H.S. roundup: Late TD gives Woodstock 30-29 victory over Waterford
Woodstock — Ethan Davis threw a touchdown pass to Jackson Goetz with 1 minute, 6 seconds remaining, and Goetz converted the extra point to give Woodstock Academy a 30-29 victory over Waterford on Saturday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II football game.
Woodstock's late heroics spoiled a comeback by the Lancers (1-3, 1-2), who rallied from a 23-8 deficit in the second half to take a 29-23 lead when Justin Saad (20 carries, 90 yards) scored from three yards out with 2:35 to play.
But Davis rallied the Centaurs (3-1, 2-0), converting a key 4th-and-5 pass to Parker Anderson at the Waterford 45 before hooking up with Goetz (6 catches, 121) yards for the game-winner three plays later.
Quarterback Nathan Hynes had a big day for Waterford. He completed 12 of 28 passes for 133 yards, including 31-yard completion to Derek Rivera that set up Mason Concascia's 1-yard TD run that pulled the Lancers to within 23-15 in the third quarter. Hynes also rushed for 138 yards on 16 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter that pulled Waterford within a point, 23-22.
In other games:
• Valley/Old Lyme came up short against Morgan, lost to the Huskies 20-15 in a Pequot League Sassacus Division game on Friday night in Clinton. Quarterback James Marsden ran two yards for a touchdown and threw a 15-yard strike to DiAngelo Jean-Pierre for the Warriors (1-2). Jean-Pierre finished with 10 catches for 126 yards.
• Will Sawin had two goals and two assists as Stonington rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Norwich Free Academy 4-2 in an ECC Division I match. Sawin headed home a cross from Billy deCastro with a minute to go in the first half to pull the No. 5 Bears (7-1, 3-0) to within a goal, then set up Sam Montalto for the game-tying and go-ahead goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half. Sawin added an insurance goal with two minutes remaining off an assist from Drew Johnson. NFA is 3-5, 1-2.
• Aaron Muncaster, assisted by Liam Cook, scored the game's only goal in Montville's 1-0 nonleague victory over Old Lyme. Goalie Adonis Santiago made two saves for the Indians (5-1) to earn his second shutout while Jonah Lathrop stopped three shots for the Wildcats (2-5).
• Bridgit O'Leary and Sophie Ash scored two goals apiece as Fitch defeated Chariho (R.I.) 4-2 in a nonleague game. O'Leary scored both her goals in the first half for the Falcons (5-2), who led 2-1 at the break, before Ash struck twice in the second half. Fitch goalie Madison Kite Gerrish made 10 saves.
• Hannah Nulick had a goal and an assist as Stonington won its sixth straight match with a 2-0 nonleague win over Amity. Nulick scored an unassisted goal in the first half and set up Alex Fidrych on a penalty corner for a goal in the second half. Avery Slocum made two saves for the Bears (6-1).
• Sydney Cook's overtime goal lifted Montville to a 1-0 victory over Windham in an ECC Division III game on Friday night. Kate Bowman assisted for the Indians (4-3, 3-0) and goalie Katie Myjak made five saves to earn the shutout.
• Montville improved to 5-4 with a 25-16, 25-18 and 25-10 win over Wheeler on Friday night. Maya Hillman had six kills, five aces and two blocks for the Indians while Zoie Farrar had seven kills, seven assists and one block. Wheeler is 1-7.
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