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Cheshire High School field hockey (6-1) beat Mercy (0-9) 8-1 to extend their four-game win streak. Senior Emma Farrel had three goals and two assists. Her second assist broke the career mark of Rebecca Slisz (1987-90). Senior Allie Rosadino (goal), sophomore Nicole Salamone (assist), and freshman Alyssa Stevens (assist) added their first points. Junior Emma Gaudio scored her first goal. Senior captains Michelle Federico (two goals, assist) and Olivia Larson (assist) and junior Erica Stauffer (goal) also supplied points. Cheshire hosts Branford on Friday at 6 p.m. CHS won the first meeting 2-0 on Sept. 13.
Photo of Rosadino and Farrel courtesy of Patty Farrel.
Cross Country (Boys, 7-0; Girls, 5-2)
Cheshire held Senior Day in their final home dual meet. The boys used top finishes from seniors Trey Phillips (17:05) and Lucas Marcouiller (17:11) to defeat Branford 18-45, remaining unbeaten. Sophomore Jordan Kolpak took fourth (18:31), followed consecutively by juniors Russell Adam (18:31), Ryan Shalagan (18:32), Mark Fusco (18:32), and Steve Caldwell (18:32). Freshman Jake Lawlor added 10th (19:04).
The girls lost 24-31. Junior Natalie Wickenheisser finished second (20:15). Classmate Liz Cunningham was fourth (21:15). Cheshire secured seventh through 10th from freshman Camille Lewis (21:52) and seniors Kimmi Grove (21:57) and Kelley Jefferis (22:00) and Erin Strahley (22:27).
The Lady Rams compete for a record setting fifth straight Housatonic title next Tuesday against Amity and host Shelton at 4 p.m. The boys look to win the title for the first time since going back-to-back in 2000-01.
Photos of Grove followed by Marcouiller and Phillips were taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.