After going scoreless in their first two games, Cheshire High School field hockey broke through offensively in earning their win, 6-0, at Shelton (0-2). CHS outshot the Gaelettes 49-3 and scored three goals in both halves.
Junior Sophia Vagts put in a career-best 2 goals. Three minute and 12 seconds into the game, she scored her team’s first goal of the season on a pass from sophomore Lauren Houle.
Houle secured a personal-high three assists. Senior co-captain Kiley Jackson and senior Olivia Salamone each tallied a goal and an assist, while junior Taylor Warburton (goal) and sophomore Avery DePodesta (assist) earned their first points.
Senior goalkeeper Ava Pulisciano collected three saves in her first shutout. With 2:45 left in the first half, she made a stretch leg deflection on a penalty-corner shot.
On Friday, Cheshire (1-2) travels to Woodbridge to face Amity (1-0) at 4 p.m.
Girls’ Volleyball (1-0)
CHS kicked off the year on a high note, serving 22 aces in a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-10, 25-13) at Sheehan (1-1). Senior co-captain Lindsey Abramson compiled seven kills and seven aces, while senior Julia Bartiet posted six kills.
Senior co-captain Ari Perlini and junior Alenna Zebarth set personal bests with six and five aces, respectively. Zebarth clinched the match with consecutive matches.
On Thursday, CHS hosts defending Class LL Champion Amity (1-0) in the home opener at 6:30 p.m. Cheshire held out 22-0 record last year before falling to the Spartans in the Class LL quarterfinals.
Tuesday’s varsity schedule:
Boys’ Soccer (1-0)
The Rams visits Amity (2-0) to play at 4 p.m.
Cross Country (Girls, 3-0; Boys, 2-1)
Cheshire teams travel to Madison's Surf Club to face host Daniel Hand at 4 p.m.
Girls’ Soccer (1-0)
In the home opener, CHS plays Guilford (1-0) at 6 p.m.