H.S. roundup: Ledyard boys win ALS Cup for first time

Norwich Free Academy's Nathan Cherenzia (5) splits Stonington defenders Jason Kilcoyqne, right, and Shane Smith during Thursday night's boys' soccer game in Norwich. The Bears remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win over the Wildcats. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Norwich Free Academy's Nathan Cherenzia (5) splits Stonington defenders Jason Kilcoyqne, right, and Shane Smith during Thursday night's boys' soccer game in Norwich. The Bears remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win over the Wildcats. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ledyard — Trevor Hutchins scored two goals in the opening 12 minutes and Ledyard High School went on to defeat Montville 4-2 in the 9th annual ALS Cup boys' soccer match on Thursday.

It was the first time in the nine-year history of the event the Colonels (4-3) have won the cup and it also marked the 100th carer victory for coach Bill Glenney.

Ledyard would extend its advantage to 4-0 on goals by Fabian May and Nate McCracken before Daltyn Butler and Jack Varley scored goals for the Indians (3-4-1) in the final five minutes.

Montville held a 22-17 edge in shots, but Ken Turner mad seven saves in goal for the Colonels. Jose Zuniga (five saves) and Nick Donnell (one) combined to make six saves in goal for the Indians.

In other games:

• Rhys Hammond scored a pair of goals just seven minutes apart in the second half to lift unbeaten Stonington to a 3-1 win over Norwich Free Academy. Hammond's goals were sandwiched between an unassisted goal by NFA's Christo Moran-Vargas that cut the deficit to 2-1. Graham Johnstone also score and Blake Edwards had two assists for the Bears (8-0), while goalie Adam Gibbs made four saves. Troy Maurer stopped three shots for the Wildcats (2-4-1).

• East Lyme beat Waterford 1-0 in an ALS Cup game. Alec Kosinski scored in the 70th minute, with Duncan Manthous assisting. Sean Heaney made six saves for East Lyme (3-1-2), which outshot Waterford 12-6. Alex Fayan made nine saves for Waterford (3-4).

• Wheeler rallied from deficits twice before losing to first-place Windham in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III game, 3-2 in overtime. Ian Spracklin of Wheeler tied the game at 1-1 and Seth Jones, who assisted on Sprackin's goal, tied the game at 2-2 off a free kick at 72:45. Windham (6-0, 6-0) won the game 2:30 into the first overtime period. Bowen Baker made nine saves for Wheeler (1-6, 1-4).

• Old Lyme lost to Portland in a Shoreline Conference game on Wednesday night, 2-1. Peter Sherman scored in the 73rd minute for Old Lyme (0-4-2). Quinn Romeo assisted on Sherman's goal and Ryan Tetrault made seven saves for Old Lyme.

Girls' soccer

• Mya Johnson had two goals and an assist as No. 1 Old Lyme remained perfect with a 3-0 win over Portland in the Shoreline Conference. Johnson assisted on the final goal by Bianca Tinnerello for the Wildcats (8-0, 5-0) and goalie Emily Rivera made nine saves to earn the shutout.

• Emily Izzo's second goal of the game came in the 70th minute and lifted Wilcox Tech to a 3-2 win over Grasso Tech in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Morgan McNeil and Cheyla Archer scored goals and Bailee Shinault made three saves for Grasso (1-6-1). 

Volleyball

• Courtney Majewski had 13 digs, eight service points and four aces to highlight Norwich Tech's 26-24, 25-22 and 25-19 win over Montville. Chloe Guzman added nine assists and Emily Cherwin nine service points, nine kills, nine digs and three aces for the Warriors (8-2). Montville (3-7) was led by Mackenzie Ullrich with 15 assists, five digs and one ace, Abby Diamantini with three aces and 10 digs, Greta Cook with seven kills and Haley Kerwin with three aces, three kills and five digs.

• Unbeaten (9-0) Coventry beat East Lyme 15-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 15-9 in a nonleague match. Isabel Siciliano had 44 assists, Sophie Dubreuil had 17 digs, Sydney Iannantuono had 23 kills, Kamryn Ebersole had 10 kills and Jamie Stevens had six aces for East Lyme (5-2). 

Swimming

• Lily Cox and Kaeleigh O'Donnell of Old Lyme/Valley Regional won two events each and were on two winning relay teams in a 76-61 loss to Haddam-Killingworth. Cox won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle and O'Donnell won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Connie Pan and Kim Beradis won an event each and were also on both winning relay teams.

Field hockey

• Olivia Feliciano scored a pair of goals as Stonington beat Fitch/Ledyard 2-1 in an ECC game. Maci Silvia had a goal, Zoe Pearse assisted on it and Erin Ritter made 10 saves for Fitch (3-5, 2-4). Stonington is 6-1, 5-0.     

NFA's Alexander Jacobik leaps to head the ball past Stonington's Tyler Fidrych during Thursday night's boys' soccer game in Norwich where Stonington beate NFA 3-1. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
NFA's Alexander Jacobik leaps to head the ball past Stonington's Tyler Fidrych during Thursday night's boys' soccer game in Norwich where Stonington beate NFA 3-1. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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