Published September 29. 2013 4:00AM
Woodstock - Mitch Murphy threw for a pair of touchdowns and Eric Stirtan ran for three more as the East Lyme football team won its second straight game, beating Woodstock Academy 40-14 Saturday.
East Lyme is 2-1 after finishing 2-8 last season.
"I'm very excited,'' said first-year East Lyme coach Rudy Bagos. "For us to have two wins already is a good sign.''
Stirtan finished with 141 rushing yards on eight carries, Ben Watts had 78 yards on 10 carries with a TD and Dean Beebe and Mark Chmielewski caught touchdown passes for the Vikings, who led 33-0 at halftime. Defensively, Conner Parker had an interception and Zane Smallidge recovered a fumble.
• Connor Murphy scored twice as unbeaten Waterford handed Montville it first Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division loss of the season, 3-1. Aaron Schwartz also scored for the Lancers (6-0, 3-0) and Max Wolfley added two assists. Gabe Diaz scored for Montville (4-2, 2-1) and goalie Connor Meigs made seven saves.
• East Lyme remained undefeated with a 2-2 tie against Bacon in an ECC Large Division game. Griffin Woods of East Lyme scored with seven seconds left in regulation to tie the game and neither team scored in the two 10-minute overtime periods. East Lyme's Connor Callaghan tied the score at 1-1 with 18 seconds left in the first half. Vasilios Fokaidis had an assist and Zach Kosakowski made six saves for East Lyme (3-0-3, 3-0-1).
• Leonardo Aguirre scored his second goal four minutes into the first overtime to give Stonington a 2-1 win over New London in the ECC Medium. Jake Delapp had an assist for Stonington (6-0-1, 3-0) and Steven Zelepos had two saves. Jose Roman scored for the Whalers (2-3, 0-3) and Josh Vincent had five saves.
• Anthony Malchiodi's second-half goal lifted St. Bernard to a 1-0 win over Tourtellotte in the ECC Small Division. J.T. Gorman assisted on the score and Ryan Dillon made four saves for St. Bernard (2-4, 2-2).
• Timothy Paz scored his second goal of the game in the first overtime, lifting Norwich Free Academy past Fitch, 3-2, in the ECC Large. Andris Vitale also scored for the Wildcats (5-1, 4-0) while Mason Rivera added an assist and goalie Seth Strader made five saves. Frank Norosky scored two goals and Matt Pastor had an assist for Fitch (4-3, 1-3), which lost starting goalie Adam Jacey (13 saves) who broke his leg.
• Ledyard dropped a 2-1 decision to Woodstock Academy in an ECC Large Division game. Walter Factor's goal gave Ledyard (1-6, 0-4) a 1-0 halftime lead. Ben McHale made six saves for Ledyard.
• Sotiraq Vangjeli scored a goal and Jack Fader added an assist in the Williams School's 1-1 tie with Falmouth Academy. The Blues fell to 0-5-1.
• Paola Vangjeli scored three goals, leading Williams School to a 5-3 win over Hyde-Woodstock. Abby Smith had a goal and two assists, Camisha Moore had a goal and Tori Hersant had three saves for Williams (1-3).
• Unbeaten Ledyard cruised to a 25-15, 25-8, 25-6 win over Woodstock in the ECC Large Division. Jenny Nohara had 15 assists and Mariah Abstetar seven service aces for the Colonels (8-0, 3-0).
• Waterford beat Plainfield 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 Friday in an ECC Medium Division match. Amanda Tourjee had 20 assists, Lexi Moger had 12 kills and Jill Sykora had 10 digs for Waterford (4-4, 3-0).
Boys' cross country
• James Rose finished second (16:48) to help St. Bernard place third in the small school division of the Winding Trails Invite in Farmington. Jonathan Cabral was eighth (17:45) for the Saints, who had 99 points and finished behind Lewis Mills (48) and NW Regional (62) while Nick Kane cracked the top 25 in 22nd (18:37).
Girls' cross country
• Ellen Arvidson and Heather Wallace each finished in the top 10 as St. Bernard placed third in the small division of the Winding Trails Invite. Arvidson was eighth (21:34) and Wallace 10th (21:42) for the Saints, whose 90 points trailed Berlin (47) and NW Regional (61). Autumn Kane, Hatte Grant and Corrie Meehan finished 23rd, 24th and 25th, respectively, for St. Bernard.