windsor Locks, striking out 10 batters and allowing an unearned run in the win. In softball, RHAM junior star Kristi Van Meter overpowered Fermi in Friday’s win, blanking it while striking out 14.


Van Meter’s dominance was par for the course over the week, as she also made both Bacon Academy and E.O. Smith batters look silly. She struck out 14 while allowing just one run in a win at East Catholic on Monday, and punched out 18 at Manchester two days later while also getting four hits. Junior teammate Claire Russo recorded three hits and three RBI against East Catholic.

Somers freshman teammates Kendall McNamee and Katryna Dukehart were in control in a win against Suffield on Thursday. McNamee earned the win and drove in four runs, while Dukehart smacked two triples and had three runs batted in. South Windsor Peyton Silverman was dominant both on the mound and at the plate in a win against Bloomfield on Wednesday, striking out 14 while driving in four. Three teammates (seniors Becca Hockenberry and Becca Marchesseault and freshman Savannah Popick) had two RBI.


East Catholic junior Dylan Fournier certainly had a memorable week, hitting a winning walk-off triple on Tuesday against East Hartford and recording three hits and three RBI the next day to help beat win at Tolland. Senior Jimmy Titus was also excellent against the Eagles, hitting three hits and a home run. RHAM seniors Sam Gagnon and Cameron Brown were great against Tolland on Thursday, with Gagnon striking out eight and Brown recording two doubles and three RBI. Eagles junior Matt Curtis performed well on Monday at Ellington, winning on the mound and going 3-4 with two RBI. Suffield junior Nate Roy in three on Tuesday in a win against Windsor Locks.

Girls Lacrosse

East Catholic duo Alexa Weber and Marissa Bazzano dominated the competition last week, with Weber scoring a combined 14 goals and Bazzano 11 in two matches. Weber, a sophomore, scored eight goals at St. Bernard on Monday and six at Woodstock Academy on Wednesday, while Bazzano, a senior, scored six and five goals in the two matches, respectively. Junior Natalie Heaney got in on the fun in the first match, scoring four goals.

Somers senior Danielle Hollister scored four goals against Northwest Catholic and six against Tolland on Monday and Tuesday, with both matches wins. South Windsor senior Bridget Kelly scored five times in a triumph against Granby on Thursday.

Boys Lacrosse

Somers junior Christian Paley continued his tremendous start by recording six goals and four assists in Tuesday’s win against South Windsor and four goals in Thursday’s against Ellington. Fellow junior teammate Joe Mongillo  was also great against the Bobcats, scoring four times. RHAM’s Trevor Cole and Connor Missal were a pair on a mission in Tuesday’s win against Fitch, with Cole, a freshman attacker, scoring five goals, and Missal, a junior defenseman, four. Rocky Hill senior Matt Molloy scored four goals in Friday’s win at Rockville, and junior teammate Sam Cimini scored five in the next day’s close loss to Granby.


South Windsor seniors Dave Cardinale, Scott Stonaho and Ben Gousse each had outstanding performances in wins. Cardinale, primarily a libero, made 10 digs in Monday’s sweep of Wethersfield. Two days later, Stonaho, a setter, recorded 23 assists in a sweep of Simsbury. Finally on Friday, Gousse, helped the Bobcats to a five-set win at Lewis Mills with 45 digs.

Enfield duo Dillon DeSouza and Zach Hirsch also had strong performances on the week. DeSouza, a junior, smacked 10 kills and 4 aces in a 3-1 win against Simsbury on Monday. A day later, Hirsch, a senior, had 28 assists in a loss at Lewis Mills. Rockville junior Nikita Biahliak made 10 kills in a win at Fermi on Friday.   


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