Tuesday recap: Wins for RHS girls golf, boys track

The following games were played by Ridgefield High teams on Tuesday, April 17.

Boys lacrosse: A stifling defensive effort led Yorktown (N.Y.) to an 8-1 triumph over Ridgefield on Tuesday night at Tiger Hollow.

Yorktown led 4-0 after one quarter and 6-0 at halftime.

Ridgefield (2-1 overall) averted a shutout when Wes Carpenter scored with 1:14 to play in the fourth quarter.

Brett Makar, Jamison Embury and Hunter Embury had two goals apiece for Yorktown, which improved its record to 6-3 overall.

Girls lacrosse: Ridgefield recovered from a four-goal halftime deficit but couldn't overtake New Canaan, losing by a score of 7-6 on Tuesday in New Canaan.

After trailing 4-0 at the break, the Tigers closed to within 7-6 when Abby Winkler scored with 3:51 left in the game.

But Ridgefield was unable to add the equalizer before time expired.

Caitlin Slaminko had two goals for the Tigers, and Caroline Curnal added a goal and an assist.

Katie Hoban, Maeve Tobin, and Winkler also scored for Ridgefield, which got six saves from goalie Lexi Held.

Softball: Shannon Quinn's single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave host Danbury a 7-6 walk-off win over Ridgefield on Tuesday.

Trailing 4-0, Ridgefield erupted for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 6-4 lead. Sabrina Grizzaffi walked with the bases loaded to force in a run, and Alex Kinkead followed with a two-run single to cut Danbury's lead to 4-3. Freshman Skylar Arent then smashed a three-run homer to right field, putting Ridgefield ahead 6-4.

But down to its final at-bat, Danbury scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

Mikayla Melahn and Grizzaffi each had two hits for the Tigers. Claire Filaski, Makenna Skrobar, Alyssa DeStefano, Arent, and Kinkead added one hit apiece.

Boys track: Ridgefield opened the season by splitting a tri-meet on Tuesday.

The Tigers beat Staples, 79-70, and lost to Trumbull, 94-56.

Ridgefield got first-place finishes from Thomas Vilinskis in the 110-meter hurdles (15.90) and the 300-meter hurdles (42.18), Justin Showstead in the discus (118'5") and the shot put (44'10.5"), and Oliver Hayes in the pole vault (12'6").

The Tigers also finished first in the 4x100 relay with a time of 3:31.46.

Matt Szpakowski added second-place finishes for Ridgefield in the 200 (24.88) and the 400 (55.87).

Girls tennis: Ridgefield came close to an early season upset, giving Greenwich a battle before falling, 4-3, on Tuesday.

The Tigers lost all four singles matches but swept the three doubles contests.

Hillary Sherpa and Jillian O'Keefe combined for a 7-5,6-3 triumph at first doubles for Ridgefield. Julia Gordon and Julia Driscoll added 6-2, 7-6 win at second doubles, and Isabelle Voellmicke and Phoebe Seidenberg contributed 6-2, 7-6 victory at third doubles.

The only three-set match of the day came at first singles, as Greenwich's Martine Fierro rallied to beat Aurora Joblon by scores of 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Boys tennis: State power Greenwich parlayed a sweep of the three doubles matches into a 5-2 win over Ridgefield on Tuesday.

The Tigers split the four singles matches, getting victories from Brian Song (6-4, 6-3) at second singles and James Hourihan (6-4, 7-6) at third singles.

Ramiro Davila went to three sets at fourth singles before losing to Greenwich's Alican Beba by scores of 6-0, 1-6, 6-0.

"[We] had a chance to sweep singles," said Ridgefield head coach Aaron Hyde. "[James] Hourihan [had] the match of the evening. Pulled through with hail and 34-degree weather."

Girls golf: With junior Alyssa Maiolo leading the way, Ridgefield began the season with a 206-209 road win over Trumbull at the Tashua Knolls Golf Course.

Maiolo shot a 42 to earn medalist honors with the match's low score.

Caroline Bunt (53), Jenna Harford (53) and Cassie Smith (58) also had their scores count for the Tigers.

Boys golf: Opening the season on the road against a tough opponent, Ridgefield fell to Darien, 154-170, at the Country Club of Darien.

Brandon Tuccio led the Tigers with a 41. He was closely followed by teammates Oliver Frossell (42), Heston Pinard (43), and Tom Lombardozzi (44), who also had their scores count for Ridgefield.

Darien's Alex Gu shot a 36 to earn medalist honors with the low score of the day.