CHS Field Hockey Gets Fourth Straight Shutout On Tuesday, Rams Girls’ Swim And Dive Extends Win Streak

CHS Field Hockey Gets Fourth Straight Shutout On Tuesday, Rams Girls’ Swim And Dive Extends Win Streak

On Tuesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (10-2-1) battled to win 1-0 over Daniel Hand (7-6-1-1). The result and score were the same as the Oct. 11 meeting in Madison.

In the rematch, Cheshire put up the game-winner with 12:49 remaining in the second quarter. After receiving a pass from senior Emma Lepisto, senior Avery DePodesta directed a shot into the left corner of the cage.

Hand earned the game’s first three penalty corners, but Cheshire adjusted during the first quarter and started pressuring the Hand cage.

While allowing the lone goal, senior goalkeeper Megan Hart made 11 saves and kept the Tigers within striking distance.

Hand had a prime opportunity to tie the game with just over a minute left in the third quarter, but sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Curello used her left leg to make one of her four saves.

In earning a penalty corner in the final minute, the Tigers tried to mount a comeback, however Cheshire held them scoreless to secure their fourth straight shutout and ninth overall this year. Senior Becca Prior and senior co-captain Lauren Houle produced key deflections and clears to help the Rams sweep the regular-season rivalry series.

On defense, juniors Ava Harris, Cate Palma, and Colby Paul also helped the Rams extend their shutout streak.

On Thursday, the Rams conclude their four-game home stand against Conard (9-2-1) at 4 p.m.

Girls’ Swim and Dive (10-0)

At Walter J. Gawrych Community Pool, CHS won 97-77 over host North Haven to extend their dual-meet win streak to 85. Sophomore Julia Barto and junior Julianna Tyler clocked top times in four events, while junior Avery Potyrala contributed to three victories.

Barto was an individual winner in the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.54) and 100-yard backstroke (1:01.65), while Tyler captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.21) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.72). Potyrala won the 50-yard freestyle (25.47) and 100-yard butterfly (1:00.82).

Barto teamed with senior co-captains Gabrielle Sokolik and Kaitlyn Grove and freshman Lauren Waitkus to take the 200-yard medley relay (2:00.21). In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Potyrala, Tyler, and Barto combined with Kaitlyn Grove to earn a winning time of 1:46.33.

Tyler, sophomores Grace Hanke and Morgan McDonough, and freshman Carly Cahill additionally touched the wall first in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:55.49).

Junior Hannah Tao (one-meter dive, 211.05) and freshman Julia Tejeda (100-yard freestyle, 58.58) added individual victories.

In Friday’s dual-meet finale at the Cheshire Community Pool, the Rams face Amity at 7 p.m. For Senior Night, co-captains Gabrielle Sokolik and Kaitlyn Grove, Grace Cox, Zoe Goodrich, Ashley Jeon, Hannah Merritt, Mantra Narayanan will be recognized before the meet.

Wednesday’s varsity schedule:

Cross Country

The Southern Connecticut Conference Championship will run at New Haven’s East Shore Park. For varsity, girls will race at 1:40 p.m. and boys are slated to compete at 3 p.m.

Girls’ Soccer (8-3-1)

Winners of three straight games, Cheshire travels to Woodbridge to play Amity (9-1-2) at 3:45 p.m. On Sept. 25, the Spartans picked up a 2-1 win at CHS.

Boys’ Soccer (6-4-1)

Cheshire carries a three-game win streak into their rematch with Shelton (3-7-1) at 6 p.m. The rivals played to a scoreless draw on Sept. 25 at Shelton.


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