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    Tuesday, March 05, 2024

    Local roundup: East Lyme’s Bell, Montville’s Farrar earn first team all-state honors in volleyball

    Connecticut College’s Ben Rice, front, goes up for a shot against New York University’s Cinque Stephens during Saturday’s men’s basketball game at Luce Field House in New London. No. 8 NYU held on to beat the Camels 78-73. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Conn College’s RJ Casey shoots against the defense of NYU’s Zay Freeney, blocked from view, and Emmanuel Onuama during Saturday’s game in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Conn College’s Jarron Flynn, front, drives against NYU’s Emmanuel Onuama on Saturday. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    NYU’s Emmanuel Onuama, right, goes up to take a shot against Conn College’s Ben Rice, middle, and David Murray. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Southington — East Lyme High School’s Skylar Bell and Montville’s Zoie Farrar earned Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association all-state volleyball honors this week at the season-ending banquet at the Aqua Turf.

    Bell, named Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament, was named to the Class L all-state team. Farrar, the ECC Division II tournament MVP, was honored in Class S.

    Local players earning second team all-state honors were Waterford’s Emerson Lane in Class L and Old Lyme’s Peighton Andrews in Class S.

    H.S. field hockey

    • ECC champion Stonington had two players named to the CHSCA Class S all-state first team, with forward Nora Walsh and midfielder Brianna Plew being honored. Teammate Anna Lettiere was named to the Class S second team for the Bears.

    Other local players earning first team all-state honors were East Lyme’s Gracie Lloyd (Class M) and Westbrook-Old Lyme’s Brooke Ouellette (Class S).

    Norwich Free Academy’s Alice Rourke earned second team honors in Class L. Also earning second team honors were Fitch’s Izzy Ash and Ada Ellis (Class M), Waterford’s Sam Silva (Class M) and Westbrook-Old Lyme’s Eimy Novillo (Class S).

    H.S. cross country

    • The following local boys’ and girls’ cross country runners were named to their respective CHSCA all-state teams:

    Boys — St. Bernard’s Colin Britner (Class S), Griswold’s Tycen LaBelle (Class SS), Ledyard’s Jackson Hill, Hayden Baber and Gabe Huff (Class M) and East Lyme’s Sean McCauley, Jilali Benjdid, Sam Leone and Matthew Carrier (Class MM).

    Girls — Old Lyme’s Chase Gilbert (Class S), Lyman Memorial’s Hazel DeLucia (Class S), St. Bernard’s Helena Coury (Class S), Stonington’s Peyton Vanderstreet (Class SS) and Waterford’s Avery Maiese (Class M).

    Women’s basketball

    • Led by a career-high 35 points from Rebecca Oberman-Levine, Connecticut College picked up a 78-66 win at Salve Regina, the third straight victory for the Camels (3-4). Catherine Cole added 11 points while Mia Xerras and Avery Burns had eight points each for Conn. Salve Regina led 18-13 after the first quarter and extended the margin to as many as nine in the second, but Conn pulled to within 22-20 on a three-point play by Cole and engineered an 11-0 run in the second quarter to lead 33-30 at halftime.

    Men’s basketball

    • Elias Espinosa paced four Conn College players in double figures with 19 points, shooting 7-for-11, as the Camels went head-to-head with No. 8 New York University before falling 78-73 at Luce Field House. In an intense game that was close throughout, the Violets used an 8-0 surge to take their biggest lead of the day at 72-62 with 3:37 remaining. NYU (6-1) shot just under 60% for the game and went 14-for-26 from 3-point range. Spencer Freedman led the Violets with 21 points and six assists. For Conn (5-2), David Murray added 14 points and five rebounds, RJ Casey had 12 points and Ben Rice had 11.

    Women’s hockey

    • Quinn Dawson scored the game-winner five minutes into the second period to give Williams a 2-1 win over Conn College at Dayton Arena. Conn’s Clare Sammons tipped home a goal in the first period, assisted by Kiley Smith and Kate Hagness, to tie the game at 1-1 before Dawson struck on a power play. Devon Galizio made 24 saves in goal for the Camels (2-3-1 overall, 1-3 NESCAC). Williams is 3-1 overall and in the conference.

    Williams defeated Conn 3-0 Friday night. Leah Rubinshteyn had two goals and an assist for Williams. Jillian Wexler made 16 saves for Conn.

    Men’s hockey

    • Andrew Eberling and Quinn Kennedy each had a goal and three assists and Conn College defeated Williams 5-2 to pick up its first win of the season. John Russo added a goal and an assist for the Camels (1-4 overall, 1-3 NESCAC), Sean Detloff and Rocco Testa-Basi had goals and Will McEvoy notched 32 saves in goal for his first collegiate win. Williams is 1-5, 1-3.

    Kareem Alazem and Cole Eichler scored first-period goals in Conn’s 3-2 loss to Middlebury on Friday night. Alazem scored just 34 seconds into the game on assists by Seth Stadheim and Jack Luca and the Camels led 2-0 after the first. Middlebury tied the game 2-2 in the second period and scored the game-winner late in the third. Sean Dynan made 20 saves for Conn.

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