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Local Roundup: Mitchell falls in lacrosse opener

Published February 27. 2014 4:00AM

Bristol, R.I. - Mitchell College lost its season opener in men's lacrosse, falling to Roger Williams 19-4 Wednesday.

Roger Williams (1-0) led 4-0 after one quarter, 10-1 at halftime and outshot the Mariners 34-9.

Demetre Lyras had two goals and an assist, David Klapp and Dan DiGioia had a goal each and Aaron Sladyk had an assist for Mitchell.

H.S. hockey

• E.O. Smith/Windham/Tolland took a 5-0 lead after one period and went on to beat Fitch/East Lyme/Ledyard/Hale-
Ray 9-3. Kaleb Twomey, Kiefer Stroebel and Tyler Hebert scored goals, Kyle Gurnee had two assists and Cara Bradley, Jarrett Hebert and Stroebel had assists for Fitch/East Lyme (1-18).

H.S. gymnastics

• NFA and Stonington are seeded seventh in their respective classes for Saturday's CIAC Championships at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. NFA is seventh in the Class L meet, which begins at 5 p.m., with 126.140 points. Stonington is seventh at 118.130 in the Class S meet, which starts at 1 p.m. The competition begins with the Class M meet at 9 a.m.

NFA's Taylor Churchill qualified as an individual in all four events and the all-around. She's seeded 11th in the uneven bars (9.1), 17th in vaulting (9.1), 19th on the balance beam (8.8), 20th on the floor exercise (8.9) and 12th all-around (35.9).

ECC Unified basketball

• The Eastern Connecticut Conference will hold its Unified Sports Basketball on Monday, March 10, at NFA. The event is being held in conjunction with the CIAC and Special Olympics Connecticut.

Thirteen ECC schools are scheduled to have teams, which will play on NFA's four courts for over two hours of spirited competition. In all, approximately 270 students, consisting of athletes and partners, will take part in the competition which will feature games being played at five different skill levels.

The event will begin with the customary parade of schools, with each carrying a banner bearing their school's name and mascot. The parade will be followed by the National Anthem and lighting of the Special Olympics Torch. At the conclusion of the opening ceremonies the athletes will hit the court where each team will play a minimum of two games. As always, it is anticipated that there will be a large and lively crowd of spectators on hand for the festivities.

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