Local roundup: Bacon holds off Stonington 13-6
Colchester — Bacon Academy held off Stonington for a 13-6 victory over the Bears in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II football game on Saturday.
Stonington (1-7, 0-4), drove to the Bacon 7 with 1 minute, 12 seconds remaining, but were called for an illegal motion penalty on a fourth-and-two play, and a pass from the 12 on the next play was incomplete.
Playing a muddy field and in windy conditions, the Bears grabbed an early 6-0 in the first quarter on Nate Miller's 1-yard touchdown run, but Bacon (2-6, 2-1) took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter on a 68-yard touchdown run by Jake Cavallo.
The Bobcats extended their lead on another long TD run, this one by Jon-Michael Murray for 73 yards midway through the fourth quarter.
• Mia Brennan, a sophomore from Waterford, had 31 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals as UConn Avery Point won its season opener with a 101-30 win road win over Roxbury Community College. Julitza Delgado added 17 points for the Pointers, ranked third in the preseason national poll, while Ashley Burke finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds and New London's Victoria Vazquez had a team-high 11 rebounds.
• Freshman Mitchell Holdmeyer had 22 points and 15 rebounds in Avery Point's season-opening 83-65 loss to Roxbury CC. Elijah Malbeouf-Boyd added 15 points for the Pointers while NFA's Alec Gomes finished with nine.
• Sophomore Eric Fuhs won the 200 breaststroke (2:09.54) and the 200 individual medley (2:01.83) and classmate Marshall Seguin won both diving events to lead Coast Guard, ranked 22nd nationally, to a 202-85 win over Wheaton on Friday. Seguin took the 1-meter diving with 281.02 points and won on the 3-meter board with 262.50 points. Also for the Bears (3-0), Taylor Rowe won the 1,000 freestyle (10:05.75), Josh Roh the 200 freestyle (1:47.74), Chasse Sodemann the 100 breaststroke (58.48), Christian Lower the 200 butterfly (1:59.14), Joe Rodriguez the 50 freestyle (20.79), John Pompay the 100 freestyle (48.47), Devin McClure the 500 freestyle (4:51.06) and Patrick Jackson the 100 butterfly (53.66).
• Wheaton’s Lydia Dacorte broke pool records in the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 butterfly leading the Lyons, ranked 23rd nationally to a narrow 148-146 win over Coast Guard on Friday. The meet came down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, which Wheaton won by two one-hundreds of a second. Senior Kristen Durham-Young won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.76, the 100 freestyle in 54.20 and the 200 freestyle in 1:56.90 for Coast Guard (202). Sophie Furigay won the 200 backstroke (2:10.48), Celia Marzinsky the 100 butterfly (1:01.15), Sarah Passilla the 200 IM (2:13.81) and Elena Calese the 3-meter diving event with 160.50 points.
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