Pictured: Old Saybrook recognized its four seniors before Saturday’s home match against East Lyme. From left: defender Alex Calle-Peralta, goalie Ryan Slisz, center back Nick Scalzo and midfielder/striker Nick Rothman. (Contributed Photo)
Junior striker Cam DeAngelo took on the starring role on Senior Day at Old Saybrook High School.
DeAngelo scored both Old Saybrook goals in a 2-0 out-of-conference victory over East Lyme, sending the Rams to their 12th win in 13 matches this season.
Sophomore Brayden Cody on the first score, and junior Jack Forrestt on the latter, assisted DeAngelo. Senior goalkeeper Ryan Slisz recorded the shutout.
Slisz, midfielder/striker Nick Rothman, center back Nick Scalzo and defender/first-year Rams player Alex Calle-Peralta were recognized before the match.
With the support of his team and coaching staff, Slisz stepped forward to fill a need in goal this season. Scalzo was First Team All-Shoreline last season, while Rothman was Second Team All-Shoreline. And Calle-Peralta won championships with his school in Ecuador before coming to the United States.
Old Saybrook improved to 12-0-1 and atop the Shoreline Conference standings ahead of rival Morgan (10-2-1). The Rams also have the winningest record in Class S – they have won the last two state championships — ahead of Holy Cross of Waterbury (10-0-2).
The Rams have three regular-season games remaining starting with Tuesday’s home match against Cromwell (3:45pm).
In other Saturday action:
Morgan 2, East Lyme 1
Morgan remained unbeaten through 13 matches, with Taylor Maher providing the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute for a 2-1 victory over East Lyme.
The Huskies improved to 9-0-4 with the out-of-conference win, the sixth in their last seven matches. Morgan is one of five remaining unbeaten teams in Class M.
Maher scored at 62:15 on an assist from Logan Pernal.
The Huskies grabbed a 1-0 lead just 7:36 into the match when Caeley Ayer converted off an assist from Maher. The Vikings (10-2-0) had tied the game with 2:19 gone in the second half on an unassisted goal from Meredith Healey.
“It was a great win against a top Class L school and the No. 1 team (by points) in the ECC,” Morgan coach Steve Sullivan said.
Morgan is jockeying with Old Lyme (8-0-4) for the top seed in the Shoreline Conference. The Wildcats also went outside the Shoreline on Saturday, beating Montville 5-0.
Morgan outshot East Lyme 10-7. Huskies keeper Angelina Comiskey finished with 6 saves. Lillian Massung and Morgan Dube combined for 8 saves for East Lyme.
The Huskies have three regular-season games remaining starting with Monday’s match at Haddam-Killingworth (3:45pm).