In the Class M quarterfinals on Saturday, Cheshire High School boys’ volleyball (third seed, 17-2) extended their win streak to 16, winning 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-23) over Simsbury (11th seed, 9-12) in their final home match. The Rams pulled out a tight opening game and then won the next two to complete the sweep.
Junior Tim Nugent tallied 24 assists, four kills, and two aces. Senior Shea Cronin compiled 11 digs, while senior Thor Novicelli supplied 10 kills and four digs.
Senior Collin Crowe added three kills and three digs.
For the semifinals on Monday, the Rams visit Pomperaug to play second-seeded Newington (18-2) at 5:30 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (fourth seed, 14-5)
For the Class L quarterfinals, Cheshire ended the season with a 12-8 loss to Wilton (fourth seed, 15-4). The Warriors jumped ahead 5-0 in the first quarter and never trailed in the victory.
Just a minute and 42 seconds into the second quarter, CHS tallied their first goal on a wrap-around shot by freshman Matt Jeffery.
Wilton went up 7-1, but Cheshire cut the deficit when senior co-captain Brian Bouwman found sophomore Charles Kurtz for a goal with 6:04 left in the second quarter.
To open the second half, senior PJ Cass scored for the Rams. Cheshire tried to extend their comeback, but Wilton junior goalkeeper Colin Lenskold came up with a consecutive saves on shots by junior Jason Raba in the third quarter.
The Warriors closed the third on a 3-0 run to go up 10-3. CHS outscored Wilton, 5-2, in the fourth quarter, but were unable to dig out of the deficit.
Bouwman scored twice during the fourth, while Cass, junior Jason Raba, and Kurtz also put in goals. Kurtz assisted on Bouwman’s second goal.
Senior goalkeeper Andrew Vernon earned 12 saves. Senior Aidan Gaudet controlled five face-offs.
For Wilton, junior Ben Calabrese recorded a game-high four goals. Senior Sam Rosen and junior Grant Masterson both supplied two goals and two assists. Lenskold had nine saves.
The Rams will graduate a deep senior class of Bouwman, co-captain Nick DiDomizio, Dan Bourdeau, John Casner, Cass, Andrew Daigle, Jack Davis, Gaudet, Brad Krutz, Jack Lovelace, Ryan Mancl, Evan Stern, Vernon, and Ty White, as well as managers Reagan Gromko and Hannah Roberts.
In the Connecticut Invitational Tournament, junior singles player Utsav Subramani opened with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Wamogo junior Nolan Turtoro at Wesleyan University.
On Monday, Subramani is slated to face New Canaan senior Ben Graham. Play starts at 9 a.m.