CHS Girls' Soccer Remains Unbeaten On Monday, Boys' Soccer, Field Hockey, And Girls' V-Ball Get Road Wins

CHS Girls' Soccer Remains Unbeaten On Monday, Boys' Soccer, Field Hockey, And Girls' V-Ball Get Road Wins

Cheshire High School girls’ soccer (15-0) stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Foran (7-8). CHS set a team record for regular-season wins and also swept the regular-season series with the Lions.

CHS struck first with 23:35 left in the first half, as senior tri-captain Gabby Tirado scored on a charge to the net. With 20:33 remaining in the frame, Tirado set up the second goal for senior Haley Shaw.

To finish the scoring with 34:10 left in the contest, senior tri-captain Anna Hurlbut converted on a feed from freshman Abby Sink.

Cheshire picked up their 12th shutout of the year. Junior goalkeeper Sophie Bates had two saves, including a diving deflection in the second half.

CHS has given up only four goals this fall.

For the third straight season, Cheshire posted a shutout in their Theresa’s Battleship Foundation Play in Purple Game.  Started in memory of 2012 graduate and former soccer and tennis co-captain Theresa Fitzpatrick, Theresa’s Battleship has raised and donated over $1 million for children’s cancer research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Fitzpatrick passed away from cancer in 2013, but the foundation has kept her mission going.

On Wednesday, Cheshire seeks to earn the program’s first perfect regular season in hosting Sacred Heart Academy (9-5) at 3:45 p.m. In the first meeting on Sept. 27, the Rams posted a 2-0 shutout in Hamden.

Girls’ Volleyball (17-2)

CHS extended their win streak to nine matches, winning 3-0 (25-5, 25-16, 25-17) at Branford (9-9). Senior tri-captain Avery Mola set a personal-best ace total with 10, along with posting 12 kills and five digs.

Seniors Mimi Perlini (seven assists) and Alex Lucas (six kills) also posted five digs. Senior tri-captain Sophia Surato contributed 15 assists. Sophomore Eva Catalanotto recorded four aces, three blocks, and two kills.

To end the regular season on Wednesday, CHS travels to play Farmington (8-10) at 6 p.m.

Field Hockey (11-3-1)

Cheshire pulled out a 2-1 victory at Lauralton Hall (8-8) in Milford. To end the first quarter, senior Taya Buntin scored on a pass from classmate Ava Matikowski.

Lauralton Hall junior Kelly Monahan tied the game in the second, but on a penalty corner with 11:30 remaining in the game, senior tri-captain Colby Paul tallied the game-winner. With her second assist, Matikowski matched her personal-high total.

Junior goalkeeper Ginny Curello had two saves.

For the regular-season finale on Wednesday, Cheshire plays Daniel Hand (10-4-1) at 6:30 p.m. In the first meeting on Oct. 18, the Tigers won 1-0.

In a pre-game ceremony on Wednesday, Paul, tri-captains Gigi Ranoldo and Cat Palma, Bailey, Buntin, Katelyn Daly, Clara Dempsey, Ava Harris, Elise Hurlburt, Kyla Kampf, Matikowski, Autumn Mitchell, Caitlyn Rivera, Emily Rodin, Reilly Whalen, Tamara Zenzola, and manager Mallory DePaolo will be honored on Senior Night.

Boys’ Soccer (11-2-1)

In the regular season finale, the Rams pushed their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-0 win at Guilford (11-3-2). Cheshire jumped ahead 2-0 in the opening half.

Senior quad-captain Samir Dishnica earned a goal and an assist. Senior quad-captain Kevi Sulollari and junior Will Stearns put in goals, while senior quad-captain Colin Brown picked up an assist.

Cheshire secured their sixth shutout. Junior goalkeeper Nolan Kappus supplied a save.

CHS will play next in the Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament. Seeding has yet to be announced.


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