Fitch volleyball grinds out a 3-2 victory over NFA


The Fitch High School volleyball team, which graduated nine seniors last season and played a difficult early-season schedule, nevertheless outlasted NFA 3-2 Monday night to remain unbeaten in ECC Division I play.

H.S. soccer: Waterford edges Stonington 1-0 in girls' soccer

Mia Brennan scored an unassisted goal in the 16th minute as Waterford edged Stonington 1-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II girls' soccer game on Monday.

Darien No. 1 in The Day's football poll while New London receives votes

Darien maintains its hold as the top-ranked team in The Day's Top 10 state coaches' poll after last Saturday's 42-35 win over Greenwich. New London receives votes for the first time this season after last Friday's 41-7 rout of Killingly.

H.S. roundup: Cheney Tech pulls away from Thames River

Cheney Tech came out and dominated the second half to pull away for a 42-18 victory over the Thames River Crusaders in a Constitution State Conference football game on Saturday at East Lyme High School.

New London routs Killingly to remain unbeaten

Melquann Gomez threw four touchdowns as New London thumped Killingly on Friday night, 41-7, to improve to 3-0, one more win than it had last season.

COLUMNS

During Pamela Lancaster Pettinari's 50 years, there never was a cloudy day

Sometimes, providence is truly divine, what with the cloudless, resplendent afternoon provided...

UCONN

Diaco encouraged by UConn's progress despite record

UConn is taking the glass half-full approach while preparing for Thursday's nationally-televised game at No. 6 Houston, insisting it is better than its .500 record indicates.

Syracuse uses late 99-yard TD drive to put away UConn 31-24

Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for a school-record 270 yards and two touchdowns and Syracuse beat UConn 31-24 on Saturday

UConn looking to increase offensive production against Syracuse

The UConn football team is hoping to increase its offensive production and comfort zone starting with Saturday's nonconference game against former Big East foe Syracuse. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Rentschler Field.

COLLEGES

Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

Ed Orgeron says that as a Louisiana native, it's "a dream" to have the opportunity to be LSU's head coach

Bama running game rolling along with Harris, freshmen

Alabama's running game has continued to roll along with considerable help from a running quarterback and a couple of freshmen backs

No. 8 Wisconsin moves up in AP poll, LSU moves out of poll

Wisconsin moved up to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves take Albany's Oakes with No. 8 pick in NLL draft

The New England Black Wolves selected Seth Oakes of Albany with the No. 8 overall pick in Monday night's National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

Local roundup: Hermanson leads Connecticut Senior Amateur

East Lyme's Bill Hermanson, the defending champion, shot an even-par 70 take take the 18-hole lead in the 71st Connecticut Senior Amateur Championship golf tournament at Madison Country Club on Monday.

Local roundup: No. 22 Conn now 7-0 in women's soccer

Connecticut College scored a pair of first-half goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory over Colby College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer match on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Freeman, Coleman lift Falcons past Saints, 45-32

Tevin Coleman rushes for 3 TDs as Falcons beat Saints 45-32

Yankees avoid sweep, beat Blue Jays 7-5 in testy game

Mark Teixeira hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and Aaron Hicks added a game-winning blast as the New York Yankees avoided a four-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Monday night

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., NESN, YES, ESPN2, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, or Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros.

Boxing

8 p.m., FS1 — Bryant Perrella vs. Yordenis Ugas in a welterweight bout from Santa Fe, N.M.

Hockey

8 p.m., ESPN — World Cup: Canada vs. Europe in Finals Game 1 from Toronto.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen at Monaco.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Borussia Dortmund.

2:30 p.m., FS2 — UEFA Champions League: Tottenham at CSKA Moscow

2:30 p.m., FSN — UEFA Champions League: Porto at Leicester City

7:55 p.m., FS2 — Futsal World Cup semifinal: Iran vs. Russia, at Medellin, Colombia