On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse (6-1) picked up their third straight win, 20-8, at Mercy (2-6). The game represented the second straight day that the Rams used a 14-0 run to erase an early deficit and then finish with 20 goals.
The Tigers jumped ahead 2-0 and held a 3-2 lead before Cheshire took control on their big spurt and carried a 16-4 lead into halftime.
In the opening half, senior tri-captain Raegan Bailey tallied four goals and two assists. In increasing her career goal total to 95, she now sits just five shy of 100.
Senior tri-captain Taylor Warburton and sophomore Alex Lucas both supplied three goals and two assists in the first half. Sophomores Ava Harris (two assists), Ava Matikowski, and Taryn Ugrin all put in two goals. Matikowski returned to the lineup after being in quarantine.
Junior Hannah Merritt posted a goal and two assists at Mercy. Sophomores Sophia Surato (assist) and Clara Dempsey and senior Hailey Beling added goals. Dempsey collected her first point.
Junior Leah Black picked up two assists in the second half. Sophomore Lauren Samela also chipped in an assist.
Sophomore goalkeeper Audrey Bronson made two saves. Coming off the bench, junior Danielle Melius earned three saves in her varsity debut.
On Thursday, Cheshire hosts North Haven (0-7) at 6 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (4-1)
In a game of unbeaten teams, the Rams dropped their first game, 12-9, to Staples (5-0). The Wreckers came out strong, netting the first three goals en route to building a 5-1 lead in the first quarter.
CHS cut the deficit to 6-5 on a goal by senior PJ Cass with 8:50 left in the second quarter, but Staples picked up two goals to take a 8-5 lead at halftime.
After the break, the Rams responded with a 3-0 run to tie the score at 8-8. CHS capitalized on a penalty, as seniors Evan Stern and Jack Davis both scored on an extra-man-opportunity. Junior Max Manware capped the spurt, scoring in transition to tie the game with 7:58 left in the third quarter.
In the decisive sequence, the Wreckers retook the lead in the third and opened the fourth with three goals from junior Ryan Thompson to go up 12-8. By controlling the face-off, Staples established possession and ran the clock down during the final quarter.
Cheshire snapped their drought on a goal by sophomore Charles Kurtz with 3:46 left, but the Rams came up short.
Stern and Cass both scored twice for the Rams. Senior Jack Lovelace compiled a career-high three assists and scored a goal, while junior Jason Raba joined Davis with a goal and an assist.
Senior co-captain Brian Bouwman contributed two assists and senior goalkeeper Andrew Vernon collected six saves.
On Thursday, the Rams travel to Veteran’s Stadium to face host Notre Dame-West Haven (3-3) at 6 p.m.
Boys’ Golf (4-0)
CHS kept their unbeaten season intact with a 167-205 victory over Jonathan Law (0-4) at The Farms Country Club. The Rams swept the regular-season series.
For the third time in four matches, sophomore AJ DePaolo earned medalist (35). Freshman Jack Brewster (43), senior Chris Scoffone (44), and junior Riley Brabant (45) were separated by a stroke.
On Wednesday, Cheshire visits Brooklawn Country Club to face host Fairfield Prep (4-1) at 3 p.m.
Remainder of Wednesday’s varsity schedule:
Girls’ Golf (2-0)
Cheshire hosts Amity (2-0) at Southington Country Club. Start time is 3 p.m.
The Rams play Fairfield Prep (6-1) at 4 p.m.
CHS travels to Wallingford to compete against Lyman Hall (5-2) at 3:45 p.m.
Boys’ Volleyball (4-2)
Winners of three straight matches, the Rams visit Madison to face Daniel Hand (3-4) at 5:30 p.m