THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Greenwich lax has Cheshire’s number once more: Rams rebound with diamond sweep of Guilford; Wilcox 9 win big

THURSDAY SCHOLASTICS: Greenwich lax has Cheshire’s number once more: Rams rebound with diamond sweep of Guilford; Wilcox 9 win big

CHESHIRE — For a third straight year, the Cheshire girls lacrosse team fell to non-conference and Class L rival Greenwich by one goal.

Thursday night’s 13-12 setback at Alumni Field, though, may have been the toughest of the three to take.

Cheshire senior Annie Acquavita scored what appeared to be the tying goal with 27 seconds left, but it was waived off by a false-start call.

As a result, Leah Caputo’s goal on a free-position shot with 1:49 to play stood as the game-winner for the Cardinals.

The loss was the first of the season for Cheshire (4-1) and the first of the year for Greenwich (1-3).

Cheshire chances in this one took a jolt when scoring leader Annie Eddy (4 goals) picked up her second card of the game and exited with 13:44 to play. 

Raegan Bailey’s short-handed goal with 11:45 left put the Rams up 12-10. Greenwich, however, rallied with two goals in the next 2:53 to tie things up.

The 12-12 deadlock stood until Caputo’s conversion.

Liney Dutchyshyn finished with three goals for Cheshire. Bailey and Acquavita had two apiece. Taylor Warburton also scored for the Rams.

Hamden 11, Lyman Hall 9: The Green Dragons (3-3) edged the Trojans (2-3) in a SCC matchup in Hamden.

Lydia Donnelly, Emma Duarte, Peri Combs and Bianca DiSimone had two goals apiece from Lyman Hall. Anastasia Pezza also scored for the Trojans.


Cheshire 13, Guilford 0 (5 inn.): Bri Pearson fired a no-hitter and had one of the Rams’ four home runs in a mercy-shortened SCC crossover game in Cheshire.

 It was the first varsity no-hitter for Pearson, who struck out eight and walked none. The lone Guilford base-runner reached on an error in the second inning.

Perlini got the power parade going with a solo home run. Pearson popped a two-run shot and Lindsey Abramson immediately followed with her first varsity dinger. Lexie Hemstock later added a three-run poke.

Cheshire improved to 3-0. Guilford dropped to 0-5.


Wilcox Tech 15, Goodwin Tech 0 (5 inn.): The Indians had this CTC game in Meriden wrapped up by the middle of the fifth inning.

Wilcox extended a 6-0 lead with six runs in the third inning, then pushed across three more in the bottom of the fourth to improve to 3-2.

Sean Dupuis, James Theriault, Steve Armstrong and Edward Haniewski all went 2-for-3. Dupuis and Theriault doubled. Armstrong had a triple.

Brian Carabetta (1-1) worked 4 2/3 innings to earn the pitching win. He allowed three hits and struck out six.

Goodwin fell to 0-4

Cheshire 6, Guilford 2: The host Rams recorded their fourth straight win behind the three-hit pitching of Robert Roles and a 12-hit attack that featured at least one safety by every batter in the lineup.

Roles worked six innings. He allowed both Guilford runs. Joe Sabo pitched a perfect seventh.

Cheshire (4-1) landed an early blow with four runs in the bottom of the first. The Rams also got a scintillating defensive play from center fielder Ryan Strollo, who made a diving catch and doubled a runner off first base in the fourth.

Strollo went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple. Matt Downing was also 2-for-3. One of his hits went for two bases.

Roles rapped out two hits in four trips to help his cause. Ian Battipaglia drove in two runs.


Wilcox: On Wednesday, the Indians shot a  188 to defeat East Haven (205), Hillhouse (248) and Wilbur Cross (246) in a quad-match at Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven.

The Tribe’s Ryan Pellegrino carded a 5-over-par 41 to earn medalist honors. Also scoring for the Indians were Cole Maluszewski (46), Alex Segaline (50) and Colin Fletcher (51).

Track & field

Southington: The Blue Knights were swept by the Tomahawks in a CCC dual meet — the boys 102-33, the girls 106-39.

Southington’s Kolby Rogers won the long jump in the boys meet at 18 feet, 2 inches.

For the girls, Trinity Cardillo swept discus (118-2) and shot put (38-7), Alijah Vega took javelin (95-4) and Sydney Garrison won the high jump (4-10).