The Day – Local roundup: East Lyme names Emily Murray its new field hockey coach

East Lyme – Emily Murray, an assistant coach at Norwich Free Academy last season, is the new head field hockey coach at East Lyme High School, athletic director Steve Hargis announced on Monday.

Murray replaces Kristy Behbehani, who resigned after leading the Vikings for seven seasons.

“We know that her experience as a student-athlete, combined with her teaching background, will enhance our education-based athletics program,” Hargis said in a statement. “She brings a high level of enthusiasm and passion for the growth of the sport and the players.”

Murray, who teaches physical education at the NFA and is an assistant coach for women’s basketball and women’s tennis, also brings head coaching experience to East Lyme. She spent six years (2013-18) directing the field hockey program at Kittatinny Regional High School in Newton, NJ.

Murray played field hockey at Springfield College and graduated in 2010. She has also coached at youth and club level.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know the players and helping them reach their full potential as individuals and as a team,” Murray said.

local golf

• Bakersfield, Calif. pro Alan Sorensen shot a 5-under 66 to take the lead after a round of the 40th Connecticut Senior Open at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton. Sorensen will take a one-stroke lead over Bobby Gage (Lake Worth, Fla.) in the final 18 holes on Tuesday with Kirk Hanefeld (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) two behind.

Phillip Krick of Groton shot a 1-under 70 and is tied for sixth while five other local players made the cut – Dave Jones of Norwich (T13, 71), Bill Hermanson of East Lyme (T18, 72 ), Kevin Shea from Waterford (T30, 73), Mark Toscano from Westerly (T61, 75) and Tony Susi from Gales Ferry (T71, 76). Jones, Hermanson, Toscano and Susi are amateurs.


• Stonington’s Kevin Ferrer (UConn) went 2-for-5 and drove in a run while Anthony Donofrio (Quinnipiac) was 2-for-5 with a brace and two runs scored as the Mystic Schooners beat Martha’s Vineyard 3-1 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

The Schooners (17-11) have won eight of their last 10 games. Matthew Nunan (Boston College) scatter five hits in five innings for the victory while relievers Ken Turner (Bryant) of Ledyard, Reid Easterly (Yale) and Ben Gorski (Rutgers) combined for four hitless relief innings safe with five strikeouts. Gorski deserved the stoppage.

District 10 Baseball (10-12)

• East Lyme beat Mystic 1-0 to reach Tuesday’s Championship round against Waterford in Waterford at 7pm. Mystic’s Braydyn Banks scattered five hits and didn’t walk a batter.

• Waterford beat East Lyme 5-2 on Sunday to advance to the Championship round. Jameson Barlow was the winning pitcher, striking out seven in four innings, and Carson Gallerani had two hits and two RBIs. Cooper Siragusa and John Roberts each had successes for East Lyme.

• Mystic beat Stonington 6-4 on Sunday as Evan Spader and Bryce Williams each had hits for Mystic and pitchers Spader and Holden Salemma combined to allow just three hits with six strikeouts. Wyatt Loughlean, Nolan Hargus and Cole Nichols had hits for Stonington.

District 10 Baseball (8-10)

• Waterford beat East Lyme 14-4 on Sunday as Spencer Haffey was 3-3, Aidan Karasevicz was 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Noah Blatnik and Preston Colucci added 2 runs each. Alex Biscott achieved a triple RBI for East Lyme.

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