June 25, 2022

Wildcats Celebrate Senior Day with Scoring Bonanza Against Montville in Inaugural Game on New Turf Field

Aggie Hunt blasts the ball into the net for the second goal in Saturday’s game against Montville. All photos by Elizabeth Mauro.

OLD LYME — It was a huge day in her first season as coach for Kendra Flaherty’s Old Lyme soccer girls.

Celebrating the Seniors with the Old Lyme’s unique and time-honored tradition of decorated sheets.

Saturday was not only Senior Day, when the seniors are honored at their last home game of the regular season, but it was also the team’s first game on the brand new, all-weather field at Lyme-Old Lyme High School … and the team set out to celebrate both events with no holds barred.

Ella Curtiss-Reardon kicks the ball past the Montville keeper for the Wildcat’s third goal.

The girls came out onto the field exuberantly and by the end of the game had put a total of five goals past the Montville keeper, while their opponents had yet to find the net.
In the first half, Abby Manthous started the scoring after 14 minutes off an assist from Kate Walsh.
Next to score was Aggie Hunt with 11 minutes left in the half and assisted by Alexis Fenton.

Hannah Britt displays some deft footwork during the game.

One minute later, Ella Curtiss-Reardon scored the ‘Cats third goal unassisted and then the fourth came from Kate Walsh assisted by Lyla Powers.

Maddie McCulloch prepares to make a shot.

After the scoring bonanza in the first half, Old Lyme slowed things down in the second half but still managed to add a fifth goal after 13 minutes when Alexis Fenton stepped up and drove a penalty kick home.

Wildcat goalie Rhyleigh Russell (in pink) came in for the injured Olivia Kelly and made five important saves.

Old Lyme keeper Olivia Kelly made one save before leaving on the game with an injury. She was replaced by Rhyleigh Russell, who went on to make five saves for the Wildcats.


  1. Andrea Fenton says

    Congrats to all the wonderful Seniors! Still looking forward to more regular season games , SHorelines and States!