The North Haven Field hockey team had its first win of the season and also lost in last week’s action. North Haven dropped a contest to Amity and then beat Lyman Hall to lead the year 1-1-1-1.
On 14 September, North Haven played a road game against Amity and lost 4-0 to the Spartans. Then on Sept. 1, head coach Kim Bofford’s team hosted Limon Hall and beat North Haven Middle School 2-0.
Sophomore Katherine Bianchi scored with the help of senior Noel Carmodi to give North Haven a 1-0 lead in the first quarter when the team faced Lyman Hall. Then in the second quarter, Bianchi scored the second goal of the game with the help of senior Emma Kirkldy and gave North Haven a 2-0 lead. North Haven’s defense kept Limon Hall away from the rest of the way as the club shut out.
Girls swimming and diving
The North Haven girls’ swimming diving team began a new season last week with first-year head coach Matt Pohlman. There were two visits to North Haven and they came in with a 1-1 split for the 2021 season.
On September 14, North Haven hosted the East Haven-Cross-Hillhouse Co-op for its season opener at Walter Gorich Community Pool. North Haven won the matchup with a final score of 101-71, giving Pohlman victory in his debut as North Haven’s coach.
Senior captain Taya Laborde finished first in the 50 freestyle for North Haven by swimming at 27.58. North Haven won in 100 freestyle (58.58) by junior Mikala Rapuano and in 100 breaststroke (1: 18.11) by senior captain Julia Faulkner. Freshman Olivia Hallowach finished first in the diving competition with 154.55 points.
North Haven’s Laborde, Jr. Alice Scalmney, Sr. Abrele Osborne and Faulkner’s 200 Medley Relay finished first with a time of 2: 04.33. Faulkner, LeBorde, Scalmoney and Rapuano’s 200 freestyle relays clocked a time of 1: 51.54 to take first place.
Two days later, there was a road meet against Lyman Hall, held at Shimon High School in North Haven. North Haven defeated Lyman Hall 99-85.
Scalmoney took first place in the 200 individual medley (2: 20.09) and Rapuano won 100 butterflies (1: 02.10). The 400 freestyle relays by Laborde, Faulkner, junior Victoria Pachnik and Rapuano also took first place (4: 31.10).
After the retirement of longtime coach Martha Fallon, Pohlmann is taking over as head coach of North Haven, who has held the program for a long time. Phelan led North Haven to several winning seasons in her two terms, including the Class M State Championship in 2019.
The North Haven football team beat Gridiron to play Cheshire for the first home game of the 2021 season on 17 September. North Haven beat the Rams 28-0 at Wanakor Field.
Following a goalless first quarter, Cheshire scored on a 50-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead. In the third quarter, the Rams broke the 63-yard long run and took a 14-0 lead in the fourth. Cheshire then scored on a 3-yard TD run and a 46-yard touchdown pass to take a 28-0 victory in the final frame.
North Haven’s next match is a road game against non-conference opponent Wilton on Friday, September 24th. The game will begin at 7 p.m. At Wilton High School.
The North Haven Boys soccer team played its first game last week with new head coach John Parisella. North Haven conceded defeat against Amity and then lost to Guilford to start the year.
North Haven started their season with a road game against Amity and lost 3-0 to the Spartans on 14 September. Four days later, coach Parisella’s side faced Guilford in their home opener and beat the North 3-1. Heaven Middle School. Senior Zion Techlechiel scored North Haven on a penalty kick.
Parisella is accepting the responsibility of Reid Chiffo as the head coach of North Haven. Last year, North Haven recorded a 4-5-1 loss to Cheshire 5-2 in the semifinals of the SCC Division A tournament.
The North Haven girls ’soccer squad took to the field last week to play a pair of games. North Haven lost a contest against Foran and then Cheshire lost, breaking their record 1-2 in the fall.
In the first game of the week, North Haven hosted Forran and beat the Lions 3-1 at North Haven Middle School. After a goalless draw in the first half, Forran won the second half with three goals. Senior Ada Forbes scored North Haven’s only goal of the game.
Three days later, North Haven was on the verge of facing Cheshire and it ended in a 3-0 decision against the Rams.