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    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    H.S. roundup: Bacon’s Anderson earns All-America swimming honors for 2022-23 season

    Bacon Academy's Riley Anderson, who won the State Open championship in the 50-yard freestyle as a freshman, was named to the 2022-23 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-America team in that event on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Bacon Academy athletics)

    Colchester — Bacon Academy’s Riley Anderson, who captured the CIAC State Open championship in the 50-yard freestyle (23.07 seconds) as a freshman in 2022, was named to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-America team on Wednesday.

    Anderson, now a sophomore, competes with the Manchester HIgh School cooperative program during the regular season. She represented Bacon in last year’s Class S and State Open championships.

    Prior to winning her State Open title, Anderson captured the Class S state title in a meet record 23.20 seconds while anchoring Bacon’s 200 freestyle relay to a second-place finish and the 400 freestyle relay to a third-place finish.

    Girls’ soccer

    • Morgan Blanchard scored three goals as Killingly defeated Fitch 5-1 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II match. Hannah Warner converted a penalty kick in the 56th minute for the Falcons (0-10, 0-4) and goalie Ella Beckmann made eight saves.

    • Summer Antonio headed home a corner kick from Ava Lombardo in overtime to to give East Lyme a 1-0 victory over Ledyard. Sam Rodes made five saves for the Vikings (7-3-1) while Maddie McLeod stopped 12 shots in goal for the Colonels (2-6).

    • A goal by Sienna Sferrazza was enough to give St. Bernard a 1-0 victory over Portland. Vanessa Syphrett had the assist for the Saints (6-1) and goalie Caitlyn Kuhn made 15 saves.

    • Emily McKelvey scored a pair of goals while Madeline Archer had a goal and an assist as Lyman Memorial defeated East Granby 3-1. The Bulldogs (5-2) scored all three goals in the second half with Haley Cardinali adding an assist and goalie Phoebe Carpenter making five saves.

    • Tori Iozzi’s three goals lifted Ellis Tech to a 6-1 win over Grasso Tech/Putnam in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Kylee Morrison scored the lone goal for the Eagles (3-5, 3-5).

    Boys’ soccer

    • Norwich Tech and Plainfield played to a 2-2 draw. Lukas Weitknecht, assisted by Manoli Toromanidis, scored his first career goal for the Warriors (7-0-2) and Michael George added an unassisted goal.

    • Williams won its match of the season with a 4-1 victory over Christian Heritage in the Housatonic Valley Athletic League. Bryce Bennhoff had a goal and an assist for the Blues (1-6, 1-2) while Tyler Gagliardi, Finn McCann and Brian Li each scored a goal and goalie Lukas Lucht made seven saves.

    • Colby Cowan scored both goals during Montville’s 2-0 victory over Stonington on Tuesday night. Luis Salas-Montalvo and Nolan Muncaster had assists for the Wolves (6-1-1), who have won five straight, and goalie Adonis Santiago made eight saves to earn the shutout. Nick Cannella made six saves for the Bears (4-3).


    • East Lyme rolled to a 25-8, 26-25 and 25-7 victory over Plainfield. Bella Diep had 24 assists and 10 aces for the Vikings (9-2) while Abby Parulis added 14 kills and Shrey Bhagwat three kills.

    • Cashel Jones had 25 service points, two aces and 15 digs to highlight New London’s 25-17, 25-12 and 25-17 win over Windham Tech. Nyarah Budley added 19 digs, two blocks and five kills for the Whalers (6-7) while Serenity Lancaster had two aces, seven kills, two blocks and nine digs, Raelyn Lopez had seven assists and 16 digs and Mercedes Pratts had 12 digs.

    • Ledyard earned a 25-8, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-20 victory over Wheeler as Emily Peckham had 31 assists to lead the Colonels (4-7) while Ava Oliver had eight kills, Kylee Gill 10 digs and Keara Opalenik 10 kills. Maddie Waagner had four kills and six digs, Addie Stanley four blocks, two aces and two kills, and Jada Overmoyer three kills and one block for the Lions (4-7).

    • Grace Phaneuf had 21 assists and seven aces to lift Old Lyme to a 25-8, 25-14 and 25-19 win over Portland in the Shoreline Conference. Peighton Andrews added 10 kills and Maya LeQuire six for the Wildcats (7-5, 6-5).

    • Norwich Tech outlasted Grasso Tech 25-23, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-18 in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Rose Johnny had four aces, two kills, five digs and five assists for the Warriors (5-6, 5-2) while Abby Ulrich added six aces, four kills and two digs and Victoria Tirado had six kills, five digs, one assist, one block and one ace. Alandra Johnson had seven kills and three digs while Abby Lallis had 10 assists and four digs for the Eagles (3-6, 3-5).

    • Woodstock Academy defeated Lyman Memorial 25-10, 25-18 and 27-25. Alana Nowosad had four aces for the Bulldogs (7-5) and Jenny Lopez added 10 digs.

    Cross country

    • Meet director Bill Baron confirmed to Athletic.net that Saturday’s 41st Wickham Park Invitational has been canceled. Heavy rain is in the forecast and the park that borders Manchester and East Hartford is still trying to dry out from heavy rains last week. The popular meet has served as a prelude to the CIAC boys’ and girls’ class meet championships, which will be held later this month on the same course.

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