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Cheshire Softball, Boys' Lacrosse Win On Senior Night, Baseball Makes Class LL Play

May 11, 2013 by Greg Lederer

On Friday, Cheshire High School softball (12-5; 6-2 in Housatonic Division) beat Lyman Hall (4-12; 0-7) 18-2. They swept the series and ended the division schedule on Senior Night. The Lady Rams collected four hits from seniors Kierstyn Bourdeau (four RBIs) and Kathryn Vitale (run scored), junior Bryanna McIntosh (four runs scored, two RBIs), and sophomore Casey Harding (four runs scored, three RBIs).
Harding added her first home run. McIntosh supplied her fourth of the season. DiLeo went deep twice in a game for the first time.
Sophomore Sara Como recorded two hits. Senior Lauren Fountain had a hit and two runs scored, while sophomore Olivia Odermatt posted a hit, RBI, and run scored. Senior Erin Donnarumma (run scored) hadn't earned an RBI before the contest.
Senior Nicole D'Amato (eight hits, walk) struck out 10. At the plate, she had a plate.
The Lady Rams host Hamden on Monday at 4 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (7-7)
In the final home game, Cheshire qualified for the Class L Tournament by beating Branford (6-7) 18-9. Cheshire exploded offensively after leading 7-5 at halftime.
Junior Matt Rougeot put in four goals (personal-best), while senior Chris Trasacco (assist) had a hat trick. Seniors Tom Dupont and Tyler Sheehan, along with junior Matt Samuelson (assist), netted two goals. Sheehan hadn't scored before.
Nick Graikoski and Dan Brennan netted their first goals on Senior Night. Cheshire also got a goal and and assist from junior Ben Hamel and sophomore Jack Cunningham. Senior Tim Covel contributed an assist. Junior goalkeeper Jared Lawson compiled 19 saves.
Anthony Delbuono and Jack Naramore were also honored seniors.
CHS visits Simsbury (9-2) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Dupont is pictured below.
At bottom, fellow senior captain Tim Covel is pictured with his father (William), mother (Christine), and brothers (Matt, Daniel). Photos taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
Baseball (8-8; 3-5)
At Pat Wall Field, Cheshire beat host Lyman Hall (1-14; 0-7) 7-2 for the second time. The Rams qualified for the Class LL Tournament.
CHS visits West Haven (9-7) on Monday at 4 p.m.
Girls' Tennis (10-4)
Cheshire swept the series with Sacred Heart Academy (5-9) 6-1, extending their win streak to six matches. Senior Anna Toscano (6-3, 4-6, 6-1), junior Nadja Pejovic (6-0, 6-3), and sophomore Sara Bruce (6-1, 6-0) claimed singles victories. The Lady Rams also recorded a doubles sweep: seniors Meredith Bryden and Lindsey Garibaldi (6-1, 6-0), juniors Christy and Katie Freitag (6-1, 6-2), freshman Amanda Murray and Durga Rathi (6-0, 6-0).
The girls visit Branford (8-6) on Monday at 3:45 p.m. Cheshire won 4-3 on April 5.
Boys' Volleyball (11-3)
CHS earned their second sweep, 3-0, over Daniel Hand (5-10). Junior Anthony Carbone (eight; three blocks), senior Ben Gallo (seven), and sophomore Keyes Dorsey (six) were kill leaders. It was a career-best total for Dorsey.
Junior Ted Li contributed 17 assists and served five aces. Classmate Trent Hager had 10 assists and two aces.
Cheshire hosts Lewis Mills on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CHS won the April 4 opener 3-2.
Boys' Tennis (6-8)
Cheshire looks to end a three-match slide on Saturday at defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Amity (13-1). Start time is 11 a.m. Amity swept Cheshire 7-0 in the April 3 opener.

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