Local roundup: East Lyme gets best of Fitch co-op in ECC swim meet
East Lyme — Nikki Hahn won a pair of individual events as East Lyme used its superior depth to defeat Fitch/Stonington/New London 98-78 in an early-season matchup of unbeaten Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming teams on Tuesday.
Hahn won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 11.58 seconds and 100 breaststroke in 1:06.83 for the Vikings (3-0, 3-0), and also teamed up with Sandra Kirvelevicius, Lauren Hinckley and Anna Lu to capture the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.67.
Hinckley had East Lyme's only other individual victory by claiming the diving competition with 110.05 points.
Fitch (3-1, 2-1) won six individual events and two relays, with Anna Orphanides, Addison Fulling and Delaney Reck winning two individual swims each. Orphanides captured the 50 free (26.26) and 100 butterfly (1:04.89), Fulling the 200 free (2:07.99) and 500 free (5:37.89), and Reck the 100 free (56.15) and 100 backstroke (1:02.71). Reck, Orphanides, Laura Letellier and Sian Crespo led the Falcons to a win in the 200 medley relay (1:59.76) as did Fulling, Orphanides, Reck and Sophia Pacheco in the 400 freestyle relay (4:01.36).
In Tuesday's other meet:
• The Old Lyme/Valley Regional/Old Saybrook co-op outlasted Waterford 94-81 in a nonleague meet. Laura Day won the 200-meter freestyle (2:29.81) and 400 free (5:15.44) for Old Lyme while Elly Rothrock captured the 200 IM (2:50.10) and 100 breasts (1:30.58). Day also teamed up with Ava Gilbert, Loretta Cecchini and Zoe Cika to win the 200 free relay while Rothrock was joined by Cecchini, Lauren Lee and Madelyn Beaudoin on the winning 200 medley relay team (2:25.83).
Waterford (1-4) picked up wins from Camille Caldrello in the diving competition (181.30 points) and Izzy Bove-Dumin in the 100 fly (1:20.60), while Bove-Dumin, Elizabeth Saucier, Julia Gathy and Erin Gerboth won the 400 free relay (4:54.82) for the Lancers.
• Top-ranked Ledyard scored three goals during a seven-minute span in the first half on the way to a 5-0 victor over Norwich Free Academy. Daimon Pollard scored in the 11th minute followed by Tyler LaPerle a minute later and Nick Washington in the 18th minute for the Colonels (7-0). Washington finished with two goals and an assist, Pollard scored twice, Peyton Luther, Sebby Fieldsend and Chris Washington added assists and goalie Paulo Templeton made five saves. Zach Redanz-Swell stopped 10 shots in goal for NFA (3-4).
• Sam Blumberger's goal just 4:38 into the match held up as Bacon Academy edged East Lyme 1-0. Blumberger headed home a cross from Nico Matteucci for the Bobcats (5-1), while goalie Ryan Claffey made three saves in a game played in a steady rain. East Lyme is 4-4.
• Donovan Bousquet had a goal and an assist as Waterford beat Fitch 3-0. Griffin Neal and Jeremy Gibbs also scored goals and Tim Silva made four saves for Waterford (3-3). Nathan Virtue made five saves for Fitch (4-3).
• St. Bernard rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to defeat Montville 2-1. The Indians (3-3) had taken a 1-0 lead on a goal by Madisen Price in the first minute, but Angelica Tompkins scored the first of her two goals in the 33rd minute to tie the game before scoring the game-winner with 15 minutes left. Halie Jennings and Emily Hernandez had assists for the Saints (4-1-1) and goalie Chloe Jennings made seven saves. Kate Bowman had an assist and Katie Myjak had seven saves for Montville.
• Alexis Fenton scored all three goals, two in the second half, as Old Lyme remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Coginchaug in the Shoreline Conference. Callie Bass assisted on the final goal for the Wildcats (3-0-3) while freshman Oliva Kelly made six saves in goal.
H.S. field hockey
• Hannah Nulick had two goals and an assist to highlight Stonington's 3-0 ECC road victory over Killingly. Alex Fidrych also scored a goal for the Bears (4-1, 4-0) while Eileen Ackley assisted on Nulick's second goal and goalies Maddie Allard and Avery Slocum combined for two saves.
• Fitch, ranked No. 7 in the latest state poll, remained unbeaten with a 25-13, 25-22 and 25-13 win over Woodstock Academy in an ECC Division I match. Rita Sefransky had 21 assists and six digs for the Falcons (7-0, 2-0) while Madi Aldinger added 11 kills, and Annalyn Cahill and Katie Tuohy combined for 15 kills.
• Montville dropped a 3-0 decision to Plainfield on Monday night in its ECC Division III opener. Zoie Farrar had three kills and two assists for the Indians (3-4, 0-1) while Abby Lutyen added five assists, there digs, two aces and two kills.
• Connecticut College cruised to a 25-20, 25-15 and 25-15 nonleague win over Mitchell College. Katie Gunderman had eight kills and two blocks for the Camels (2-4) while Lauren Carey had 31 assists, seven kills, six digs and two blocks, and Katherine Randall had eight kills, seven digs and four aces. Olivia DeLoach led the Mariners (3-8) with eight kills and six digs while Claire Binfield had 18 assists and seven digs, and Stephanie Costabile added 12 digs.
• Coast Guard rallied after losing the first set for a 3-1 win in over Clark a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match. Clark won the first set 25-21 before the Bears won 26-24, 25-22, 25-19. Reigning NEWMAC Player of the Week Amanda Dake hit .381 and had a match-high 19 kills and Noelle Tursky had the 1,000th assist of her career as she had 41 assists for Coast Guard (10-4, 3-1).
• Robbie Fugett scored three goals as No. 10 Coast Guard Academy rolled to a 6-1 win over Westfield State. The Bears (8-0-1) are off to their best start in program history. Mike Daunt, Charles Fish and Davis Daugherty also scored goals for the Bears while goalies John Vaaler and Wolfgang Pfleghar combined for two saves.
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