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    Friday, September 22, 2023

    H.S. roundup: Eric Page returns as NFA girls’ lacrosse coach

    Norwich — Eric Page, who guided the Norwich Free Academy girls’ lacrosse program for 17 seasons (2002-18), is returning to lead the Wildcats, athletic director Roy Wentworth announced on Monday.

    “Eric is very familiar with our program,” Wentworth said in a release. “He had success during his first coaching stint, and now, having served as an assistant for the past two years, he knows our kids and our league. I’m excited for the season.”

    NFA went 170-131-1 during Page’s first tenure, winning three Eastern Connecticut Conference titles. He also spent three seasons as an assistant at the Coast Guard Academy before returning to NFA as an assistant.

    “This school means a lot to me, and this program means a lot to me,” said Page, a 1996 NFA graduate who teaches special education. “We’ve had success in the past, and I know we can be successful in the future. I know our players are willing to work, and I’m ready to work with them to start achieving new levels of success.”

    Page replaces Taylor Shannon, who left to become head coach at Waterford.

    Boys’ soccer

    • Peyton Luther had three goals and an assist as Ledyard remained unbeaten with a 7-1 win over Fitch. Ryan Hernandez added two goals for the Colonels (3-0), who led 6-0 at halftime, while Ben Crowe had a goal and two assists and Sebby Fieldsend had one goal and one assist. Boden Frost scored for the Falcons (0-3-1).

    • Harvey outlasted Williams School 4-2 in the Housatonic Valley Athletic League. Brian Li and Tyler Gagliardi each scored a goal for the Blues (0-2, 0-1).

    • Unbeaten East Lyme, which hasn’t allowed a goal in four games, debuted at No. 7 in the weekly Connecticut Soccer Coaches’ Association Class LL/L poll. The Vikings received 27 points. Greenwich received all nine first-place votes and is No. 1 with 90 points.


    • East Lyme rolled to a 25-4, 25-7 and 25-17 win over Lyman Memorial. Finnley Wilson had four kills, Mia Williamson four aces and Avery Stadler five digs for the Vikings (4-1). Lyman is 2-2.

    • Norwich Free Academy improved to 6-0 with a 25-10, 25-12 and 25-21 win over Windham. Savannah Guernsey had eight digs, three aces and seven assists for the Wildcats while Faustine Canales Arrieta added 10 digs, two kills and two aces and Emily Oructt had four blocks, four kills and an ace.

    • Danica Agsalud had 35 assists and four aces to highlight Waterford’s 25-16, 25-15 and 25-11 win over Wheeler. Jennie Macca-Barnes added 12 kills for the Lancers (2-1) while Emerson Lane had seven kills and Ava Majeski had six digs. Wheeler is 2-3.

    • New London dropped the first game 25-19 before winning the next three 25-14, 25-9 and 25-20 to defeat Amistad 3-1. Serenity Lancaster had five aces, 11 service points, 12 kills, two blocks and 17 digs for the Whalers (2-4) while Nyarah Dudley finished with four aces, 10 points, 11 kills, three blocks and 19 digs, Cashel Jones had one ace, 11 assists and 10 digs, Malahika Paulo had four aces and 15 points and Raelyn Lopez five assists and 19 digs.

    • Fitch rolled to a 25-14, 25-15 and 25-20 win over Killingly. The Falcons (3-2) were led by Abigail Malone with 12 digs and three aces while Camille Monsale had 10 assists.

    • Norwich Tech rallied for a 3-2 win over Grasso Tech in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Game scores were 21-25, 23-25, 25-8, 26-24 and 15-3. Abby Ulrich had 13 kills, four digs and three aces for the Warriors (3-2, 3-0) while Autumn Hanks added 11 aces, four digs, three assists and one kill and Victoria Tirado had six kills, seven digs, two assists and five aces. Alandra Johnson had 14 service points and nine kills for Grasso (0-4, 0-3) while Antona Orbe had 10 points and Emma Pavlak 15 kills.

    • Coginchaug outlasted Old Lyme 11-25, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-16 in the Shoreline Conference. Peighton Andrews had 10 kills and seven aces, Grace Phaneuf 30 assists and Kelly Sheehan and Maya Lequire had seven kills apiece for the Wildcats (3-2, 3-2).


    • Waterford’s Elizabeth Jane Saucier, Hannah Blomberg, Julia Gathy and Zaya Haglund opened the meet with a win in the 200-meter medley relay and the Lancers went on to defeat NFA 87-75 in the ECC. Gathy, Lauren Gerboth and Rylee Partridge also went 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle for Waterford (2-0, 2-0). NFA is 0-2, 0-2.

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