CHS lacrosse teams win road sweep, spring shots first no-hitter, girls excel on links, track and field athletes shine on senior day


After a six-day break, Cheshire High School women’s lacrosse (8-3) returned on Thursday to win 17-5 at Sacred Heart Academy (6-5) in Hamden. The Rams took a 5-0 lead and led 14-2 at halftime.

To kick off the scoring, junior Ava Harris controlled the opening toss and converted in just 12 seconds. Along with his goal, Harris had three assists.

During the first half, junior Ava Matikowski scored on her first five shots and added an assist. With 18:08 to go, Matikowski scored his sixth goal to set a career high.

Also in the first half, three-time senior captain Hannah Merritt contributed a hat trick and an assist.

Junior Alex Lucas finished with two goals and two assists. The Rams also received two goals from senior Tori Santi (assist) and junior Lauren Samela.

Three-time senior captain Leah Black scored a goal. Sophomore Stella Tessier had two assists and junior Clara Dempsey had one assist.

Defensively, the Rams allowed just two goals in 41 minutes. Junior goalie Audrey Bronson had four saves and second Ginny Curello had two.

For SHA, senior Sydney Rossacci scored two goals. Senior Alexa Guercia and junior Emma Kirck also scored.

Saturday, CHS returns home to face Wilton (9-3) at 6 p.m.

Soft ball (10-4)

The Rams posted a 4-1 victory over Lauralton Hall (4-7) and swept the regular season series. Junior Karissa Spring threw her first no-hitter and finished with a career-best 15 strikeouts.

She added a single to the plate.

The Rams scored twice in the first and fourth innings to give themselves a 4-0 lead. The Crusaders made a run at seventh, but Spring still managed to knock out the no-hitter.

Senior Grace Lurz went two for two with two singles and a run scored. Seniors Emily Grayson and Charlee Nagle, sophomore Karla Carangelo and freshman Erin Hersh also had singles.

On Friday, Cheshire hosts Amity (10-2) at 4:15 p.m. On April 22, the Rams picked up a 14-5 win at Woodbridge.

Boys Lacrosse (9-2)

Visiting Middletown, the CHS came away with a 17-6 win at Xavier (7-4).

Charles Kurtz had four goals and three assists, while second Matt Jeffery had two goals and five assists.

Senior Jason Raba provided three goals and three assists. Freshman Sean Grevelding finished with four goals and two assists.

Sophomore Ryan Grove has scored and won 19 of 26 meetings. Senior co-captain Andrew Benjamin, junior Connor Moran and rookie Brady Potyrala also scored.

On Monday, Cheshire return home to face Guilford at 6 p.m.

Outdoor athletics (Girls, 7-0; Boys, 1-6)

For the final doubleheader at home, the CHS teams faced Lyman Hall. The Cheshire Girls remained unbeaten with a 116-34 victory.

Three-time senior captain Kira Zawalich led the way with four wins. Individually, she won the 100 meters (16.1) and 300 meters (47.2) hurdles, as well as the 100 meters (13.0).

Zawalich also teamed with sophomores Squirrel Lanz, Julia Rubin and Mia Vientos to win the 4×400 meters relay (4:25.6).

Senior Arjanne Josef took first place in the long jump (14ft, 2in) and pole vault (7’0″), while junior Valeriya Shlyk took victories in the high jump (4′ 6″) and shot put (30’0.5″). ).

Daniela Petronio (javelin, 86’9″), seniors Meghan Georgescu (3,200 meters, 12:57.1) and Lexi SanAngelo (triple jump, 29’4.75″), Vientos (800 meters, 2:27.3), second Alexa Ciccone (1,600 yards, 5:25.9) and rookie Leah Farrell (400 yards, 63.6) were also the individual winners.

Senior Ashlyn Diglio, junior Claudia Chong, rookie Camryn Beeman and senior Emma Lepisto combined to win the 4×100 meters relay (53.7). Farrell, Ciccone, Georgescu and Vientos opened the competition with victory in the 4×800 meters race (10:03.6).

The boys’ team lost 97-45 to the Trojans (7-2). Senior quad-captain Robert DiNatale swept the 1,600 yards (4:47) and 3,200 yards (10:58.6).

Sophomore James Ferraro, freshmen Daniel Irish and Christopher DiNatale, and sophomore Brian Krzanowski won the 4×800 meters relay (9:59.4). Sophomore Tyler Caron, junior Michael DeJoseph, senior Stephan Anton and junior Luca Borz-Baba teamed up to win the 4×400 meters (4:06.7).

Prior to the game, the Rams paid tribute to their senior athletes.

The Middletown Invite will take place on Friday (4 p.m.) and Saturday (12 p.m.).

Golf for boys (5-2)

Junior tri-captain AJ DePaolo shot a 34 to secure the medal and lead the Rams to a 153-168 win over host Guilford (3-4) at Madison Country Club. The three senior captains Riley Brabant and Nick Fortunato both shot a 39, while second Jack Brewster recorded a 41.

On May 9 at 2:15 p.m., the Rams return to play Notre Dame-West Haven (4-3) at Farms Country Club in Wallingford.

Golf for girls (7-1)

CHS won 186-253 against Canton (1-9) at Southington Country Club. Junior Sydney Hidalgo became the medalist with a 39.

Senior Mackenzie Corcoran (46), second Sophia DelRosso (48) and senior co-captain Rileigh Erickson (53) also scored for the Rams.

Also tonight, John Williams was honored as the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year for 2020.

On May 10, Cheshire travels to Rockledge Country Club to play host Hall (10-1) at 3 p.m.

Rest of Friday’s college schedule:

Baseball (7-6)

The Rams travel to North Haven (4-8) for a game at 3:30 p.m. On April 8, Cheshire won 10-2 against the Nighthawks.

Girls tennis (4-4)

On a streak of four games without a result, the Rams welcome the undefeated Amity (11-0) at 3:45 p.m. In the April 4 opener, the Spartans took a 7-0 victory.

Boys tennis (5-5)

The Rams take their four-game winning streak to Southington (6-3) to play at 3:45 p.m.

Volleyball for boys (10-2)

Winner of seven consecutive games, the CHS faces Daniel Hand (3-9) at 6 p.m. In the first meeting on April 26, Cheshire swept 3-0 at Madison.


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