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    Saturday, September 23, 2023

    Local roundup: CIAC moves East Lyme girls’ lacrosse state tourney game to Thursday due to air quality concerns

    Wednesday’s Class M girls’ lacrosse state tournament semifinal between top-seeded East Lyme and No. 4 Pomperaug has been postponed due to air quality concerns resulting from the thick spread of Canadian wildfire smoke.

    The game, expected to be played at Wethersfield High School at 4:30 p.m., is tentatively scheduled for Thursday at the same site but at 3 p.m.

    In a Wednesday morning release, the CIAC said it “has postponed this afternoon’s state tournament games due to the air quality forecast. Most of this afternoon’s tournament schedule includes boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, a high-intensity aerobic sport. The CIAC has postponed this afternoon’s boys and girls tennis semifinals for consistency of our member school’s after-school plans.

    “The CIAC is rescheduling the postponed games for tomorrow. Graduations and the uncertain air quality forecast are challenges in rescheduling games at this time. However, the CIAC is working to provide the best experience possible for its student-athletes.”

    H.S. girls’ golf

    • Caroline Goderre of NFA tied for ninth in the CIAC Division I championship at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin. Goderre shot an 86. Morgan Peterson of Glastonbury won with a 70 and Greenwich was the team champion.


    • The Norwich Sea Unicorns lost to the New Britain Bees 12-3 in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Johnny Knox (Nichols) and Dean Ferrara (Fairfield) had two hits each for Norwich (7-7) and Ray Leonzi (Eastern Connecticut) scored twice and stole a base.

    The Sea Unicorns beat the Brockton Rox 11-5 on Tuesday. Leonzi was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI. Connor Cooke (Brown) had two hits and scored three runs and DJ Perron (UMass Dartmouth) had two hits and drove in two runs for Norwich.


    • The Mystic Schooners lost to the Vermont Mountaineers 5-2 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Sam Kirkpatrick (Belmont) had two hits for the Schooners (0-2), who were held to five hits.

    The Schooners opened their season on Tuesday night with a 5-3 loss to the Newport Gulls. Alex Luccini (UMass Lowell) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Bobby Marsh (Penn St.) had two hits for Mystic.

    College honors

    • Three members of the Connecticut College women’s water polo team were honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced the selection of the organization’s 2023 Women’s Division III All-America Team on Monday, and three Connecticut College student-athletes were among those honored.

    Senior Maria Sell and freshmen Gigi Sandull and Emma Luna all earned All-America Division III honorable mention honors. Sell earned the distinction for the third time in her career, also getting honorable mention in 2020 and 2022.


    • The Padres beat the DB Rats 4-1 on Monday night as the Eastern Connecticut Major League opened its 30th season. The Padres scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Robbie DelaCruz doubled and Brenden Cavaco had an RBI single for the Padres. Colin Schaller had a triple and a run-scoring single for the Rats.

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