Stratford’s Alyssa Naeher Plays Two Matches at Rentschler Field, Next Stop Tokyo Olympics

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EAST HARTFORD — Gearing up for her second Olympic Games – and the first as the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Team – a pair of friendly tune-up matches against Mexico at Rentschler Field is the perfect send-off for Stratford native Alyssa Naeher. The team heads to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looking to bring back a gold medal after its run of three straight Olympic gold medals ended with a disappointing quarterfinal loss to Sweden in the 2016 Rio Olympics and a fifth place finish. It was the team’s first Olympic loss since falling to Norway in the

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Hack, Corrigan Head to a Tokyo Olympics ‘More Focused on the Competition’

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By the end of the summer, Louis Zubek, the former rowing coach for Lyme-Old Lyme High School, will be able to say that he has coached not one, but two Olympic athletes.  That’s because Lyme-Old Lyme alumni Austin Hack, 29, and Liam Corrigan, 23, will be part of the U.S. men’s eight boat that races on the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo at this summer’s Olympic Games.  Although Hack and Corrigan are competing in the same boat, Zubek said it was a shame that he didn’t have the opportunity to coach both athletes together at Lyme-Old Lyme — Hack graduated

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