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On Friday, in Woodbury, Cheshire High School boys' cross country compiled 25 points to win the 55th Nonnewaug Invite. The Rams earned third through seventh places from senior Lucas Marcouiller (17:00.6), junior Russell Adam (17:01.13), senior Trey Phillips (17:20.11), junior Mark Fusco (17:29.18), and senior Ben Kaplan (17:30.94). Junior Steve Caldwell (ninth, 17:37.02) rounded out scorers in the top 10.
Cheshire also took first (17) in the Junior Varsity race. The top four finishers all came from CHS: sophomore Jordan Kolpak (18:09), seniors Landon Bassett (18:59) and Jack Bonadies (19:03), freshman Erik Galuska (19:05). Freshman Henry Klarman was seventh overall in 19:13.
Cheshire boys (7-0) and girls (5-2) both hold 2-0 records within the Housatonic Division. The four-time defending champion (school record), the Lady Rams aim to tie the record for consecutive titles on Tuesday against host Shelton and Amity at 4 p.m.
The boys seek their first crown since winning back-to-back crowns (2000-01).
Field Hockey (7-1)
Cheshire rallied for a 2-1 halftime lead en route to their fifth straight win 5-3 over Branford (4-5), sweeping the season series. The Lady Rams recorded consecutive goals from seniors Emma Farrel (two assists), Michelle Federico (assist), and Olivia Larson to erase a 1-0 deficit. Larson scored twice in the second half. Federico also finished with two goals.
Branford senior Morgan Reed tallied two goals, while classmate Cassidy Murphy had one. Cheshire out-shot Branford 22-10, using seven saves from senior goalkeeper Maddy Levy.
The Lady Rams host New Canaan (6-1-1) on Saturday at 3 p.m. Farrel is four points shy of breaking the career record held by Wendy Kemp (113; 1978-81).
Girls' Soccer (6-3; 3-1)
For the second game in a row, the Lady Rams came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 at North Haven (1-8). Junior Maggie Sullivan scored first for North Haven. Cheshire answered with consecutive goals from junior Hannah Bonitz before halftime. Bonitz was assisted by junior Alexandra Pelletier and senior Lily Dolyak. Freshman goalkeeper Zoe Riccio posted four saves.
CHS hosts Sheehan (3-4-1; 1-3) on Monday at 6 p.m. Cheshire won the Housatonic opener 4-2 on Sept. 20 in Wallingford.
Girls' Volleyball (11-0; 4-0)
For the second time, Cheshire defeated Mercy (8-2) 3-0 (25-18, 25-9, 25-17). Junior Jillian Haberli contributed seven kills, four digs, and two aces. Senior Laura Heynen supplied 13 assists (career-high), four kills, and three digs and aces. Senior Eva Whalen recorded five kills and junior Maria Buzzelli had eight digs.
The Lady Rams visit North Haven (3-7) on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CHS won their home opener 3-0 on Sept. 18.
Girls' Swim and Dive (5-0)
Cheshire earned a 95-78 victory at West Haven (1-5). Seniors Laura Mongillo (200-yard individual medley, 2:19.34) and Denise Costello (500-yard freestyle, 5:28.61), junior Morgan Fountain (200-yard freestyle, 2:06.68), sophomore Nillie Burton (100-yard freestyle, 1:01.01), and freshman Emily Murphy (50-yard freestyle, 27.02) swam to individual victories. Mongillo picked up another victory with her 200-yard medley team (junior Lindsay Smalec, freshman Lily Kurtz, junior Ellie Senft; 1:58.17).
Junior Erin Mostoller captured diving with a score of 170.8.
Cheshire hosts Sacred Heart Academy on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Boys' Soccer (1-6-1; 1-3)
The Rams look to end a three-game slide when hosting North Haven (4-3-1) on Saturday at 6 p.m. Cheshire fell 3-2 on Sept. 12.