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Local roundup: Grasso girls' soccer hits a milestone at home

Published September 27. 2012 4:00AM

Groton - Miranda Murray scored twice as the Grasso Tech girls' soccer team won its first home game in the five-year history of the program Wednesday, 2-0 over Windham Tech in a Constitution State Conference East game.

"We have a couple of girls who've been through (tough games)," said Grasso coach Heidi DeCosta, who started the program. "So to be able to put it all together and put a few in the back of the net is really exciting for all of us and really rewarding."

Cassie Holt, Casey Mercado and Tonia Johnson (nine saves) all played well defensively for Grasso (2-4).

In other games:

• Sam Lee scored as East Lyme beat Woodstock Academy 1-0 in ECC Large. Kristen Walter had the assist for the Vikings (4-0-2, 1-0-2).

• Norwich Free Academy goalie Katherine Beasley made 13 saves as the Wildcats tied Waterford 0-0 in double overtime in the ECC Large Division. Waterford outshot NFA 20-10. Julia Zawacki made seven saves for Waterford (3-0-2, 1-0-2). NFA is 2-1-2, 1-0-2.

• Danielle Jacobs scored with 2:56 left in the second overtime to lift Stonington to its 1-0 win over Montville in the ECC Medium. Gabi Hoops had two saves for Stonington (6-1, 2-0). Meghan Autencio had 22 saves for the Indians (3-2, 1-1).

• Thwarted several times by Killingly goalkeeper Devin Provost, St. Bernard hung on to beat the Redgals 1-0 in the ECC Small Division. St. Bernard outshot Killingly 26-0, but Provost made 24 saves in what St. Bernard coach Chris Ghiglia called "one of the best goalkeeping performances I have ever seen." Mackenzie Nagy scored for St. Bernard (3-1-2, 3-0-1).

• Olivia Holubecki had a goal and an assist for Ledyard as it rallied to beat Windham 4-2 in the ECC Medium. Michaela Holland, Allyssa Samson and Kelly Lamb scored for the Colonels (2-3, 1-1), who trailed 1-0 at halftime. Also, Alexis Vetrano had an assist and Austin Graber had five saves.

• Hanna Vetrovec and Raven Houck each scored in the second half to lift Wheeler past Tourtellotte 2-0 in the ECC Small. Goalie Jess Morgan made seven saves for the Lions (2-3-1, 1-1-1).

Volleyball

• Kayla Fobian had 16 kills and 11 digs as East Lyme handed Fitch its first loss of the season 23-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-13 in an ECC Large match. Devin Perez had 11 kills and four blocks for East Lyme (6-1, 2-0) and Amanda DeMaio added 12 digs. Ashley Adams had 12 kills, Nikki Schoolcraft had 16 assists and Lexis Foster had six blocks for the Falcons (5-1, 2-1).

• Michelle Klinikowski had 13 kills and Brianna Riley added 12 assists as Ledyard beat Windham 25-13, 25-17, 25-10 in the ECC Medium. Kylie Fustini had eight kills for the Colonels (5-2, 3-0) and Jenny Nohara had seven assists and five aces.

• Amanda Tourjee had 21 assists for Waterford, which won its first match of the season with a 25-14, 17-25, 25-20, 17-25, 15-9 victory over NFA. Jaime Dahl added 19 digs and Lexi Moger 10 kills for Waterford (1-5). Sydney Phelps had nine kills and four blocks for NFA (3-3).

• Ellie Santana had 11 assists and eight aces as Grasso Tech beat Prince Tech of Hartford 25-22, 26-24, 25-23 in the CSC East. Mayra Vitorino had 11 kills for Grasso (3-4, 1-2).

H.S. field hockey

• Fitch's Sarah Giblin scored on an assist by Kendra Blomstedt, as the Falcons topped Woodstock Academy 1-0. Emma Nolan made four saves in the victory. Fitch is 2-4.

Men's soccer

• Billy Hawkey scored twice for Conn College as it beat UMass-Dartmouth 2-1. Marino Patrk had both assists for the Camels (2-2-2), who outshot the Corsairs 17-4.

• Stephen Zapata had a goal and two assists as Albertus Magnus beat Mitchell 3-1. Frank Williams scored off a free kick for Mitchell (3-3) and Ramazan Sinani had nine saves.

College field hockey

• Ali Holland scored in the sudden victory round of penalty strokes to give Conn College a 2-1 win over Wellesley. Each team converted two strokes in each the first and second rounds. Wellesley missed its first shot in the sudden victory round, setting up Holland's game-winner. Jeannette Hoets, meanwhile, made seven saves in goal for Conn (4-2).

Women's tennis

• Jennifer Schmidt was the lone winner for Mitchell in its 8-1 loss to Becker in the NECC. Mitchell is 2-4, 2-2.

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