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Undefeated Season for Girls Tennis
GHS girls’ tennis wrapped up an undefeated season with a 5-2 win over Farmington last Tuesday. The team won all 16 matches in the regular season, winning conference and finishing as the top-seed in Class LL.
In the regular season finale at Farmington, #1 singles player Catherine Zak won (6-4, 6-1) and #3 singles player Emma Cantor won (6-2, 6-3). The tandems of of Mirta Atigetchi/Sammy Chung, Erin Cabana/Norah Andersson-Orth, and Bridget Corey/Lexi Tran won all three doubles matches.
Girls Lacrosse Continues Conference Domination
GHS girls’ lacrosse won conference for the 13th straight season, finished 8-0 in the Central Connecticut Conference North and 12-0 overall in the CCC. Remarkably, they are undefeated against all CCC team during the entire 13-year span.
The Guardians completed a 13-3 regular season with three wins last week. Monday, the team beat Tolland 14-3 behind three goals each from Bella Acosta and Sam Forrest, and two goals and three assists Mary McKiernan.
On Tuesday, they defeated South Windsor 14-1 thanks to five goals from Joelle Solecki and three apiece from Forrest and Stephanie Koppy. Forrest and Acosta also each dished out three assists.
They beat Southington 15-6 in the regular season finale last Wednesday. Forrest tallied four goals, while Acosta and Solecki had three apiece. Goalie Bridget Clarke stopped eight shots, including six in the second half.
GHS Softball Takes Down Top-Seed in CCC
Glastonbury defeated #1-seed Berlin, 3-0, in first round of CCC tournament last Thursday.
Junior pitcher Brooke Tracy was magnificent, striking out 13 Redcoats over seven innings of work, allowing only one hit.
The Guardians scored two in the opening inning, the first by Sadie Scurto, who reached home on a dropped third strike. Scutro added a RBI later in the game.
Tracy and Rayah Snyder each scored runs, while Snyder and Gabby Lambert each drove a run home.
Head coach Karen Costes called the victory over Berlin, “The best win of my head coaching career.”
Glastonbury, who fell to Enfield in the second round of the conference tourney, entered the tournament as the #8 seed after finishing the regular season 13-4. They defeated Simsbury 8-0 in the regular season finale behind three RBIs from Lambert, and pair of runs each from Scurto, Snyder, and Natalie Lessard. Tracy was again on-point, allowing only four hits in seven innings of work, striking out 13.
GHS Girls T&F Wins CCC
The Glastonbury Girls’ track team improved to 14-0 with another great performance, scoring 217 points to win the Central Connecticut Conference championships last Tuesday.
In the field, Mallory Malz won the triple crown, finishing first in the long jump (17 feet), the triple jump (35’8.25”) and the pole vault (11’). Layla Spann-McDonald (94’9”) and Brianna Jordan (88’2”) finished first and second in the discus. In the high jump, Kate Desousa placed second (5’2”) followed by Brittany LeClair in third (4’10”) and Tennaly LeClaire in fifth (4’8”). In the shotput, Layla Spann-McDonald placed third while Monica Robinson placed fourth with throws of (30’6”) and (30’7”).
On the track, Molly Harding won the 400 meters (58.7), followed by Riley Carrol in third (60.19), and Meghan Smith in fifth (60.73). Emma Smith finished first in both the 300m hurdles (47.29) and 100m hurdles (16.62). Teammate Zoe Spann-McDonald (16.96) placed second in the 100m hurdles. Finishing out the running events, the 4x400m relay placed first with a time of 4:01 (Alyssa Healy, Riley Carrol, Meghan Smith, Emma Smith). The 4x400m relay team (Alyssa Healy, Riley Carrol, Meghan Smith, Emma Smith) also placed first with a time of 4:01
Other notable relays and runner were the 4x800 relay (Kelley MacElheiney, Mikayla Nedder, Jackie Dudus, Ava Gattinella) and 4x100 relay (Hannah Caiola, Alyssa Healy, Emily Smith, Riley Carrol), who both placed second. Jackie Caron and Casey MacElheiney placed second and third in the 1600m with times of 5:13 and 5:14. In the 800m, Caron placed second, Casey MacElheiney third, and Ava Gattinella fourth. Caiola placed second in the 200m with a time of 26.65. In the 3200, Jackie Caron (11:29) placed third.
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