Local roundup: East Lyme swimmers beat Fitch/SB 98-70
East Lyme - Mitch Ryan broke the school diving record to highlight East Lyme High School's 98-70 victory over Fitch/St. Bernard on Friday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming meet.
Ryan, a junior, finished with 257.45 points, breaking the previous school record of 236.3 set a year ago by Dillon Luce.
In addition, the Vikings (6-2, 4-0) picked up individual victories from Eric Stirtan in the 100-yard butterfly (58.58 seconds) and Zach Kosakowski in the 100 backstroke (1:00.60), as well as a pair of relay wins. Kosakowski, Evan Opsahl, Austin Toback and Ben Biondi won the 200 medley relay in 1:50.30 while Biondi, Stirtan, Clayton Otter and Benas Kirvelevicius won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:34.87.
Fitch/St. Bernard (3-2, 3-2) had three double-winners in Sam Kokomoor (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Adian Ely (200 IM, 100 breaststroke) and William Dakota (50 free, 100 free). Kokomoor, Dakota, Ely and Aaron Lewis also teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay.
In other meets:
• Collin Esquirol (200 IM), John Moody (50 freestyle), Frederick France (100 butterfly), Alex Green (500 free) and Jack Wheeler (100 breaststroke) won individual events to lead Ledyard/Stonington past Norwich Free Academy, 92-72, in the ECC. The Colonels are 4-1, 3-1. Aidan Karam won the 200 free and 100 free for the Wildcats (2-4, 2-4), lowering his school record in the 100 free from 50.76 seconds to 50.32.
• Yuta Watanabe scored 24 points, going 6-for-7 from 3-point range, as St. Thomas More advanced to the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Bridgton (Me.) with a 95-63 win over Notre Dame Prep. The Chancellors (14-4) will play either Navy Prep or host Bridgton Academy in the title game today. Eric Paschall added 17 points and seven rebounds for T-More while Josh Williams had 12 points, Mike Wells 10 points and four assists, Cane Broome 11 assists and Ajou Deng seven rebounds.
• Laura Corcoran made 15 saves, earning her second shutout of the season as Wesleyan beat Connecticut College 3-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. Laura Mead, Ellery Sarosi and Sydney Morgan scored for Wesleyan (5-7-4, 2-4-3). Kelsie Fralick made 22 saves for Conn (6-7-3, 1-5-3).
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