Local roundup: Falcons edge Lancers 86-84 in swim meet
Groton — Alyson Lowney (200-yard freestyle, 500 freestyle), Delaney Reck (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke) and Finella Smith (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) each won two individual events to help Fitch/Stonington/New London beat Waterford 86-84 in a high school swim meet Tuesday.
Reck, Delaney, Sarah Tarinelli and Kylie Heard also won the 400 free relay for the co-op (5-1, 5-1 ECC).
Lily Watson earned victories in the 100 fly and 100 breast, and also contributed on the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams for Waterford (3-4, 3-3).
H.S. boys' soccer
• Jonathan Zavaleta scored two goals and added an assist to power East Lyme past Norwich Free Academy 9-1 in ECC Division I. Evan Fitzgerald scored two goals while Evan Kluge, Sujesh Kurembail, Kurt Mahlke, Finn Power and Cameron McGurer each added one for the Vikings (7-2-1, 4-0-1). The Wildcats fell to 2-6-1, 1-4.
• Tyler Nadeau scored the game's only goal, lifting Norwich Tech past Grasso Tech 1-0. Jared Schrader made four saves to earn the shutout for the Warriors.
H.S. girls' soccer
• Lydia Tinnerello scored an unassisted goal for Old Lyme in a 1-1 nonconference tie against NFA. Sam Gray had two saves for Old Lyme (8-1-2). Mackenzie Teper took a feed from Hannah Daniewicz and scored for NFA (4-5-2), and Caitlin Daley had 10 saves.
• Margaret Dunne scored twice and Meredith Healy added a goal for East Lyme in a 3-1 win Monday over Ledyard. Ledyard (6-2-1) led 1-0 on a goal by Lexi LaPerle, but East Lyme tied the game on a first-half goal by Healy and took the lead early in the second half. East Lyme is 7-3-2.
H.S. field hockey
• Sarah Healy and Caroline Real scored goals for East Lyme in a 2-1 victory over Woodstock Academy in the ECC. Kristen Healy was credited with both assists for the Vikings (8-2-1, 7-0-1). Rachel Canedy scored for Woodstock.
• Sophie Dubreuil had 18 kills and 15 digs and Mya Delesdernier finished with 20 kills and 12 digs in East Lyme's 24-26, 25-16, 27-25, 34-32 victory over NFA in an ECC Division I matchup. Ellie Meredith had 41 assists for East Lyme (7-5, 3-1) and Brooklyn Geida contributed 10 digs. NFA is 4-8, 0-5.
• New London swept Grasso Tech 3-0 in a nonconference match. Game scores were 25-8, 25-11 and 25-11. Cheryann Lubin had 10 points for New London (5-6) and Chrismaela Bouget had six points. Nicole Castillo had five assists and five service points for Grasso.
• Isabel Dean-Frazier had 10 assists and teammate Taylor Thompson recorded five digs, four blocks and four kills in Old Lyme's 3-0 loss to Valley Regional (25-12, 26-24, 25-18). Old Lyme is 2-12, 0-12 in the Shoreline Conference.
• Coast Guard Academy suffered its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference loss of the season, dropping a 1-0 decision to Smith College. Hannah Kelsey scored the game-winning goal about 20 minutes into the game. Goalie Sarah Schollenberger had four saves for Coast Guard (6-7, 4-1).
• Steve Yeonas scored at the 31:20 mark to give Connecticut College an early lead but Babson scored twice in the second half to claim a 2-1 nonconference victory. The Camels fell to 7-2-2 overall.
College field hockey
• Sophie Pollinger scored three goals in Conn College's 5-4 loss to WPI in nonconference action. Meghan Gazard also scored for the Camels (2-9), who've lost five straight.
• Mitchell College freshman Olivia DeLoach was named New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for women’s volleyball. DeLoach averaged a team-high 2.63 kills and 4.75 digs per set in a pair of nonconference wins last week. She finished with season highs of 15 kills and 27 digs in a five-set victory over Salem State University and also added three aces. Earlier in the week she recorded six kills and 11 digs as Mitchell (9-9) defeated Albertus Magnus College for the second time this season. DeLoach is the first Mitchell player to earn weekly conference honors since 2012.
• Mitchell College freshman Evan Carney, an NFA graduate, was named NECC Runner and Rookie of the Week in men's cross country. Carney ran a season-best time of 29:14.97 over the 8K course at the James Earley Invitational last week. He finished 13th overall in the blue race and turned in the fastest time by any NECC performer on the course. Carney is the second Mitchell runner to earn both runner and rookie honors in the same week.
• Lindsey Fairbank, a Mitchell College junior, was named NECC Women's Soccer Player of the Week. Fairbank led the Mariners (4-7) in scoring last week with five goals and an assist for six points. She notched her second hat trick of the season and added an assist in an 8-0 win over Medgar Evers. She also recorded a pair of goals earlier in the week against SUNY Old Westbury. Fairbank has started all 11 games and leads the team in scoring with 10 goals and three assists for 23 points. She is the first Mitchell player to record double-digit goals in a season since 2011.
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