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MONDAY SCHOLASTICS: Cheshire, get your motor running! Both CHS lax teams reach SCC finals & softball advances to semis; WT’s Soto shines with 36

CHESHIRE — It will be a Cheshire twinbill in the Southern Connecticut Conference lacrosse championships on Wednesday night in Milford.

Both Cheshire teams advanced to the SCC Tournament finals with semifinal victories on Monday at Alumni Field.

The girls opened with a 13-6 victory over Amity. The boys followed with a 15-5 victory over Daniel Hand.

In the finals on Wednesday night at Foran, the No. 1-seeded Lady Rams will take on No. 3 Guilford at 4:30 p.m. The No. 2-seeded boys team takes on top-seeded Fairfield Prep at 6:30 p.m.

Elsewhere in the SCC on Monday, the Cheshire softball team advanced to the semifinals with a 5-2 quarterfinal win over Guilford, while the Sheehan baseball team fell in its quarterfinal game at Guilford.

Another highlight of the new week: Wilcox Tech golfer Jeremiah Soto carding a career-best 36 on the par-35 front nine at Hunter Golf Course to lead the Wildcats to a tri-match sweep.

Here are the details.

Girls lacrosse

Cheshire 13, Amity 6: The top-seeded Rams (14-3) raced past the No. 4 Spartans by establishing a 7-4 lead by halftime and extending it with a 6-2 second half.

Ava Harris torched the twine for five goals. Ava Matikowski scored three times and added an assist.

The Rams also got one goal and two assists from Stella Tessier, while Lauren Samela tallied one goal and set up another.

Sophia Surato, Alex Lucas and Clara Dempsey added single goals. Audrey Bronson was solid in net with 10 saves.

Boys lacrosse

Cheshire 15, Daniel Hand 5: Like the girls team, the Cheshire boys will take a record of 14-3 into Wednesday’s conference final.

The Rams will face a No. 1 Fairfield Prep team (15-2) that defeated them in the regular season, but only after a furious CHS rally in the final minutes fell on goal short.


Cheshire 5, Guilford 2: Going by the seeds, it was an upset when the No. 5 Rams pinned this SCC quarterfinal decision on the No. 4 Grizzlies in Guilford.

Going by the linescore, it was over early, as Cheshire plated all five of its runs in the top of the first inning, then rode the six-hit pitching of Karissa Spring.

Spring’s catcher, Erin Hersh, had the big blast in the first inning with a grand slam.

Molly Fleming also drove in a run for CHS. Jordan Chymbor doubled, while Ava Pearson, Tai Byrd, Karla Carangelo and Bailey Vitanza added singles. 

Spring struck out seven Grizzlies.

The Rams will bid for their second tourney upset when they cross the border to tangle with unbeaten No. 1 seed North Haven (21-0) in the semifinals on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Guilford 5, Sheehan 3: The top-seeded Grizzlies dodged a quarterfinal upset by rallying for three runs in the bottom of the sixth after the No. 8 Titans had taken a 3-2 lead with two runs in the top of the frame.

Tony Sutera’s triple down the left field line sparked the Sheehan surge. Matt Moconyi followed with a double off the right-center fence to tie the game at 2-all. Kade Marcantonio’s single later in the inning put the T-Men on top.

The Titans had trailed 2-0 after four innings. They got one run back in the fifth when Brayden Hastings scored on a single by Anthony MarkAnthony.

Sheehan (11-10) next plays in the Class M state tournament.


Wilcox Tech: Led by Jeremiah Soto’s 1-over-par medal round of 36, the Wildcats carded a 179 and out-shot Kaynor Tech (229) and Cheney Tech (231) with room to spare in a CTC tri-match at Hunter.

Brandon More came in with a 45 for Wilcox, Connor Wright fired a 48 and Jacob Long delivered a round of 50.  

With the sweep, Wilcox finished an 8-0 run of the CTC Nutmeg Division table and improved to 15-8 overall.

Cheshire: There was a second round of 36 among area golfers on Monday. It was posted by Cheshire’s A.J. DePaolo at Laurel View Golf Course.

DePaolo’s medal round, combined with a 39 from Dylan Gillotti, a 41 from Jack Brewster and a 42 from Jack DeJoseph, gave the Rams a 158-189 SCC win over the host Green Dragons and raised their overall record to 14-0-1.


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