Brown Shines In State Open Indoor Track Debut, Rams Ice Hockey Drops Thriller On Senior Night, Blades Fall On The Road – Cheshire Herald

On Saturday, Cheshire High School indoor track and field athletes shined in the State Open at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. For boys, junior Colin Brown made a late push to place third in the 55-meter dash and tie his school-record time (6.54).

Brown also excelled in the 300-meters, moving up from the 15th seed to finish seventh in a personal-record time (36.65)

Brown has qualified to run the 55-meters in the New England Championship to be held on March 5 at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

On the girls’ side in the State Open, sophomore Molly Lanz, senior Ashlyn Diglio, and senior quad-captains Kira Zawalich and Riley Hanover earned 10th in the 4×400-meter relay (4:15.75). Junior Valeriya Shlyk finished 13th in shot put (31 feet, two inches).

Boys’ Ice Hockey (5-11-2)

Cheshire fell 6-4 to Eastern Connecticut Eagles Co-Op (7-9-1) at Louis Astorino Ice Arena in Hamden. In a seesaw of momentum, the teams traded four-goal spurts.

The Eagles capitalized on penalties to net four power play goals. They jumped ahead in the first period and opened the second with three goals.

In need of a spark, Cheshire snapped the shutout with a goal by sophomore Evan Vasiljevs with 4:06 left in the second. Senior captain Damon Zurolo and junior assistant captain Will Gaudet assisted on the play.

After ECE was penalized for interference with four seconds left in the second, Zurolo returned to net a power-play goal just 1:21 into the third period.

Sophomore Ryan Fraser was the next player to find the back of the net, scoring on passes from juniors Rocco Ocone-Krause and Lukas Sargolini with 9:38 remaining. Just 13 seconds later, Gaudet converted to tie the game at 4-4.

Zurolo and Vasiljevs earned assists on the tying goal.

The Rams had momentum in the third, but the Eagles bounced back to tally the final two goals. For the eventual game-winner, senior Cam Gouveia scored on a feed from junior Collin Bunkley with 5:18 remaining.

To get an extra skater in the final minute, the Rams pulled senior goalkeeper/assistant captain Amaan Chaudhry, however, ECE senior Anthony Gesino put in the last goal on an empty net with 32.7 seconds remaining.

The Eagles led 35-29 in shots. Chaudhry made 29 saves and ECE junior Cam McCollum earned 25.

In a pre-game ceremony, the Rams honored their senior class of Zurolo, Chaudhry, Ben Corris, Brodie Gress, Matt Jacobs, Spencer Jones, Connor Gellatly, Zach Olson, Colin Veivia, and manager Gianna Ramirez-Ocone.

In the final home game next Wednesday in Hamden, the Rams play Trumbull (10-7-1) at 8 p.m.

Girls’ Ice Hockey (3-14)

In the regular-season finale, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op lost 10-3 to host Simsbury (11-5-2) at the International Skating Center of Connecticut. Check back for stats.

For the Southern Connecticut Conference First Round on Monday, the Connecticut Blades travel to Northford Ice Pavilion to face host Daniel Hand Co-Op (3-12) at 12:30 p.m.

Back on Wednesday, the Blades fell 2-1 to their rival at Louis Astorino Ice Arena.

Source: https://www.cheshireherald.com/Sports/Brown-Shines-In-State-Open-Indoor-Track-Debut-Rams-Ice-Hockey-Drops-Thriller-On-Senior-Night-Blade.html

On Saturday, Cheshire High School indoor track and field athletes shined in the State Open at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. For boys, junior Colin Brown made a late push to place third in the 55-meter dash and tie his school-record time (6.54).

Brown also excelled in the 300-meters, moving up from the 15th seed to finish seventh in a personal-record time (36.65)

Brown has qualified to run the 55-meters in the New England Championship to be held on March 5 at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

On the girls’ side in the State Open, sophomore Molly Lanz, senior Ashlyn Diglio, and senior quad-captains Kira Zawalich and Riley Ha…….

On Saturday, Cheshire High School indoor track and field athletes shined in the State Open at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. For boys, junior Colin Brown made a late push to place third in the 55-meter dash and tie his school-record time (6.54).

Brown also excelled in the 300-meters, moving up from the 15th seed to finish seventh in a personal-record time (36.65)

Brown has qualified to run the 55-meters in the New England Championship to be held on March 5 at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

On the girls’ side in the State Open, sophomore Molly Lanz, senior Ashlyn Diglio, and senior quad-captains Kira Zawalich and Riley Ha…….

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