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Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse was victorious in their debut at Cheshire Alumni Turf and Track. The Lady Rams (3-0) beat rival Daniel Hand (2-1) 10-5. It was Cheshire's first home win in the series since 2009.
Cheshire used a 5-0 spurt to erase a 1-0 deficit and lead 7-4 at halftime. They held the Tigers scoreless for the final 20:47. Sophomore Emma Farrel fired a hat trick (tie for personal-best). Seniors Maria Blois (assist) and Alyssa Hague, along with junior Kathleen Kalbian, each had two goals. Junior Alison Hoynes also scored a pass from classmate Nicole Stauffer. Senior goalkeeper Cortney Andes made four saves.
Hand senior Kara McHugh netted a game-high four goals. Classmate Julia Miller had the first goal. Senior goalkeeper Christy Forrest totaled 12 saves. Photo of Hague was taken by Jim Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
Read more in Thursday's issue of The Cheshire Herald! CHS visits Newtown on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (2-1)
At Fairfield University, Cheshire lost for the first time 13-5 to defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Fairfield Prep (3-0). The Jesuits took a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Senior Spencer Hackett scored twice. Classmates Kevin Adams (assist) and Tyler Violano, along with junior Chris Trasacco, also had goals. Juniors Tom Dupont and John Klemenz and sophomore Matt Samuelson supplied assists. Senior goalkeeper Will Devine recorded seven of his eight saves in the first half. Sophomore Jared Lawson (seven saves) followed him.
Fairfield junior Kevin Brown and sophomore Austin Sims both posted hat tricks and an assist.
Cheshire hosts Southington on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Girls' Outdoor Track and Field (2-1)
Cheshire also won the home opener, beating Shelton 84-66.
Cheshire girls (2-1) won their home opener 84-66 over Shelton on April 10. Freshman Alexandra Pelletier sprinted to win the 100- (13.2) and 200-meters (27.0). She also ran on the victorious 4x100- (sophomores Kaitlin Cavallaro and Kristin Cabrera and Selina Sampieri; 53.2) and 4x400-meter (junior Jenna Hart, sophomore Kim Grove, junior Saparja Nag; 4:20.9) relays. Senior Amanda Chang claimed the 1,600- (5:40.9) and 3,200-meters (12:08). Sampieri captured pole vault (eight feet, six inches) in consecutive meets. Senior Carla Bellantonio (400-meters, 64.2), junior Hannah Purtell (800-meters, 2:32.7), and Cavallaro (high jump; four feet, nine inches) were also individual winners.
Boys' Outdoor Track and Field (1-2)
Cheshire lost 81-69 at Shelton. Senior Jake Scinto won the long (21 feet, three quarters inches), triple (42 feet, 6.5 inches), and high (six feet) jumps and the 100-meters (11.3) for the second straight meet. Seniors Tochukwu Njoku (shot put, 40 feet) and James Holtman (javelin; 131 feet, seven inches) took field events. Senior Max Fleischmann was first in the 110-meter hurdles (17.1). Senior Andrew Panther, freshman Mark Fusco, juniors Sagar Nakrani and Trey Phillips teamed up to win the 4x800-meter relay.
Boys and girls host The Record Journal Invite on Friday at 3:30 p.m.