Local roundup: Valley/OL routs North Branford to remain unbeaten
Deep River — Quarterback Ryan Santos rushed for two touchdowns and finished with 103 yards on 11 carries, and also went 6-for-9 for 91 yards and a touchdown as Valley Regional/Old Lyme remained unbeaten with a 27-6 win over North Branford on Friday night in a Pequot Sassacus Division game.
Santos' 10-yard run in the first quarter gave the Warriors (5-0, 4-0) a 7-0 lead. In the third quarter, Nick Braga hauled in a 23-yard pass from Santos to up the lead to 13-0, and then Santos scored on an eight-yard run to make it 20-0.
Braga (six carries, 105 yards) scored on a 74-yard run in the fourth quarter to account for Valley's final points. He also had three catches for 47 yards and picked off a North Branford (2-4, 1-3) pass.
The Warriors' defense held North Branford to 23 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Valley/Old Lyme hosts Cromwell/Portland at 6:30 p.m. next Friday in a potential matchup of unbeaten teams. Cromwell/Portland plays Old Saybrook/Westbrook at noon Saturday.
In other games:
• Nate Barbosa Torres carried the ball 21 times for 245 yards and four touchdowns as Windham (3-2) rolled to a 32-7 win over Stonington. The Bears are 0-6.
H.S. boys' soccer
• Tyler Velazquez had two goals and an assist to lead Montville to a 3-0 win over St. Bernard. Derek Strickland also scored for the Indians (11-4) while Julia Valdes added an assist and goalie Keaton Sulman made one save. Goalies Mike Whipple and Martin Arvidson combined for nine saves for the Saints (10-5).
• Spencer Fulone scored all three goals in Tourtellotte's 3-2 non-league win over Norwich Tech, Kevin Porras scored both goals for the Warriors with Allen Fernandez assisting on the first score.
• Marc Josaphat scored for NFA in a 2-1 loss to Woodstock Academy on Thursday night. The Wildcats are 3-11.
H.S. girls' soccer
• Seven different players scored goals for Old Lyme in its 7-0 win over Hale-Ray in the Shoreline Conference. Ciara Klimaszewski, Britney DeRoehn and Kaylee Armenia had one goal and one assist apiece for the Wildcats (7-3-3, 5-2-2) while Danielle McCarthy, Emily DeRoehn, Maria Denya and Emma Danes each added a goal and Katie Funaro and Ellery Zrenda had assists.
• Meredith Healy scored with two minutes left in the first sudden death overtime to give East Lyme a 2-1 win over Waterford on Thursday night. Olivia Catanzaro assisted on the game winner for the Vikings (4-9-1), who also picked up a goal from Caitlin White. Ciana Chiappone scored for the Lancers (5-7-1). East Lyme goalie Avery Owens made 13 saves while Maya Rheaume stopped 10 shots for Waterford.
H.S. field hockey
• Zoe Pearse scored both goals for Fitch/Ledyard in a 2-0 win over Woodstock Academy in the Eastern Connecticut Conference. Maggie O'Leary added an assist, and Hailie Kesterson stopped six shots for the shutout for the Falcons (8-7, 6-5).
• Waterford scored a pair of second half goals to edge Killingly 2-1 in the ECC on Thursday. Molly Quiles, assisted by Michelle Linicus, scored first for the Lancers (7-5, 7-3) while Chloe McCue added an unassisted goal and goalie Nini Yangga made five saves.
• New London won its fifth straight match with a 25-22, 25-18 and 25-13 non-league win over Grasso Tech. Wennonah Amar had 13 assists, seven digs and seven aces for the Whalers (5-11) while Chaylet Cintron added five aces, nine digs and 10 assists, Marissa Parker had 12 kills and Caylee Parker had nine kills and three blocks. Michelle Warren had 23 digs, Erin Blake 17 digs and Heather Carlin four kills and 13 digs for the Eagles.
• Eliana Jewell's 10 kills and 20 digs helped NFA sweep Griswold with game scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 29-27. Maya Conley (eight kills, 20 digs) and Sarah Ericson (eight kills, 14 assists) also paced the Wildcats (7-8).
• Ledyard bounced back from a 29-27 loss in the first game to win the next three from Montville, 25-11, 25-20 and 25-16. Katie Krupansky had 17 kills, 22 digs and eight aces for the Colonels (11-7) while Tajeah Winston added 12 kills and Maylyn Haydash had 20 assists. Mackenzie Ullrich had four aces, 14 digs and 10 assists for the Indians (12-6) while Ashley Rogers added seven kills, nine digs and three assists, Haley Kerwin had 16 digs, Abby Diamantini three aces and 12 digs and Gabby Beal three aces and 18 digs.
• Norwich Tech outlasted Wilcox Tech 25-20, 20-25, 25-17 and 25-17 in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Riley Riewerts had 10 kills and three digs for the Warriors (8-8) while Karen Preza had 13 service points, four aces, eight kills and three digs and Amya Mendez had 11 service points, three aces, nine assists, four kills and five digs.
• Old Lyme lost to Morgan 25-16, 25-23 and 25-19 in the Shoreline Conference. Abby Sicuranza had five aces, Isabel Dean-Frazier eight digs and Taylor Thompson five blocks for the Wildcats (1-16).
• Waterford's "B" 400-meter freestyle relay team of Sophia Kasem-Beg, Erin Gerboth, Amaija Anton and Murphy held held off Ledyard's "B" team to finish third and secure the winning points in a 94-91 win over the Colonels in the ECC. Ellla Dyjak won the 200 individual medley (2:36.58), 400 free (4:51.81) and joined Jayne Darras, Isabelle Bove-Dumin and Elyse Gathy on the winning 400 free relay team (4:45.14) for the Lancers (8-2, 7-1), while Olivia Strelevitz won the 100 free (1:08.52), 100 backstroke (1:09.96) and swam on two winning relay teams for the Colonels (5-4, 5-4), and teammate Mikayla Fors won the diving competition with 198.80 points.
H.S. boys' cross country
• St. Bernard finished 15th with 365 points and Wheeler 16th with 416 points during Thursday's Eastern Connecticut Conference championship meet. The results were incorrect in the summary that ran in The Day on Friday. In addition, Stonington's Nathan Gonzalez (23rd, 18:42) and St. Bernard's Sam Davis (39th, 19:25) were mistakenly omitted from the list of Top 50 individual finishers.