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Tirado Earns Second Hat Trick Against Lauralton Hall On Monday, CHS Girls' Volleyball And Boys' Soccer Teams Drop Tight Rivalry Matches To Guilford

Tirado Earns Second Hat Trick Against Lauralton Hall On Monday, CHS Girls' Volleyball And Boys' Soccer Teams Drop Tight Rivalry Matches To Guilford

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On Monday, Cheshire High School girls’ soccer (10-1-2, 5-0-1 in Housatonic Division) extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games, winning 3-1 over Lauralton Hall (4-8-1) to sweep the regular-season series. For the second game in a row, CHS rallied to win after giving up an early goal.

Just a minute into Monday’s game, Lauralton Hall freshman Evelina Rini scored on a header from sophomore Julia Sciallo, but junior goalkeeper/tri-captain Seymone Rosenberg (six saves) and the Rams held them scoreless from there.

Just like in Cheshire’s 3-0 shutout on Sept. 26 in Milford, freshman Gabby Tirado netted all three CHS goals against the Crusaders. In the first half, Tirado converted on two breakaway passes from junior Ellie Pergolotti to put Cheshire up 2-1 at halftime.

With 11:23 remaining, Tirado received a pass from sophomore Izzy Dziura and posted her third goal on a lob shot from the right side.

On Wednesday, the Rams host Wilbur Cross (3-9, 0-6) in the final regular-season home game at 6 p.m. For Senior Night, tri-captains Marisa Brough and Caroline Campion, Kayla Byrne, Sophia Offerdahl, Isabella Parete, and Amelia Pellegrino will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony starting at 5:15 p.m.

On Sept. 28, Cheshire beat the Governors 9-0 in New Haven.

Girls’ Volleyball (11-3, 6-0 in Hammonasset Division)

In a thriller, Cheshire erased 1-0 and 2-1 deficits before falling 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 14-25, 26-24, 5-15) to unbeaten Guilford (16-0). CHS held a 23-21 lead in game one, but Guilford won four points to take the set.

CHS battled to win the second set, however the Indians returned to build a 17-9 advantage in game three and take a 2-1 lead in the match. Guilford took a 17-13 advantage in game four, but Cheshire rallied with six points.

The Indians made a push to go up 24-22, but in the process of erasing two match points, CHS rode a four-point run to win the game and tie the match at 2-2. Senior co-captain Ari Perlini served on the spurt, while juniors Hannah Portal and Alenna Zebarth had consecutive kills in the run.

The Rams came out fast to build a 3-1 lead in game five, but Guilford responded with a 12-0 surge en route to winning the match to stay undefeated.

Perlini led the Cheshire defense with 11 digs. Senior co-captain Lindsey Abramson posted 11 kills and nine digs, while classmate Julia Bartiet tallied six kills. Senior Emma Watkinson compiled 21 assists, five kills, and three digs.

Guilford senior Emma Appleman recorded 25 kills and 16 digs.

On Wednesday, Cheshire hosts Foran at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, CHS won 3-0 in Milford.

Boys’ Soccer (9-2-1, 5-0-1 in Housatonic Division)

Cheshire saw their three-game shutout streak end in a 1-0 loss to host Guilford (8-1-4) at Bittner Park. In the 76th minute, Guilford senior Devlin Ahlefeld scored the lone goal from junior Aidan Buchanan.

For Cheshire, junior goalkeeper Matt Pisani made a save. CHS and Guilford split 1-0 home wins in the regular season.

On Wednesday, the Rams travel to West Haven (6-5-2, 1-4-1) to play at 6:30 p.m. CHS won the first meeting, 7-1, on Sept. 28.

Tuesday’s varsity schedule:

Field Hockey (8-5)

After a week-long break, Cheshire returns to host Lauralton Hall (0-11-1-1) at 3:45 p.m.

Girls’ Swim and Dive (10-0)

CHS faces Lauralton Hall at the Cheshire Community Pool. Start time is 7 p.m.

Cheshire has collected 65 consecutive dual-meet victories.


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