The West Haven baseball team was looking to forget its loss to Hand-Madison on Friday. Off to a good start, the Westies looked as if they were poised to do so.
Leading 3-0 after four innings, West Haven could not hold on as the Falcons scored twice in the fifth and six in the sixth to rally and defeat West Haven, 10-3 at Piurek Field. West Haven’s second straight loss dropped the Westies to 6-4 on the year.
Gianni Gambardella threw five-plus innings for West Haven, allowing four hits and six runs, five of which were earned. Gambardella walked five and struck out six. Jake Romano finished the contest, allowing five hits and four runs.
West Haven then snapped a two-game losing streak with a 9-5 road victory over Guilford Thursday afternoon.
Izzo led an 11-hit attack with three hits and three runs scored, while Jones had two hits, two runs scored, and two runs batted in, Boni added two hits and drove I a pair, and Tyler DeSanty had a pair of hits. Anthony Peschell scored twice in the win for West Haven.
Dylan Supan, who tossed a no-hitter against Guilford earlier in the season, allowed seven hits and four earned runs in six innings of work. Supan walked four and struck out three. Izzo pitched a scoreless seventh with one strikeout.
West Haven qualified for the state tournament with a 5-0 victory over Foran at Piurek Field, improving to 8-4.
Axelrod tossed 6.1 innings of one-hit ball, before being relieved by Gambardella, who got the final two outs of the game. Axelrod allowed one hit, walked four and struck out eight in the win.
Izzo led the offense with three hits and three runs batted in.
Having already clinched a spot in the state tournament, the team is playing for seeding on the grand stage. The Westies took another step in the right direction with a 13-0 victory over Hillhouse at home in West Haven in a game stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Izzo led the offense with two hits, three runs scored and two runs batted in. Jones had three hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored, while Boni, Supan, and Gazzaneo each had a pair of hits. Boni and Supan also drove in two runs, while Boni scored twice as well.
Supan led the way on the hill as he tossed five innings of one-hit ball, walking two and striking out four.
West Haven improved to 10-4 with a 7-0 victory over Sheehan Friday evening at Piurek Field.
Gambardella picked up his fourth victory of the season as he tossed a complete-game five-hitter, not allowing a walk and striking out eight.
Izzo led the Westies with two hits and two runs scored, while Axelrod added two hits, two runs batted in and a run scored.
The West Haven softball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 19-7 five-inning victory over Hamden at Biondi Field. With the victory, West Haven improved to 4-3.
Mia Rubirosa and Shyanne Raccio led a 13-hit West Haven attack with three hits apiece, while Juliana Petruzziello, Melanie Jimenez, and Brianna Miller each had a pair of hits. Raccio drove in four runs and scored twice, Petruzziello drove in three runs and scored three, while Rubirosa scored four times.
West Haven got off to a quick start but could not hold on in a 4-3 loss to Lyman Hall in Wallingford Tuesday afternoon.
The Westies held a 3-1 lead, but watched as the Trojans scored twice in the sixth to even the game and once in the seventh to pull out the victory.
Rubirosa went 6.1 innings in the pitching circle and suffered the loss. The freshman allowed seven hits and two earned runs, while walking two and striking out seven.
Looking to get back on the winning track, the West Haven softball team saw its offense go silent in a 4-0 loss to Jonathan Law at Biondi Field Thursday evening. With the loss, West Haven fell to 4-5 on the season.
The Westies never got going and managed only single hits by Krajcir, Melanie Jimenez, Holly Waibel, Carrano, and Miller.
West Haven got back to its inning ways with an 8-4 victory over Sheehan at Biondi Field in West Haven.
Rubirosa led the offense with three hits, while Petruzziello, Beurer, Krajcir, Jimenez, Raccio and Holly Waibel each had a pair of hits. Miller drove in two runs, and Krajcir and Jimenez each scored twice.
Rubirosa went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs, none of which were earned, on four hits. The freshman walked three and struck out 12.
West Haven had a golden opportunity to extend its winning streak and pull off an upset in the same time frame Saturday afternoon. Rallying late in the contest to tie the game, West Haven could not seal the deal in a 4-3 road loss to fifth-ranked East Haven. West Haven fell to 5-6 despite having the Easties on the ropes late in the contest.
Rubirosa and Petruzziello led the offense with two hits apiece, while Carrano scored twice. Rubirosa took the loss in the pitching circle as she allowed 11 hits and three earned runs, while striking out seven. Rubirosa did not walk a batter.
After the gut-wrenching loss to East Haven over the weekend, the West Haven team was looking to get back on track quickly. Rallying twice, the Westies did just that with a 6-3 victory over Lauralton Hall at Biondi Field in West Haven Wednesday evening.
Rubirosa went the distance in the pitching circle as she allowed three hits and two earned runs, while walking two and striking out 10.
West Haven closed in on a postseason berth with an 11-3 victory over Lauralton Hall in Milford days later. With the victory, West Haven improved to 7-6 on the year, needing one more win to qualify for the postseason.
Krajcir led the offense with four hits, two runs batted in, and a run scored. Raccio had three hits, two runs scored, and a run batted in, while Beurer had two hits, three runs batted in, and a run scored.
Miller had three hits, a run batted in, and a run scored, and Rubirosa had two hits and three runs scored in a 16-hit attack. Rubirosa also pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and no earned runs, while striking out nine.
Rubirosa was solid in the pitching circle, tossing a complete-game one-hitter. Rubirosa struck out nine and did not walk a batter in the win. The freshman also had two hits and scored twice.
Playing fourth-ranked Cheshire one day after the Rams suffered their first loss of the season was not going to be an easy task.
Scoring three times in the seventh inning, Cheshire broke open a close contest and topped the Westies, 7-3, at Biondi Field.
Missed opportunities would hurt as Cheshire put the game away with three in the seventh.
West Haven loaded the bases in the seventh with no outs on singles by Petruzziello and Beurer and a walk to Krajcir. A single by Raccio got West Haven within 7-3 as Petruzziello scored, but West Haven could not get closer.
The West Haven boys lacrosse team improved to 8-4 with its second straight victory as the Westies topped Foran 9-5 on the road Saturday morning.
The Westies had a 30-27 shot advantage in the contest and were led by Ethan Phalen with three goals. Fowler and Moscato each scored twice, while Cayo and Miller added one goal apiece.
Kelly and Miller each had a pair of assists, while Moscato, Cayo, and Nate Smith had one assist each. Campagnuolo made nine saves in the win for West Haven.
West Haven led 4-2 at the half and limited Foran to three goals in the second half. Chris Adkins scored twice, and Joey Honcz had three assists for the Lions.
The West Haven girls lacrosse team fell to 0-7-1 with a 14-0 road loss against Sacred Heart Academy Thursday afternoon. The Sharks jumped out to a 9-0 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.
The Westies were outshot 25-8 in the contest.
West Haven fell to 0-9-2 with a 12-7 loss at Foran Friday evening. West Haven had the offense going, but could not stop the play of Foran’s Mia Williams who scored five times.
Mackenzie Gardner and Ariana Izzo each scored twice for West Haven, while Olivia O’Mara and Melissa Tsakonas added one apiece.
Foran held a 22-19 shot advantage in the contest.
The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-8 with a 4-3 loss to Lyman.
In singles play, top-seeded Jackson Mailhot of Lyman Hall defeated Punar Garani, 6-1, 6-2. Second-seeded Brady Campbell of Lyman hall topped West Haven’s Ben Sager, 6-0, 6-2, while Lyman Hall’s third seed of Alex Zeleya topped Abdul Mohamednoor, 6-2, 6-1. Lyman Hall completed the singles sweep when Anshu Patel topped Hayat Khan, 7-5, 6-4..
In doubles play, West Haven’s top seed of Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour, second-seeded Chris Leum and Robert Vets, and third seed of Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed all won by forfeit.
The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-9 with a 5-2 loss to East.
West Haven’s two victories came when top-seeded Punar Garani defeated Gabe Okzewski, 1-, 6-0, 10-3, and second-seeded Ben Sager topped Mateusz Wiszniewski, 7-5, 3-6, 11-9.
Despite a hard-fought match, West Haven dropped to 0-10 with a 7-0 road loss against Foran of Milford.
West Haven traveled to Hamden Monday afternoon and dropped a 6-1 decision against the Green Dragons. The lone victories for the Westies came in the third slot of doubles action as each team received a double forfeit.
In singles action Quinn Northrup defeated Garani, 6-4, 6-1, Brian Oppenheim topped Sager, 6-3, 6-3, third-seeded Nolan Jermain beat Abdul Mohamednoor, 6-0, 6-1, and fourth-seeded Josh Alexander defeated Khan, 6-1, 6-0.
In doubles play, Hamden’s Ivan Flores and Deng Koi topped Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour, 6-0, 6-3, and Paras Dodd and Maddox Cho topped Leum and Vets, 7-6, 6-1.
West Haven fell to 0-12 with a 7-0 home loss against undefeated Jonathan Law.
In doubles play, Law’s Julien Roy and Brian Zirkel defeated Leum and Vets, 6-1, 6-0. Second-seeded Angel Santiago and Pardhip Nair defeated Diaz and Mohamed, 6-1, 6-2, and third-seeded Marcelo Silva and Abinan Hazarika topped Imerukaj and Jamalee, 6-0. 6-0.
West Haven fell to 0-13 with a 6-1 road loss to Sheehan in Wallingford.
The West Haven girls tennis team fell to 1-9 with a 7-0 home loss against Sheehan Monday afternoon. In singles play, top-seeded Savannah Lopez fell to Maddy Yesyar, 6-2, 6-1, second-seeded Rebecca Oronzo lost to Daytona Scherb, 6-0, 6-0, third-seeded Anaelecea Turcio dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Jordyn Allen, and fourth-seeded Marley Hauer lost 6-0, 6-0 against Dylan Smith.
In doubles play, top-seeded Celia Williams and Alexandria Valverde fell, 6-0, 6-1 against Becky Falcone and Alandra Lopez, second-seeded Jeanette McLaughlin and Fatmanur Aciker dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Sydney Coticelli and Lexi Carin, while third-seeded Vinesah Mumar and Jenna Massaro lost, 6-1, 6-0 against Halle Digioia and Emily Jasinski.
The West Haven boys track team fell to Notre Dame, 110-38, at West Haven High Wednesday afternoon.
Seniors Anthony Vendrella and James Weber posted West Haven’s lone victories as Vendrella won the 110 hurdles in 16.0 seconds and also took home first in the 300 hurdles in 43.0 seconds.
Weber was victorious in the 400m in 54.2 seconds, and also the 800m in 2 minutes, 16.5 seconds.
The West Haven girls track team fell to Sacred Heart Academy, 100-41, at West Haven High Wednesday afternoon.
The Westies were victorious in five events as the 4×100 relay team of (Ouoneajah Bourne, Mya Flemming, Tanasia Fildalgo, and Tomalyn Williams won in 54.6 seconds. Fidalgo won the 100 hurdles in 17.1 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 54.3.
Flemming was victorious in the 100m in 13.2 seconds and Lauren Blake won the 200m in 28.8.
West Haven fell to Mercy, 114-30, Friday afternoon in West Haven. The Westies had two first place finishes as Flemming won the long jump at 13 feet, 5 inches, and freshman Alison Frazer was victorious in the triple jump at 27-5.
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