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After taking a 5-3 home loss to Sacred Heart Academy last Tuesday, Cheshire High School softball gained redemption on Monday. The Lady Rams (7-3; 3-1 in Housatonic Division) left SHA (5-4) with their third straight victory 5-1. CHS scored four times in the first inning and added their last run during the fifth. Junior Alexa DiLeo (RBI, run scored), seniors Kierstyn Bourdeau (RBI) and Kathryn Vitale (RBI), and junior Bryanna McIntosh had two hits.
Sophomore Sara Como added an RBI single. Senior Erin Donnaruma scored two runs. In the circle, hurdler Nicole D'Amato (five strikeouts) scattered seven hits. She also gave up a walk.
The Lady Rams host Jonathan Law on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Boys' Tennis (4-4)
Cheshire defeated East Haven (2-6) 5-2 for their fourth straight match. Sophomores Jackson Ajello/Abdullah Choudhry (7-5, 6-1) and seniors Blake Wetmore/Andrew Carroll (6-2, 6-2) added wins in doubles. Individual winners were junior Jeremy Reichentahl (6-0, 6-0) and sophomore Reilly Eldredge (6-0, 6-3).
CHS hosts Xavier on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Photo of Reichentahl was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
Boys' Volleyball (6-1)
Cheshire earned a 3-1 road win (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22) against Newington (6-2), extending their win streak to four matches. The rivals captured the Class L and M titles, respectively, last spring.
Seniors led the way. Evan Colechia put down 19 kills, a personal-best, and tallied two service aces. Ben Gallo had eight blocks and six kills, while Lucas Yasuda added seven blocks and four kills. The block totals were career-highs.
The Rams host undefeated Glastonbury (4-0) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Baseball (3-6; 1-3)
East Haven (5-5) scored three times in the fourth inning to battle for 5-3 win at CHS. An error led to two runs in that inning. Junior Ethan Lonardelli (six hits, two strikeouts) gave up two earned runs in four innings. Junior Dan Schock (two hits and walks and strikeouts) didn't give up a run.
Cheshire received two hits from senior Kyle Hodgdon (RBI), junior Dan Schock (two RBIs), and sophomore Ryan Pierpont. Senior Kevin Mirando (two walks) and sophomore Cooper Mrowka (walk) also scored. They added singles.
Cheshire stranded 14 base runners overall.
CHS visits Hamden on Friday at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Golf (5-0)
At Copper Hill, the Lady Rams defeated host Suffield 196-227. Senior Andra Frappier was the medalist (42). Classmates Emily Larkin (46) and Maggie Kulpa (51), along with sophomore Dana Zappone (57), followed her.
CHS hosts Sacred Heart Academy on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Boys' Golf (6-2; 3-1)
Led by medalist Eric Dietrich (38), the Rams defeated Lyman Hall 162-190. Junior Jake Ecke and sophomore Chris Simione fired 40 and 41, respectively. Junior Tom Arisco ended at 43.
CHS hosts Shelton on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Girls' Tennis (4-4)
Cheshire came up short 4-3 at Joseph Foran (5-3). Seniors Anna Toscano (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) and Jamie Andrews (6-3, 6-1) won in singles. Junior Ali Lamberti and senior Emily Kolodecik picked up their first victory together (6-0, 6-1) in doubles.
The Lady Rams look to end a four-match slide on Friday, hosting Hillhouse/Career at 3:45 p.m.
Remainder of Tuesday's schedule:
Girls' Outdoor Track And Field (5-0)
The Lady Rams face host Jonathan Law and Hillhouse at 3:45 p.m.
Boys' Outdoor Track And Field
Cheshire matches up with host Lyman Hall and Hamden at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Lacrosse (5-1)
Cheshire carries a four-game win streak into Hamden (1-2) at 5 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (2-4)
CHS hosts unbeaten Guilford (6-1) at 6 p.m.