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Bulldogs race to victory

Chronicle Staff Reports

LEBANON — Josh Cardinal (20:22), Cody Mathewson (22:23) Jeffry Stober (20:24), Shane Franson (20:41) and Matthew Bauer (20.42) took the first five places as the Lyman Memorial boys cross country team opened up their Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III schedule with a 15-50 victory on Tuesday afternoon over Windham.

Giovann Rivera was the top finisher for the Whips (0-1 overall, 0-1 Division III) in seventh (21:22) while Alexis Cortes placed ninth (22:16).

In other cross country meets.......

Sklyar Sears finished first overall over the 3.1-mile course in 21:13 as Parish Hill swept Metropolitan Learning Center and Public Safety Academy by identical 15-50 scores in a Capital Region Athletic League tri-meet.

Jacob Perez was second (21:20) while Angelo Pinto placed third (22:20) and Gavin Horning Kane was fourth (22:20) for the Pirates (2-0, 2-0 CRAL).


Laura Jepson, Zoe Lachut and Julianna Hallin had goals for RHAM in a 3-1 Central Connecticut Conference East Patriot Division victory over E.O. Smith in Hebron.

Sierra Blank made two saves for the Sachems (2-0 overall, 2-0 Patriot).

Julia Alicea scored for the Panthers (0-2, 0-2).



Miranda Graves was the overall winner (20:49) and E.O. Smith, in its only home meet of the season at Mansfield Hollow State Park, captured four of the top five places in a 20-39 CCC Patriot East Division victory over RHAM (20-39).

Talisse Thompson followed in second (20:56) while Molly Kissane was fourth (21:04) and Liz Rose placed fifth (21:08) for the Panthers (2-0, 1-0 Patriot).

E.O. also defeated South Windsor (16-41) in a CCC East Colonial Division cross-over match-up.

RHAM (1-1, 0-1 Patriot) also picked up a win over South Windsor (25-30) with Brooke Almedia finishing third (20:58) and Patty Cary sixth (21:23).

• Kelsey Zator (26:46) and Nicolette Cordy (26:50) finished first and second overall for Parish Hill in a pair of 15-50 CRAL victories over Metropolitan Learning Center and Public Safety Academy in Chaplin.


Sydney Crawford was first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.12) and placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke to qualify for the CIAC Class S state meet in both events for Lyman Memorial/Windham in a 92-74 Eastern Connecticut Conference loss to Norwich Free Academy in Willimantic.

Christina Clouser (200-yard free, 2:37.49) and Megan Rice (100-yard backstroke, 1:31.19) also picked up first-place finishes for Lyman Memorial/Windham (0-2 overall, 0-2 ECC), which won a pair of relay events.

Alexa Adams, Macallister Franci, Clouser and Allison Powers were first in the 200 freestyle relay while Leslie Hisman, Clouser, Crawford and Franchi won the 400 freestyle relay.

• Olivia Stebbins won the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.11) and was one of five individual event winners for E.O. Smith in a 93-82 CCC inter-division victory over Plainville at Mansfield Community Center.

The Panthers (1-0) also received first-place finishes from Mary Iacampo (500 freestyle, 6:33.31), Amelia Giest (100 butterfly, 1:14.51), Leah Harnisch (100 backstroke, 1:12.28) and Haley Jaquith (diving, 151.30).



Colleen Macavoy finished with 12 kills as Coventry swept Rockville by game scores of 25-6, 25-8 and 25-14 in a North Central Connecticut Conference match at the Matthew J. Hurlock Gymnasium.

Kat Merisotis added eight aces and 10 digs for the Patriots (2-0 overall, 2-0 NCCC).


Zach Allard scored an unassisted goal in the second half as Lyman Memorial and Fitch went on to play to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in an ECC inter-division game at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton.

Clark Vigue (8 saves) made several big stops in goal to keep the Bulldogs (1-0-1) in the game.

Allard then hit the back of the net to tie things up after the Falcons (1-0-1) took the lead in the 23rd minute.


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