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Local roundup: NFA rallies past Lyman in volleyball

Published September 19. 2013 4:00AM

Norwich - Sophie Swedin had 26 assists and 15 digs as the Norwich Free Academy volleyball team rallied from a two-game deficit to beat Lyman Memorial on Wednesday, 21-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, 21-19.

Melissa Castillo had 43 digs for NFA (4-1) and Abby Mattern added 34 digs.

In other matches:

• Unbeaten Ledyard swept Waterford, 26-24, 25-10 and 25-14, behind the play of Mariah Abstetar who had eight aces and 25 digs. Chloe Hespeler added five kills and four blocks and Michelle Klinikowski had nine kills for the Colonels (4-0). The Lancers fell to 1-3.

• Jordan Venditto had 24 assists to pace East Lyme a 26-24, 25-12, 25-13 win over Bacon Academy. Catherine Buckley had eight aces for East Lyme (4-1) and Brooke Soderberg had six aces.

• Mae Sefransky had 11 assists as Fitch beat Plainfield 25-18, 25-16, 25-10. Caroline Taber had six kills for Fitch (3-1) and Michelina Pinto had six digs.

• Jenna Ritchie had six aces and four assists as Norwich Tech won its first match with a 25-3, 25-14, 25-9 win over Cheney Tech of Manchester in the Constitution State Conference East. Kobi Favreau had five kills, two digs and two aces for the Warriors (1-3, 1-1).

• Nicole Rodriguez had 12 service points while Serenity Kidd Brewer added 10 service points, four kills and two digs in Grasso Tech's win over Putnam in the CSC East. Game scores were 19-25, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-20. Pam Oliveras had six kills for the Eagles.

• Old Lyme won the first set (25-15) before dropping three straight (18-25, 20-25, 22-25) in a loss to Cromwell in the Shoreline Conference. Megan Astley had six kills and 14 digs and Kaleigh Reynolds added 12 service points for the Wildcats.

H.S. field hockey

• Sam Linhares had a goal and two assists as Williams School and Hamden Hall played to a 2-2 overtime tie. Victoria Ferrigno also scored for the Blues (0-1-1), Charlotte Harvey and Simone Kronholm added assists and goalile Syden Olstein made two saves.

Men's soccer

• Connecticut College battled third-ranked Amherst to a 0-0 double overtime tie in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The Camels are 2-1-1, 0-1-1.

Women's volleyball

• Alex McDevitt had 17 kills and 13 digs for Conn College, but it wasn't enough as Roger Williams won the match 24-26, 25-17, 25-14, 12-25, 15-9. Emily Arterbury had 42 assists and five digs for the Camels (3-4) and Jamie Balkin added 23 digs.

College golf

• Sophomore Matt Grudgen earned medalist honors with a season-low 82, leading Mitchell College past Anna Maria College, 362-380, at Shennecossett Golf Course. Michael Pinkerton and Nick Braunreuther each had a 90 for the Mariners.

Local golf

• Bill Hermanson of Black Hall Club in Old Lyme made a strong run at the 2013 New England Senior Amateur Championship before finishing tied for second overall.

With a two-round total of 6-over 146, Hermanson was just one shot behind champion Shawn McLoughlin, 70, of Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury. McLoughlin also won the Super Senior Division trophy. Hermanson fired rounds of 71 and 75 at Portland Country Club in Falmouth, Me.

Boys' cross country

• NFA's Connor Gralton (15:55) and Tyler Sholes (16:01) placed first and second, respectively, to pace NFA past Waterford (15-50), Plainfield (17-46) and Woodstock Academy (26-29) on Tuesday. Normand Manning also finished fifth for NFA (6-0, 2-0 ECC Large). Waterford (3-2, 2-1 ECC Medium) beat Plainfield (24-37) and lost to Woodstock (15-50).

Girls' cross country

• Kerri Ruffo finished first (18:21) as Plainfield beat Waterford (16-39), NFA (22-35) and Woodstock (24-31) on Tuesday. NFA beat Waterford (20-43) and Woodstock (28-29). Waterford lost to Woodstock (18-41). Margaret Lewerk placed eighth (20:26), Kelsie Hall ninth (20:26) and Evelyn Cournoyer 10th (20:29) for NFA (3-3, 1-1 ECC Large). Jeannette Mooney was seventh (20:05) for Waterford (1-4, 1-2 ECC Medium).

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