The West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy girls hockey team improved to 12-4-1 on the season with a 5-1 victory over the Notre Dame of Fairfield Lancers on Saturday afternoon at the Bennett Rink. The Westie Sharks set the tone early when Taylor Nowak ripped a shot from the slot that found the back of the net just 55 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead. A minute and twenty-three seconds later, CC Condon took a shot from just inside the blue line and followed her shot, gathered in the rebound a slid the puck inside the post for the goal to make it 2-0. Jenna Hunt assisted on the goal.
In the second period, Megan Froehlich picked the top corner in a crowd in front of the net to extend the lead to 3-0, 54 seconds in, assisted by Jianna Cohrs and Mackenzie Gardner and then had a beautiful tip in of a Jianna Cohrs’ shot from the side of the net at 8:29 to make it 4-0. Kyleen Crowe was doing her part when she stopped a Lancers’ 2-on-0 with a spectacular pad save with 2:20 left in the period to keep the shutout going.
Veronica Lynn iced the game when she started an end-to-end rush and finished it with a rocket from the left circle to make it 5-0 with 8:42 left in the game. The Lancers were able to break the shutout with 3:48 left in the game to make it 5-1 and had another chance eight seconds later but Crowe stonewalled a breakaway to keep the score there. Crowe finished with 15 saves between the pipes for the win.
The Westie Sharks wrap up their regular season schedule this week. The girls hosted Masuk/Barlow/Newtown/Oxford/Bethel on Tuesday, visit Branford/East Haven/North Branford on Thursday at 7:30 and travel to Newington on Friday to face East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor at 8:30.
The boys hockey team continued to struggle when the Blue Devils fell to the Xavier Falcons, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Bennett Rink. The Westies were stymied by the Xavier defense while the Falcons got a shorthanded goal 3:34 into the game and never looked back. Logan Cole made 30 saves and Charles Miller stopped eight Xavier shots after coming in during the third period.
This week, the Blue Devils hosted North Rockland, NY in a makeup game on Monday, hosted the Milford Indians on Wednesday and visit Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks on Saturday at 4.
The girls basketball team, behind 16 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks from Amanda Carr, defeated the Sacred Heart Academy Sharks, 47-30, on Monday evening in Hamden. Natalia Frazier had eight points and five assists while Diamond Dixon added seven points and two assists in the victory.
On Tuesday, the Westies were not as successful, dropping a 54-31 decision to the Sheehan Titans in Wallingford. The Titans jumped on the Blue Devils early, taking a 38-16 lead at halftime and never looked back. Sarah Evangelista had 10 points to lead West Haven while Amanda Carr contributed with nine points in the loss.
The Westies finished the week with a trip to Cheshire to face the Rams on Friday evening. The Blue Devils fell behind 36-10 in the first half but had one of their best halves of the year, outscoring the Rams 29-14 in the second half before losing a heartbreaking 50-49 decision. Natalia Frazier led the girls with 14 points while Amanda Carr had 13 points in the loss.
The Westies finished their season hosting their senior night on Monday against the Sacred Heart Academy Sharks.
The boys basketball team still in pursuit of a playoff spot suffered a 61-54 loss to the Jonathan Law Eagles on Tuesday night in West Haven. The teams battled in the first half with Law holding a 26-23 edge heading into the locker rooms. The Eagles went on a run in the third quarter to take a 48-39 lead at the end of the third quarter and held on for the victory. Josiah Steinman led West Haven with 18 points while Saban Richardson chipped in 11 points in a losing effort.
On Friday evening, the Blue Devils hosted the Career Panthers. The boys came up short in a 62-47 loss. This week, the Blue Devils visited the Wilbur Cross Governors on Monday and finish their regular season hosting the Amity Spartans on Friday at 7.
The boys swim team dropped a close 87-83 decision to the Jonathan Law Eagles on Friday afternoon in Milford. Issac Gorske took the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and was a member of the victorious 400 freestyle relay team with Julian Thomas, Shane Taulty and Chris D’Inzio. D’Inzio also took the 100 breaststroke and Bryan Barrington won the 500 freestyle.