On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (9-5) extended their win streak to three games, winning 5-0 over Lauralton Hall (0-12-1-1). CHS controlled the game from the start, firing 50 shots in the victory.
Three minutes and 34 seconds into the game, CHS went up 1-0 on a penalty corner. In receiving a pass from sophomore Lauren Houle, senior Olivia Salamone put in the opening goal.
Cheshire continued to possess the ball in the first half, but junior goalkeeper Julia Proto (45 saves) and the Crusaders didn’t give up another goal going into intermission.
After the break, the Rams broke free to score four goals in the final 16:22. Senior co-captain Kiley Jackson scored on a rebound and Houle converted on a deep shot in the middle.
Senior Grace Keaveney posted the fourth goal on a pass from freshman Gigi Ranoldo. Salamone set up the final goal, sending a transition pass ahead to junior Sophie Vagts, who drove down to deposit the ball in the cage.
Senior goalkeeper Ava Pulisciano picked up her sixth shutout.
On Thursday, CHS visits unbeaten Guilford to play at 7 p.m.
Girls’ Swim and Dive (11-0)
At the Cheshire Community Pool, CHS moved their dual-meet win streak to 66 with a 94-82 win over Lauralton Hall. Junior Sophie Murphy had the top time in three events, including individual victories in the 200- (1:58.68) and 500-yard (5:19.51) freestyles.
Murphy teamed with freshman Julianna Tyler, senior co-captain Jillian Stevens, and sophomore Kaitlyn Grove to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:52.45). Senior Julia Stevens won the 200-yard individual medley (2:13.22) and joined with senior co-captain Sarah Chen, junior Mary Barto, and senior Tori Newton on the winning 200-yard medley relay team (1:55.83).
Freshman Vanessa Squillante was victorious in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.27) and partnered with Chen, junior Emma Glover, and Barto to capture the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.83). Freshman Avery Potyrala (50-yard freestyle, 25.77), junior Nora Bergstrom (100-yard freestyle, 56.01), and Newton (100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.90) added victories.
For the dual-meet finale, Cheshire hosts Amity at 7 p.m. For Senior Night, Chen, Jillian and Julia Stevens, Emma Cody, Mihiri and Minoli Fernando, Lavana Gulati, Eliana Likorama, Newton, and Abby Robinson will be introduced in a pre-meet ceremony.
Wednesday’s varsity schedule:
Girls’ Soccer (10-1-2, 5-0-1 in Housatonic Division)
For the final regular-season home game, CHS plays Wilbur Cross (3-9, 0-6) at 6 p.m. Starting at 5:15, tri-captains Marisa Brough and Caroline Campion, Kayla Byrne, Sophia Offerdahl, Isabella Parete, and Amelia Pellegrino will be recognized for Senior Night.
On Sept. 28, CHS shut out Wilbur Cross 9-0 in New Haven.
Girls’ Volleyball (11-3, 6-0 in Hammonasset Division)
Cheshire hosts Foran (3-13, 1-6) at 6:30 p.m.
On Sept. 20, CHS swept the Lions in Milford.
CHS has already clinched their 12th straight division title (four in Hammonasset, eight in Housatonic).
Boys’ Soccer (9-2-1, 5-0-1 in Housatonic Division)
The Rams travel to play West Haven (6-5-2, 1-4-1) at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 28, CHS earned a 7-1 victory over the Blue Devils.