H.S. roundup: New London rallies for first volleyball win of season
New London — New London rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win its first volleyball match of the season, a 3-2 victory over Killingly on Saturday morning in the Eastern Connecticut Conference.
Game scores were 24-20, 11-25, 15-25, 25-23 and 17-15.
Cheryann Lubin had 13 service points, one aced, three kills and three digs for the Whalers (1-4) while Ana Matos finished with 11 points, four kills and 11 assists, Caylee Parker had 17 points, one ace, 10 kills and four digs, Jayden Burns had 19 points, one ace, five kills and nine digs, Jennifer Fiestas had 10 assists and Jelicia Rivera had eight points and six kills.
In other matches:
• Codee Carroll had 11 digs and nine aces to highlight Ledyard's 3-0 victory over Wheeler in the ECC. Game scores were 25-12, 25-18 and 25-16. Natalie Poulton added eight digs, two aces and two kills for the Colonels (4-1) while Kira Kassim had eight digs and two kills and Layla Lasisomphone finished with three aces and 10 assists. Wheeler is 0-4.
• Hannah Nulick deflected Sandy McGugan's shot into the goal just 2:32 into the fourth quarter to lift Stonington to a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Fitch in the ECC. McGugan maneuvered her way past a couple of defenders as she entered the circle and drilled a backhanded shot that Nulick redirected from in close into the left side of the cage. The Bears (5-1) held a 9-3 edge in shots as goalie Avery Slocum made three saves to earn the shutout. Madison Kite-Gerrish stopped two shots for the Falcons (3-1).
Boys' cross country
• Connor Wilcox earned individual honors in 18:07 as Bacon Academy earned a 15-50 forfeit victory over New London in the ECC. Ryan Moores finished second for the Bobcats (2-1) in 18:32 followed by Brendan Reas (19:42), Nichols Lang (20:49) and Dan Blanda (21:19). Zach Verranault finished ninth for the Whalers (0-3) in 21:58 and Gabe Frommer was 10th in 22:01.
• Lyman Memorial took for the top six places to defeat Plainfield 23-38 in an ECC race. Plainfield's Jack Pothier took individual honors in 17:47, but Shane Franson (18:35), Grayson LeMay (19:11) and Eamonn McMahon (20:26) finished 2-3-4 for the Bulldogs (3-1) and Kyle McElroy was sixth (20:40). Max Hussey (eighth, 21:21) and Kyle Franchi (10th, 21:36) also cracked the top 10 for Lyman.
Girls' cross country
• Bacon Academy earned a 15-50 forfeit victory over New London in the ECC. Jordan Malloy took top honors for the unbeaten Bobcats (3-0) in 20:21 followed by Tess Mathieu (24:08), Caylin Davids (24:14), Sophia Falkowski (25:04) and Delaney Lima (26:12). Sophie Holdridge was ninth and Nathalie Rosa 10th for New London (0-3).
• Lyman Memorial took the top three places in an ECC race against Plainfield, but neither team had enough runners to score the meet. Jess Casey won in 22:18 for the Bulldogs followed by Helen Blakeslee (23:29) and Kristen Goodrich (26:01).
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