July 31, 2021

Both Old Lyme Soccer Teams Crush North Branford Opponents; Girls Win 7-0, Boys 6-0

A corner taken by Abby Manthous (center) led to Old Lyme’s second goal against North Branford and she also assisted the third goal scored by the Wildcats. Photo by E. Mauro.

LYME/OLD LYME — In a remarkable display of strength and skill, both Old Lyme soccer teams came away with convincing victories over their North Branford counterparts Wednesday afternoon. Playing at home, the Old Lyme girls won 7-0 while the boys, playing away, handed a 6-0 defeat to the Thunderbirds.

First half goals in the girl’s game were scored by Mackenize Machnik assisted by Alexis Fenton with 27:59 on the clock and then Grace Lathrop headed in the second goal off of a corner kick by Abby Manthous with 15:21 remaining.

Alexis Fenton scored 1 minute and 50 seconds into the second half with an Abby Manthous assist followed by a Livie Bass goal with 28:02 left in the half. Alexis Fenton had the assist on the second goal in the second half.

Ella Curtis-Reardon assisted Kayla O’Leary’s goal with 10:31 on the clock and Maddie McCullouch scored the sixth goal unassisted with 8:21 remaining.

Maddie McCullouch (center) scored the sixth goal for Old Lyme unassisted. Photo by E. Mauro.

The seventh and final goal came when Alexis Fenton scored a penalty after she had been tripped in the box with around six minutes left in the game.

Sam Grey made two saves for the Wildcats in goal.

The boy’s game saw both Anders Silberberg and Jesper Silberberg contribute two goals and an assist each, while Owen Macadam and Tim O’Brien also both scored a goal apiece.

Avery Welch, Nevin Joshy and Lucas Dasilva each added assists for the Wildcats.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for Old Lyme and made one save.

Michael Virginelli was in goal for North Branford and notched seven saves.

Old Lyme’s record is now 3-0-1.

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