Local Roundup: East Lyme beats rival Fitch in swimming
East Lyme - Rachel Mauthe won a pair of events to help lift East Lyme to a 111-66 win over Fitch in an Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' swimming meet Friday.
Mauthe won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.96, the 500 freestyle in 5:43.49 and was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team for the Vikings. Caroline Gonsalves and Ugne Kirvelevicius also won events for East Lyme (3-1, 2-0).
Grace Moriarty and Jackie Kokomoor were double winners for Fitch. Moriarty won the 200 individual medley in 1:03.88 and the 100 butterfly in 1:03.88 and Kokomoor won the 50 freestyle (26.52) and the 100 freestyle (58.25). Sarah Ferguson also won an event for Fitch (1-1, 1-1).
In other meets:
• Jessica Hespeler set two school records as she helped lead Ledyard to an 89-81 win over NFA in an ECC meet. Hespeler set the records in the 200 individual medley (2:14.61) and the 100 butterfly (1:01.60). Ledyard (2-0, 2-0) won all three relays with Cassidy Powell, Allison Sinnett, Marguerite France, Chloe Hespeler, Haley Nunes, Katy Franzone and Jessica Hespeler combining for the wins.
Emma Buckridge and Jessica Charron were double winners for NFA. Buckridge won the 200 freestyle (2:10.70) and the 100 breaststroke (1:21.64) and Charron won the 50 freestyle (27.40) and the 100 freestyle (1:01.89). Stephanie Lefebvre and Kaitlyn Kelly also won events for NFA (0-3, 0-2).
• Ali McDermott, Rachel Crawford and Asia Langley won two individual events apiece to lead Waterford past Windham 66-35 in the ECC. McDermott captured the 500 freestyle (6:01.80) and 100 breaststroke (1:23.28), Crawford won the 100 free (1:01.54) and 100 back (1:15.13) and Langley won the 100 fly (1:02.71) and 50 free (25.21). The Lancers are 1-1, 1-1.
• East Lyme began ECC Large Division play with a 25-8, 25-11, 25-13 win over Bacon Academy. Kara Seitz had six kills and nine service points for the Vikings (4-1, 1-0) while Jenna Schumacher and Sandra Showalter had five kills apiece.
• Fitch swept past NFA 25-15, 25-20, 25-14, in the ECC Large Division opener for both teams. Ashley Adams had 10 points, 16 assists and 11 kills, Nikki Schoolcraft had 10 points, 10 assists and nine kills, Kristin Gaudet had 10 points and Sofie Clark had five blocks for Fitch (4-0). NFA is 3-1.
• Paige Palenski had 26 assists to help lead Old Lyme to a 25-15, 20-25, 25-7, 25-17 win over North Branford in a Shoreline Conference match. Amanda Burke had 11 kills for Old Lyme.
• Ledyard swept Waterford 25-20, 25-15, 25-13, in the ECC Medium Division opener for both teams. Kylie Fustini had 14 kills, Michelle Klinikowski had nine kills, Ari Fustini had six aces and six digs and Brianna Riley had 16 assists for Ledyard (3-2). Amanda Tourjee had eight assists and Jaime Dahl had 10 digs for Waterford (0-4).
• Unbeaten Kaynor Tech of Waterbury defeated Grasso Tech 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 in the Constitution State Conference. Mayra Vitorino had five kills, three digs and three blocks for Grasso (2-3) while Mary Murphy had seven assists and Serenity Kidd-Brewer had six digs.
• Kianna Dailey had nine assists, three kills, two digs and four aces to help lift Norwich Tech to a 25-15, 25-9, 21-25, 25-11 win over Platt Tech of Milford in the CSC. Bailey Spellman added nine assists and three kills for the Warriors (4-1, 3-0) while Cami Marion added seven kills and one block.
• Catherine Walker had 17 kills while Kelsey DePorto added 16 to lead Coast Guard Academy to a 3-1 win over Middlebury in the Bear Classic.
The Bears (6-5) lost the firsrt game 25-19 before winning the last three 25-18, 25-21 and 25-19 to post their 20th straight home win.
H.S. field hockey
• Hannah Long scored three goals as Norwich Free Academy rolled to a 4-0 ECC victory over Fitch. Shylia Barnes also scored for the Wildcats (2-1, 2-1) and Alexa Franchetti had a pair of assists. Fitch is 0-3, 0-2.
• East Lyme, despite outshooting Killingly 22-1, had to settle for a scoreless overtime tie in the ECC. Sarah Bond stopped the only shot she faced for the Vikings (2-2-1, 1-1-1).
H.S. boys' cross country
• Norwich Tech placed four runners in the top five, beating host Fishers Island (21-50) and Wheeler (25-31). Wheeler beat Fishers Island 16-47.
Asa Palmer of Wheeler won with a time of 16:55. Norwich Tech's Chris Plympton, Aaron Pelletier, Mike Froscello and Carl Feder-Craney rounded out the top five. Rob Backhaus was the top finisher for Fishers Island, coming in ninth.
H.S. girls' cross country
• Norwich Tech picked up a pair of wins, beating Wheeler 15-50 and host Fishers Island 15-50. Olivia Backhaus of Fishers Island won the race with a time of 13:36.
Rounding out the top five were Sarah Volack of Wheeler, Kelsey Melinosky of Wheeler, Katelyn Bauman of Norwich Tech and Naseehah Feaster of Norwich Tech.
• Daphne Corboz scored two goals as No. 19 Georgetown routed UConn 4-0 in the Big East Conference. The Hoyas (9-1-1, 3-0-0) held a 20-6 edge in shots. UConn is 5-4-1, 1-2.
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