In a matchup of unbeaten teams on Tuesday, Cheshire High School softball (6-0) excelled in a 7-0 shutout of East Haven (4-1). Senior co-captain/pitcher Bri Pearson recorded a no-hitter with seven strikeouts, four walks, and a hit by pitch.
CHS went up 2-0 in the first inning. Senior co-captains Dee Floyd (single) and Trinadey Santiago (walk) both reached in front of Pearson, who smacked an RBI single and took second base on the play.
Running for Santiago, sophomore Jordan Chymbor came in to score on an RBI sacrifice fly from senior co-captain Gracie Hemstock.
Cheshire extended their lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning. Junior Catherine Palmer worked a walk and senior Kailey Sweigard followed up with a double.
Senior co-captain Ella Watson provided an RBI bunt single, scoring sophomore pinch runner Amelia Perlini. From there, junior Grace Lurz unloaded the bases with a two-run double.
The Rams put up their final two runs in the fifth. To lead off the inning, Pearson and Hemstock both hit singles.
After a sacrifice bunt by freshman Karla Carangelo, sophomore courtesy runner Kyla Kampf scored on an RBI single by Palmer. Hemstock capitalized on a wild pitch to score the last run.
Lurz, Pearson, and Sweigard all had two hits in the victory.
CHS returns to action on April 26, hosting West Haven (1-0) at 4 p.m.
Boys’ Golf (2-0)
For the home opener at The Farms Country Club, Cheshire won 169-182 over Guilford (1-1). For the second straight match, sophomore AJ DePaolo finished as medalist (38).
Junior Riley Brabant and freshman Jack Brewster supplied a 41 and 43, respectively. Junior Nick Fortunato and senior Chris Scoffone tied with at 47.
On Wednesday, Cheshire heads to Racebrook Country Club to face Notre Dame-West Haven at 2:45 p.m.
Girls’ Golf (1-0)
To kick off the season, CHS won 185-213 over Lauralton Hall (1-2) at Southington Country Club. Junior Mia Hidalgo was the medalist, finishing with a 41. Her sophomore sister Sydney debuted with a 44.
Junior Mackenzie Corcoran earned a 47. Senior captain Bella DelRosso contributed a 53 and her freshman sister Sophia posted a 54 in her first match.
On April 26, the Rams visit Lyman Orchards Golf Club to face Mercy at 3:10 p.m.
Girls’ Lacrosse (3-1)
Cheshire dropped their first game, 17-10, at unbeaten Guilford (5-0). The Grizzlies built a 9-5 lead at halftime.
For CHS, junior Hannah Merritt tallied a career-high five goals and added an assist. Senior tri-captain Taylor Warburton contributed a hat trick, while sophomore Alex Lucas supplied two goals and an assist.
Sophomore Lauren Samela chipped in an assist. In net, sophomore Audrey Bronson finished with a personal-best nine saves.
On Friday, Cheshire comes home to play Daniel Hand (3-1) at 6 p.m.
Boys’ Lacrosse (4-0)
The Rams pulled out a 9-7 victory at Shelton (2-2), keeping their unbeaten season intact. Senior Jack Davis tallied his first hat trick and recorded two assists, while junior Andrew Benjamin posted two goals and three assists (personal high).
Freshman Ryan Grove netted his first goal and won 11 of 19 face-offs. Junior Max Manware scored twice and sophomore Aiden Larke picked up a goal and tied his career-high assist total with two.
Senior Evan Stern secured an assist and sophomore goalkeeper Connor Atwater garnered a personal-best nine saves.
The Rams are reworking their schedule, but their current next game will be at Guilford (0-3) on April 26 at 4 p.m.
Boys’ Tennis (5-0)
In returning for a suspended match from Monday, the Rams finalized a 4-3 victory over Fairfield Prep (3-2) at Cheshire Park. CHS hadn’t beaten the Jesuits in nine years.
Junior Utsav Subramani (6-0, 6-0), senior captain Yasha Laskin (6-0, 6-0), sophomore Andrew Gershfeld (6-0, 6-1), and senior Josh Goldstein (6-0, 3-6, 6-1) earned a singles sweep. They are all unbeaten this season.
On Wednesday, Cheshire visits Wesleyan University to face Xavier (2-1) at 3:45 p.m.
Girls’ Tennis (1-4)
Cheshire lost 5-2 to Guilford (3-2). Freshmen Arya Desai and Anja Josef rallied to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 at number two doubles. In the third position, senior Hannah Brennan and sophomore Julia Hummel won 6-1, 6-1 to remain unbeaten.
On Friday, CHS travels to Hamden Middle School to play Sacred Heart Academy (1-3) at 3:45 p.m.
Boys’ Volleyball (1-2)
The Rams raced out to a 2-0 lead, but ended up falling 3-2 (25-14, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 11-15) to Masuk (2-1). For Cheshire, senior Shea Cronin tallied a career-high 12 digs and six aces. Senior Samson Portal compiled a personal-best seven digs and five kills.
Junior Tim Nugent supplied 29 assists, four aces, and three digs.
On Wednesday, the Rams visit Oxford to compete at 4:15 p.m.
Remainder of Wednesday’s varsity schedule:
The Rams host Daniel Hand (5-0) at 4 p.m.