Published September 12. 2013 4:00AM
Norwich - Hannah Long and Christina Konstantinidis had a goal and an assist each Wednesday as Norwich Free Academy opened its field hockey season with a 3-2 win over East Lyme in an Eastern Connecticut Conference game.
Megan Weir also scored and Becca Arpin made 13 saves for NFA.
Kaitlyn Favalora scored both goals for East Lyme (1-1, 0-1), Cara Bradley had two assists and Sarah Bond and Sierra McCaffrey combined for 15 saves.
In other games:
• Julia Peay scored off a penalty stroke and Tegan Ward added another first half goal, leading Waterford past Fitch 2-0 in the opener for both teams. Alyssa Mathiowetz added an assist for the Lancers. Fitch goalie Emma Nolan made four saves.
• Williams School opened its season with a 4-2 loss to Ethel Walker of Simsbury. Carrie Meneo scored both goals, Schyler Davis had an assist and Sydney Olstein made six saves for Williams.
• Stonington beat Windham 12-0 in the ECC and season opener for both teams. Libby Morrison, Molly Crowley, Tia LaFrance-Boyce, Abby Blanchard and Casey Williams had two goals each and Megan Dreher and Mackenzie Mahar also scored for Stonington.
• Zach Higgins scored two goals in the first six minutes, leading Fitch past Wheeler 6-1. Frank Norosky had a goal and three assists, while Matt Karst and Christian Urena also scored for the Falcons (2-0). T.J. Condon had a goal for Wheeler (0-1).
• Chandler Ray and Nic Rosa scored goals in Stonington's 2-1 win over Ledyard. Chris Tsang added an assist and goalie Stephen Velepos made seven saves for the Bears (1-0). Walter Factor scored for Ledyard (0-1) and Ben Gill had an assist.
• Connor Murphy scored two goals, while Aaron Schwartz, Max Wolfrey and Daniel Castelpoggi each had one in Waterford's 5-0 shutout of NFA in a season opener for both teams. Jayse Tyropolis, Yianni Longinidis, Wolfrey and Schwartz had assists for Waterford. Austin Schwartz made 10 saves for the Lancers and NFA's Seth Strader had six saves.
• Alex Clippinger and Sal Tinnerello each scored goals to lift Old Lyme past East Hampton 2-0 in a Shoreline Conference opener. Rowan Hallahan and Cooper St. Germain added assists and Spencer Saunders made four saves.
• Williams School's Sotiraq Vangjeli had three goals and two assists in a 7-5 loss to MacDuffie School of Granby, Mass. Andrew Meagher and Jack Fader each had a goal and an assist and Liam Tresnan added an assist for the Blues (0-2).
• Montville and Griswold battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie in the season opener for both teams. Caitlin Turney scored while Maddy Campbell added an assist and Stefanie Szot had nine saves for Montville. Griswold scored on an own goal.
• Mae Sefransky had 19 assists and 17 points as Fitch opened its season with a 3-0 win over Windham. Fitch won 25-7, 25-14, 25-14. Taylor Kelsey had nine kills, Mackenzie Aldridge had eight kills and Sophie Clark had six kills and four blocks for Fitch.
• NFA beat Montville 3-0 in the opener for both teams. Game scores were 25-17, 25-20, 25-10. Olivia Lane had 10 kills, 13 points and eight blocks, Brianne Brennan 10 kills and 18 digs, Sophie Swedin 29 assists and Melissa Castillo 27 digs and 16 points for NFA. Gabby Iaconiello had 24 digs, Mia Ferguson had 10 attacks and Stephanie Jaskiewicz had three aces for Montville.
• Ledyard swept Norwich Tech 25-5, 25-9 and 25-9. Michelle Klinikowski had 11 kills, while Mariah Abstetar and Alyssa Gregory each had five aces for the Colonels (1-0). Kianna Dailey and Kaitlyn Mitchell each had four digs for Norwich Tech (0-2).
• Captains Sara Gaccione (3 aces, 15 digs) and Alysia Rathbun (5 kills, 18 digs, 7 aces) led Wheeler to a 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 victory over Putnam. Paula Herran added eight kills, 20 digs and three aces and Helena Discuillio three aces and three kills for Wheeler (2-0).
• Grasso Tech lost to Ellis Tech in the Constitution State Conference, falling 25-19, 25-18, 25-21. Pam Oliveras had five aces and six kills for Grasso (0-1, 0-1).
• Emma Buckridge won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, qualifying for the Class LL state meet in both events, in NFA's season-opening 94-84 loss at Windsor. Buckridge joined Chloe Marien, Stephanie Lefebvre and Jenilee Antonetty to win the 400 freestyle relay. Lefebvre added a win in the 200 freestyle, while Kylie Gromko took the 100 breaststroke, Marien the 100 freestyle and Kaitlyn Kelly the 100 backstroke.
H.S. cross country
• The Williams School girls finished second to host Chase in the six-team Chase Collegiate Invitational at Waterbury. Maddy Lahm of Williams won with a time of 22:27. Other Williams finishers included Juli Brown (10th, 26:49), Sarah Billis (11th, 26:52), Sofia diTommaso (12th, 27:05), Rachel Goldstein (22nd, 31:17), Christine Gelotte (25th, 33:14) and Kaitlyn Bendick (30th, 34:57).
The Williams boys also finished second to Chase in the six-team field. Justin Shafner of Williams won the race. Also scoring for Williams were: Ben Lahm (3rd), Brien Bradley (6th), Adam Verhoeff (10th), Will Jarrett (21st), Russell Parker (31st) and Josh Goldstein (33rd).
• The Old Lyme boys and girls ran in the West Beach Invitational in Madison on Tuesday.
Ross Golebiewski was the top finisher for the boys, placing third in the 2.8-mile race in 16 minutes. Stuart Ross was fifth (16:02) and Cole McKnight took 14th (16:32).
Abby Guitar led the girls with a 22nd place finish, completing the 2.3-mile course in 16:05. Jenna Duxbury was 27th (16:14) and Meghan Trausch was 31st (16:25).
• Mitchell College extended its losing streak to four straight with a 6-1 loss to Johnson & Wales University, which scored four second half goals. Junior Tayler Surette scored for the Mariners (0-4).
• Kristen Walker scored once in each half, leading New England College to a 2-0 win over Mitchell College. Freshman Shirley Palmer made five saves for Mitchell (0-3).