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On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (5-1) earned a 15-13 win over Daniel Hand (4-2). Cheshire led 10-8 at halftime, but the Tigers tied the score 13-13 with 2:20 remaining. Cheshire came back with the final goals from seniors Maddy Levy (career-high seven goals) and Olivia Larson (personal-best five goals). Larson assisted on Levy's game-winner with 1:27 remaining.
Senior Emma Farrel, making her season debut, had a hat trick and contributed two assists. Sophomore Meghan Dutchyshyn posted two assists. Junior goalkeeper Alexa Carbone supplied 12 saves.
Photo of senior Danielle Bellantonio was taken by Al Valerio/Cheshire Herald.
Hand junior Lauren Cole tied Levy with seven goals. Seniors Brooke Barry (assist) and Brenna Hobin had two, while junior Erin Mammele (two assists) and senior Megan Boswell added one each.
The Lady Rams host Brookfield (6-1) on Monday at 6 p.m.
Boys' Tennis (4-3)
After beginning 0-3, Cheshire has won four straight matches most recently 5-2 against Hall (1-1). Juniors David Light and Reilly Eldredge (6-4, 6-1) and freshmen Sean Crowley and Arnav Velaparthi (7-6 (7-5), 6-4) added wins in doubles.
Senior Jeremy Reichentahl (6-0, 6-4), junior Jackson Ajello (2-6, 7-5, 6-3), and sophomore Joe Cashore (6-2, 7-5) picked up singles victories.
The Rams visit East Haven (1-6) on Monday at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Outdoor Track and Field (6-0)
Led by sophomore Janaia Skibitcky and senior Kimmi Grove, Cheshire earned a 97-53 win over Shelton in the home opener. Skibitcky captured the 100-meters (12.8), along with long (16 feet, 1.5 inches) and triple (34’2”) jumps. She also anchored her 4x100-meter relay team (sophomore Janine Zumerchik, senior Kristin Cabrera, freshman Sarah Clark; 51.7) to a fourth victory.
After winning the 200- (27.3) and 400-meters (1:03.7), Grove also helped her 4x400-meter squad (junior Erin Mostoller, senior Katie Cavallaro, freshman Abigail DelVecchio; 4:27.2) take first place.
Senior Denise Costello claimed the 800-meters (2:36.1), as well as, factoring into the victorious 4x800-meter relay (senior Theresa Cashore, sophomores Brenna Reach and Lauren Carbone; 10:42.4). Cheshire also received first places from senior Selina Sampieri (pole vault; nine feet, six inches), juniors Alex Liberti (high jump, 5’0”) and Liz Cunningham (1,600-meters, 5:58), and sophomore Alyssa Addesso (300-meter hurdles, 52.8).
The Cheshire Little C is Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Boys' Golf (3-1-1)
Cheshire held off Amity 166-167 at The Farms Country Club. Senior Tom Arisco led CHS with a 39, while senior Jake Ecke and junior Chris Simione both finished at 41. Senior Ben Kaplan shot a 45.
CHS hosts Guilford on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
Girls' Golf (1-3)
Freshman Sophia Qiu shot a 53 to lead the Lady Rams to their first win 227-238 over Suffield/Granby at the Southington Country Club. Like Qiu, junior Dana Zappone posted the same score (57) for the second consecutive day. Junior Jennie Paulsen earned a 56. Sophomore Savannah DeBauche added a 61 and junior Jill Howard compiled a 68 in her first match.
Cheshire hosts Avon on Monday at 2:45 p.m.
Softball (6-2, 2-1)
CHS lost 2-1 at Jonathan Law (7-2), ending their three-game win streak. With the score tied 1-1 in the fourth, senior Jenna Bernard hit a home run to put Law ahead to stay.
In the second inning, freshman Abby Abramson (walk) scored Cheshire's only run on an RBI double from sophomore Megan Hodgdon. Senior Bryanna McIntosh added two hits and junior Olivia Odermatt had one.
Junior pitcher Mackenzie Juodaitis surrendered just three hits. She struck out seven, walking and hitting a batter each.
Cheshire hosts Amity (6-1, 3-0) on Monday at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Tennis (3-4)
The Lady Rams dropped their fourth straight 5-2 at defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Daniel Hand (5-0). Senior Nadja Pejovic (7-5, 6-4) and junior Sara Bruce (7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)) were victorious number one and two singles, respectively.
Cheshire hosts Foran (1-4) at 3:45 p.m.