Local roundup: Ledyard boys rally past Fitch 3-2 in OT
Groton — Nick Washington's goal in the seventh minute of sudden death overtime completed a comeback that lifted Ledyard to a 3-2 boys' soccer win over Fitch on Monday, the Colonels' ninth straight win.
Washington's goal, his second of the game, came when he received a through-ball from Ian Kamperschroer, beat on last Fitch defender to the ball and slotted a shot into the side netting.
Ledyard (10-1) overcame a 2-0 deficit as Eric Leuchner scored twice for the Falcons (6-5-1), the second goal assisted by Sebastian Duffy. But Washington's first goal, assisted by Daimond Pollard, pulled the Colonels with 2-1 in the 62nd minute, and Eduardo Frias, assisted by Elliott Smith, tied the game less than a minute later.
Fitch held a 27-24 edge in shots with Ramiro Zavala making seven saves for the Falcons and Ken Turner 11 for the Colonels, including stopping a breakaway and then a point-break header in the first half.
The match was a "Purple Out" between the two programs to raise funds for Alzheimers research, and Ledyard coach Bill Glenney said more than $4,100 was raised and will be donated.
In other games:
• Shane Sutton scored three goals as St. Bernard outlasted Killingly 5-3. Tenzin Jamphel and Billy Niles also scored for the Saints (7-4), who led 3-1 at the half, while goalies Mike Whipple and Martin Arvidson combined for 10 saves.
• Tyler Velazquez scored four goals as Montville routed Griswold 6-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III match. Jack Varley added a goal and an assist for the Indians (8-3, 3-3) while Ashwin Kuruchi scored a goal, Julian Valdes had two assists, and Liam Cook and Aaron Muncaster each had one assist.
• Alec Kosinski had a goal and two assists as East Lyme downed Morgan 4-2. Kurt Mahlke had a goal and an assist for the Vikings (9-2) and Finn Power and Robbie Swenson both scored. Also, Suneal Lall had six saves.
• Old Saybrook spotted Norwich Free Academy a 1-0 lead before coming back to beat the Wildcats 3-1 in a non-league match. Enrico Edouardo scored for NFA (2-8).
• Four different players scored goals as Cromwell defeated Old Lyme 4-1 in the Shoreline Conference. Quinn Romeo, assisted by Michael Milazzo, scored for the Wildcats (3-9), who were outshot 11-8, and goalie Ryan Tetreault made seven saves.
H.S. girls' soccer
• Alexis Meehan converted a Katelin Price cross to break a 1-1 tie as Montville beat Stonington 2-1 in a showdown for first place in the ECC Division III race. The Indians (8-3, 5-1) avenged a 1-0 loss to the Bears (7-2-1, 4-1) earlier in the season and pulled into a tie with Stonington with two divisional matches remainining for both.
Montville trailed 1-0 at halftime, courtesy of a goal by Stonington's Emma Sabbadini, but Kara Beaupre tied the game with a 30-yard blast on a free kick to tie the game before Meehan delivered the game-winner. Lauren Ross made nine saves in goal for the Indians while Hannah Lamb and Tori LoPresto combined for seven saves in goal for the Bears.
• Ashley Rogers had eight aces and five assists to highlight Montville's 25-6, 25-16 and 25-18 win over New London. Mackenzie Ullrich added 10 digs for the Indians (10-4) while Gabby Beal had seven digs, Abby Diamantini six digs and Savanna Perkins three kills.
College field hockey
• Freshman Meghan Gazard scored a pair of goals as Connecticut College defeated Endicott 5-3 in a non-league game. Kaja Hartwell, Caroline Ferro and Jamie Navoni also scored for the Camels (3-9) while goalie Jackie Mountford made five saves.
• Conn College senior captain Ben Manaoogian was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's soccer. Manoogian scored the game-winning goals in wins of Eastern Connecticut and Bates as the Camels remained unbeaten (10-0, 6-0) and atop the conference standings. Conn is ranked No. 11 nationally.
Black Wolves trade
• The New England Black Wolves acquired goaltender Alex Buque from the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2021 National Lacrosse League draft. Buque, a member of the 2015 NLL All-Rookie team, went 6-6 with the Bandits last season with a career high 515 saves. He has a 77.2 percent save percentage during his four-year career.
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