Local roundup: Stonington advances to Class S field hockey quarters
Stonington — Miranda Arruda scored three goals and assisted on two others as second-seeded Stonington cruised to a 6-0 victory over No. 15 Northwestern Regional in the first round of the CIAC Class S field hockey tournament on Wednesday.
The Bears (16-1-2) get right back to work on Thursday by hosting No. 7 New Fairfield in a quarterfinal game at 5 p.m.
Casey Boumenot added two goals for Stonington, both assisted by Arruda, while Keegan Donohue scored an unassisted goal in the first half and Colette Dreher assisted on Arruda's second goal with 7:03 left in the first half.
Boumenot's first goal came just 1:50 into the game.
Goalie Abby Mann made six saves to earn the shutout as Stonington held a 15-6 edge in shots.
In other games:
• Morgan Crandall scored a pair of goals as No. 5 East Lyme beat No. 12 Lauralton Hall 3-1 in the Class M first round. Lilly Moffett also scored for the Vikings, who play No. 4 Avon in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury. Julia Bates had two assists and Kristen Healy had an assist for East Lyme (14-4-1).
• Waterford's season came to an end with a 2-0 loss to No. 5 Nonnewaug in the Class S first round. Nini Yangga made 10 saves for No. 12 Waterford (9-9).
• No. 13 Montville advanced to the Class M quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Innovation. The Indians, who won 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 25-15, play at No. 12 Woodland on Friday at 6 p.m. Mackenzie Ullrich had 17 assists, six kills and 23 digs, Abby Diamantini had 27 digs, Haley Kerwin had 10 kills and 17 digs, Gabby Beal had 14 digs, Ashley Rogers had 10 assists and eight digs and Savanna Perkins and Maya Hillman had nine kills each for Montville (17-7).
• No. 12 Woodland rallied for a 3-2 win over No. 5 Waterford in the Class M second round. Game scores were 20-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-17 and 15-7. Ryleigh Gonyo had 12 kills and 12 digs for Lancers, who finish 15-5, while Rachel Miller added 11 kills, Gretchen Dusza 36 assists and Jenny Keth 14 digs.
• Jack Kennedy's goal in the second half lifted No. 25 Shepaug Valley to a 1-0 victory over No. 8 St. Bernard in the Class S first round. Martin Arvidson stopped 10 shots in goal for the Saints, who finish 11-7.
• No. 23 Plainville erupted for three goals in the first half and beat No. 10 Montville 4-1 in the Class M first round on Tuesday night. Tyler Velazquez, assisted by Jack Minas, scored the lone goal for the Indians, who finish 13-6, while goalie Keaton Sulman made six saves.
• Williams School won the SENE tournament championship with a 1-0 victory over St. Andrew's. Skylar Frost scored for the Blues.
• Old Lyme's second round game against No. 3 Cromwell in the Class S girls' soccer tournament was postponed until Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cromwell. No. 14 Old Lyme is the reigning state champion.
• Waterford has moved its football game against Montville from Friday to Thursday due to the threat of inclement weather, and it will start at 6 p.m.
• Coast Guard Academy's Claire Hurley, a junior from Waterford, was named to the All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference first team in women's soccer, while junior teammate Lizzie Miller was named to the second team. Hurley, a forward, led the team in goals (11) and points (31), the latter a single-season record. She also had nine assists. Miller, a defender, played a key role in helping the Bears post seven shutouts while allowing only 1.37 goals per-game.
WPI's Gabriela Hoops, a senior from Stonington, was the All-NEWMAC first team goalie. Hoops allowed just 0.96 goals per game for the Engineers while recording six shutouts.
• Coast Guard senior Garrett Magill was named to the All-NEWMAC second team in men's soccer. A midfielder and team captain, Magill started 11 games for the Bears, who finished 6-9-3, and finished with three career goals.
• UConn Avery Point's Mia Brennan, a sophomore from Waterford, ws named NJCAA Division III Player of the Week. Brennan had 31 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals during the third-ranked Pointers' 101-30 win over Roxbury CC in last week's season opener.
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