On Friday, Cheshire High School girls’ soccer (2-1) showcased their offensive firepower in winning 8-0 at Lyman Hall (0-3). The Rams built a 6-0 lead at intermission.
Sophomore Gabby Tirado and senior Ellie Pergolotti led the way. Tirado tied her career high in scoring the first three goals, all coming in the opening 20 minutes. She scored her first goal only 50 seconds into the contest.
Pergolotti earned a career-high three assists in the first half. She also scored in both halves.
Sophomore Anna Hurlbut picked up a goal and an assist. Senior Julia Hendrick contributed a goal in the first half, while junior Briana Geloso found the back of the net just 50 seconds after intermission.
Junior Izzy Dziura and senior Kristen Daddi added assists. Senior tri-captain/goalkeeper Seymone Rosenberg compiled four saves in her first shutout of the year.
Next Tuesday, the Rams travel to play Hamden (2-1) at 5 p.m.
Girls’ Volleyball (4-0)
On Senior Night, Cheshire battled back to win 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10) over North Haven (1-3). North Haven captured the first set and took a 17-12 lead in the second, but CHS used consecutive blocks from senior tri-captain Hannah Portal to fuel a comeback. Senior tri-captain Alenna Zebarth tallied two kills at the end of the second set and served on a 4-0 run to close out the game.
CHS clinched the third set on a kill by Zebarth. In game four, senior Sarah Holley and Portal both served on 5-0 spurts and junior Jenna Stickney added service on a 4-0 run to help Cheshire remain unbeaten on the season.
Holley earned a personal-best 30 assists, adding three digs and three kills. Zebarth supplied 11 kills, two aces, and two blocks. Zebarth contributed six kills and four blocks, while Stickney had nine kills, three aces, and two digs.
Before the match, tri-captain Danielle Hersh, Portal, Zebarth, Madison Ballschmieder, Avery Gress, Holley, and manager Kate Koval were recognized in a senior ceremony.
The Rams return to action next Tuesday, visiting Wallingford to face Sheehan (2-2) at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday’s varsity schedule:
Boys’ Soccer (1-1)
The Rams host Lyman Hall (1-1) at 11 a.m. For Senior Day, Matt Pisani (co-captain), EJ Gonzalez (co-captain), Tim Beecher, Owen Ferguson, Austin and Garrett Goldberg, Nate Houle, and Clement Pez will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m.
Girls’ Swim and Dive (2-0)
Winners of 69 straight dual meets, Cheshire faces Daniel Hand in a virtual meet. At the Cheshire Community Pool, the Rams are slated to compete at 6:30 p.m. Before the meet, the senior class of Mary Barto (tri-captain), Natalie DeMatteo (tri-captain), Sophie Murphy (tri-captain), Nora Bergstrom, Ava Breton, Kyleigh Connolly, Emma Glover, Lucy Helene, Kelly Margolies, Tori McCarthy, and Bella Tejeda will be introduced starting at 5:50 p.m.