On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys’ soccer (5-4-1) celebrated Senior Night with a 6-0 victory over East Haven (2-8-2). CHS shut out the Yellow Jackets for the second time this fall.
Cheshire struck first with 18:32 remaining in the first half. After receiving the ball from senior Marcello Pannone, senior Ajay Montagna put in his first varsity goal.
CHS went up 2-0 when junior Samir Dishnica netted a free kick with 7:39 left in the first half. The Rams converted again just 1:03 later, as senior co-captain Murphy Malone buried a shot to the left side of the net.
Cheshire added three more goals in the second half. Just 34 seconds into the frame, Pannone scored on a transition pass from senior Sahil Banerjee.
In tying a personal-high assist total, senior Noah Gougsa set up the final goals for Dishnica (25:43) and senior Kyle Irwin (20:15). Dishnica booted the ball into the upper left side of the net.
Like Montagna, Irwin picked up his first varsity point in the victory.
Senior goalkeeper Andres Diosa posted his second straight shutout.
Before the game, the senior class of Malone, co-captain Marco Parete, Banerjee, Andi Benga, Zach Brown, Nathaniel Brancazio, Diosa, Michael Dubois, Gougsa, Irwin, Ethan Lin, Max Manware, Montagna, and Pannone were introduced to the home crowd. The Dodd Middle School boys’ team also played at halftime.
On Monday, Cheshire visits North Haven Middle School to play North Haven (3-7-1) at 6 p.m. On Sept. 23, the Rams won 6-1 over NH.
Remainder of Monday’s varsity schedule:
Girls’ Soccer (7-3-1)
CHS hosts Hamden (4-8-1) at 6 p.m. In a pre-game senior ceremony, Cheshire will recognize tri-captains Izzy Dziura and Olivia Jones, Lizzie DeMatteo, Cayla Dolan, Ariana and Briana Geloso, Mei Griffin, Riley Hanover, Daniela Petronio, and Julia Takizawa.
Back on Sept. 23, Cheshire won 4-1 at Hamden.
Girls’ Volleyball (15-0)
CHS hosts Guilford (8-6) at 6:30 p.m. The Grizzlies became the first and only team to win a set against Cheshire on Sept. 27, but fell 3-1 at home.
On Monday, junior varsity action kicks off at 5 p.m.