CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Starts Week Victorious On Coach's Birthday, Rams Ice Hockey Drops OT Thriller On The Road

CHS Boys' Swim And Dive Starts Week Victorious On Coach's Birthday, Rams Ice Hockey Drops OT Thriller On The Road

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On Monday, Cheshire High School boys’ swim and dive (6-1) marked Head Coach Kevin Reeder’s birthday with a 99-81 victory over host Notre Dame-West Haven at Albertus Magnus College. In the one-meter dive, junior Noah Duncan posted a personal-record score (236.40) to take first place and move up to ninth all-time in CHS history.

Junior Justin Finkel and sophomores Wesley Johnson and Anmol Sapru were all victorious in three events. Individually, Sapru captured the the 200- (1:56.25) and 500-yard (5:14.32) freestyles, while Finkel won the 50-yard freestyle (23.20) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.92). Johnson claimed the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.75).

To open the meet, Johnson, sophomore Edward Chen, Finkel, and senior tri-captain Nick Brunetti teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:46.26). Junior Hayden Curello picked up his first individual victory in the 100-yard butterfly (59.30) and partnered with freshman Silas Wang, Johnson, and Sapru to win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:36.30).

Wang (100-yard freestyle, 54.00) and Chen (100-yard backstroke, 58.26) added individual victories.

Next Monday, CHS visits Orange Community Center Pool to face host Amity at 6:45 p.m.

Ice Hockey (7-4)

Despite compiling a 44-29 advantage in shots, the Rams saw their three-game win streak come to a close in a 3-2 overtime loss to South Windsor (2-6) at South Windsor Arena. CHS took a 1-0 lead on a goal by junior Joey Deko with 4:18 left in the first period. Senior Hunter Olson assisted Deko.

With 5:41 left in the second, SW junior Sean O’Connor scored on a power play to tie the game. Junior Aidan Gaudet put in a goal to put CHS back up 2-1 with 5:38 left in the third, but just 2:17 later, O’Connor netted his second goal to tie the game again.

When it appeared that the game would end in a tie, SW junior Will Bonazelli tallied the game-winner with six tenths of a second left in overtime. For CHS, senior goalkeeper/co-captain Nick Maringola recorded 26 saves.

SW sophomore Chase Mawhinney had two assists and Bonazelli added an assist. Junior goalkeeper Timothy Fisher posted 42 saves.

On Wednesday, the Rams host Immaculate (0-7-1) at Wesleyan University. Start time is 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s varsity schedule:

Boys’ Indoor Track and Field

CHS travels to New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center for the Southern Connecticut Coaches Invite at 4 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball (3-7, 1-2 in Quinnipiac Division)

Cheshire hosts Lyman Hall (6-4, 0-2) in the East Gym at 7 p.m.

Boys’ Basketball (1-7, 0-2 in Oronoque Division)

The Rams aim to snap a six-game slide when visiting Guilford (1-5) to play at 7 p.m.


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