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CHS Girls' LAX Wins On Senior Night, Boys' Tennis Makes Class LL Tournament

May 14, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (10-3) collected their third straight victory 17-3 against Sacred Heart Academy (3-9). CHS led 10-2 at halftime.
Senior Maddy Levy had four goals and an assist, while classmate Emma Farrel contributed a goal and three assists. Seniors Olivia Larson, Danielle Chambrelli, and Danielle Bellantonio, along with sophomore Meghan Dutchyshyn, added two goals. Senior Taylor Bond netted her first goal of the year.
Junior Natalie Bigler and sophomore Isabel Peck tallied their first goals. Senior Michelle Federico also scored. Junior Mikayla Crieger supplied her first varsity assist. Junior goalkeeper Alexa Carbone made six saves.
Federico (captain), Levy (captain), Bellantonio, Bond, Chambrelli, Becca Day, Farrel, Larson, and Sammy Trott had Senior Night!
Photos of Bond and the Federico family were taken by Jim Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
Cheshire wraps up the Southern Connecticut Conference slate with Saturday's visit to Guilford (4-5) at 7 p.m.
Boys' Tennis (9-5)
By beating host Xavier (9-3) at Watrous Park in Cromwell, Cheshire clinched a berth in the Class LL Tournament. Juniors David Light and Reilly Eldredge (6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3), freshmen Sean Crowley and Arnav Velaparthi (6-3, 6-4), and sophomores Jeff Russitano and Sanjay Montagna (6-3, 6-1) completed a doubles sweep.
CHS received singles victories from junior Jackson Ajello (7-5, 5-7, 10-2), senior Nick Anthony (6-2, 6-4), and sophomore Joe Cashore (6-4, 6-1).
The Rams host Amity in Friday's final home match at 3:45 p.m. Senior Jeremy Reichentahl (captain), Anthony (captain), Paul Bronke, Alec Pasinski, and Greg Zovas will be recognized on Senior Day.
Girls' Tennis (7-4)
Cheshire extended their win streak to four matches, beating Hamden 4-3. Senior twin sisters Christy and Katie Freitag (6-0, 6-0), senior Ashley Tartaglia and junior Sidney Tomko (6-2, 6-2), and senior Katie Lynch and sophomore Katherine Wang (6-1, 6-2) earned a sweep in doubles.
Sophomore Amanda Murray was victorious 6-2, 6-3 in the number three singles position.
Bottom photo of Tomko and Tartaglia was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.
The Lady Rams host Branford (8-5) in the final regular season home match at 3:45 p.m. The Freitag sisters (captains), Nadja Pejovic (captain), Sarah Sullivan (captain), Lynch, Tartaglia, and Judy Xu will have Senior Day.
Cheshire won the first meeting 6-1 on April 11.
Boys' Golf (6-2-1)
At Country Club of Woodbridge, Cheshire lost 312-320 to host Amity (8-5) to end a seven-match unbeaten streak. The rivals split the series. Senior Jake Ecke (75) was followed by junior Chris Simione (78) and seniors Tom Arisco (80) and Ben Kaplan (87).
The Rams visit Brooklawn Country Club to face Fairfield Prep (host) and Notre Dame-West Haven at 3 p.m.
Girls' Golf (2-8)
At the New Haven Country Club, the Lady Rams took their second loss to host Sacred Heart Academy 211-225. Freshman Sophia Qiu earned medalist (48). Juniors Dana Zappone (53), Olivia Villecco (58), and Jennie Paulsen (66) followed Qiu.
Cheshire hosts Mercy and Northwest Catholic on Thursday at Southington Country Club. Start time is 3 p.m.
Wednesday's varsity slate:
Baseball (11-5, Housatonic Division Champion at 6-2)
Cheshire visits West Haven (6-8) at 4 p.m. CHS won 7-1 on April 28
Softball (10-2, 5-1)
Cheshire travels to Old Tavern Road Complex to meet host Amity (11-3, 5-2) at 7 p.m. With a victory, Cheshire would clinch the Housatonic crown. CHS won 6-3 on April 28.

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