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Four-time defending state champion Old Lyme eliminates Warriors, 4-0

Canton’s Allison Celmer (3) battles with Old Lyme’s Lydia Tinnerello (20) for control of the ball in Tuesday’s Class S girls soccer game. Old Lyme eliminated the Warriors, 4-0. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

OLD LYME, November 12 – Junior Kaylee Armenia scored twice as the four-time defending Class S champion Old Lyme girls soccer team eliminated Canton, 4-0, in a first round contest in bitterly cold temperatures and snow flurries on Tuesday.

Sophomore Ali Kyle and freshman Alexis Fenton each added a goal for the Wildcats, who won their 14th straight Class S tournament game. Since 2014, the Wildcats are 17-0-1 in the Class S tournament. No. 8 Old Lyme won the Class S title in 2018, 2017 and 2016 along with sharing the championship in 2015.

Goalie Sam Gray made six saves for Old Lyme (11-3-4) to earn the shutout in tough conditions. The temperature was in the high 20s with wind gusts and snow swirling around the field.

Canton’s Chelsea Mitchell (21) and Lauren Almeida (7) move the ball in Tuesday’s Class S game in Old Lyme played in snow flurries. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton senior Chelsea Mitchell had six shots but was held scoreless. Mitchell ends her soccer career in Canton as the leading scorer in team history with 41 goals. She broke the previous career record of 33 set by Morgan Smith from 2008-11.

Mitchell had a team-leading 14 goals this season for the No. 25 seeded Warriors, who finish with a 6-10-1 record. Canton goalie Julia Lau made nine stops in net.

Canton’s Grace Treacy (23) gets set to make a pass in Tuesday’s Class S tournament game in Old Lyme. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Old Lyme 4, Canton 0
At Old Lyme
Canton (6-10-1)              0  0  — 0
Old Lyme (11-3-4)          2  2  — 4
Goals: Kaylee Armenia (OL) 2, Ali Kyle (OL), Alexis Fenton (OL); Assist: Kyle, Lydia Tinnerello (OL); Saves: Julia Lau (Ca) 9; Sam Gray (OL) 6

Canton’s Lauren Almeida (7) dribbles downfield in Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to defending state champion Old Lyme. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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