H.S. soccer roundup: Healy sparks East Lyme past Waterford
East Lyme — East Lyme broke open a tight girls' soccer game with three second half goals on the way to a 5-1 victory over Waterford in non-conference action on Wednesday.
The Vikings led 2-1 at halftime before Meredith Healy scored her second and third goals of the contest and Alivia Catanzaro also found the back of the net. They've won five of their last six games.
They've made a habit of playing their best soccer after intermission.
"We are a second half team," coach Rachel Redding said. "They like to give me a stroke. It's not very nice. I'm aging quickly."
Caitlin O'Dea also scored for the Vikings (6-2-1). Healy and Catanazaro each added an assist and goalie Avery Owen made four saves.
McKenzie Gregory scored for the Lancers (3-3-2) and Claudia Blazquez had the assist.
In other games:
• Lexi LaPerle scored two goals and added an assist in Ledyard's 5-0 win over Windham. Abby Millbach, Jess English and Abby DiRico also had a goal while Emily Evans had an assist and goalies Savannah Wahrer and Bella Drummond combined for the shutout for the Colonels (6-0).
• Hannah Bell's scored from 40 yards out for the game's only goal in Griswold's 1-0 shutout of Wheeler. The Lions fell to 0-8 overall.
• Sidney Pankowski scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute as Lyman Memorial beat St. Bernard 1-0. St. Bernard is 4-3-1.
• Madison Lynch scored the only goal for Fitch in a 6-1 loss to Plainfield. Freshman Eiland Brocket had two goals for the Panthers. The Falcons fell to 2-6.
• Cooper Pazzaglia scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute, lifting East Lyme past Waterford, 2-1, in a non-conference game. Jonny Gonzalez had the assist for the Vikings, who improved to 4-2-1. Pazzaglia set up Noam Sokolovsky's first half goal and goalie Owen Brown had three saves for East Lyme. Abe Gollsneider scored for the Lancers (3-4-1).
• Old Lyme tied Morgan 2-2 in a Shoreline Conference game. Richard Damiano had a pair of assists, Ryan Tetreault made six saves and Nevin Joshy and Michael Milazzo scored goals for Old Lyme (3-1-2, 1-1-2).
• Kevin Rice scored two goals to lead Killingly to a 4-1 win over New London on Tuesday night. Wesley Paulo scored in the 68th minute and Emmanuel Marin made 13 saves for New London (0-6).
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