Panthers run to tri-meet sweep

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Sep. 23—SOUTH WINDSOR — Jack Mattingly finished first overall ( 17: 18) over 3.1 miles at Nevers Park and the E.O. Smith boys cross country team swept a Central Connecticut Conference East Division tri- meet with victories over South Windsor (1546) and Manchester (2431) on Wednesday.

Jacob Smey followed in second place (17:42) for the Panthers ( 3- 0 overall, 3- 0 league) while Arrington Scagliano was fourth (18:27) and Brendan Cook finished seventh (18:40).

In other meets. ... Kai Mitchell placed 10th ( 22: 24) overall for Coventry, which fell to Granby ( 15- 50) and Stafford ( 27- 28) in a North Central Connecticut Conference tri- meet at Laidlaw Park. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Alexandra Magrey finished first ( 21: 42) while Julia Mansella crossed the finish line in eighth place ( 27: 31) as Coventry dropped a pair of 15-50 NCCC decisions to Stafford and Granby Memorial at Laidlaw Park.

Gabriella Hernandez was the overall winner ( 20: 50), Alexis Buskey took third (21:07) and Briana Ashton placed fourth ( 21: 52) as E. O. Smith ( 4- 0 overall, 4- 0 league) defeated South Windsor ( 25- 30) and Manchester ( 23- 26) in a Central Connecticut Conference tri- meet at Nevers Park in South Windsor.

BOYS SOCCER

Erik Buden stopped six shots for RHAM ( 2- 2- 1 overall, 1- 1- 1 league) in a 2-0 CCC East Division loss to South Windsor in Hebron.

Drew Monteserin scored both goals for the Bobcats (3-0-2, 3-0-2) with the first coming on a successful penalty kick.

Windham Tech and Ellis Tech battled through 80 minutes of scoreless regulation play and 20 minutes of overtime in a Connecticut Technical Conference Charter Oak East Division draw played in Willimantic.

Goalkeeper Lucas Tarbell made two saves between the pipes for the Mighty Tigers (3-1-1 overall, 3- 0- 1 league).

GIRLS SOCCER

Magda Carpenter and Emily McKelvey scored less than two minutes apart in the first half when Lyman Memorial took a 3- 0 halftime lead and the Bulldogs opened their ECC Division IV schedule with a 6- 0 victory over Tourtellotte in Lebanon.

Leah Comeroski scored two goals and had two

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assists for the Bulldogs ( 4- 0- 1 overall, 1- 0 league). Nevaeh Shiffrin and Allysa Judd also scored goals while Maddie Archer added two assists. Becca Zeigler also had an assist in the win.

VOLLEYBALL

Charlotte Jordan had 11 kills, six digs and two aces while Abby Polo finished with 32 assists, nine digs and three aces as Coventry fell in five games to Woodstock Academy in a non- conference match at Matthew J. Hurlock Gymnasium.

Sarah Miller added 22 digs for the Patriots (4-3), who won the first game (25-23), dropped the next two (25-13 and 25-15) and then forced Game 5 with a 25- 22 victory in Game 4.

The Centaurs (7-0) won the final game, 16- 14. Sophia Gronski had 26 assists for Woodstock Academy.

Lyman Memorial had its 5- match winning streak come to a halt by undefeated Griswold, 25- 20, 24- 26, 25- 15 and 25- 21 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference inter- division match in Jewett City.

Kassidy LaTour paced the Bulldogs (5-2) with 13 kills, 18 assists and 15 digs. Carlee DeRoehn added 18 kills and 21 digs while Arianna Garcia contributed 25 digs.

Kuranda Ruggerio had 27 assists, eight kills, three blocks, 13 digs and three aces for the Wolverines (4-0), who dropped their first game of the season after sweeping Wheeler, Fitch and East Lyme in their first three matches.

Lani Fecho won 12 service points and had 12 digs to help lead RHAM (5-1) in a 25- 19, 25- 10, 25- 8 CCC inter- division victory over Maloney in Meriden.

Neve Tyler added 15 digs and Sarah West had eight kills and four blocks for the Raptors.