CHS Girls' Volleyball Holds Off Amity To Stay Unbeaten

CHS Girls' Volleyball Holds Off Amity To Stay Unbeaten

In a rivalry rematch on Tuesday, Cheshire High School girls’ volleyball improved to 18-0 with a 3-1 victory (26-24, 25-20, 18-25, 25-13) over Amity (15-2). In sweeping the regular-season series, CHS is the only squad to defeat the Spartans this year.

Amity raced out to a 10-5 lead in the opening set, but junior Avery Mola changed momentum in serving three aces during a 5-0 run.

Cheshire rode a four-point spurt to a 16-13 lead and after Amity tied the game at 20-20, the Rams won three points in a row. The Spartans fought off a game point to even the score at 24-24, however Cheshire won the next two rallies to win the set.

CHS carried over momentum into game two, as senior tri-captain Grace Downing served them out to an 8-0 lead that the Rams didn’t relinquish. Mola clinched the set with a kill.

Amity staged a comeback in the third. After using an 8-0 spurt to go up 15-11, the Spartans went on to cut the match deficit to 2-1.

The third set was only the second game that the Rams have dropped this year.

Cheshire bounced back in game four, using a pair of 3-0 surges to build a 6-2 advantage. Amity pulled to within 7-5, but CHS won the next four points and pulled away from there.

Downing finished with 15 assists, seven aces, and two digs. Mola compiled 12 kills, four aces, and three digs.

Senior tri-captain Jenna Stickney supplied nine kills, six digs, an ace, and a block.

Senior Tori Santi anchored the defense with 15 digs and five assists. Junior Amelia Perlini contributed nine assists and eight digs.

On Wednesday, Cheshire can secure a perfect regular season with a win against Farmington (9-8) at 6:30 p.m. Junior varsity begins at at 5 p.m.

CHS has also secured the top seed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Tournament. With a bye in the first round, Cheshire will host a quarterfinal on Nov. 2.

Remainder of Wednesday’s varsity schedule:

Girls’ Soccer (9-4-1)

In a rescheduled game from Tuesday, CHS hosts Mercy (11-2-2) in the regular-season finale at 3 p.m. On Oct. 1, the Tigers earned a 1-0 victory in Middletown.

Field Hockey (12-2-1)

Cheshire rides a six-game win streak into their final regular-season game against Lauralton Hall (10-4-0-1) at 6 p.m. For Senior Night, co-captains Lauren Houle and Emily Curtis, Leah Black, Avery DePodesta, Ashlyn Diglio, Hannah Jalowiec, Jenna Kemp, Emerson Kornacki, Emma Lepisto, Anna Lindner, Lauren Orozco, Becca Prior, and Caroline Stanton will be honored in a ceremony at 5:15 p.m.

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