FCIAC

FCIAC Top Performers for April 18-20

Monday, April 18

Eric Toub, Greenwich Boys Tennis

Toub won a three-set match to clinch a 4-3 victory for the Greenwich Cardinals over the Staples Wreckers Monday in Westport. Toub, a junior, defeated Staples’ Max Zimmerman 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. The Cardinal victory ended the Wreckers’ 46-match winning streak, which dated back to 2013.

Adriana Gambino, Westhill Softball

Gambino went 3-for-4, scored three runs, drove in one, and stole a base in the Vikings’ 8-1 victory over the Warde Mustangs at Allyson Rioux Field in Stamford.

Connor Hurley, St. Joseph Baseball

Hurley pitched a shutout as his St. Joseph Cadets edged the Wilton Warriors, 1-0, in Wilton. Hurley worked around six hits while walking one and striking out four to get the win.

Rachel Keshin, New Canaan Softball

Keshin, the Rams’ junior shortstop, went 3-for-3 with two home runs in New Canaan’s 12-3 win over Trinity Catholic in Waveny Park. Keshin also walked, scored three runs and had three RBIs. Her first home run tied the game in the bottom of the first, and New Canaan went on to score seven runs in the inning.

Glenn O’Brien, Wilton Baseball

O’Brien allowed only three hits but took a tough-luck loss, 1-0, to St. Joseph. The Warrior gave up the one run in the first inning before shutting down the Cadets the rest of the way. He walked one and fanned four.

Matt Gulyas, Brien McMahon Baseball

Gulyas picked up the win with three innings of one-run relief as McMahon topped Stamford, 10-9. A lefty, Gulyas allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five. At the plate, he singled walked three times, and scored twice.

Justin Clark, New Canaan Boys Golf

Clark shot a 1-over par 36 at the Country Club of New Canaan as the Rams won two matches in their season-opener on Monday. New Canaan shot a team score of 154 to top Trumbull (163) and Stamford.

Chad Knight, Staples Baseball

Knight belted a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Wreckers rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Masuk, 7-6, in Westport. Knight’s shot over the leftfield wall gave Staples the lead for good, as all seven of its runs crossed the plate in the sixth.

Johnny Spoto, Westhill Baseball

Spoto went 2-for-5 with a home run to help lead Westhill to a 9-6 win over the Warde Mustangs.

 

Tuesday, April 19

Connor Chamberlain, Staples Boys Lacrosse

Chamberlain scored the game-winning goal with 2:06 remaining in double overtime to give Staples a dramatic, 13-12 win over the Greenwich Cardinals. The goal came during a man-up situation, after Staples’ Michael Reale had tied the game with five seconds left in regulation. Chamberlain led the Wreckers’ scoring with three goals and one assist.

Maria Bellos, Norwalk Girls Lacrosse

Bellos racked up a dozen saves to help lead the Bears to a 14-4 win over city rival Brien McMahon at Sam Testa Field. She faced 16 shots and allowed just two goals in each half. Norwalk built a 9-2 lead at halftime and rolled to the win to remain unbeaten at 6-0-1.

Catherine Granito, New Canaan Girls Lacrosse

Granito scored four goals to help New Canaan defeat the Wilton Warriors, 14-10, in a key FCIAC match-up.

Rebekah Snitkoff, Warde Girls Lacrosse

Snitkoff made seven saves as the Mustangs defeated cross-town rival Ludlowe, 7-4, at Taft Field. She allowed just one goal during the first half, and Warde took advantage by building a 4-1 lead by halftime. The two teams played even in the second half.

Colin Minicus, Darien Boys Lacrosse

Minicus scored once and dished out six assists for seven points in Darien’s 21-4 win over Warde.

 

Wednesday, April 20

Gillian Kane, New Canaan Softball

Kane, a sophomore, fired a four-hit shutout at the Trumbull Eagles, as New Canaan took a 2-0 decision on Wednesday in Trumbull. Kane walked three and struck out four, pitching out of a couple of jams to nail down the victory.

Peter Marren, Darien Baseball

Marren went 2-for-4 with a single and a home run in Darien’s 11-3 rout of Stamford on Wednesday. Marren scored once and drove in three runs.His round-tripper was a two-run shot to left in the fourth inning.

Chris O’Brien, Trumbull Baseball

Chris O’Brien went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs in Trumbull’s 10-6 win over New Canaan.

Dina DiBlasio, Norwalk Softball

DeBlasio had three hits, including a double and a triple as Norwalk topped Central, 7-4. She also drove in a run.

Nicole Williams, St. Joseph Softball

Williams struck out 15 batters as St. Joseph defeated Danbury, 7-1, to remain unbeaten in FCIAC play. She allowed just two hits in seven innings pitched.

Kevin Woodring, Greenwich Baseball

Woodring went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs as the Cardinals defeated the Staples Wreckers in a high-scoring affair, 9-6. He singled during a four-run sixth inning when Greenwich took the lead for good, and doubled in two runs in the top of the seventh to make it a five-run game at the time.

Al Paolozzi, St. Joseph Baseball

Paolozzi was the winning pitcher, and had two doubles and two RBis at the plate in the Cadets’ 6-1 victory over Danbury. He worked five shutout innings before being relieved in the sixth by Matt McKernan, who picked up a save.

Junior Rachel Keshin is all smiles after hitting her second home run Monday at Orchard Field in Waveny Park. Keshin had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs to lead New Canaan to a 12-3 lead over Trinity Catholic. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo