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Cheshire High School varsity teams captured four regular season finales yesterday:
Girls’ Soccer (12-2-2; Housatonic Division Champion at 6-0-2)
The Lady Rams swept Guilford (6-8-2) 3-0 on Senior Night. Alexandra Pelletier assisted senior Nicole Stauffer, adding two more goals. Seniors Kelsie Carlette and Claudia Martinez also recorded assists. Sophomore Carolyn Giusti (two saves) got the shutout, her second of the year.
Carlette (captain), Jenna Hart (captain), Lauren Como, Lizzie Jentzen, Martinez, and Stauffer were Senior Night honorees. Read about this game in next week’s issue of The Cheshire Herald. Photo of Carlette was taken by Jim Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
The defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champions, Cheshire (second seed) hosts a quarterfinal on Monday at Alumni Field.
Field Hockey (14-2; 10-0 in Southern Connecticut Conference)
Cheshire won 3-0 at Lyman Hall. Senior Miranda Garcia and junior Olivia Larson recorded a goal and an assist. Junior Kathleen Lima had a goal and sophomore Erica Stauffer chipped in an assist. Senior Lauren Fountain and junior Maddy Levy got the shutout.
After going unbeaten in the SCC for the second straight year, CHS is the top seed for the tournament. Cheshire looks to defend that title, beginning with Monday’s quarterfinals at Alumni Field. CHS will also host the semifinals (Nov. 1; 5:30 and 7 p.m.) and Final (Nov. 3; 2:30 p.m.).
Girls’ Volleyball (17-1; Housatonic Champion at 7-1)
Cheshire took the series from host Branford 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21). Senior Amanda Palladino (19 kills, nine blocks), sophomore Sarah Rodgers (26 assists, four kills and digs, three blocks), junior Becca Ligi (nine digs), senior Lisa Walle (six kills), and sophomore Jill Howard (four kills, two blocks) helped the effort.
The Lady Rams, the defending SCC Champion, hosts Tuesday’s quarterfinal.
Boys’ Soccer (7-5-4; 3-2-3 in Housatonic)
Cheshire defeated host North Haven (5-10-1) 2-1 for the second time. Seniors Matt Mueller and Nick Berardi (assist; classmate Sam Donahue) broke a scoreless game in the second half. The Rams received four saves from senior goalkeeper Evan Colechia.
CHS awaits seeding for the Class LL Tournament.