Local college roundup: Coast Guard women edge MIT

Cambridge, Mass. - Freshman Meghan Fornaro made two key baskets in the final five minutes and her free throw with five seconds left iced the game as Coast Guard Academy beat Massachusetts Institute of Technology 36-32 in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference women's basketball game Tuesday night.

Fornaro, who led the Bears with nine rebounds, had six of her team-high tying 10 points in the final five minutes as she scored the Bears final six points.

Junior Kaitlin Ward also had ten points as Coast Guard (4-3, 2-1), which had won just one conference game in each of the last two seasons.

In other games:

• Kaylee Cerruto had 28 points and Amanda Garcia added 14 points and eight rebounds as Mitchell College won its first game of the season, trouncing Lesley, 84-36, in a New England Collegiate Conference game.

Kate Mulloy had 11 points and nine rebounds for Mitchell (1-6, 1-0) and Suzie Barbosa added 11 points. Ari Dimou scored 11 for the Lynx (1-5, 0-1).

Men's basketball

• Anthony Epps (30 points) was one of four Mitchell players to score in double figures as it beat Western Connecticut State, 86-70.

Joshua Ford had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Mitchell (4-3) while Alex Del Rio had 11 points and eight assists. Devonta Mosley added 12 points. Phil Starks scored 20 for the Colonels (0-6).

Men's hockey

• Luc Van Natter had a goal and two assists as Manhattanville beat Connecticut College, 5-3. Scott Hudson scored twice for the Valiants (8-2-1) and Alex Scola had 32 saves. J.C. Cangelosi had a goal and two assists for Conn (1-4-1) and Dawson Luke and Keith Veronesi both scored.

Women's hockey

• Nicole Giannino scored twice as Holy Cross beat Conn College, 2-0.

Rebecca Fleming had an assist for the Crusaders (7-3-1). Amy Leichliter had 15 saves for the Camels (2-3-1).

College honors

• Coast Guard senior tight end Casey Paris was named to the D3football.com All-East Regional team.

Paris, a New England Football Conference Bogan Division second team selection, was named third team All-East.

He finished with 43 43 receptions for 527 yards and six touchdowns.

• Hayden Riley, a junior at Springfield College and The Day's 2009 Player of the Year from Stonington High School, was named to the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference All-Academic team in field hockey for the second straight year.

On the field, Riley scored a pair of goals for the Pride in 2012, incuding the game-winner against WPI on Oct. 6.

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