Cheshire Tennis Teams Sweep On Saturday, Lacrosse Squads Drop Road Games To Standout Programs

Cheshire Tennis Teams Sweep On Saturday, Lacrosse Squads Drop Road Games To Standout Programs

Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse (7-2) had a four-game win streak snapped on Saturday, falling 15-5 at unbeaten New Canaan (6-0). A nationally-ranked team, NC raced out to a 4-0 advantage and extended the lead to 9-1 in the first half.

NC led 13-3 at halftime, but Cheshire adjusted to tie them 2-2 in the second half.

For CHS, senior tri-captains Taylor Warburton (assist) and Reagan Bailey both netted two goals. Sophomore Alex Lucas scored Cheshire’s first goal and classmate Lauren Samela also supplied an assist in the victory.

Sophomore goalkeeper Audrey Bronson made a career-high 10 saves.

Junior Dillyn Patten (four goals), senior McKenna Harden (two goals, three assists), and junior Hollis Mulry (hat trick) led the NC offense.

Next Tuesday, the Rams travel to play Branford (3-4) at 6 p.m.

Boys’ Tennis (7-1)

Cheshire pulled out a 4-3 win at Guilford (3-6), sweeping the series in the regular season. Junior Utsav Subramani (6-2, 6-2), senior captain Yasha Laskin (6-0, 6-0), and sophomore Andrew Gershfeld (6-1, 6-1) earned singles victories.

Seniors Nate Houle and Jacob Niebling picked up a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) victory at number one doubles. In another tight match, senior Josh Goldstein fell 3-6, 7-5, 2-6 at number four singles.

On Monday, the Rams visit Branford to compete at 3:45 p.m. Cheshire won the first meeting, 6-1, on April 12.

Girls’ Tennis (3-6)

CHS recorded a 6-1 victory over Foran (0-8). Senior tri-captains Ellie Rockoff and Alyssa Behuniak (6-2, 6-3), freshmen Arya Desai and Anja Josef (6-2, 6-4), and senior Hannah Brennan and sophomore Julia Hummel (6-0, 6-0) posted a doubles sweep.

Freshman Riley Baldoni (6-4, 0-6, 6-4) and sophomores Rachel Goldstein (4-6, 6-4, 10-4) and Lila Watkinson (6-4, 6-1) were victorious in singles.

On Monday, Cheshire visits Eisenhower Park to face host Lauralton Hall at 3:45 p.m. On April 12, the Crusaders won 6-1 at CHS.

Boys’ Lacrosse (5-2)

At Fairfield University, the Rams lost 15-5 to Fairfield Prep (6-2). The Jesuits went up 4-0 before junior Jason Raba scored for CHS with 4:13 left in the first quarter.

Fairfield reeled off another 4-0 run before Cheshire ended the first half with goals from seniors Evan Stern and PJ Cass. Senior Jack Lovelace assisted both of those CHS goals.

The Jesuits returned to outscore the Rams, 7-2, in the second half. For CHS, senior co-captain Brian Bouwman scored twice after the break.

Senior Dan Bourdeau and sophomore Charles Kurtz added assists for the Rams. Bourdeau picked up his first point.

Senior goalkeeper Andrew Vernon secured a personal-best 15 saves.

Fairfield freshman Timothy Shannehan tallied five goals and an assist.

Next Tuesday, the Rams head to North Haven (1-1) to compete at 6 p.m.

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