Local roundup: Stonington advances to Class S field hockey semifinals
Stonington – Marina Lewandowski scored 10:32 into the fourth quarter to break a tie and lift Stonington to a 2-1 win over Granby in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S field hockey tournament on Thursday.
The No. 3 Bears will play No. 2 Canton in the semifinals next Tuesday or Wednesday at a neutral site.
Nora Walsh gave Stonington (16-2-1) a 1-0 lead with a first-quarter goal that Katie Anbari assisted on. No. 6 Granby tied the score on a goal by Fran Caley in the second quarter. Walsh assisted on the game-winner and Madi Allard made six saves for Stonington.
In other games:
• No. 6 New Milford ended Fitch’s season with a 1-0 win in the Class M quarterfinals. Grace King’s third-quarter goal was the difference. Abriel Carey made two saves for the No. 3 Falcons (14-6).
H.S. girls’ soccer
• Angelica Tompkins scored three goals as No. 7 beat No. 10 Coginchaug 5-1 in the second round of the Class S tournament. The Saints will play at No. 2 East Catholic in the quarterfinals at Cheney Tech in Manchester on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. East Catholic beat Old Lyme 1-0.
The Saints (10-4-3) led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Emily Hernandez. And Hernandez scored again one minute into the second half before Tompkins followed with her hat trick. Chloe Jennings made eight saves for the Saints.
• Top-ranked Stonington survived a scare in the second round of the Class M tournament, beating No. 16 Sacred Heart Academy 3-2 on penalty kicks. The Bears won in the second round of penalty kicks, 8-7. Stonington hosts No. 8 Watertown in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Carly Constantine and Finnella O’Keefe scored goals, goalie Kelsea Anderson picked up the win and Lily Loughlean and Carleigh O’Keefe had assists for Stonington (17-2).
• Leah Comeroski had three goals and an assist as No. 1 Lyman Memorial beat No. 17 Terryville 4-0 in the second round of the Class S tournament. Becca Ziegler had a goal, Avery Volle and Magda Carpenter had assists and Phoebe Carpenter made two saves for the Bulldogs (17-1-1), who host No. 9 Bolton in a quarterfinal Saturday at 6 p.m.
• No. 3 East Lyme blanked No. 19 Law in the second round of the Class L tournament. The Vikings (17-5) will host No. 11 Bristol Eastern in a quarterfinal Saturday at 6 p.m. Mia Williamson had seven digs, Addison Soleau had 14 kills and Finley Wilson had six kills for the Vikings, who won 25-9, 28-26, 25-9.
• No. 12 Wheeler rallied for a 26-28, 17-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 15-12 win over No. 2 Holy Cross in the Class S second round on Wednesday night. The Lions (18-6) trailed 12-10 in the final set before scoring the final five points to advance. Abby Butremovic had 37 digs to lead Wheeler, which plays at No. 4 East Hampton in Friday’s quarterfinals, while Anna Ruggeri added 30 assists and Makayla Delzer had nine kills and two blocks.
• Waterford’s Hannah Ard finished 14th in the CIAC Class S diving championships at Sheehan High in Wallingford on Wednesday night. Ard finished with 271.35 points. The winner was Weston’s Francesca Sparagna with 375.90.
• Old Lyme and Waterford were two of 21 state schools honored with the Michaels Achievement Cup Award for the 2021-22 school year. The annual award recognizes schools with “exemplary athletics programs for their willingness to subscribe to the Class Act Sportsmanship standards, empowering students to take an active role in their school climate, and their continued support for community service.”
Schools also must be part of the CIAC’s Class Act program to be considered. All 21 schools will be recognized duriing the CIAC’s 16h Annual Sportsmanship Conference on Nov. 17. Old Lyme will be honored for the fourth straight year.
Other schools selected were: Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, Academy of Computer Science and Engineering, Academy of International Studies, Academy of Science and Innovation, Barlow, Bloomfield, Brookfield, Cheshire, Derby, Foran, Masuk, New Milford, Newtown, Shelton, Simsbury, Stamford, Westbrook, Weston and Wolcott Tech.