H.S. roundup: Wheeler beats Stonington bouts in OT
North Stonington - T.J. Condon scored five minutes into the second overtime period Saturday, lifting the Wheeler High School boys' soccer team to a 2-1 nonleague win over neighboring Stonington.
Condon's goal, in the 95th minute and five minutes before the game would have ended in a tie, came for a Wheeler team which used just 11 players.
"I'm happy, but for the kids to play 95 minutes this early in the season I'm really happy for them,'' said Wheeler coach Joe Mendonca.
"These kids put their heart and soul into this. And don't take anything away from Stonington, they played a great game too.''
Stonington (0-2) took a 1-0 lead on Carlos Neto's unassisted first-half goal and Wheeler (1-0) tied the game with eight minutes left in the second half on John Mulhern's unassisted goal.
Mark Durham assisted on Condon's goal and Jacob Sylvestre made three saves for the Lions, who outshot the Bears 17-7.
Steven Zelepos made eight saves for Stonington.
In other games:
• Sotiraq Vangjeli scored three goals to lift Williams School to a 6-1 win over Falmouth Academy in a SENE game.
Liam Tresnan had a goal and an assist, Juan Perez and Adam Collins scored goals, Humbert Polito had two assists, Brandon Ledyard had an assist and Chris Collins made three saves for Williams (1-2, 1-0).
• Fitch scored three goals in the first half and beat St. Bernard 3-0 in a nonleague game.
Frank Norosky had a goal and an assist, Mason Cummings and Austin Carlson scored goals and Cooper Robinson had an assist for Fitch (1-1).
Kevin Kersey made five saves for St. Bernard (0-2).
• Kelly Keenan's goal five minutes into the second half broke a scoreless tie and East Lyme went on to defeat Old Saybrook 3-0 in a nonconference game, its second win in as many nights.
Meredith Moore and Sam Lee added goals for the Vikings (2-0) and goalie Allison Stoddard made five saves to earn the shutout.
• Williams played to a 1-1 tie at Falmouth Academy. Abby Xenelis scored for the Blues (0-1-1) with Cassidy Taylor assisting.
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