Local roundup: Dusza leads unbeaten Waterford past New London

New London — Gretchen Dusza had 26 assists as Waterford remained unbeaten with a 25-7, 25-9 and 26-24 win over New London in a girls' volleyball match on Wednesday.

Julia Rodriguez had eight aces added Sydney Tabor had eight kills for Waterford (3-0).

Jemima Appolon had 12 assists, Madyson Robledo-Ramsey had seven kills and seven digs, Marissa Parker had seven kills and five blocks and Yamilka Ramos had seven digs for the Whalers (1-2).

In other matches:

• Caroline Eaton had 21 kills as Woodstock Academy beat Norwich Free Academy 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20. Natalie Low had 13 kills for Woodstock (1-2). Eliana Jewell had 11 kills and 11 digs, Danielle Tirocchi had 19 kills and Kayley Ericson had 17 digs for the Wildcats (0-2).

• Ledyard dropped the opener 18-25, but rebounded to beat Montville 25-18, 25-17, 25-19. Cynthia Petersons had 15 kills, Maddie Pipech had six kills and Morgan Riewerts had 12 assists for Ledyard (3-1). Abby Diamantini had 15 digs, Mackenzie Ullrich had 10 assists and Savanna Perkins had seven aces for the Indians (2-1).

• Old Lyme lost to Morgan in a Shoreline Conference match, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15. Una Barrett had six assists and Emily Evers had four digs and two aces for Old Lyme.

H.S. girls' cross country

• Williams School won a five-team race against host Chase Collegiate, Cheshire Academy, Hamden Hall and Watkinson as Mary Madaus led the Blues with a second-place finish (24:38). Other Williams runners were Grace Cassineri (4th, 25:23), Anna Terry (7th, 26:23), Katie Burzin (9th, 27:23) and Phyllis Li (24th, 31:06). 

H.S. boys' cross country

• Williams School finished second in a five-team race with 47 points, edged by host Chase Collegiate with 43. Cheshire Academy, Hamden Hall and Watkinson also competed. Will Jarrett led Williams with a fifth-place finish (19:37) and teammate Colin Madaus was right behind him at 19:45. Other Williams runners were Harmut Doerwaldt (9th, 21:26), Hunter Dolphin (12th, 21:43), Adam Mortenson (15th, 22:24), Colin Ladd (24th, 23:27) and Philip Knowlton (27th, 23:49).

College field hockey

• Jamie Navoni and Caroline Ferro had first-half goals as Connecticut College beat Smith 2-0. Andi McGraw made one save for Conn (1-2).

H.S. boys' soccer

• Ethan Rose had a goal and an assist as Montville beat Coginchaug 3-1 in a nonleague game. Jack Varley had a pair of assists, Jose Vuniga made seven saves and Julian Valdes and Tyler Velazquez scored goals for Montville (2-1).

• Williams School played to a 2-2 tie with Rocky Hill School. Renpeng Sun and Harrison Anselmi scored for Williams.

• Fitch tied Lyman Memorial 1-1 on Tuesday. Andrew Kerst gave Fitch the lead in the 14th minute, but Lyman's Zach Allard tied the game in the 57th minute. Tyler Cady had an assist and Wes Jacey made five saves for Fitch (1-0-1).

H.S. girls' soccer

• Wheeler lost to Putnam 11-4 in its season opener. Emma Morgan had three goals and an assist, Daniela Roy scored and Kylie Groves had an assist for Wheeler. Kassie Startz (12) and Kendra Perez combined for 14 saves for Wheeler.

H.S. swimming

• Kylie Heard, Hope Sowle and Holly Conlon each won an event and were on a winning relay team as Fitch opened its season with a 79-75 win over Waterford in an ECC meet on Tuesday. The three teamed up with Kelcie Drury to win the 200-yard medley relay. Ella Dyjak and Elyse Gathy of Waterford won two events each and Zora LaBonte and Jayne Darras also chipped in to help the Lancers (0-2, 0-2) win a pair of relays.


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