H.S. roundup: East Lyme swim team beats Waterford 97-79
East Lyme — East Lyme took over sole possession of first place with a 97-79 victory over Waterford on Tuesday in a matchup of Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming unbeatens.
The Vikings (5-0, 5-0) swept all three relay events against the Lancers (5-2, 4-1) while Nikki Hahn won a pair of events — the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes, 21.52 seconds and 100 breaststroke in 1:14.14.
Hahn also joined Mary Kathryn Taylor, Amelia Kozlowski and Maeve Counter to win the 200 medley relay (2:02.83) while Taylor, Katie Keating, Grace Vlaun and Kate Orefice won the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.06), and Vlaun, Counter, Keating and Orefice won the 400 freestyle relay (4:02.65).
East Lyme also picked up individual wins from Counter in the 50 free (27.48), Anna Johnson in diving (188.75 points), Vlaun in the 100 butterfly (1:06.08) and Keating in the 100 free (59.18).
Ella Dyjak won the 200 free (2:03.18) and 500 free (5:26.81) for Waterford while Elyse Gathy added a win in the 100 backstroke (1:03.98).
In other meets:
• Alyson Lowney won a pair of individual events to highlight Fitch/Stonington's 91-75 win over Norwich Free Academy in the ECC. Lowney captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:06.74) and 500 free (5:38.94) for the Falcons (3-3, 3-3) and also joined Paulomi Sardar, Kylie Heard and Emily Tarinelli on the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:53.70). Gloria Ng won the 200 IM (2:24.31) and 100 butterfly (1:08.20) for NFA (1-7, 1-5).
• Montville goalie Lauren Ross recorded her 34th career win and broke the school record with her 29th career shutout as the Indians defeated New London 5-0 in an ECC Division III match. Alexis Delucia had two goals and two assists for Montville (9-3, 6-1) while Kara Beaupre scored twice with one assist, Katelin Price had one goal and Lauren Velazquez added an assist. Desiree Johnson stopped 22 shots in goal for the Whalers (3-9, 0-6).
• Vanessa Benjamin headed home a corner kick in the 76th minute to break a scoreless tie and lift Stonington to a 1-0 win over St. Bernard in an ECC Division III match. Hannah Lamb stopped three shots in goal for the Bears (8-2-1, 5-1), who held a 15-4 edge in shots, while Olivia Massad stopped 11 shots for the Saints (8-4, 3-3).
• Juliette Hogan had two goals and three assists as NFA scored six times in the second half to rout Fitch 7-0 in an ECC Division I game. MacKenzie Teper scored twice for NFA (5-4-1, 2-0-1) and Kayla Park and Abigail Tucker each had a goal and an assist.
• Wheeler goalie Addie Hauptmann stopped 30 shots to lead the Lions to a scoreless overtime draw with Tourtellotte in an ECC Division IV match. Wheeler is 0-8-3, 0-5-2.
• Ivy Gelhaus scored all of Woodstock Academy’s goals in a 3-0 win over East Lyme in an ECC Division I match. Avery Owen had 20 saves for East Lyme (3-7-1, 1-2-1).
• Austin Desrosiers scored three goals as Ellis Tech defeated Grasso Tech 5-1 in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Rob Holland had given the Eagles (2-9) a 1-0 lead when he scored just 1:26 into the match while goalie Gabriel Berry made 16 saves.
• Norwich Tech and Windham Tech played to a 1-1 tie in the CTC. Xzias Bellamy scored in the 22nd minute for Norwich Tech and goalie Don Duca stopped 23 shots.
• Caylee Parker had eight digs, seven aces, five kills and two blocks as New London used 16 aces to win its first match 25-17, 26-24, 25-11 over Grasso Tech. Chaylet Cintron had six assists and two aces and Yamilka Ramos had four aces and four kills for New London (1-11). Also, Marissa Parker had four digs, three blocks, two digs and two aces and Natalia Paul had five kills. Heather Carlin had 21 digs, Michelle Warren 18 digs and Erin Blake 13 digs for the Eagles (0-12).
• Hannah LeVasseur had 39 assists, 13 digs and five aces as Coventry downed NFA 25-18, 25-17, 26-28, 25-15. Julia Hassett had 18 kills and six digs for Coventry (9-3). Bella Llano had 23 assists and 19 digs, Eliana Jewell had 15 kills and 12 digs and Sarah Ericson had 15 digs and eight kills for the Wildcats (6-5).
• Vinal Tech beat Norwich Tech 25-17, 26-24, 25-10 in a Connecticut Technical Conference match. Jade Houtman-Wolchesky had five kills, two blocks and two aces for Norwich Tech.
• North Branford rallied for a 19-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-18 and 15-8 win over Old Lyme in the Shoreline Conference. Maddie Cann had nine kills, Katie Reid 14 assists and Emily Evers 10 digs for the Wildcats (0-12).
• Miranda Arruda’s second goal with over 11 minutes left in the first half broke a 2-all tie and gave Stonington a 3-2 win over Waterford in the ECC. Colette Dreher scored, Daisy Williams had an assist and Abby Mann had five saves for Stonington (10-0-1, 8-0). Michelle Limeus had a goal and an assist for the Lancers (4-4, 4-3) and Nini Yangga had 14 saves, Also, Hannah Buckzkowski scored and Molly Quiles added an assist.
• Kristen Healy had three goals and Bella Wild scored twice as East Lyme overwhelmed NFA 10-1 in the ECC. Julia Bates, Erin Bauman, Morgan Crandall, Katie Durkee and Lilly Moffett all scored for the Vikings (7-2, 6-0). Sydney Brewer scored for the Wildcats (0-11, 0-9).