H.S. soccer: Stonington boys edge Woodstock 1-0 in opener
Stonington — Reigning Eastern Connecticut Conference champion Stonington opened its season with a 1-0 boys' soccer victory over Woodstock Academy on Friday.
Graham Johnstone, assisted by Tyler Fidrych, scored the gone's lone goal with 5 minutes, 10 seconds left in the first half.
Woodstock outshot the Bears 9-6, but Stonington goalie Peter Fernholz stopped all nine shots to earn the shutout in his varsity debut.
In other matches:
• Matt Kung and Alec Kosinski scored for East Lyme in a 2-1 win over Waterford. Duncan Manthous added an assist for the Vikings in their season opener, and Suneal Lall stopped eight shots. For the Lancers, Nikko Zingus scored and Avery Albanese recorded the assist.
• Cheney Tech rallied for three goals in the second half to outlast Grasso Tech 4-3 in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Kevin Duarte scored twice for the Eagles while Meynor Sanchez had a goal and an assist, Francisco Colon assisted on Sanchez's goal and goalie Joel Patter made 19 saves.
• Waterford scored goals late in each half to earn a 2-0 win over rival East Lyme. Claudia Blazquez, off an assist from Nicole Li, blasted a 20-yard strike into the net with two minutes left in the first half while Ciana Chiappone scored off a Julia Florek free kick with four minutes remaining in the game. The Lancers held an 8-5 lead in shots with goalie Mya Rheaume stopping two shots for the shutout. Avery Owen made two saves for the Vikings.
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