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CHS Field Hockey Defends SCC Crown, Volleyball Readies For Final With Rival Amity

November 7, 2012 by Greg Lederer

Cheshire High School field hockey (top seed; 17-2) beat Daniel Hand (second; 13-5-1) 1-0 in the Southern Connecticut Conference Final at Alumni Field. It is their second straight title and fifth win in a row! CHS won the season series 3-0. Junior Emma Farrel had the game-winner (assist to senior Miranda Garcia) with 27:53 remaining. Senior Lauren Fountain (six saves) got her 14th shutout! In three tournament games, Cheshire had a 6-0 scoring disparity.
Junior Michelle Federico was Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Photos of Federico and team were taken by Jim Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
Girls' Volleyball (top seed; 19-1)
Cheshire carries a six-match win streak into Wednesday's Final against Amity (third; 16-4) at North Haven. Start time is 6 p.m. Amity is the only team to beat Cheshire 3-2 on Oct. 15 in Woodbridge. Amity beat host Mercy (second; 16-4) 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20) in Tuesday's semifinal.
CHS and Amity split during the regular season, sharing the Housatonic Division title at 7-1. The Lady Rams won the first meeting on Sept. 28. This SCC Final is Cheshire's 16th Final in the last 17 years! They beat Guilford 3-0 for their eighth title (SCC record) last year.
CHS swept Sheehan (eighth; 12-8) in last Thursday's quarterfinal by scores of 25-9, 25-12, 25-16. It was their third win against them. Cheshire eliminated Sacred Heart Academy (fourth; 15-5) 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-20) in Monday's semifinals.
Monday's quarterfinal
Branford (sixth; 14-6) 1, Amity 3
25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20
Nov. 2 quarterfinals
Joseph Foran (fifth; 13-6) 2, Sacred Heart Academy
25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 16-14
Guilford (10th; 11-9) 2, Mercy 3
25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-10
Oct. 27 First Round
Jonathan Law (11th; 9-10) 0, Branford 3
25-17, 25-22, 25-20
Guilford 3, East Haven (seventh; 12-7) 0
25-23, 25-16, 25-17
Lyman Hall (ninth; 11-8) 2, Sheehan 3
18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13

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