On Monday, Cheshire High School girls’ soccer (8-3-1) used a 4-0 surge to close out a 5-1 victory over Hamden (4-9-1). Along with clinching the Quinnipiac Division title (5-0) outright, the Rams won the rivalry series in the regular season and moved their win streak to three games.
CHS struck first with 23:46 left in the first half, as senior Julia Takizawa scored for the first time on a shot to the left side.
With just over 30 minutes remaining, Hamden tied the game on a breakaway goal by sophomore Ariana Mullin, but Cheshire came back with four goals to get the win. In that run, junior Anna Hurlbut recorded her first hat trick.
Hurlbut put in consecutive goals and junior Haley Shaw followed up with a goal to put the Rams up 4-1. Senior Ariana Geloso set up Shaw’s tally.
To finish the scoring with 2:46 left, Hurlbut scored her third goal on a feed from Shaw.
The Rams led 22-2 in shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Sophie Bates posted a save.
Prior to the game, tri-captains Izzy Dziura and Olivia Jones, Lizzie DeMatteo, Cayla Dolan, Ariana and Briana Geloso, Mei Griffin, Riley Hanover, Daniela Petronio, and Takizawa were honored in a senior ceremony.
On Wednesday, Cheshire visits Woodbridge to play Amity (9-1-2) at 3:45 p.m. On Sept. 25, the Spartans earned a 2-1 victory at CHS.
Boys’ Soccer (6-4-1)
The Rams moved their win streak to three games, winning 6-2 over North Haven (3-8-1) at North Haven Middle School. The Rams went up 2-0 at halftime and then netted four goals in the second half to secure a sweep of the series in the regular season.
Senior co-captain Murphy Malone netted a goal and recorded a career-high three assists. Senior Kyle Irwin put in a personal-best two goals and freshman Will Stearns scored for the first time.
Junior Colin Brown and Noah Gougsa recorded the first two goals of the game.
CHS held a 16-4 advantage in shots. In net, senior Andres Diosa and sophomore Nolan Kappus combined for two saves.
On Wednesday, the Rams welcome Shelton (3-7-1) at 6 p.m. On Sept. 25, the teams played a scoreless draw at Shelton.
Girls’ Volleyball (16-0)
The Rams posted their 15th sweep in a 3-0 victory (25-12, 25-8, 25-20) over Guilford (8-7). Cheshire won the rivalry series in the regular season.
Junior Avery Mola compiled 13 kills and two aces. Senior tri-captain Grace Downing finished with 16 assists, four aces, three digs, and a kill.
Senior tri-captain Jenna Stickney had eight kills, four aces, and two digs. Senior Tess Givens recorded four kills, two assists, and a block. Senior Tori Santi contributed eight digs, three aces, and an assist.
In their Hammonasset Division finale on Friday, Cheshire hosts Jonathan Law (12-4) at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 29, the Rams won 3-0 in Milford.
At 7-0, the Rams have already clinched the Hammonasset crown.
On Friday, junior varsity action kicks off at 5 p.m.
Tuesday’s varsity schedule:
Field Hockey (9-2-1)
Cheshire pits their three-game win streak against Daniel Hand at 4 p.m. On Oct. 11, CHS won 1-0 in Madison.
Girls’ Swim and Dive (9-0)
CHS travels to Walter J. Gawrych Community Pool to face host North Haven at 4 p.m. The Rams have captured 84 consecutive dual meets.