Sheehan Hockey a Festive 5-0 with a win over Cheshire; The Platt boys have hit the buzzer; Davila and Murphy break Maloney indoor records
WALLINGFORD – Sheehan rookie Max Festa scored another hat trick and the Titans pulled 55 shots on goal to defeat Cheshire 5-3 in a SCC / SWC Division II hockey showdown on Wednesday afternoon at the Choate Remsen Arena.
Tyler Connery and Anthony DeFilio also scored as Sheehan increased his perfect record to 5-0-0. Cheshire, who won their first win of the season less than 24 hours earlier, fell to 1-4-1.
Led by two goals from Damon Zurolo, Cheshire held on. As the Rams fell behind on three occasions they reduced a deficit from two goals to one.
Festa’s third and final goal, with around four minutes to go, sealed the deal
Festa opened the scoring two minutes into the game with a Brenden Hilinski point shot.
In turn, about two minutes later, Festa fed Connery to the point and the junior defenseman netted his first college goal for a 2-0 lead over Sheehan.
Drew DePodesta responded for Cheshire within 30 seconds, assisted by Jack Fernicola.
This sparked back and forth over the next few minutes. DeFilio converted up front, with assists for Aidan Koening and Festa, before Zurolo got his first of the afternoon thanks to an assist from Evan Vasiljevs.
The furious first period ended with Sheehan leading 3-2.
In the opening minutes of the second, Festa pushed the lead to 4-2 by converting a rebound on a Koenig shot. DeFilio also got an assist on the game.
Later in the period, Zurolo closed the lead to 4-3, connecting on the power play, with assists for Vasiljevs and Will Gaudet.
At net, Sheehan’s Justin Lyon made 17 saves to claim the victory. Amaan Chaudhry made 40 saves for Cheshire and Jack Falk added 10.
Lyman Hall 3, Guilford 2: The Trojans are 3-1 after the SCC / SWC Division II victory over hosts Grizzlies at the Ralph Walker Ice Rink.
Kenny Mackenzie, TJ Reddington and Dylan Gay had the goals for LH.
East Lyme 43, Platt 40: Riley Walsh buzzed his fifth 3-point of the game to bring the Vikings to non-conference victory over the Panthers in Meriden.
The trey topped a 14-5 rally that saw East Lyme erase a 35-29 deficit heading into the fourth quarter.
This match was a showcase for Walsh, senior, and Platt junior Anthony Nimani. Both scored 25 points.
Half of Nimani’s eight baskets were 3 points behind. He also went 5-5 on the line.
Platt is now 2-3 and East Lyme 4-1.
Abbott Tech 74, Wilcox Tech 39: The understaffed tribe fell to the Wolverines in the consolation match of the Goodwin Tech Holiday tournament.
Griffin Nielander (15 points) and EFrank San Antonio (13) made the All-Touranment for Wilcox (0-2).
Carlos Madera accumulated 17 of his 19 points, a game-high, in the first quarter for Abbott (4-2).
Wilcox Tech 25, Kaynor Tech 21: Playing with just five players, the Tribe built a 20-7 three-quarter lead, then withstood a 14-5 Panthers rally in the fourth to capture the Goodwin Tech Holiday Tournament consolation game in New Britain. .
Zulal Kangal scored nine points and Ava Quinn delivered eight to lead Wilcox (2-2). Maryel Mendoza got a record 13 for Kaynor (0-3).
Maloney: Competing at the Bob Saulsbury Invitational at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, the Spartans secured two school records from Jylosdet Davila and Shaelyn Murphy.
Davila clocked 9.10 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles. Murphy crossed 5 feet 2 inches in the high jump.
Murphy won his event. Davila placed third.