H.S. roundup: Fitch boys roll to 4-0 ECC D-II soccer win over Bacon
Groton — Fitch High School continued its perfect start in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II with a 4-0 boys' soccer victory Saturday over Bacon Academy.
Caleb Robbins scored three goals for the Falcons (6-2, 3-0), the first two coming in the first eight minutes. He also converted a penalty kick five minutes into the second half.
Eric Leuchner added a goal for Fitch, while Ian Roche, Giovanni Valentine and Sebastian Duffy each had an assist. Goalie Ramiro Zavalo needed only three saves for the shutout.
In other games:
• Scott Pion figured in all five goals as Wheeler remained unbeaten in ECC Division IV play with a 5-0 victory over Plainfield. Pion had three goals and two assists for the Lions (3-3, 3-0), who won their third straight game, while Ian Spracklin added a goal and two assists, Ethan Foberg scored a goal, Matt Pierce had one assist and goalie Bowen Baker made four saves.
• Billy Niles scored three goals as St. Bernard rolled to a 5-0 win over Putnam in an ECC Division IV game. Tenzin Jamphel and Matt Graul also scored for the Saints (2-2-1, 2-0-1), while goalie Martin Arvidson stopped five shots.
• Dylan Lucey's goal in the fifth minute lifted Lyman Memorial to a 1-0 victory over Montville in an ECC Division III matchup. Isaiah Gallagher made four saves in goal for the Indians (3-3, 1-2), who were outshot 13-5.
• Waterford and Griswold played to a scoreless tie. AJ Sachatello made three saves for Waterford (3-2-1), while Noah Urena stopped seven shots for Griswold.
• Sophia Gabrielle's goal just 11:36 into the game lifted unbeaten Guilford to a 1-0 nonleague win over East Lyme. East Lyme (4-2-1) held a 6-5 shots edge over the Indians (6-0) and goalie Avery Owen made four saves.
• Alex Young scored two second-half goals to lift Westbrook to a 2-0 nonleague win over Fitch. Hailie Kesterson made 16 saves in goal for the Falcons (3-5), who were outshot 18-2.
Boys' cross country
• Williams School placed second at Watkinson Sports Day in Hartford. The Blues had 39 points and were led by Philip Knowlton, who placed second in 18:59. Hunter Dolphin (fifth, 20:25), Jackson Raisbeck (seventh, 22:24) and Jackson Meisner (eighth, 22:37) also cracked the top 10 for Williams.
Girls' cross country
• Williams took seven of the top nine spots to win Watkinson Sports Day in Hartford. Mary Madaus won the race in 21:18 for the Blues, who finished with 15 points, while Grace Cassineri was third (26:12), Farrah Scot fourth (26:39), Helen Godshall fifth (26:45), Anna Terry sixth (27:51), Emerson McAraw seventh (28:47) and Vaishnavi Ladd ninth (31:08).
• Ava Paprocki was Fitch's top runner at the Bowdoin Park Cross Country Classic in Wappinger Falls, N.Y., covering the 3.1-mile course in 23:38 and placing 67th. Gabby Cardona ran a 26:37 and finished 104th for the Falcons, who took 17th in the varsity two race.
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