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Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (5-0) took the home opener 94-68 against West Haven (3-3-1) on Friday at Cheshire Community Pool. Senior Taylor Deubel took first place with her 200-yard medley (junior Laura Mongillo, sophomore Lindsay Smalec, senior Jenna Cannata; 1:56.73) and freestyle (sophomore Sara Barlok, Mongillo, freshman Lauren Pasinski; 1:46.13) squads. Deubel also added first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:20.61). Cannata (100-yard freestyle; 57.65), junior Denise Costello (100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.55), Smalec (100-yard butterfly, 1:02.18), Barlok (100-yard backstroke, 1:02.81), sophomores Erin Mostoller (one-meter dive, 159.4) and Taylor Plumley (500-yard freestyle, 5:27.74), and Pasinski (50-yard freestyle, 27.14) touched first in their own events. Freshman Danielle Grenon, seniors Maggie Senft and Molly Condron, and Plumley swam to the final victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:02.97).
“It felt really good. We all had a lot of excitement to be the home team,” added Barlok.
Photo of Costello was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
Cheshire travels to Wilbur Cross on Tuesday to face host Sacred Heart Academy at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Volleyball (10-0; 4-0 in Housatonic Division)
Cheshire defeated Jonathan Law (3-7) by scores of 25-9, 25-23, 25-9. Seniors Amanda Palladino (eight kills, three blocks) and Lisa Walle (personal-best six aces; nine kills), junior Becca Ligi (10 kills), along with sophomores Sarah Rodgers (34 assists) and Maria Buzzelli (14 digs), factored into the sweep.
The Lady Rams visit Wilbur Cross on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Cheshire swept them on Sept. 13 at CHS.