On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (2-0) had a big offensive day in a 8-0 win over Lyman Hall (0-3). CHS jumped ahead 3-0 in the first quarter and led 5-0 at halftime.
Cheshire added three more goals in the third quarter and then focused on just possessing the ball in the fourth.
In scoring two goals each, seniors Taya Buntin (assist) and Ava Matikowski both tied their career-high totals. Seniors Julia Bailey and Kyla Kampf supplied a goal and an assist each.
Like Kampf, juniors Hannah Curtis and Ava Houle both put in their first goals and picked up their first points.
Senior tri-captain Gigi Ranoldo and senior Ava Harris added assists.
Defensively, the Rams kept pressure away from junior goalkeeper Ginny Curello, who only needed to make one save in her second shutout.
On Friday, Cheshire continues their home stand against four-time reigning Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Guilford (1-0). Start time is 4 p.m.
Girls’ Soccer (2-0)
In the home opener, CHS stayed unbeaten with a 2-0 victory over Guilford (0-1-1) in the rain.
The Rams jumped ahead with 30:38 remaining in the first half. Sophomore Ava Sink passed ahead to senior tri-captain Anna Hurlbut, who dribbled down the right side and then booted the ball into the lower left corner of the net.
The Grizzlies created multiple scoring chances in the second half, but junior goalkeeper Sophie Bates (12 saves) and the Rams defense came up with key plays to keep their rival scoreless.
Guilford also had a tough break with 12:30 left. After an interception, sophomore Tea Gambardella netted a point-blank shot, however, the goal was negated for her being offsides.
The Rams responded by netting their second goal with 3:45 remaining. On another feed from Sink, senior tri-captain Gabby Tirado controlled the ball down the right side and scored to the upper right corner of the net.
On Friday, Cheshire welcomes Daniel Hand (1-0-1) for a game at 6:30 p.m.
Boys’ Soccer (1-1)
Cheshire fell 4-1 to host Notre Dame-West Haven (1-1) at Veterans Stadium. The Green Knights went up 3-0 before senior quad-captain Samir Dishnica scored for CHS in the 32nd minute. Junior Mike Mayano assisted Dishnica.
In his debut, senior goalkeeper John Tarca made six saves.
On Saturday, Cheshire comes home to play North Haven (0-2) at 5 p.m.
Girls’ Swim and Dive
CHS extended their dual-meet win streak to 88, winning 100-67 at Foran in Milford. Senior tri-captain Avery Potyrala had the fastest times in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.59) and 100-yard backstroke (1:04.14), while senior tri-captain Julianna Tyler touched the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly (59.92) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.25).
Senior tri-captain Hannah Tao (one-meter dive, 195.25), junior Julia Barto (200-yard individual medley, 2:13.58), and sophomore Natalia Gajecki (100-yard freestyle, 57.70) were also individual winners.
Barto and Tyler teamed with freshman Katie Pagliaro and junior Morgan McDonough to win the 200-yard medley relay (2:00.62). Potyrala, Tyler, Barto, and junior Grace Hanke sprinted to take the 200-yard freestyle race (1:47.14).
Gajecki, senior Emily Rivera, sophomore Julia Tejeda, and McDonough clocked the best time in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:07.13).
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Rams host Branford at the Cheshire Community Pool.
Wednesday’s varsity schedule
Girls’ Volleyball (1-0)
Cheshire travels to play North Haven (2-0) at 6 p.m.