Local roundup: NFA girls surprise East Lyme 3-2 in ECC Div. I soccer
East Lyme — Norwich Free Academy scored to make it 3-0 just 52 seconds into the second half and held on to beat East Lyme 3-2 Monday night in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' soccer matchup.
On what was opening night for NFA, giving first-year coach Kyle Baron his first career victory, Kayla Park opened the scoring with 18:10 remaining in the first half and Juliette Hogan made it 2-0 with 11:37 left in the half on a bullet from about 15 yards out.
Cassidy White was the third different goal scorer when she struck to start the second half.
Little more than two minutes later, East Lyme goalie Hayley Sorrentino stopped an NFA penalty kick.
"The word I'm going to use is resilience," said Baron, a former assistant coach at Fitch. "(East Lyme) is a great team and well-coached. For us to play a game like we did today ... they just played resiliently, they played for each other, they played for the team.
"They're so positive. They're such good kids. I'm really happy to be here."
Georgia Parsons scored twice for East Lyme (0-2), finishing a corner kick with 34:14 to play to get the defending Division I and ECC tournament champion Vikings on the scoreboard. She scored again with 13:12 to go.
Sorrentino made nine saves for East Lyme and Allyson Knorr-Anderson made nine for NFA.
In other games:
• Woodstock Academy defeated Montville 3-0 in an ECC Division II match. Goalie Lauren Ross made 15 saves for the Indians (0-2, 0-1).
• Renee Dupuis scored two goals to lift Ledyard past New London 6-0 in ECC Division I. Sarah Serbascewicz, Ann Goely, Alexis Laperle and Abby Campbell also scored for the Colonels (2-0, 1-0). Goalie Eilianny Castillo made 27 saves for the Whalers (1-1, 0-1).
• Natalie Sedor scored off a corner kick with three minutes remaining to give Bacon Academy a 1-0 victory over Waterford in an ECC Division II game. Skyler Henry made six saves in goal for the Lancers (1-1, 0-1), who were outshot 9-7.
• Megan Detwiler had two goals while Lainnie Connor added a goal and an assist in Stonington's 4-1 win over Killingly in ECC Division II. Emily Novak also scored and Emma Sabbadini added an assist while goalies Hannah Lamb and Tori Lopresto combined for five saves for the Bears (1-2, 1-0).
• Kara Hernandez scored an unassisted goal 45 seconds into the game in Grasso Tech's 1-1 tie with Wilcox Tech. Goalies Cheyla Archer and Bailee Shinault combined for 11 saves for the Eagles.
• Juan Avila had two goals and one assist as Morgan scored all of its goals in the first half to defeat Old Lyme 5-0 in the Shoreline Conference. Ryan Tetreault made nine saves in goal for Old Lyme (0-1-1, 0-1), which was outshot 14-3.
• Jacopo Ambrosetti scored both goals, including the game-winner in the 98th minute, as Woodstock Academy defeated Montville 2-1 in double overtime in an ECC Division II game. Jacob Rose, assisted by Jack Minas, scored for the Indians (1-1, 0-1) and goalie Jose Zuniga made 12 saves.
• Marissa Parker had 10 kills and 11 service points during New London's 25-8, 25-13, 25-14 nonleague win over Grasso Tech. Jemima Appolon added 12 assists and nine service points for the Whalers (1-1) and Maddie Robledo finished with four kills and four assists. Abi Duverge had five digs and two assists for Grasso Tech and Hailey Beal added three blocks and three aces.
• Ryleigh Gonyo had 11 kills while Gretchen Dusza added 36 assists and seven aces in Waterford's 3-1 in over Plainfield. Molly Kosma had seven digs for the Lancers (2-0), who won by scores of 25-23, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-18.
• Ledyard lost the first game 25-18 before bouncing back to win three straight over Wheeler, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-22. Cynthia Petersons had seven kills, 20 service points and five aces for the Colonels (2-1) while Miranda Chesnut added five kills. Sarah Spracklin had five aces, six kills and five digs for the Lions (1-1) while Nikki Collins had three aces, seven kills and four digs.
• Chloe Guzman and Courtney Majewski chipped in seven and eight digs, respectively, in Norwich Tech's 3-0 loss to Killingly. Game scores were 25-11, 25-19 and 25-14. Riley Riewerts added six digs, four aces and three kills for the Warriors (2-1).
• Taylor Thompson had five digs and Lauren Williams two aces during Old Lyme's 25-12, 25-13 and 25-18 loss to Hale-Ray in the Shoreline Conference.
• Alex Baltazar had a goal and an assist as Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 4-0 nonleague victory over Johnson & Wales. Mia Santana of New London and Kat Norton scored 67 seconds apart in the first half for the Camels (3-0) while Jessica Foley scored the final goal with five minutes remaining.
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