H.S. roundup: Stonington girls outlast Old Saybrook lacrosse 13-11
Stonington — Stonington rallied from a four-goal deficit in the final 12 minutes to defeat Old Saybrook 13-11 in a non-conference girls' lacrosse game on Friday night.
It was Senior Night and the regular-season finale for the Bears (14-2), and their seniors led the way as they overcame an 11-7 deficit by scoring the game's final six goals.
Seniors Kate Johnson (four goals, three assists), Emma Sabbadini (four goals, one assist) and Hannah Lamb (three goals) sparked the Stonington offense.
Kathryn Logel added one goal and one assist while goalies Faith Gately and Isabella McCarthy combined to make seven saves on 23 shots.
In other games:
• Sophie Salgar had five goals and two assists to highlight Williams School's 15-5 victory over Christian Heritage in Trumbull. Audrey Matson added three goals, two assists and five draw controls for the Blues while Caitlin Kressley had two goals and two assists, Navia Ladd scored twice, Elizabeth Merryweather had one goal, one assist and seven draw controls, Morgan Pill and Anna Mae Saunders each scored a goal and goalie Maria Angelini made nine saves.
• St. Bernard beat Killingly 12-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III game. Carly Potts scored five goals for the Saints (6-4, 6-3).
• Senior Olivia Gianakos broke Waterford's single-season goal scoring record during Thursday's 13-12 loss to Bacon Academy in an ECC Division II game. Gianakos scored six goals and now has 77 goals in 15 games for the Lancers (6-9, 3-3). Grace Briggs added two goals and five caused turnovers for Waterford while Emily Gates and Mikayla Brucoli had one goal and one assist apiece, Gabbi Strack and Ashley Brant each scored a goal, and goalie Courtney Dishaw made nine saves.
• Kaine Sherman had two goals and two assists as Ledyard/Griswold beat Law 10-3 in a nonleague game. Sean Crandall had three goals, Ryan Kinney scored twice, Seth Hurt made 20 saves, Jacob Foster had a goal and an assist and Isaiah Spaulding and Anthony Rose had a goal each for Ledyard/Griswold (6-7).
• East Lyme lost to Xavier 15-7 in a nonleague match. James McCoy scored three goals, Rob Swenson had a goal and an assist, Matt Valakos had an assist and Mac Fusaro made 16 saves for East Lyme (7-7).
• East Lyme finished ECC Division I play unbeaten with a 7-0 win over New London. The Vikings, who had already wrapped up their 13th straight divisional title, only lost nine games in sweeping singles play. Finn Power, Eric Gu, Sumeet Kadian and Jonathan Tan won their matches. The teams of Sujesh Kurumbail-Ethan Stewart and Guillem Colom-David Li also won in straight sets for the Vikings (9-0, 6-0). New London (7-6, 2-4) forfeited at No. 3 doubles.
• Montville's Ryan Gallagher outlasted Ledyard's Julian Mileski at No. 2 singles, 7-6, 6-4, as the Indians edged the Colonels 4-3 in an ECC Division III match. David Baukus won by forfeit at No. 4 singles for Montville (7-6, 5-1), which shared first place in the division with Lyman Memorial, while the doubles teams of Ethan Thomas-Tony Lin and Aaron Nonalaya-AJ Hintz were straight-set winners. Ledyard (2-10, 2-4) picked up wins from Sammy Curcuro and Joey Burton in singles and its No. 1 doubles team of Fabian May-Matt Bourgignon.
• Fitch beat NFA 6-1 in an ECC Division I match. Max Cartier, Kyle Conley and Jacon Peil won singles matches for the Falcons (7-3, 4-2). Caleb Robbins and Tommy Zhu won at No. 1 doubles for Fitch, who won the other two matches by forfeit. Jaijing He won at no. 3 singles for NFA (0-8-1, 0-6).
• Stonington swept the all three doubles matches to edge East Lyme 4-3 in an ECC Division I match. The teams of Amelia Caron-Cassie Onorato, Chloe Morehouse-Katie Johnstone and Grace Milne-Mia Lewandowski were all victorious for the Bears (10-1, 3-1) as was No. 1 singles player Maddie Hamm. The Vikings (4-5, 1-4) picked up singles wins from Rebecca Paggioli, Shauna Kim and Yurina Shiral.
• Killingly beat Ledyard 5-2 in an ECC Division III match. Marisa Howard won at No. 3 singles and Jessica Juoni and Jill Rezendes won at No. 1 doubles for Ledyard (5-7, 3-5).
• Aaliyah Amidon hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs to lead Ledyard to an 18-5 win over Lyman Memorial in an ECC Division III game. Amidon was 3-for-4 with a two-run shot, a three-shot and scored four runs. Brooke Carrender was 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored and Samantha Fancher doubled for Ledyard (13-4, 5-1).
• Karly Morales was 4-for-4 as Fitch beat Old Lyme 11-0 in a nonleague game. Meagan Giwoyna was 3-for-4 with a double, Allison Georgetti doubled, tripled and scored three times and Morales drove in two runs and scored three runs. Ellie Hohlfelder pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts for Fitch (5-11). Lilah McAndrew and Grace Lathrop had the hits for Old Lyme (10-5).
• Amaya Hernandez had two homers, a triple and two doubles as she led O'Brien Tech to a doubleheader sweep of Grasso Tech in the Connecticut Technical Conference. O'Brien won the oponer 25-5 and the second game 20-3. Laiya Roderick had two singles and a double, Erin Blake double twice and Samarie Delgado had two hits on the day for Grasso (1-14).
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Old Lyme senior Nick Fava will major in engineering at Purdue University. Slated to play first doubles this year for the Wildcats' boys' tennis team, Fava is an All-Shoreline Conference first team selection and a CIAC scholar-athlete pick.
Said Old Lyme Unified Sports advisor Christine Corah: "They're such a silver lining on your hardest days. You bring together a group of students that might not interact with each other. It gave you a whole different sense of purpose."
New London senior Cassandra Cannon was an All-ECC Division II first team selection last season and the Whalers' all-league scholar-athlete. She will attend Salve Regina and major in nursing.