On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys’ lacrosse (8-2) used big runs in both halves to pave the way to a 17-4 victory over Xavier (6-5) on Senior Night. The Falcons tied the game at 1-1 and 2-2, but senior co-captain Brian Bouwman scored just before the buzzer to put the Rams up 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Bouwman’s goal ignited an 8-0 run. Xavier senior William Heher scored to end the spurt with 22.4 seconds left in the second quarter, but the Rams still held a 10-3 lead at halftime.
The Rams returned to open the second half with a 7-0 surge that broke the game open.
Sophomore Charles Kurtz tallied four goals and three assists, while Bouwman and junior Jason Raba both tallied a hat trick and two assists. Senior Jack Davis also recorded a hat trick.
Senior PJ Cass compiled two goals and three goals. Senior Aidan Gaudet won 20 of 23 face-offs and scored Cheshire’s 14th goal.
Senior Evan Stern added a goal. Senior Jack Lovelace earned two assists and sophomore Luke Wiedemann picked up an assist for his first point.
Senior goalkeeper Andrew Vernon finished with 12 saves.
Before playing in the game, Bouwman, co-captain Nick DiDomizio, Dan Bourdeau, John Casner, Cass, Andrew Daigle, Davis, Gaudet, Brad Krutz, Lovelace, Ryan Mancl, Stern, Vernon, and Ty White were introduced in a pre-game ceremony.
On Monday, the Rams host North Haven (1-7) at 6 p.m. On May 4, Cheshire earned a 20-7 victory on the road.
Boys’ Tennis (11-1)
Cheshire secured their fifth straight victory, winning 6-1 over Southington (8-2). Junior Utsav Subramani (6-0, 6-0), senior captain Yasha Laskin (6-1, 7-5), sophomore Andrew Gershfeld (6-3, 6-2), and senior Josh Goldstein (6-0, 6-1) contributed to a singles sweep.
In doubles, seniors Nate Houle and Jacob Niebling (6-1, 6-1) and seniors Ryan Shan and Shrey Sheth (7-5, 6-2) came away victorious.
At number three doubles, freshmen Mike Anastasio and Shawn Lawless fell in three sets (1-6, 7-5, 8-10).
On Monday, CHS visits Fairfield University to compete against host Fairfield Prep (9-3) at 4 p.m. On April 19-20, Cheshire earned a 4-3 victory.
Girls’ Tennis (5-7)
Cheshire won 7-0 over Mercy to sweep the series in the regular season. At number one singles, sophomore Asya Tarabar picked up her first victory (6-2, 6-0). Sophomore Rachel Goldstein (6-1, 6-1), freshman Riley Baldoni (6-0, 6-0), and sophomore Lila Watkinson (6-0, 6-0) rounded out the singles sweep.
Freshmen Arya Desai and Anja Josef (6-0, 6-0), senior tri-captains Ellie Rockoff and Alyssa Behuniak (6-0, 6-1), and senior Hannah Brennan and sophomore Julia Hummel (6-0, 6-0) also swept doubles.
On Monday, Cheshire hosts Daniel Hand (10-1) at 4 p.m. On April 19, the Tigers won 5-2 over the Rams.
Girls’ Lacrosse (9-3)
Cheshire fell 13-4 loss at Wilton (6-2). The Warriors went up 8-4 at halftime and shut out the Rams in the second half.
For Cheshire, senior tri-captains Raegan Bailey (assist) and Taylor Warburton and sophomores Alex Lucas and Ava Matikowski netted goals. Sophomore Ava Harris supplied an assist and sophomore goalkeeper Audrey Bronson compiled seven saves.
On Tuesday, the Rams travel to Madison’s Surf Club to play Daniel Hand (4-6) at 5:30 p.m. On April 23, CHS beat the Tigers by a score of 17-10.
Entering the rematch, Head Coach Dan Warburton is one win shy of 275 for his career.