Caleb Holdridge's goal with 20 seconds left in sudden death overtime gave top-seeded Waterford a dramatic 13-12 victory over old nemesis East Lyme in the ECC boys' lacrosse tournament championship game on Thursday night.
For as much all-business as she radiates on the field, effortless play at shortstop, game-winning hit, Ledyard High School freshman Samantha Money smiled her way through the postgame Thursday afternoon.
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In addition to her defensive mastery at shortstop, NFA senior Sara Cote was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an intentional walk as top-seeded NFA won the ECC Division I softball tournament title with a 6-2 victory over No. 3 Griswold.
East Lyme is starting to roll at the right time again. The Vikings beat top-seeded Ledyard 4-2 on Thursday in the ECC baseball tournament semifinals and will play rival Waterford for the title on Friday at Fitch.
No. 4 Woodstock Academy, which already won ECC tournament championships in girls' soccer and volleyball, added lacrosse to the list of banners this season, following their 11-9 win over top-seeded Stonington.
The NCAA announced a five-year strategy Monday providing guidelines for decision making across all three divisions, the first time the NCAA has come up with a cross-divisional plan for a single sport.
Fourth-seeded Old Lyme broke open a tight game with a six-run outburst in the third and the Wildcats went on to defeat No. 5 Hale-Ray 10-3 in the quarterfinals of the Shoreline Conference softball tournament on Thursday.