Vagts Propels Unbeaten CHS Field Hockey To Strong Finish On Wednesday, Cross Country Teams Sweep Dual-Meet Finale

Vagts Propels Unbeaten CHS Field Hockey To Strong Finish On Wednesday, Cross Country Teams Sweep Dual-Meet Finale

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School field hockey (9-0) used a big fourth quarter to lead them to a 3-0 victory at Hamden (1-8). The Rams controlled the game in outshooting the Green Dragons 35-0, but Hamden senior goalkeeper Emma Romatzick made 32 saves to keep the game scoreless for three quarters.

Finally in the fourth, senior Sophie Vagts broke free to score all three goals. Senior co-captain Raegan Bailey tallied two assists, while senior co-captain Tarana Eldredge and junior Lauren Houle contributed one each.

With a veteran defense to assist them, junior Hannah Jalowiec and sophomore Elise Hurlburt didn’t need to make a save in securing Cheshire’s fifth shutout of the year.

After a week off from game action, CHS travels to Woodbridge next Thursday to face Amity (7-1) at 4 p.m.

Cross Country

The Rams swept Branford in their dual-meet finales at Cheshire Park. Cheshire girls (7-2) earned a 23-35 victory and Cheshire boys (5-3) won by a score of 17-38.

On the boys’ side, senior co-captain Ryan Farrell (15:44), junior Robert DiNatale (16:20), sophomore Colin Grevelding (16:31), and freshman Tyler Caron (16:35) claimed the top-four spots. Farrell finished the regular season at 5-0.

Freshman Daniel D’Souza placed seventh (17:37) to round out Cheshire scorers on Wednesday.

For girls, juniors Meghan Georgescu (19:49) and Olivia Ferraro (20:23) were the top-two racers for the second consecutive home meet. Senior co-captain Cate Bedard (fifth, 20:52.5), freshman Katie Hall (seventh, 21:52), and sophomore Alex Palladino (eighth, 22:18) also scored for the Rams. 

Sophomore Luigina Troiano came in ninth place (22:30).

Next on Nov. 4, the Rams will visit New Haven’s East Shore Park for the Southern Connecticut Conference Divisional Meet. Slotted in Division D, CHS boys (2:15 p.m.) and Cheshire girls (3 p.m.) will compete in the last two races of the day.

Thursday’s varsity schedule:

Girls’ Swim and Dive (7-0)

Winners of 74 straight dual meets, Cheshire ends the regular season with a virtual meet against Hamden. The Rams will compete from the Cheshire Community Pool at 3 p.m.

Back on Oct. 16, CHS won 99-76 over the Green Dragons.

Girls’ Volleyball (8-1)

After dropping their first match, 3-0, to host Lyman Hall on Monday, the Rams look to bounce back when hosting Sacred Heart Academy (3-6) at 5:30 p.m. On Oct. 8, Cheshire beat the Sharks, 3-1, in Hamden.

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