On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls’ soccer (11-1-2, 6-0-1 in Housatonic Division) marked Senior Night with an 8-0 win over Wilbur Cross (3-10, 0-7). In sweeping the season series with the Governors, CHS extended their undefeated streak to 12 games and clinched the Housatonic crown.
To open the night, senior Amelia Pellegrino scored consecutive goals to earn her first varsity points. Freshman Helene Lopez picked up her first assist and point on the first goal and senior tri-captain Marisa Brough assisted on Pellegrino’s second tally.
Senior Kayla Byrne picked up her first assist on a goal by freshman Anna Hurlbut, as the Rams took a 3-0 lead at halftime. To kick off the second half, Lopez deposited her first goal on a cross by junior Ellie Pergolotti.
Freshman Gabby Tirado tallied Cheshire’s fifth goal. In a span of 1:47, Hurlbut recorded her first multi-goal game and junior Kristen Daddi scored right in front of the net. Brough added another assist on Hurlbut’s second goal.
To finish off the scoring, senior Sophia Offerdahl supplied her first goal on the second assist from Byrne. The Rams defense limited pressure on junior goalkeeper/tri-captain Seymone Rosenberg, who made three saves in her eighth shutout of the season.
Prior to the game, Brough, tri-captain Caroline Campion, Byrne, Offerdahl, Isabella Parte, and Pellegrino were recognized on Senior Night.
On Thursday, CHS finishes their division slate with a trip to Madison's Surf Club to compete against host Daniel Hand (6-5-3, 3-2-2) at 6 p.m. On Oct. 2, Cheshire won 2-1 over the Tigers.
Girls’ Volleyball (12-3, four-time reigning Hammonasset Division Champion at 7-0)
For the second time this year, CHS won 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-18) over Foran (3-14, 1-7). Senior Emma Watkinson supplied 16 assists and six digs, while junior Hannah Portal picked up a personal-high eight kills.
Junior Alenna Zebarth contributed seven kills, four aces, an assist, a block, and a dig.
On Friday, CHS wraps up Hammonasset play against Hamden (7-10, 4-3) at 6:30 p.m. Cheshire won the first meeting, 3-0, on Oct. 2.
CHS has clinched a 12th straight Southern Connecticut Conference divisional title (four in Hammonasset, eight in Housatonic) this year.
Boys’ Soccer (10-2-1, 6-0-1 in Housatonic Division)
The Rams earned a 2-0 victory at West Haven (6-6-2, 1-5-1), sweeping the regular-season series. Senior co-captain Jack Loura, assisted by sophomore Max Manware, scored first in the 35th minute. Senior Rob Fritz netted the second goal in the 53rd minute.
Junior goalkeeper Matt Pisani secured his seventh shutout of the year.
On Friday, Cheshire hosts Daniel Hand (8-1-4, 5-0-2) for Senior Night at 6 p.m. With a victory or a tie, CHS would clinch the Housatonic crown outright. The rivals played a scoreless draw on Oct. 1.
Before the final regular-season home game on Friday, Cheshire will honor their senior class of Loura, co-captain Tom Bonitz, Brian Albrecht, Manny Boucaud, Ben Errington, Brandon Feero, Rob Fritz, Denys Fuentes, Brendan Grove, Jonathan Hill, Chris Likorama, Ryan Orozco, and Gautier Pez. The senior ceremony is set to start at 5 p.m.
Remainder of Thursday’s varsity schedule:
Field Hockey (9-5)
Riding a three-game win streak, CHS travels to play unbeaten Guilford (13-0) at 7 p.m. The Indians are the defending SCC Tournament Champions.
The Rams take their three-game win streak to New Haven to face host Wilbur Cross (0-5) at Bowen Field. Start time is 7 p.m.
Cheshire’s John Acquavita coaches the Governors.