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In Wednesday's final home dual meet, CHS (9-1) won against North Haven (96.5-53.5) and Lyman Hall (119.5-30.5) on Senior Day. Sophomore Alexandra Pelletier won the 400-meters (59.2). She also added to first place finishes in the 4x100- (sophomore Jamiya Richardson, freshman Janaia Skibitcky, junior Kristin Cabrera; 50.6) and 4x400-meter (seniors Jenna Hart and Saparja Nag, junior Kimmi Grove; 4:22.4). Cheshire also took the 4x800-meter relay (Hart, sophomore Sharon Bian, junior Theresa Cashore, senior Hannah Purtell; 10:28.2).
Junior Selina Sampieri claimed the pole vault (10 feet) and triple jump (33 feet, eight inches), while sophomore Natalie Wickenheisser did the same in the 1,600- (5:45) and 3,200-meters (12:30.7). Seniors Ariel Greene (discus; 107 feet, two inches), Purtell (800-meters, 2:33.1), Grove (200-meters, 27.9), junior Katie Cavallaro (300-meter hurdles, 51.4), and Richardson (100-meters, 13.1) secured victories.
The Middletown Invite is Friday (3:30 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.).
Photo of Purtell below was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
Softball (9-4; 4-1 in Housatonic Division)
Cheshire swept Sheehan (7-5; 1-3) 4-1. After Sheehan tied the score 1-1 in the fifth inning, Cheshire scored three times in the bottom half. Junior Bryanna McIntosh (three-for-four) hit a home run, her third of the season, to bring home sophomore Olivia Odermatt (hit by pitch). McIntosh added two runs scored and RBIs. Cheshire also received an RBI single from sophomore Sara Como.
Senior Kierstyn Bourdeau had two hits. Classmate Erin Donnarumma scored a run.
Senior Nicole D'Amato picked up the win after pitching a four-hitter. She struck out four.
The teams wore pink to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer awareness. Read more in next week's issue of The Cheshire Herald.
Team photo at bottom taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
CHS visits Branford on Friday at 4 p.m.
Boys' Volleyball (8-3)
Cheshire lost 3-2 at undefeated Oxford (12-0). Game scores: 25-16, 23-25, 18-25, 25-17, 5-15. Oxford won the season series, 2-0. Junior Ted Li tallied 22 assists and six kills (career-high). Evan Colechia (19 kills, eight digs), Scott Romano (eight digs), and Lucas Yasuda (eight kills, five blocks) contributed from the senior class.
Cheshire hosts Amity (8-4) on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CHS won 3-1 on April 12.
Baseball (5-7; 1-4)
Shelton (8-5; 4-1) jumped ahead 2-0 and never trailed in their second win over host Cheshire. Sophomore Cooper Mrowka was two-for-three. Junior Ethan Lonardelli drove in senior Kevin Mirando with a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fourth inning. Shelton plated three runs in the sixth inning to gain separation.
Mirando and classmate Kyle Hodgdon added hits. Seniors Christian Colp (six hits, seven walks) threw four innings before being relieved by classmate PJ Watson (four hits, two walks). They both had a strikeout.
CHS hosts Daniel Hand on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (4-6)
Daniel Hand (7-5) defeated host CHS 15-8. The Tigers led 5-0 in the first quarter and 11-4 at halftime. Senior Chris Trasacco posted four goals in the loss. For the first time, junior Matt Samuelson posted a hat trick. Senior Tom Dupont scored once. Classmate John Klemenz recorded three assists and sophomore Jack Cunningham had one. Junior goalkeeper Jared Dawson supplied 20 saves.
Hand seniors Will Reynolds and Matt Sullivan combined for 13 goals.
The Rams host Shelton (2-6) on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
Remainder of Thursday's varsity schedule:
Boys' Golf (8-2; 4-1)
CHS hosts Notre Dame-West Haven at 2:30 p.m.
Girls' Golf (8-1)
At Indian Hill Country Club, the Lady Rams face host Newington at 3 p.m. Cheshire beat them 184-210 last Thursday.
Boys' Tennis (6-5)
Cheshire hosts Guilford (10-2) at 4 p.m.
Girls' Lacrosse (9-1)
The Lady Rams, winners of eight straight, host Daniel Hand (6-2) at 5:15 p.m.