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    Monday, May 29, 2023

    H.S. soccer roundup: Wheeler girls rally to beat Griswold 3-2

    NFA goalie Zach Redanz-Swett grabs the ball away from Bacon Academy’s Steven Laliberte (5) off a corner kick during Thursday’s season-opening boys’ soccer match at Fontaine Field in Norwich. The teams played to a 1-1 overtime draw. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Bacon Academy’s Mico Matteucci (1) bounces a header off the cross bar as NFA’s Erick Portillo (9) and goalie Zach Redanz-Swett defend in boys’ soccer action on Thursday at Fontaine Field in Norwich. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Griswold — Katie Pierce scored off a direct kick with nine minutes as Wheeler rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to open the season with a 3-2 win over Griswold in a girls’ soccer game on Thursday.

    Hadley Jones and Brooke Dowrey scored to tie the game for Wheeler. Jillian Comeau made 17 saves a Pierce had an assist for the Lions.

    Sophia Wooten scored both goals for Griswold and Madison Pudvah had an assist.

    In other games:

    • Maddie McLeod had four goals and an assist to pace Ledyard past Fitch 7-1. Megan Armstrong and Jess English each had two assists for the Colonels and Maggie Dyke, Maddy Poulton and Cassie Rice all scored. Lia Day and Delaney Vaudrey each added an assist. Dre’Ana Singleton scored, Hannah Warner had the assist and Grace Jenkins added 22 saves for the Falcons.

    • Sienna Sferrazza scored three goals as St. Bernard beat Windsor Locks 4-0. Angelica Tompkins had a goal, Alyssa Hernandez had two assists, Meri Kambolli had an assist and Chloe Jennings made three saves for the Saints.

    • Iliana Rashleigh scored twice to lead Stonington to a 7-1 win over Woodstock. Carly Constantine had a goal and two assists, Carleigh O’Keefe had a goal and an assist, Finnella O’Keefe, Lily Loughlean and Gianna Terranova scored goals, Maya Terwilliger had two assists and Aidlyn Risley and Sofia Regan had assist for the Bears while Kelsea Anderson made two saves.

    • Waterford took a 2-0 lead and halftime and held on to beat Morgan 2-1. Camryn Dickinson and Bryn Dickinson scored goals, Emilia Podeszwa and Payton Smith had assists and Victoria Sturm made four saves for the Lancers.

    • Old Lyme lost to Cromwell 2-1 in a Shoreline Conference game. Alexis Fenton scored and Olivia Kelly made 10 saves for Old Lyme. Olivia Lusitani scored both goals for Cromwell.

    • Becca Ziegler scored in the 78th minute to break a 2-2 tie and lead Lyman Memorial to a 3-2 win over Somers. Maddie Archer assisted on the game-winner, Magda Carpenter and Emily McKelvey scored goals, Phoebe Carpenter made 10 saves and Neveah Shifrin had an assist for Lyman. Devon Dalessio scored both goals for Somers.


    • Lucas Dasilva and Anders Silberberg scored goals as Old Lyme beat Cromwell 2-1 in the Shoreline Conference. Jonah Lathrop made six saves for Old Lyme and Jacob Salafia scored for Cromwell.

    • NFA and Bacon Academy played to a 1-1 tie. NFA led at halftime on a goal by Rood Apolon, with Louis Hawkins assisting. Birch Collins scored in the second half for Bacon and neither team scorded in the two 10-minute overtimes.

    • Sophomores Nicholas Chalifoux and Nicholas Zaprianov each scored a goal as Lyman Memorial edged Plainfield 2-1. Zaprianov added an assist for the Bulldogs.

    • Ledyard’s Nate Vidal had a goal and an assist as the Colonels played to a 2-2 tie with Woodstock Academy. Woodstock took a 2-0 lead on goals by Gabriel Viau and Austin Byer. Cam Weber’s goal off a free kick 15 second before halftime got Ledyard on the board. Vidal tied the game in the 61st minute. Owen O’Brien had an assist and Paulo Templeton made four saves for Ledyard.

    • St. Bernard’s Dan O’Brien had 10 saves as the Saints and Montville played to a scoreless tie. Anthony Martin had four saves for Montville.

    • Goals by Miles Deiulis and Ryan Waller lifted Canton, a Class S finalist in 2021, to a 2-0 non-conference win over East Lyme. Goalies Connor Piper and Ben Johnson combined for five saves for the Vikings, who were outshot 14-6.

    • Wheeler lost to Windham 6-0. Freshman Ivriel Osborn made five saves for Wheeler.

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