Local roundup: Killingly wrestlers have Day 1 lead at ECC tourney
Groton — Killingly took a commanding lead on Friday after the first night of the Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling tournament at Fitch High School.
Killingly finished the day 115 points while second-place Montville has 85. Waterford and Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech are tied for third with 76, New London is fifth with 71.5 points and defending champion Ledyard is sixth with 63.
The Redmen advanced 11 wrestlers to the semifinals, which begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. The finals are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
• Robert Hahn won the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle (5:21.21) to help East Lyme edge NFA 90-84 in an ECC meet. Eric Gu (200 individual medley), Dennis Han (100 freestyle), Jack Mucciarone (100 backstroke) and Ben Prouty (1-meter dive) were the other winners for East Lyme (9-2, 7-0). Jeffrey Ng won the 50 freestyle (24.24) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.62) for the Wildcats (6-2, 6-2). He also teamed with Keith Johnson, Jay Lin and Wyatt Gordan to win the 200 medley relay (1:55.95) and 200 freestyle relay (1:44.80).
• Dan Estrin (200-meter IM, 100 butterfly) and Quinn Ryan (50 and 100 freestyle) led Waterford past New London 102-63 in the ECC. Estrin and Ryan also teamed with Thomas Emery and Logan Bowdish to win the 200 medley relay for the Lancers (2-7, 2-6), and Connor Elci, Estrin, Bowdish and Ryan won the 200 freestyle. Waterford also had wins from Jason Blain (1-meter dive), Emery (100 backstroke) and Bowdish (100 breaststroke). Oliver Guijarro-Sines won the 200 freestyle and Finella Smith the 400 freestyle for the Whalers (0-8, 0-8).
• Connecticut College was outscored 39-21 in the second half on the way to a 77-60 loss to Bowdoin College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Dan Draffan had 19 points and David Labossiere added 18 for the Camels (6-16, 0-9).
• Kylie Caouette scored 20 points and Mairead Hynes added 13 points and nine rebounds in Conn College's 80-63 loss to Bowdoin College in the NESCAC. The Camels fell to 14-8, 3-6.
• Conn College battled Bowdoin to a 1-1 overtime tie in the NESCAC. Mairi Anthony set up Erin Healy's second period goal for the Camels (14-3-4, 9-1-4) before Bowdoin's Brigit Bergin's power play goal in the third period forced overtime.
• Tanner Creel stopped 34 shots to help UConn earn its sixth straight win, 4-2 over No. 11 Northeastern. It was UConn's first win at Matthews Arena. Maxim Letunov's goal early in the third period gave UConn (14-16-2, 10-11-1 Hockey East) a 3-0 lead, but Northeastern (16-8-5, 11-6-3) scored twice in the period to close the lead. Corey Ronan, however, scored an empty netter with 2 seconds left to close out the win. Spencer Naas and Benjamin Freeman also scored for UConn.
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