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    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Local roundup: Campbell leads East Lyme past Fitch

    East Lyme — Jake Campbell scored four goals to lead East Lyme past Fitch, 13-12, on Tuesday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys’ lacrosse game.

    Tate Gordon scored for Fitch with 3:40 to go in the fourth quarter to get the Falcons within one, but East Lyme (2-0, 2-0) held possession the rest of the game to secure the win. Juan Morales and Gabe Hanney added three goals apiece and Drew Sager had two goals and seven assists for the Vikings, while Roman Rich and Boden Frost each scored four for the Falcons (1-1, 0-1).

    In other games:

    • Mason Bussman scored seven goals and had an assist as Old Lyme beat Morgan 14-8. Macklin Cushman scored twice and Alex Krol had a goal and an assist for the wildcats.

    • Logan Jenkins had five goals and Conor Gaughan scored four as NFA beat Montville 15-1. Conor Dempsey had three goals and Tristan Laney had four assists for NFA and Jake Watson scored for Montville.

    H.S. girls’ lacrosse

    • Quinn Brigham’s unassisted goal with 53 seconds left in overtime lifted Waterford to a 9-8 win over Ledyard in an ECC Division II game. Brigham had four goals, Adyson Wiseman scored three and Victoria Sturm had two goals and two assists for Waterford. Maddie McLeod had three goals, Helena Robinson had two goals and two assists, Mackenzie Boyer scored twice and Tatianna Irizarry had a goal and two assists for Ledyard.

    • Fitch’s Gabby Dimock scored four goals but the Falcons lost to St. Joseph 5-4 in overtime. Dimock scored twice in the final minute to send the game to overtime. Elaina Brookhart had eight saves for Fitch.

    • Stonington beat Montville 13-7 in an ECC Diviison II game. Kylie Spreng had seven goals and two assists for Montville.

    • Sienna Caron scored goals and Kaylin Stockwell had four goals and two assists as Griswold/Norwich Tech beat Woodstock 13-6. Neiara Myrick had two goals and to assists and Alexis Emanuele made six saves for the Wolverines.

    H.S. baseball

    •Ryley Beyer pitched a one-hitter and scored three runs as Montville beat Tourtellotte 15-0 in five innings. Beyer struck out 12 and walked two. Cam Payne and Cole Chiasson drove in three runs each and Aidan Johnson, Jeremy Parkos and Payne had two hits each for the Wolves.

    • Grasso Tech opened its season with a 10-2 loss to Manchester on Monday. Raymer Guzman drove in the run and Yancarlos Nieves scored for the Eagles.

    H.S. volleyball

    • Norwich Tech opened its season with a 3-1 win over Rockville in a CVL match. Bradley Martell had nine kills, eight digs and four aces, Mason Matthews had 10 digs, five aces and five kills and Angel Garcia had nine assists and four digs for the Warriors, who won 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, 25-19.

    UConn football

    UConn head football coach Jim Mora has announced the addition of Brad Robbins to his coaching staff. Robbins will join the Huskies as the team’s new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

    Robbins joins the Huskies are spending the 2023 season as a member of the Tennessee Tech staff as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

    Before working in the Golden Eagles offense, Robbins spend three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Greenville University. His 2022 offense average 403 yards per-game and 5.9 yards per play while averaging 27.0 points per game while facing the third toughest ranked schedule in Division II. Quarterback Dylan Ramierz set school records for passing yards (2,570), total yards (2,800) and touchdowns accounted for (28) as a freshman. Running back Corey Watkins had over 1,000 yards rushing, becoming the first player at NGU to hit the century mark since 2016.

    He spent the 2018 season at Charleston Southern where he coached the wide receivers and served as the director of community service. Robbins spent the 2013 through 2017 seasons working on the offensive staff at Virginia Military Institute. While at VMI, he worked primarily with the wide receivers and tight ends. He helped develop and coach four All-Southern conference wideouts/tight ends during his time and helped coach an offense that ranked 21st nationally in passing yards in 2014. He added special teams coordinator duties to his responsibilities in 2017.

    Robbins is a 2010 graduate of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a degree in business administration. He was a 2018 inductee into the school’s Hall of Fame after a playing career where he was a first team All-Mid South Conference selection at quarterback in 2009 and a 2009 second team NAIA All-American at DH in baseball. He is the school record holder for career home runs, doubles and batting average.

    Robbins began his coaching career at the University of Virginia where he was an assistant recruiting coordinator in 2010 and then a graduate assistant working with the linebackers and safeties. He earned his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education.

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