Top Performers of the Week: Trios of Softball Players lead teams to Strong Wins

Sophomore Maria Hanchuk had two dominant performances for South Windsor softball on the mound in impressive wins against Berlin and Rocky Hill last Thursday and Friday, receiving great support from her teammates against Rocky Hill. Hanchuk struck out six in the 5-3 win against Berlin, going 3-3 and driving in two runs as well. The next day, Hanchuk struck out 14 and allowed just two runs. Fellow sophomore Sammie Kasheta scored three runs and went 3-4 and smacked two extra base hits, while freshman Megan LeMay recorded two doubles and runs scored and went 3-4.

Glastonbury also had a trio of players record great performances in wins. Senior Julia Karnes tossed a three-hit shutout against South Windsor Monday, with sophomore Olivia DiLauro supporting her by driving in two. Two days later, sophomore Sam Petow helped the Tomahawks score 13 runs against Maloney by going 5-5 with an RBI and scoring three runs.

Tolland senior Katy Shea was locked in at the plate against Conard Thursday, going 3-5 and driving in four runs as the Eagles scored 19. Suffield senior Kaylee Velasquez was 5-5 with two runs scored in Monday’s blowout of Canton.

GIRLS LACROSSE

South Windsor juniors Ali Martin and Lauren Crusha were again offensive forces in the Bobcats two wins last week. M artin carried the team’s offense to Saturday’s win against RHAM by firing in eight of their 11 goals. In the win at Northwest Catholic three days earlier the pair each scored four goals. The same day, East Catholic junior Alexa Weber had the best performance of any local player this season, scoring an amazing 12 goals in a blowout of Rocky Hill. Freshman Cami Pasqualoni also had a great game, scoring four times.

Glastonbury senior Caroline Bogue had another strong day in Thursday’s great win at Hall, scoring four goals. RHAM sophomore Camryn Antler earned four goals in the Sachems loss to South Windsor.

BOYS LACROSSE

It was a big week for undefeated South Windsor’s top players. In the Bobcats win against Newington on Tuesday, junior Tyler Osit led the way with six goals, while senior Matt Greer scored four times and sophomore Connor Smith three. Senior goalie Kyran Blackwell was a wall against Conard Friday, allowing just four goals while committing 18 saves in a 10-4 win.   

The Glastonbury senior trio of Ronan Jacoby, Mike Hawkins and Aidan Flood each scored four goals in Monday’s blowout of Hall. RHAM senior Cole Leahy scored four goals against both Rocky Hill and Berlin, with the first game a win. Ellington sophomore Steven Moller and senior Zach Dougherty each had four-goal games in wins, with Moller’s occurring Monday against Woodstock and Doughtery’s Friday against Suffield.

BASEBALL

Rockville junior Zach Sargent and Glastonbury junior Gianni Zarrilli each had walk-off singles for their squads against Windsor and South Windsor, respectively. Ellington senior Josh Sumislaski was outstanding for the Knights against Somers Tuesday, holding them scoreless and allowing just two hits to earn the win. The previous day, junior teammate Nick Abruzzese helped earn Ellington a win against Coventry by driving in three runs on two hits.

East Catholic junior Adam Harz toyed with the Manchester offense in a win Wednesday, striking out nine and allowing just one run. The next day, Tolland senior Jack Cerra was a force for the Eagles offense, hitting a double and triple and driving in three runs in their win against Bristol Eastern.

VOLLEYBALL

Rockville senior Nate Schliphack continued his dominant play for the Rams in two wins against Maloney and Wethersfield Wednesday and Friday. Against Maloney, Schliphack smacked 18 kills to propel a sweep. Two days later, he bettered the effort by hitting 23 kills to beat Wethersfield 3-1.

Glastonbury senior Mike Allen also had a pair of outstanding performances for his squad. Allen’s 18 kills helped the Tomahawks outlast South Windsor on Wednesday, and he hit 26 kills in the next day’s loss to Maloney.

Enfield senior Dillon DeSouza recorded 10 kills and seven digs in a win against Simsbury Friday. Senior Jacob LaGasse hit 10 kills for South Windsor in the loss to Glastonbury, and senior Pat Morrisroe earned 13 assists in the Tomahawks loss to Maloney.

 

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