The day – Local rally: Hahn and Xu trigger East Lyme after NFA in swimming
East Lyme – Nikki Hahn and Grace Xu won two events each as East Lyme beat Norwich Free Academy 93-73 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference swim meet on Friday.
Hahn won the 50-meter freestyle (26.09) and 100 breaststroke (1: 10.47) and Xu won the 100 butterfly (1: 12.16) and 100 backstroke (1: 06.98). Anna Lu, Lauren Hinckley and Sandra Kirvelevicius also won events for East Lyme (2-0, 2-0) and Hannah Socha, Donna Park, Kristin Timpano, Hahn and Kirvelevicius helped the Vikings win two relays.
Natalie Bezanson and Dylan Levine won the events for the NFA (2-2, 1-1) and Stephanie Wells, Jessica Cheung, Willow Ludlow and Amy Carlosviza won the 400 freestyle relay for the Wildcats.
In other meetings:
• Isabelle Bove-Dumin, Julia Gathy and Erin Gerboth each won two events as Waterford beat Ledyard 98-76 in an ECC meeting. Bove-Dumin won the 200-meter freestyle (2: 36.81) and the 100 butterfly (1: 18.96), Gathy won the 200 intermediate relay (2: 55.84) and the 100 freestyle (1 : 11.16) and Gerboth won the 50 freestyle (33.22). ) and 400 freestyle (5: 31.32) and the three teamed up with Elizabeth Blain to win the 200 medley relay in 2: 32.90.
Hannah Ard and Elizabeth Saucier also won events for Waterford (1-3, 102). Jillian Anderson won the event and was part of a winning relay team for Ledyard (0-4, 0-3). Alexandra Martinez-Garcia, Emma Cassidy, Robin Zemlo, Thelma Grogan, Kamila Flores and Catherine McKenzie helped the Colonels win a pair of relays.
• Undefeated Fitch beat the NFA 3-0 in the ECC Division I opener for both teams. Annalyn Cahill had 10 kills, Rita Sefransky had 16 assists and Katie Tuohy had five kills and two blocks for Fitch (6-0). Miah Grant collected 11 digs and Alba Rodriguez collected nine points and three aces for the NFA (1-3).
• Maddie Thompson had nine aces as Old Lyme beat Cromwell 3-0 in a Shoreline Conference game. Melanie Warren had three assists and Abby Speckhals had five assists for Old Lyme (4-3, 4-3), who won 25-4, 25-6, 25-6.
• Griswold defeated Ledyard 3-1 in the ECC Division II opener for both teams. Hailey Eliasson had 32 digs and three assists, Kuranda Ruggiero had 20 assists, four assists and eight digs and Sonja Matheson made 13 assists and 12 digs for Griswold (5-1), who won 25-19 , 25-14, 20-25, 27-25. Layla Lasisomphone had 26 assists and three aces, Paige Perkins had 11 kills and two blocks, Grace Haydash recorded 13 kills and nine digs and Bryleigh Johnson made 17 digs for Ledyard (4-3).
• Wilcox Tech beat Norwich Tech 25-16, 25-13 and 25-17 at the Connecticut Technical Conference. Gabriela Diaz had five aces and Autumn Lovett 11 assists for the Warriors (3-3).
• The Ledyard girls finished fourth overall and second in the S / M division, while the Ledyard boys finished eighth overall at the YMCA Camp Sloper Invitational in Southington. The Ledyard girls had three runners who finished in the top 20 and finished with 91 points while the Colonel’s boys finished with 224 points. Clare Inyang led the Ledyard daughters placing seventh overall in 22:40 on the 5K course while Victoria Schweitzer was 16th in 24:28 and Avery Widlicka was 19th in 24:39. Trumbull won the girls ‘race with 34. Hayden Baber was the Ledyard boys’ best finisher in 19th (20:05). Wilbur Cross won the tag team title with 60.
• The Coast Guard involved three athletes at the ITA Fall Championships in Bowdoin. Banks Evans lost to Ethan Bradley of Bowdoin, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6. Myles Decoste lost 6-1, 6-2, to Noah Lillenthal on Wesleyan and Sean Dreher and Decoste lost in doubles to Harris Foulkes and Edred Opie d’Amherst, 8-4.
College field hockey
• No.13 Liberty defeated No.16 UConn 3-1 in a Big East Conference game. Abby Gooderham scored and Cheyenne Sprecher made 12 saves for UConn (4-5, 1-1).