Local roundup: East Lyme girls advance to Class M lacrosse quarters
East Lyme — Eighth-seeded East Lyme High School erupted for 11 goals in the second half and cruised to a 20-7 win over No. 9 Ledyard in the second round of the CIAC Class M girls' lacross tournament on Tuesday.
The Vikings (14-5), fresh off a win in the Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament championship, advance to Thursday's quarterfinals (5 p.m.) at top-seeded Avon, which beat Bacon Academy 17-0. Ledyard finishes 10-8.
Kendall Roberts scored four goals to lead East Lyme while Vanessa Vurno had three goals and five assists, Steeph deLaforcade scored there goals, Caroline Gonsalves had two goals and two assists, Belle Kenny scored twice and Riley Aspinwall added one goal and one assist.
Liz Austin had two goals and one assist for the Colonels and Brooke Scahill added two goals.
In other games:
• Second-seeded Stonington routed No. 18 NW Catholic 13-5 in the Class S second round. The Bears (18-1), who will face No. 7 Immaculate at home in Thursday's quarterfinals at 5 p.m., where led by Emily Grey's four goals and two assists while Hannah Johnson's added three goals and two assists and Valerie Muller scored twice.
• Third-seeded Old Lyme advanced to the Class S quarterfinals with a 15-6 win over St. Bernard in the second round. Sloane Sweitzer had five goalds and two assists for the Wildcats (14-3), who will host No. 6 Weston in Thursday's quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Weston eliminated No. 11 Lauralton Hall 19-11. Sydney Cowell added four goals and one assist for Old Lyme while Alston Rountree scored three goals and Liz Scott two. Shannon Amarello scored three goals for the Saints, who finish 9-8-1.
• Maeve Reilly scored six goals as No. 7 Immaculate eliminated No. 10 Waterford from the Class S tournament with a 15-4 win in the second round. McKenzie Griffith-Potter had two goals and an assist for the Lancers, who finish 9-9, while Julie Peay and Tegan Ward each scored a goal and three Waterford goalies combined to make 11 saves.
H.S. track & field
• Norwich Free Academy is in third place after 11 events at the Class LL state meet at Danbury, which was suspended by rain and lightning until Thursday and will move to Darien for a 3 p.m. start. The Wildcats have 29 points, trailing first place Staples (45) and second place Glastonbury (32). Taylor Driggers had the Wildcats' best finish with a second in the long jump (17 feet, 10 1/2 inches) while Olivia Lane was thrid in the shot put (37-7 1/4), Gabi Wise was sixth in the pole vault (10-0), Julia Bettencourt was sixth in the javelin (103-10) and the 4x100-meter relay team of Lauren Kneer, Driggers, MiaLynne Park and Camillie McKenzie was fifth in 50.56. In the boys' meet, Danbury leads after 10 events with 42 points and NFA is 16th with 9. Andres Vital led the Wildcats by placing second in the 100 dash in 11.39 seconds.
H.S. girls' tennis
• Defending champion Stonington was eliminated by No. 1 Westbrook 6-1 in the Class S quarterfinals. The No. 8 Bears, who finish 12-4, picked up their lone win from the No. 3 doubles team of Jen Carroll and Maeve Manfredi, who rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.
H.S. boys' tennis
• East Lyme's doubles team of Unni Kurumbail and Matthew Lin was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Class M tournament, falling to the third-seeded team of Avon's Mike Arciero and Mike Thramann 6-2, 6-3.
• Old Saybrook's Jamie DeAntonis earned medalist honors with a 40 in a 184-197 win over Wheeler at Fenwick Golf Course. Peyton Mulhern shot a team-low 45 and Max Reck had a 51 for Wheeler.
• Justin Bohara was the medalist with a 1-under par 35, leading NFA past Old Lyme and St. Bernard at Norwich GC. NFA finished with 162 strokes and Old Lyme had 194 while St. Bernard didn't have a team score. Frankie Lee added a 38 for NFA (13-5). Graham Aird (43) and Jake Tiffany (44) led Old Lyme. Seamus Fox had a 51 for St. Bernard (2-14).
• No. 16 Connecticut College's co-ed sailing team is second after the first day of competition in the Eastern semifinals of the national dinghy championship in St. Mary's City, Md. The Camels have 10 points and trail leader Georgetown (9) by just a point. Skipper I.G. Schottlaender and Kim Bolick led the B Division with three points while the A Division team of Kevin Martland and Lea Bushnell are second with seven points. The semis conclude today with the to nine teams from each regional advancing to the national finals.
• Norwich American Legion will hold tryouts today and Thursday at Dickenman Field at 3 p.m. All players interested in playing for the Senior or Junior teams should attend. For further information contact Todd Meadows at (860) 510-2850 or Brent Southworth at (860) 460-8853.
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