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Cheshire Girls' Lacrosse, Baseball, Boys' Tennis, and Track And Field Teams Shine On Wednesday

by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Sports Media

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse (4-1) played stingy defense in a 8-4 win over Amity (2-3). Sophomore goalkeeper Georgiana Sheehan finished with a personal-best 10 saves.

Offensively, sophomore Tema Caplan had four goals and an assist. Senior tri-captain Stella Tessier (assist), junior Mollee Merritt, and sophomores Tylie Lawless and Madeleine Tessier added goals.

On Friday, CHS visits Newtown (2-1) to play at 6 p.m.

Baseball (2-3)

The Rams picked up their second consecutive win, 5-1, over host Notre Dame-West Haven (2-2) at Quigley Stadium. In five innings, junior pitcher Jackson Enders (four strikeouts) gave up one hit, a run, and five walks.

Sophomore Dylan Scalice pitched the last two innings, yielding two walks. He posted three strikeouts.

Cheshire jumped ahead 3-0 in the fourth inning. ND-WH put up a run in the fifth, but CHS scored twice in the sixth.

For the Rams, senior co-captain Kyle Cyr (two runs) and junior Drew Sargolini (career high four RBIs, run) both had a double and a single. Junior Bennett Crerar reached on a double and a walk, scoring twice.

Sophomore Nick Giampietro (RBI) and senior Blake Johnson added singles.

On Friday, the Rams take a short trip to Wallingford to play Sheehan (2-3) at 1 p.m.

Outdoor Track and Field (Boys, 1-1; Girls, 0-1-1)

Cheshire athletes kicked off the year in Woodbridge. CHS boys split with Fairfield Prep (100-44, win) and host Amity (94-56, loss).

Seniors Jack Lengyel (1,600-meters, 4:41.11), Daniel D’Souza (3,200-meters, 10:37.33), James Ferraro (400-meters, 51.92), junior James Boyd (800-meters, 2:07.85), and freshmen Auritro Dasgupta (200-meters, 23.82), and Josh Lengyel (discus, 109 feet) were individual winners. Freshman Matthew Gajecki, junior Daniel Irish, Boyd, and Ferraro won both the 4x400- (3:42.99) and 4x800-meter (8:50.75) relays.

CHS girls tied Lauralton Hall (73-73) and came up short against Amity (103-47). Senior Alexa Ciccone captured the 1,600- (5:19.47) and 3,200-meters (11:20.91), while classmate Nicole Emede claimed the shot put (33’5”) and discus (74’5”).

Senior Mia Vientos took first place in the 800-meters (2:22.97) and teamed with sophomore Ava Ciccone, freshman Sage Falcon, and sophomore Emily D’Souza on the winning 4x800-meter relay team (10:39.17). In her debut, freshman Shannon Gordon sprinted to victory in the 100-meters (13.43).

On April 18, Cheshire teams travel to face Wilbur Cross (host) and East Haven at 4 p.m.

Boys’ Tennis (4-1)

The Rams posted a 7-0 shutout of Lyman Hall (3-2). Junior Ben Wu (7-6, 6-0), sophomore Brayden Stratton (6-2, 6-3), freshman Mark Laskin (6-0, 6-0), and senior captain Shawn Lawless (6-0, 6-0) swept singles.

Junior Finn Hickey and sophomore Luke Hays (7-6, 6-0), juniors Luke Hayden and Phil Dickinson (6-0, 6-2), and sophomore Jason Liu and freshman Ciaran Hickey (7-5, 6-1) were victorious in doubles. Ciaran Hickey earned his first victory.

On Friday, CHS plays Branford at 1 p.m.

From left on Wednesday, goalkeeper Georgiana Sheehan and Kate Hangen contributed to a stellar defensive effort for CHS girls' lacrosse. Photo by Greg Lederer.

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