ECC girls' soccer tournament: No. 1 St. Bernard advances

Talia Coleman scored all three goals as top-seeded St. Bernard School defeated No. 8 Stonington 3-1 on Monday in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' soccer tournament at Stonington High School.

The Saints (14-3) advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive season and will face defending champion East Lyme, the No. 5 seed, on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined. East Lyme ousted No. 4 Lyman Memorial 4-1.

No. 2 Woodstock Academy will face No. 3 Waterford in the other semifinal.

Ali Patterson had two assists for St. Bernard, Shannon Amarello added on assist and goalie Alex Santiago made six saves.

Sarah Thomas converted a free kick for the Bears (7-8-2) and Gabi Hoops stopped three shots.

In other quarterfinal games:

• No. 5 East Lyme scored three goals in the first eight minutes, beating No. 4 Lyman Memorial, 4-1.

"We got off to a great start," coach Rachel Redding said.

Izzy Moore opened the scoring about three minutes into the game. Theresa Durkee and Moore scored to make it 3-0 and Samantha Lee added a second half goal for the Vikings (14-3). Meredith Moore had two assists and goalie Gabby Fengo had five saves.

East Lyme beat its next opponent, No. 1 St. Bernard, 2-1, during the regular season.

• Claire Hurley had a goal and an assist to pace No. 3 Waterford past No. 6 Bacon Academy, 4-1.

The Lancers will play No. 2 Woodstock in Wednesday's semifinals. Woodstock beat Waterford on Saturday, 3-2.

Mia Brennan, Lexi Lewis, and Melina Spanos scored for the Lancers (13-2-2) and Genaya Loftis had an assist.

Ali Lindsey scored for the Bobcats and Kyle Frink had 10 saves.


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