Ledyard — Norwich Free Academy had a hard week of practice leading up to Friday night's Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I football opener. A six-point loss to No. 4 Cheshire didn't sit well with coach Jason Bakoulis. The Wildcats got the message, jumping out to a 21-0 lead and scoring on their first four drives on the way to a 35-6 rout of the Colonels. NFA improved to 2-1 overall. "I'm proud of these guys," Bakoulis said. "They had a hard week of a lot of hard coaching.
Stonington — Stonington faced its stiffest challenge so far this season on Thursday. Coach Paul deCastro was curious to see how the Bears would respond to playing Woodstock Academy in an early-season showdown between two undefeated boys' soccer teams. Stonington emerged with a hard fought 2-1 victory in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II action. The Bears improved to 6-0, 3-0. "They've been a perennial ECC power for many, many years," deCastro said of Woodstock.
• The annual Whale Cup women's soccer game between Coast Guard Academy and Connecticut College will take place on Wednesday afternoon (4:30) at Connecticut College. Conn College has dominated the series, winning 15 of 16 meetings. Coast Guard's only win came in 2010. The Camels (4-0-1) are off to a fast start. Senior Michelle Medina is the leading scorer with three goals and one assist. The Camels have allowed just three goals in five games.
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Selecting a term
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