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H.S. roundup: No. 10 Waterford girls edge Stonington 1-0 in ECC Div. II soccer

Stonington — The day began on a good note and ended on a great one.

The Waterford girls' soccer team, which learned Monday morning it had moved in the Connecticut Soccer Coaches' Association Class LL-L state poll in a tie for 10th place, went out and proved it was worthy of the ranking by edging Stonington 1-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II match on Monday night.

The Lancers (6-0, 3-0) kept their perfect record intact by scoring the game's lone goal in the eighth minute when Nicole Li headed home a crossing pass from Emma Devito.

Waterford is tied with Simsbury in the No. 10 spot while Glastonbury, with all seven first-place votes, is ranked No. 1.

Stonington is 4-2, 0-1.

In other matches:

• Sophomore Natalie Smith scored four goals as Grasso Tech won its first game with a 5-0 victor over Prince Tech in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Freshman Serina Sands also scored a goal for the Eagles (1-5).

• Olivia Goode scored three goals and Cassandra Roman had four assists as New London posted its first win of the season with a 4-0 nonleague win over Ellis Tech. Lynaisha Quinones also scored a goal for the Whalers (1-5).

• Stephanie St. Jean scored a pair of goals in Plainfield's 5-0 win over Lyman Memorial. Loretta Svedarsky made seven saves in goal for the Bulldogs (5-2-1).

Boys' soccer

• Sam Montalto and Will Sawin scored two goals apiece as Stonington defeated Woodstock Academy 5-1. Wynn Hammond also scored for the No. 6 Bears (6-1), who have won six straight since a season-opening loss against No. 1 Ledyard, while Sawin and Billy deCastro each had two assists.

• Liam Celic had a hand in both goals as Old Lyme won its second straight match with a 2-1 win over Coginchaug in the Shoreline Conference. Celic scored the opening goal and assisted on the game-winner by Anders Silberberg. Jonah Lathrop made four saves in goal for the Wildcats (2-4, 2-3).

• Charles Morrison headed home a shot for Grasso Tech's lone goal during a 6-1 loss to Goodwin Tech in the CTC. The Eagles are 1-4-1.


• Izzi Fraser had 35 assists and four aces as Waterford outlasted Griswold 3-1 in an ECC Division II match. Game scores were 26-24, 27-29, 25-19 and 25-19. Kate Lange added 13 kills, 11 digs and four aces for the Lancers (4-4, 1-0) while Erica Mugovero had 16 digs and Marina Colonis nine kills. Kuranda Ruggiero had 23 assists four kills, two aces and nine digs for the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1) while Gretta Dombkowski had eight kills, three aces, four digs and one block, Hailey Eliasson had 25 digs and Sonja Mathewson 11 kills, two aces and four digs.

• Old Lyme defeated Norwich Tech 25-9, 25-14 and 25-10 in a nonleague game. Abby Speckhals had 15 assists, Abby Sicuranza six kills and four aces, Maddie Thompson seven aces and 14 digs and Melanie Warren 14 digs for the Wildcats (5-3), while Caitlyn Flynn had six digs to lead Norwich Tech (3-4).

• Wennonah Amar had 18 service points, three aces, two kills, nine assists and five digs to highlight New London's 25-10, 25-14 and 25-7 ECC Division IV win over Putnam. Stacey Rivera added 10 service points, four aces and 11 assists for the Whalers (5-2, 2-0) while Christmaela Bouquet had 15 service points and five aces, Kamara Royster three blocks and two kills and Je'Licia Rivera seven points and five kills.

• Vinal Tech defeated Grasso Tech 3-1 in a CTC match. Game scores were 25-12, 25-6, 17-25 and 25-23. Jazmyn Lopez led the Eagles (2-4) with seven service points and four digs.


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