To finish the regular season on Monday, Cheshire High School boys’ volleyball (14-6) battled to win 3-2 (17-25, 25-23, 28-26, 22-25, 15-11) over Pomperaug (11-9) on Senior Night.
Sophomore Will Allen compiled a career-best 20 kills, adding two aces and two digs. Senior tri-captain Tim Nugent tallied 34 assists and three kills.
Senior Gianluca Giardina posted 11 kills. With his sixth kill, senior tri-captain Andrew Wang (five digs, three aces) clinched the victory.
Before the match, CHS honored their senior class of Nugent, tri-captain Will Pawlak, Wang, Giardina, Steven Kelly, Mason Maguder, Jake Miller, Rowan Scassellati, and Evan Simonetta.
Cheshire has secured the second seed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament. For the semifinals on Wednesday, CHS hosts Xavier (third seed, 14-6) at 6 p.m.
Cheshire won 3-1 on April 13 in Middletown, but the Falcons picked up a 3-0 victory on May 10 at CHS.
Boys’ Golf (12-2)
The Rams moved their win streak to eight matches, posting a 158-168 victory over host Daniel Hand (9-5) at Madison Country Club. Senior tri-captain Riley Brabant fired a 38, while senior tri-captain Nick Fortunato, sophomore Jack Brewster, and freshman Jack DeJoseph all posted a 40.
On Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., CHS plays Guilford (7-7) at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford. On May 5 at MCC, the Rams won 153-168 in the first meeting.
Softball (fifth seed, 15-6)
In the SCC quarterfinals, Cheshire fell 4-1 at West Haven (fourth seed, 17-4). The Blue Devils went up 1-0 in the first inning. The Rams tied the score in the third inning, but WH put up three runs in the bottom half and went on to get the win.
For CHS, sophomore Karla Carangelo allowed only four hits. Senior Grace Lurz singled twice, while junior Jordan Chymbor posted a single and an RBI.
Cheshire now awaits seeding for the Class LL Tournament.
Remainder of Tuesday’s varsity schedule
Outdoor Track and Field
CHS boys and girls visit New Haven’s Bowen Field for the SCC Championship at 12 p.m.
Girls’ Golf (11-4)
The Rams play Canton and Newington at Southington Country Club. Start time is 3 p.m.
CHS has a 1-0 record against both rivals this year.
Girls’ Lacrosse (second seed, 11-5)
For the SCC semifinals, the Rams play Amity (third seed, 9-6) at 4 p.m. CHS opened the season with a 9-8 overtime win over the Spartans, but Amity returned to win 11-10 on April 29 in Woodbridge.
Boys’ Lacrosse (second seed, 14-2)
Riding a seven-game win streak, CHS faces Daniel Hand (third seed, 14-3) in the SCC semifinals at 6:30 p.m. On May 2, Cheshire pulled out a 15-13 win over the Tigers.