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Cheshire High School baseball (11-5) came from a 4-0 deficit to sweep Sheehan (8-7, 3-4) 6-4 on Monday, nabbing at least a share of the Housatonic Division title (6-2) for the first time since 1996. CHS scored five runs in the fifth inning and added another one during the sixth.
The Rams travel to West Haven (6-8) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CHS won 7-1 on April 28.
Boys' Volleyball (11-2)
Cheshire beat Xavier (9-4) 3-0 for a fourth straight victory that clinched the Southern Connecticut Conference regular season crown (6-0) for the sixth year in a row.
Cheshire won the season series from Xavier by scores 25-12, 25-14, and 25-22. Seniors Ted Li (eight kills, four aces), Trent Hager (29 assists, three digs), Anthony Carbone (nine kills, two aces), and Colin Haensel (five kills and blocks) led the way.
CHS visits defending Class L runner-up Glastonbury (8-3) on Thursday at 5 p.m. The Rams swept the April 9 opener 3-0.
Softball (10-2, 5-1)
Cheshire earned their fourth straight win, sweeping Lyman Hall (4-9, 0-7) 13-0. Junior Maggie O'Reilly had four hits and three RBIs. Senior captains Alexa DiLeo (three RBIs) and Bryanna McIntosh (two RBIs) supplied three hits. Cheshire finished with 18 hits.
Junior pitcher Mackenzie Juodaitis (10-2; six strikeouts) pitched five innings, allowing two hits. Freshman Abbie Abramson (hit, walk) and junior Tori D'Amato (hit strikeout) worked the sixth and seventh, respectively.
Photo of Abramson was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
The Lady Rams travel to Old Tavern Road Complex on Wednesday to face host Amity at 7 p.m. With a victory, Cheshire would unseat the Spartans as division champion. CHS won 6-3 on April 28.
Girls' Lacrosse (9-3)
CHS produced an 18-11 victory over South Windsor (3-7). They took an 11-3 advantage at halftime. Senior Michelle Federico tied her career-high total for goals (five). Cheshire received hat tricks from senior Olivia Larson and sophomore Meghan Dutchyshyn.
Junior Taylor Stauffer had two goals and assists. Her twin sister, junior Erica Stauffer, supplied her first two varsity assists and added a goal.
Senior Becca Day joined freshmen Brooke Jackson and Vicki Palmer with their first variety goals. Senior Danielle Bellantonio deposited a goal. Classmate Danielle Chambrelli and junior Emma Gaudio also had assists. Junior goalkeeper Alexa Carbone registered five saves.
Cheshire hosts Sacred Heart Academy (3-8) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Federico (captain), Maddy Levy (captain), Bellantonio, Taylor Bond, Chambrelli, Day, Emma Farrel, Larson, and Sammy Trott will be honored on Senior Night.
Boys' Lacrosse (4-10)
Cheshire lost 12-10 against Simsbury (12-0). CHS led 5-4 at halftime and 8-5 in the third quarter, but the Trojans ran off five straight goals (10-8) to key the road victory.
Senior Matt Rougeot had six goals (personal-best). Classmate Ben Hamel (two goals) and junior Matt Blois (goal) joined him with two assists. Senior Alec Thomas netted a goal and classmate Matt Samuelson posted an assist. In goal, senior Jared Lawson was stellar throughout the night.
The Rams host Xavier (7-5) for Senior Night on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Hamel (captain), Lawson (captain), Samuelson (captain), Tyler Bailey, Ryan Bogrette, Tanner Chase, Andrew Clark, Tyler Crawford, Lucas Marcouiller, Rougeot, Joey Solla, Thomas, and Sadiq Tolbert will be honored before their final home game.
Boys' Tennis (8-5)
For the second time, Cheshire lost to Fairfield Prep (8-3) 5-2. Senior Jeremy Reichentahl (6-1, 6-2), along with sophomores Jeff Russitano and Sanjay Montagna (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) in doubles, were victorious.
On Tuesday, CHS visits Watrous Park in Cromwell to face host Xavier at 3:45 p.m.
Remainder of Tuesday's varsity schedule:
Girls' Tennis (6-4)
Winners of three straight, CHS hosts Hamden (6-4) at 3:45 p.m.
Boys' Golf (6-1-1)
Cheshire takes a seven-match undefeated streak to the Country Club of Woodbridge to meet host Amity (7-5) at 3 p.m. The Rams won the first meeting 166-167 on April 24 at The Farms Country Club.
Girls' Golf (2-7)
The Lady Rams travel to the New Haven Country Club to play host Sacred Heart Academy at 3 p.m. CHS lost 212-234 on April 23 at Southington Country Club.