Local Roundup: Ledyard earns share of ECC Medium volleyball title

Ledyard - The Ledyard volleyball team avenged its only loss in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division, beating Plainfield 3-0 Wednesday as the two teams ended up tied for the title.

Plainfield (13-5, 7-1) won 3-1 on October 1. Ledyard (14-4, 7-1) also shared the ECC Medium title with Plainfield last season.

"We changed a few things (since Oct. 1),'' said Ledyard coach Shirley Karkow. "We just really worked on some fundamental things. We have a young team and there's going to be a little bit of a learning curve. It'a always nice to win but the best thing is to play well.''

Kylie Fustini had 15 kills, five digs and three blocks, Michelle Klinikowski had four kills, six aces and three blocks, Ari Fustini had nine digs and Brianna Riley had 11 assists for Ledyard, which won 25-13, 25-11, 25-14.

In other matches:

• ECC Large champion East Lyme completed a perfect run through the division with a 25-18, 25-18 and 25-8 win over Norwich Free Academy. Kayla Fobian had eight serve points, 16 digs and eight kills and Sandra Showalter added six kills for the Vikings (15-2, 8-0) while Olivia Lane had five blocks and Melissa Castillo eight digs for NFA (7-9, 2-6).

• Woodstock defeated Fitch 25-21, 23-25, 25-15 and 25-15 in the ECC Large Division. Nikki Schoolcraft led the Falcons (12-4, 4-4) with 21 assists and Ashley Adams added 11 kills.

• Montville beat New London 25-22, 23-25, 27-25, 25-19 in an ECC Small Division match. Aly Schuch had seven point and two aces, Liz Davis had six points and four aces, Nicole Sanchez had 12 assists and six points, Natalie Bowens had seven kills, seven points and four aces, Olivia Pezzello had three points and Jessica Ware had eight points for Montville (7-9, 6-2). Berenith Ortiz had eight aces and nine assists, Arlene Martinez-Velez had six kills and three digs and Lexus Childs-Harris had five kills and three digs for New London (3-11, 1-7).

• Waterford beat Windham in an ECC Medium Division match, 25-11, 25-11, 26-28, 25-20. Amanda Tourjee had 23 assists, Alexandra Moger had 12 kills and Elaina Sullivan had six aces and six kills for Waterford (8-9, 4-4).

• Grasso Tech rallied for a 26-28, 12-25, 25-18, 25-20 and 15-10 non-conference win over Wheeler. Elizabeth Santana had six assists and eight aces for the Eagles while Catrina Nowakowski had five kills and two aces and Mary Murphy had four kills and three aces. Wheeler is 4-13.

H.S. field hockey

• Westover scored three goals in the second half to defeat Williams 3-2. Claudia Leuze and Gia Eapen scored for the Blues (2-7) and goalie Kailah Waheed made nine saves.

• Paige Schneider scored two goals as East Lyme defeated Windham 5-0 in the ECC. The Vikings are 8-3-4, 6-2-3.

• Fitch goalie Emma Nolan made seven saves in the Falcons' 4-0 nonleague loss at Haddam-Killingworth. Fitch is 4-9.

H.S. cross country

• Williams won the 8th annual Eric Jacober Invite in Barrington, R.I. The Blues finished with 38 points in the nine-team field, eight better than Wheeler (R.I.), and were led by Justin Shafner, who placed third in 18:17 over 5k. He was followed by Chris Ivimey (6th, 18:48), Ben Lahm (8th, 19:01), Brien Bradley (9th, 19:02) and Adam Verhoe (12th, 19:08). The Blues' Maddy Lahm won the girls' race in 21:28.

College men's soccer

• Amherst College, ranked No. 2 nationally in Div. III, beat Connecticut College 3-0 in a NESCAC game. Casey Marini made one save for Conn (5-3-6, 1-3-6), which was outshot 11-3. Amherst is 12-0-2, 8-0-2. The Camels are seeded eighth in the upcoming NESCAC tournament and will visit No. 1 Williams in Saturday's quarterfinals.

• Marcos Ugarte's goal in the 55th minute gave Providence College a stunning 1-0 Big East victory over No. 3 UConn. The teams play again Sunday in the regular-season finale in Storrs (4 p.m.), where the game is sold out. UConn (13-2-1, 5-2) was outshot (9-6) for the first time all season by the Friars (4-9-2, 2-5-1).

• First-place Lesley escaped with a 2-1 double overtime victory over Mitchell College on Tuesday night in the New England Collegiate Conference, getting the game-winner from Ari Sinanis in the 109th minute. Lesley is 10-4-2, 7-0-0. Frank Williams, on an assist by Jason Kirby, scored for the Mariners (6-7, 4-2).

College women's soccer

• No. 10 Amherst scored a pair of first half goals and held on to defeat Conn College 2-1 in the NESCAC. The Lord Jeffs (12-1-1, 8-1-1) snapped Conn's four-game unbeaten streak. Rebecca Raymond scored for the Camels (5-7-2, 3-7), who are seeded seventh for the upcoming NESCAC tournament and will visit No. 2 Williams on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

College field hockey

• No. 14 Amherst scored both goals in the first half to beat Conn College 2-0 in the NESCAC. The Camels finish the regular season 7-7, 4-6 and as the No. 8 seed will visit No. 1 Middlebury in the NESCAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at 1 p.m.

• Lesley scored three goals in the second half to defeate Mitchell 3-0 in the NECC. The Lynx (13-2-2, 8-0) outshot the Mariners (3-9, 3-5) 33-0.


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