Local college roundup: Conn upsets No. 7 Middlebury in women's soccer
New London - Astrid Kempainen scored in the first half and it held up to give the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Middlebury, the seventh-ranked team in NCAA Division III, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Sunday.
Kempainen's shot came from 25 yards out in the 35th minute with Aina Torres assisting. Natalie Signor made six saves for Conn (3-6-1, 1-6) and the backfield of Morgan Cowie-Haskell, Amanda Onofrio and Rebecca Raymond were also key to the victory. Middlebury is 8-1-1, 5-1-1.
In other games:
• UConn played to a 1-1 tie with No. 20 Marquette in a Big East Conference game. Jennifer Skogerboe of UConn tied the game, scoring on a penalty kick at 62:01. Jessica Montrose made 10 saves for UConn (7-6-2, 3-4-1).
• Connecticut College and Middlebury played to a 1-1, double-overtime tie in a NESCAC game. Conn's Dillon Kerr scored in the 47th minute to tie the game. Marino Patrk had an assist and Casey Mraini made six saves for Conn (3-2-5, 0-2-5).
• Mitchell College won three of the five singles matches and beat Lesley University 5-4 in a New England Collegiate Conference match. Carly Paterson of Gales Ferry, Jennifer Schmidt and Dominique Lacroix won their matches for the Mariners (3-6, 2-4).
• Mitchell College won the first set, but Lesley University rallied for a 3-1 win in a NECC match. Waterford's Danielle Johnson had nine kills for Lesley, which won 20-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18. Kendra Erskine had 10 kills and Arianna Thomas and Gloria Charles had 22 digs each for Mitchell (5-8, 2-1).
• Anna Kenyon had two goals and an assist as Middlebury beat Connecticut College 1-0 in a NESCAC game. Becca Napolitano made 14 saves for Conn (5-5, 2-5). Middlebury (10-0, 7-0) in No. 2 in the latest NCAA Div. III poll.
• Connecticut College's coed team finished 16th out of 19 teams at the Moody Trophy Regatta in Rhode Island.
Stanford University won the event with 61 points and Conn had 191. Kevin Martland and Ellis Tonnissi were 16th in the A Division with 119 points and Pearson Potts and Nicholas Arabia were ninth in the B Division with 72.
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