Guilford Girls’ Swimming and Diving Improves to 10-0
Girls’ Swimming and Diving
The Guilford girls’ swimming and diving team is sporting a perfect record of 10-0 after picking up a pair of recent victories. The Grizzlies defeated Foran and the East Haven-Cross-Hillhouse co-op team last week to stay undefeated on the season
Guilford began last week by earning a 92-84 home win against Foran at the Walsh Intermediate School on Oct. 4. Senior Grace Young claimed first place in the 50 freestyle (27.66) and the 100 butterfly (1:07.78) for the Grizzlies in the victory. Freshman Aislin Cohen finished first in the 200 freestyle (2:02.78), sophomore Isabel Torello won the 100 freestyle (59.43), and freshman Maria Matos da Cruz claimed first in the 500 freestyle (6:04.23) for Guilford.
Sophomore Jordyn Gould took first place in the diving competition by recording a total of 232.90 points at the meet. Guilford’s 200 medley relay of Cohen, Grace Young, sophomore Kate Young, and junior Isabella Blanco also finished in first place (2:00.92).
Cohen also posted the fastest time of 1:19.12 in the 100 breaststroke, which was contested on an exhibition basis. In two other exhibition events, the Grizzlies’ 200 freestyle relay of Cohen, Grace Young, Torello, and Kate Young finished with the fastest time (1:49.42); and the 400 freestyle relay featuring Torello, senior Charlotte Martocci, senior Sorina Cheng, and Cohen and posted the best time (4:00.46).
Two days later, the Grizzlies hosted the East Haven-Cross-Hillhouse co-op squad and won the contest by the final score of 91-60. Guilford received first-place finishes from Torello in the 200 individual medley (2:26.69), Cohen in the 50 freestyle (26.40), sophomore Kate Young in the 100 freestyle (59.35), Cheng in the 500 freestyle (5:59.58), and Gould in the diving (224.50). Guilford’s 200 medley relay of Cheng, senior Rylan Jacobosn, Grace Young, and sophomore Taylor Nowak also claimed first place (2:06.28).
For the exhibition events, Torello swam the fastest time (1:09.40) in the 100 backstroke for the Grizzlies. Guilford’s 200 freestyle relay of Cohen, junior Sofia Tian, senior Eliza Hastings, and sophomore Evelyn Bertolini recorded the top time (1:57.05); while the 400 freestyle relay of Cheng, Torello, Matos da Cruz, and sophomore Amy Shi also finished with the fastest time (4:10.72).
The Guilford field hockey team claimed victory in both of last week’s contests to raise its overall record to 8-1-0-1 for the 2022 season. The Grizzlies posted a shutout over Hamden and then defeated Sacred Heart Academy in shutout fashion in recent action, increasing the team’s win streak to six-straight games.
Guilford began last week by earning a 4-0 win at Hamden in Oct. 6. Two days later, the Grizzlies hosted Sacred Heart Academy and won the contest by the final score of 6-0 at Guilford High School.
Senior Grace Barlage scored 3 goals for the Grizzlies during last week’s action. Senior Ella Clarke, senior Kim Evans, and senior Scout Climie each scored 3 goals. Senior MJ Santa Barbara had 1 goal on the week.
Climie and junior Payton Root both had 3 assists for Guilford between last week’s games. Junior goalie Eliza Chamberlain made 5 saves on her way to recording a pair of shutouts.
Guilford is playing a road game against North Haven on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The Grizzlies will then be hosting Shelton on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.
The Guilford girls’ volleyball team boosted its record to 8-3 on the season after winning two of its three matches last week. The Grizzlies scored victories over Mercy and Foran to go with a loss against Lyman Hall on the court.
In its first matchup of the week, Guilford took a 3-1 home loss to Lyman Hall on Oct. 3. Lyman Hall won the match with set scores of 29-27, 25-14, 25-23.
Senior Riley Mullett had 12 assists and 5 digs for the Grizzlies in the contest. Fellow senior Halle Krause finished the match with 10 kills and 5 digs.
The following day, the Grizzlies hosted Mercy and triumphed over the Tigers by a 3-1 score at the Guilford High School gym. Guilford won the contest by the final tally of 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18. Mullett handed out 14 assists to go with 6 digs, while Krause had 11 assists and 8 digs for the Grizzlies. Senior Emily Lin posted 7 digs and 7 kills in the victory.
Then on Oct. 6, Guilford played a road match with Foran and notched a 3-0 shutout over the Lions. Guilford swept Foran with scores of 25-10, 25-16, 25-11.
Krause had 11 kills with 6 digs in the win. Sophomore Alexa Kukta dealt out 5 aces to go with 4 digs and 3 kills for Guilford. Sophomore Sam Alberghini recorded 6 kills, 4 aces, and 2 blocks on the night.
Guilford is playing a road match against Jonathan Law on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. The Grizzlies will then be back on the road to face West Haven at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17.
Girls’ Cross Country
The Guilford girls’ cross country team competed against four opponents in a meet at Allens Meadows Park in Wilton on Oct. 3. The Grizzlies came away with two victories after earning wins over Fairfield Warde (19-38) and St. Joseph (18-39), while also taking losses against Trumbull (24-31) and Wilton (20-36) at the meet.
Next up for Guilford is the SCC Championship that is taking place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The meet will be held at East Shore Athletic Complex in New Haven.
The Guilford boys’ soccer team played two games last week and came away from the slate with a win and a tie to put its overall record at 7-1-2 for the season. The Grizzlies notched a close victory over Hand before playing West Haven to a draw in their last two matchups.
Guilford hosted Hand for a showdown on Oct. 3 and edged out the Tigers by the final score of 1-0. Following a scoreless first half, freshman Vincent Malatesta scored the lone goal of the game on an assist from senior Will Rice with just over a minute left in the game to lift the Grizzlies to the victory. Senior goalie Justin Hess made 4 saves in net for Guilford.
Then on Oct. 7, Guilford hit the road to play West Haven and earned a 1-1 tie against the Blue Devils.
The Grizzlies are playing a home game versus Amity on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:15 p.m. After that, Guilford will be on the road to face Sheehan on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
The Guilford girls’ soccer team moved to 2-6-1 on the season after taking defeats in a pair of home games last week. Guilford took defeats against Hand and Cheshire in last week’s matchups.
On Oct. 3, the Grizzlies hosted Hand and lost the contest by a 1-0 score. Then on Oct. 7, the Grizzlies were back at home to face Cheshire and lost to the Rams by a 6-2 score at Guilford High School.
Guilford is hosting Lauralton Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. The Grizzlies will then play a home game versus Career-Hillhouse on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.
The Guilford football was on the bye week for last week. The Grizzlies will return to the gridiron to host Bassick for an SCC Tier 3 game at Kavanaugh Field on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Guilford enters the game with an overall record of 2-2 and a mark of 2-0 in the division. Bassick is 0-4 overall and 0-2 in SCC Tier 3 this year.