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    Tuesday, March 05, 2024

    Local roundup: All-state boys’ and girls’ soccer players announced

    East Lyme High School’s Rob Stoddard, second from right, celebrates his goal against Notre Dame-West Haven during the Class L state championship game Nov. 18 at Trinity Health Stadium in Hartford. Stoddard was one of three East Lyme players to earn Class L all-state honors. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Three members of the state champion East Lyme High School boys’ soccer team were named to the Connecticut Soccer Coaches’ Association Class L all-state team recently.

    Forward Rob Stoddard, named the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game, earned all-state honors for the Vikings, as did midfielder Gabe Delgado and defender Tristan Seguin. Joining them on the Class L team were Ledyard’s Peyton Luther and Sebastian Fieldsend.

    Other local players receiving accolades were Norwich Free Academy’s Louis Hawkins in Class LL, Stonington’s Sal Alessio, Montville’s Colby Cowan, Norwich Tech’s Michael George and Waterford’s Griffin Neal in Class M and St. Bernard’s Jose Pacheco in Class S.

    • Bacon Academy’s Audrey Palmer and Mia Hageman were named to the Class M all-state team by the Connecticut Girls’ Soccer Coaches’ Association, with the Bobcats capturing the first state championship in program history.

    Other local girls’ players honored were NFA’s Jordan Fabry in Class LL, East Lyme’s Maya Pitruzzello and Summer Antonino in Class L, Waterford’s Allison Cioci and Camryn Dickinson in Class M and Montville’s Jada Cheung, Old Lyme’s Kate Walsh, Sydney Goulding and Olivia Kelly, Lyman Memorial’s Madeline Archer and Phoebe Carpenter and St. Bernard’s Sienna Sferrazza in Class S.

    Women’s hockey

    • Sydney Cresta scored on a rebound just three minutes into the first period and Connecticut College tied Salve Regina 2-2 in overtime at Dayton Arena. Serena Seiple scored 2:42 into the third period to give Conn (1-1-1) a 2-1 lead, assisted by Ashley Engle and Kylie McCarthy, but Salve grabbed the momentum with back-to-back power plays and scored with five minutes remaining on a goal by Riley Esposito. Conn outshot Salve 35-15, while winning 36 of 55 face-offs. Devon Galizio got the start in goal for Conn, making 13 saves on 15 shots.

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