On Monday, Cheshire High School field hockey (8-0) jumped ahead 4-0 en route to winning 7-2 over Mercy (2-6). Senior co-captain Raegan Bailey earned her first hat trick, including two goals in the fourth quarter, to help the Rams sweep the regular-season series and remain unbeaten.
With 2:09 left in the first quarter, junior Leah Black put CHS ahead to stay with her first varsity goal. Along with playing on defense, senior Taylor Warburton put in the second goal and chipped in two assists.
Senior Sophie Vagts earned a career-high three assists, the first coming on a goal by junior Avery DePodesta in the second quarter. On a penalty corner in the third quarter, junior Lauren Houle scored on a hard drive and added an assist in the victory.
Junior Emily Curtis picked up two assists and sophomore Gigi Ranoldo supplied an assist.
Junior Hannah Jalowiec (four saves) and sophomore Elise Hurlburt both played in the cage.
On Thursday, Cheshire visits Hamden to play at 5 p.m.
Girls’ Swim and Dive (7-0)
In their first live meet, Cheshire defeated host Amity, 90.5-87.5, to sweep the season series at High Plains Community Center in Orange. CHS extended their dual-meet win streak to 74.
Senior tri-captain Sophie Murphy won four races, including the 100- (52.95) and 200-yard (1:55.68) freestyles. She teamed with freshman Morgan McDonough, senior Emma Glover, and junior Gabrielle Sokolik to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.70).
Murphy and Sokolik combined with junior Kaitlyn Grove and senior tri-captain Mary Barto to secure the top time in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:49.07).
Senior Nora Bergstrom was an individual winner in the the 500-yard freestyle (5:19.90) and 100-yard backstroke (1:03.02). She joined with Glover and seniors Bella Tejeda and Ava Breton on the victorious 200-yard medley relay team (1:56.10).
Freshman Julia Barto (100-yard breaststroke, 1:10.58), Mary Barto (200-yard individual medley, 2:18.36), senior tri-captain Natalie DeMatteo (one-meter dive, 216.65) and sophomore Avery Potyrala (50-yard freestyle, 25.41) added victories.
In the dual-meet finale on Thursday, Cheshire faces Hamden in a virtual meet. The Rams will compete from the Cheshire Community Pool at 3 p.m.
On Oct. 16, CHS won 99-76 over the Green Dragons.
Girls’ Volleyball (8-1)
CHS dropped their first match, 3-0 (21-25, 20-25, 23-25), at Lyman Hall (6-3). The Trojans earned a split of the regular-season series.
For the Rams, junior Tori Santi garnered a personal-best 25 digs. Senior Sarah Holley earned 21 assists, two aces, and two digs. Sophomore Avery Mola also had nine kills and three digs.
On Thursday, the Rams host Sacred Heart Academy at 5:30 p.m. Back on Oct. 8, Cheshire won 3-1 in Hamden.
Tuesday’s varsity soccer schedule:
Cheshire visits Middletown to play unbeaten Mercy (5-0) at 4:30 p.m. CHS seeks to avenge a 3-1 loss in the Oct. 2 opener.
The Rams are the only team to score against the Tigers this season.
Cheshire hosts four-time reigning Class L Champion Daniel Hand (6-0) at 5 p.m.