LEDYARD — Antonia Reynolds placed fourth over the 3.1 mile course at Ledyard High to pace the Stonington High girls’ cross country team’s ECC non-league, tri-meet split with Ledyard and Wheeler Tuesday.
Reynolds finished with a time of 22 minutes, 32 seconds.
The Bears (5-2) lost to Ledyard, 18-39, and topped Wheeler, 19-40. Ledyard (5-2) beat Wheeler, 16-46. The Lions fell to 2-5. Ledyard’s Megan Brawner was the winner in 21:03.
Stonington placed three runners in the top 10. Behind Reynolds, Anna Bornstein was sixth in 22:38 and Serena Monteiro placed ninth in 23:27. Elise Huysman (11th, 23:47) and Caralyn Granato (13th, 24:08) rounded out the Bears’ top five scorers.
Stonington returns to race Griswold and Lyman 4 p.m. Tuesday.
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Stonington splits tri-meet
LEDYARD — Stonington gave ECC Large opponent Ledyard a battle, but fell in a 25-30 decision Tuesday in an ECC non-league tri-meet.
The Bears finished with a split afater 19-39 win over Wheeler.
Bryce Hadman covered the 3.1-mile course in 17:18 for Ledyard, which rose to 6-1 after topping Wheeler, 19-36. The Colonels prevailed thanks to producing the meet’s top three finishers. The victory over Wheeler (3-4) raised the Bears’ record to 5-2.
Kieran Thoran was the first Stonington finisher and fourth overall to finish in 18:18. Will Robinson placed sixth in 18:53, Frank Sternberg was seventh in 19:00 and Seth Burger was eighth in 19:03. Jacob Aubrecht completed Stonington’s scoring with a ninth-place finish in 19:06.
“We had a nice pack, but Ledyard had some quick runners,” Stonington coach Jenna Ross said.
Stonington returns to action at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Griswold in a tri-meet with Lyman Memorial.
Stonington ....................... 5
Plainfield ......................... 0
PLAINFIELD, Conn. — Stonington opened ECC Medium Division play Tuesday with a lopsided win.
The Bears (4-0-1, 1-0 ECC-Medium) led 3-0 at halftime and outshot Plainfield 11-2 for thee game.
Thomas St. Rock scored two goals and assisted on another. Chris Tsang and Chandler Ray each had a goal and an assist, and Matt Prue scored one goal.
St. Rock opened the scoring on a corner kick from Tsang 9 minutes, 46 seconds into the game.
Ray made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal 18:38 into the half and assisted on St. Rock’s second goal with 10:03 left in the 40-minute session.
Tsang and Prue scored unassisted in the first 25:03 of the second half.
Jarod Beauregard made eight saves for the Panthers (1-4), who are the only team Stonington has played that has had a win at the time the game was played.
Stonington has a home game on Thursday against ECC-Medium Killingly. The opening kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.
STONINGTON — Stonington coach Jenna Tucchio was expecting a tougher game Tuesday.
And why not.
Waterford came in with a 2-2 overall record and a 2-1 mark in the Ecc.
The Lancers had beaten East Lyme 3-1 and East Lyme took Stonington until just after the buzzer before succombing 2-1 four days earlier.
But Stonington scored 4 minutes and 15 seconds into the first half, tacked on six more over the next 22:33 and led 7-0 at halftime.
Molly Crowley and Elizabeth Morrison scored three goals apiece, and Margot Calmar had three assists.
Meg O’Lari and Casey Williams scored one goal apiece, and Meagan Dreher, Celeste Courtney, Sam Shroyer and Lauren Hultgren each had an assist.
The Bears (4-0, 4-0 ECC)scored on five of their 11 penalty corners.
“We were more productive than we’ve been. We executed them better,” Tucchio said.
Morrison scored the first goal of the first half, assisted by Hultgren. Crowley scored the final goal of the half, assisted by Calmar. Both of them were on corners.
The Bears outshot the Lancers 13-2. Both Waterford shots came in the second half and were stopped by freshman Cameron Dreher, who entered the game after halftime.
Stonington plays one of the early ECC contenders on Friday when it plays at Killingly at 3:45 p.m. It will be the Bears’ first game on grass.
Killingly and Norwich Free Academy are second to Stonington with 3-1 records. Killingly beat NFA 1-0 on Monday.