H.S. roundup: East Lyme boys improve to 4-0, beat Montville for 4th straight soccer shutout
East Lyme — East Lyme continued its torrid start with a 2-0 boys’ soccer victory over Montville on Saturday.
The Vikings (4-0) have outscored opponents 19-0.
Dominick Stefanski gave East Lyme a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the match (Ryan Novick assisted) and Finnian Gates took a pass from Branford Lionetti and scored with just under a minute left for some insurance.
Adonis Santiago made 15 saves in goal for the Wolves (1-1-1), who were outshot 20-1. Ben Johnson made one save for the Vikings.
Jose Pacheco scored a pair of goals as St. Bernard rolled to a 7-1 Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV win over Plainfield. Conner McWilliams, Ben Syphrett, Ben Howes, Aida Cass and Alex Graul each added a goal for the Saints (2-1, 2-0), who led 3-0 at halftime, and goalies Tim Regan and Billy Niles combined for six saves.
• Stonington captured the consolation game of the Josh Piver Tournament with a 6-0 win over Fitch. Maya Terrwilliger had two goals for the Bears (2-1-2) while Iliana Rashleigh added a goal and an assist, Ladleigh Hargus, Finnella O’Keefe, and Kinsley Mansfield each had a goal, Kate Holvek had an assist and goalie Payton Stone earned the shutout. Fitch is 0-4.
• East Lyme remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win over Norwich Free Academy in an ECC Division I match on Friday night. Lilah Hart and Riddhi Venkatesh scored first-half goals for the Vikings (4-0, 1-0) while Hayley Young scored for the Wildcats (2-1-1, 0-1). Morgan Dube made six saves in goal for East Lyme while NFA’s Ava Boenig stopped nine shots, including a penalty kick.
• Montville and Griswold played to a 1-1 double overtime draw in an ECC Division III match on Friday night. Jada Cheung, assisted by Sydney Cook, scored in the first half for the Wolves (2-0-1, 1-0-1) before Zia Lear’s unasissted goal in the second half tied the game for the Wolverines (0-1-1, 0-0-1). Griswold’s Kaidence Wichael made 15 saves while Montville’s Katie Myjak made three.
• Williams School was beaten by Portsmouth Abbey 8-0 on Friday. Goalie Natalie Boissevan made 26 saves for the Blues (0-2), who trailed 6-0 at halftime.
• Fitch won a wild fifth game 19-17 to outlast Westerly 3-2 in a nonleague matchup. The Falcons (2-2) won the first two games, 25-23 and 25-19, before Westerly game back to capture the next two, 25-19 and 25-16. Juliette George had 13 kills, Abby Malone eight kills and nine aces and Tessa Cantone, Coco Vicente and Trinity Sweat combined for 50 digs.
• Erica Arpin had nine aces and 11 digs to highlight Lyman Memorial’s 25-11, 25-17 and 27-25 win over New London. Rylee Benway added five kills and nine digs for the Bulldogs (2-2) while Serinity Lancaster had 12 service points, eight kills, four blocks and 15 digs to lead the Whalers (1-4), Nyarah had two aces, four kills, one block and 23 digs, Cashel Jones had three aces and 16 digs, Malahika Paulo had 15 digs and Rayleyn Lopez two aces and 11 digs.
Boys’ cross country
• Jack Brehler won individual honors in 18 minutes, 4 seconds, and helped Montville win the Wheeler Invitational on Friday. The Wolves finished with 47 points, 20 better than Ellis Tech. Lyman Memorial finished third with 68 and the host Lions were fourth with 72.
Nathan Dhillon (sixth) and Alexander Joseph (seventh) also finished in the top 10 for Montville while Kellen Johnson (fifth) and Oliver Gatti (eighth) led Lyman and Trevor Scarchilli (third) and Cameron Conway (10th) paced Wheeler. Norwich Tech’s Guiseppe Race finished 12th.
Girls’ cross country
• Lyman Memorial’s Hazel DeLucia was the indiviudal champion in 21:14 as the Bulldogs won the Wheeler Invite on Friday. Lyman finished with 23 points and host Wheeler was second with 32. The top five included Wheeler’s Sophie Zichichi (second), Lyman’s Sylvie Hiltz (third) and Kayla Osga (fourth), and Montville’s Sage Gressly (fifth).
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