CHS Spring Sports Teams Shine In Busy Monday Slate

CHS Spring Sports Teams Shine In Busy Monday Slate


On Monday, Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse (5-1) broke free for a 20-4 win over Trumbull (2-3). With the score tied 3-3 with 19:05 left in the first half, CHS went on a 14-0 run and held Trumbull scoreless for a span of 26:32 into the second half.

Senior tri-captain Taylor Warburton netted all of her career-high seven goals in the first half and contributed two assists in the victory. For the second consecutive game, senior tri-captain Raegan Bailey posted four goals and three assists (tie for personal high).

Sophomore Taryn Ugrin tallied her second hat trick and junior Hannah Merritt put in Cheshire's first two goals. Sophomores Alex Lucas and Lauren Samela both picked up a goal and a career-best three assists.

Classmates Ava Harris (assist) and Sophia Surato also scored. In assisting Surato's goal, sophomore Anna Hurlbut earned her first point.

Sophomore goalkeeper Audrey Bronson (six saves) and the Rams defense helped CHS end the game on a 17-1 run.

On Tuesday, the Rams travel to Middletown to play Mercy (2-5) at 4 p.m.

Softball (7-0)

CHS overcame four errors to win 7-4 over West Haven (3-2) and stay undefeated. The Blue Devils took a 2-1 lead in the first inning, but CHS scored twice in the second and put up four runs in the third to take control.

To lead the Rams offense, junior Grace Lurz went three for four with a double, two singles, and three RBIs (personal high). Sophomore Karissa Spring posted a double, a single, an RBI, and a run scored.

Freshman Karla Carangelo supplied two singles and scored twice. Senior co-captain/pitcher Bri Pearson, who had a double at the plate, worked around nine hits to improve to 7-0 this year.

Senior co-captains Trinadey Santiago (RBI) and Ella Watson and senior Kailey Sweigard (RBI) also singled on Monday.

On Wednesday, Cheshire visits Wallingford to play Lyman Hall (5-2) at 3:45 p.m.

Baseball (2-6)

The Rams earned their second one-run win of the season, winning 10-9 over Guilford (1-6). CHS came out fast to score all of their 10 runs in the first three innings.

With five runs in the third, Cheshire took a 10-6 lead. Guilford scored three times during the fifth, but junior pitcher Luca Raccio (hit, strikeout) held the Grizzlies scoreless in the final two innings.

At the plate, Raccio supplied two doubles.

Sophomore Mike Simeone posted a double, a single, and two runs scored for the Rams. Junior EJ Quint singled twice and scored a run, adding an RBI.

Senior captain Ryan Scialabba (single, two walks) and junior Max Gustafson (double, walk) both finished with an RBI and two runs scored.

Sophomore Anthony Tirado contributed a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. Seniors Chris Leddy and Connor Mulligan both had singles and compiled two RBIs. Junior Danny Zawalich (single) and sophomore Ian Wirtz also came around to score runs.

Zawalich (six hits, two walks) pitched 2.1 innings, earning four strikeouts en route to recording his first win. Before being relieved by Raccio, Mulligan (five hits, walk) compiled a career-high six strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

On Wednesday, the Rams host Fairfield Prep (6-1) at 4 p.m.

Girls’ Golf (2-0)

At Lyman Orchards Golf Club, the Rams won 195-259 over host Mercy (0-2). Sophomore Sydney Hidalgo earned medalist (47) for the first time.

Junior Mackenzie Corcoran (48) and senior Molly DeMeo (49) both cracked 50. Freshman Sophia DelRosso (51) and senior captain Bella DelRosso (55) rounded out the team.

On Wednesday, CHS plays Amity (2-0) at Southington Country Club. Start time is 3 p.m.

Boys’ Volleyball (4-2)

The Rams won 3-0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-6) over Kolbe Cathedral (1-6), extending their win streak to three matches. Junior Tim Nugent tallied 11 assists, three aces, and two kills, while senior Thor Novicelli supplied six kills.

Senior Christian Boucaud posted four kills (career high) and an ace.

On Wednesday, CHS visits Madison to face Daniel Hand at 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ Tennis (6-1)

In a match-up of unbeaten teams in Madison, Cheshire came up short in 4-3 loss at Daniel Hand (8-0). Junior Utsav Subramani (6-2, 6-3), senior captain Yasha Laskin (6-1, 6-2), and sophomore Andrew Gershfeld (6-3, 6-4) earned singles victories for the Rams.

On Thursday, Cheshire hosts Southington (4-1) at 3:45 p.m.

Girls’ Tennis (2-5)

Cheshire fell 4-3 to North Haven (5-2). Senior tri-captains Ellie Rockoff and Alyssa Behuniak (6-3, 6-4), freshmen Arya Desai and Anja Josef (6-2, 6-1), and senior Hannah Brennan and sophomore Julia Hummel (6-0, 6-2) compiled a doubles sweep.

Brennan and Hummel are still unbeaten.

In a tight match, sophomore Asya Tarabar came up short by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 1-6.

On Friday, Cheshire hosts Amity (6-0) at 4 p.m. To open the season, the Spartans won 7-0 over the Rams.

Remainder of Tuesday’s varsity schedule:

Boys’ Golf (3-0)

At The Farms Country Club, the Rams host Jonathan Law (0-3) at 2:30 p.m. Last Thursday, Cheshire beat their rival, 172-208, at Orange Hills Country Club.

Boys’ Lacrosse (4-0)

After having 15 players in quarantine, the Rams will have their full roster back for this undefeated clash with Staples (4-0) at 6 p.m.


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