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Local colleges: Conn men's lacrosse team edges Colby in 4 OTs

Published April 01. 2012 4:00AM

New London - Tyler Corcoran scored his second goal of the day with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left in the fourth overtime as Connecticut College rallied to beat Colby College 8-7 on Saturday in the longest men's lacrosse game in program history.

The Camels wiped out a 7-5 deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime in the New England Small College Athletic Conference game.

JR Hartgers scored three second-half goals and Rob Moccia made seven of his 10 saves in the final two quarters of regulation for Conn (3-4, 2-4). Hartgers forced overtime when he scored with just 24 seconds left in regulation.

In another game:

• Husson College erupted for five goals in the third quarter and rolled to an 11-6 victory over Mitchell College in Bangor, Maine. Nicholas Gresio scored three goals for the Mariners while Jordan Cook added a pair.

Baseball

• Eric Morse of East Lyme pitched a one-hitter in the opener and Matt Harrison had a total of five hits as UConn-Avery Point swept a doubleheader from Holyoke Community College 6-1 and 3-2.

Morse (2-1) pitched a complete game, allowing only a single to Carl Kapenos on a sinking line drive to right to lead off the seventh and final inning. He struck out eight. Harrison had three hits and a run scored and Mike Habzda drove in two runs.

Harrison and Bryan Rivera each had two hits in the second game for the Pointers (13-8). Albert Pienkowski (3-1) pitched six innings for the victory and Matt Martinez retired the side in order in the seventh, striking out two, for the save.

Women's lacrosse

• Sixth-ranked Colby outlasted Conn College 9-7 in the NESCAC. Lowell Abbott had four goals and an assist to lead the Camels (3-5, 1-5), while Katelyn Driscoll scored added a pair of goals. Colby is 8-0, 4-0.

Softball

• Allie Roche drove in five runs to lead host WPI to a 5-2, 4-2 doubleheader sweep over Coast Guard Academy in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The Engineers are 14-8, 5-1.

Holli Bastinck and Stacia Sarwinski had RBI doubles for Coast Guard (14-9, 2-4) in the first game while Kaitlin Ward had an RBI single in the second game for the Bears. Catherine Walker pitched well in both games for Coast Guard but suffered both losses.

Men's track & field

• Adam Scalesse won a pair of events, including a school and facility record in the 110-meter hurdles, as Coast Guard Academy won its own invitational. Scalesse won the race in 14.46 seconds, the fastest Division III time in the nation. He also won the 400 hurdles in 55.64. The Bears finished with 218 points, easily beating runnerup up Westfield State, which finished with 125.

In addition, Coast Guard claimed the top five spots in the 3,000 steeplechase with Trevor Siperek winning in 9:37.46. The Bears also went 1-2-3 in the pole vault led by Ben Wolhaupter (12 feet, 9 inches), while Kemrom Beach won the shot put (46-4) and Will Baker was second in the hammer and discus.

In other running events, CGA had four seconds - the 4x400 relay team of Jordan Lee, Ryan Hub, Kelcey Smith and Joe Kelly (3:26.98), Lee in the 800 (1:58.70), Ben Hannon in the 200 (23.06) and Kevin O'Brien in the 5K (16:01.77).

• Conn finished fifth with 60 points, picking up seconds from Andrew Duarte in the 1,500 (4:08.36), Matt Boudreau in the 400 hurdles (1:02) and Adem Abraham in the triple jump (39-¼).

Women's track & field

• Beth Gollin won the 1,500 in 4:58.05 as Coast Guard placed second to Westfield State in its own invitational. Westfield won with 129.5 points and the Bears had 87.

CGA also picked up seconds from Emily Trudeau in the shot put (36-3½), Gina Caylor in the pole vault (9-¼) and the 4x400 relay team of Sarah Hohenberger, Gollin, Elizabeth Baumsteiger and Abigail Bishop (4:21.40), while Kyle Sutschek finished third in the discus (108-2).

• Conn College finished third with 84 points and was led by Sara Gildersleeve, who posted wins in the 100 dash (13.18) and 200 (26.91), qualifying for the New England Division III meet in the 200.

The Camels also picked up a win from Kerry Dermody in the 3,000 steeplechase (12:51.29), beating teammate Maura Hallisey, who was second in 12:54.80. Sam Pevear added a second in the discus (110-7).

Women's tennis

• Pawcatuck's Jen Herbert won at No. 2 singles, but Conn College was beaten by Mount Holyoke, 7-2. Herbert beat Maya Sayarath 6-4, 6-4, while the No. 2 doubles team of Brittany Badik and Brittney Cangemi also won for the Camels.

Women's water polo

• Conn College went 2-1 at Wheaton (Ill.), losing to host Wheaton 6-5 while defeating Utica 27-10 and Penn State-Behrend 16-4. Nicky Jasbon scored 10 goals againist Utica for the Camels (3-6) while Kate Jacobson scored five times and Emily Hunter, Katie Mullaley and Kristin Lampley each scored three goals. Jacobsno scored four goals in the win over Penn State (Jasbon and Hunter scored two apiece), while Jasbon scored three goals and Lampley two in the loss to Wheaton.

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