College roundup: UConn's Roscoe Smith to transfer
Storrs - The UConn men's basketball program suffered another defection on Saturday when the school announced that Roscoe Smith has asked for and was granted his release to transfer.
Smith, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Baltimore, is the fifth UConn player to leave the Huskies, who will not be eligible for next season's NCAA tournament unless the NCAA changes its policy regarding academic performance.
Sophomore Jeremy Lamb and freshman Andre Drummond have announced their intention to enter the NBA draft in June, junior Alex Oriakhi is transferring to Missouri and reserve center Michael Bradley has also said he will transfer. Smith will have to sit out the 2012-13 season.
Men's track and field
• Coast Guard Academy won four events and placed second in four others to finish second to UMass-Dartmouth at Connecticut College's Silfen Invitational. UMass-Dartmouth finished with 175 points to CGA's 156 and host Conn was fourth with 78.
Trevor Siperek won the 5,000-meter race (14:53.81) to qualify for the All-New England meet for the Bears while Ben Hannon captured the 400 (49.86), Myles McCarthy won the 3,000 steeplechase (10:13) and Ben Wolhaupter took the pole vault (15 feet, 9 inches). Ian Sankey (pole vault), Will Baker (discus), Bryan Ayotte (shot put) and the 4x800 relay team of Ryan Hub, Zach Kearny, Trevor Auth and Jordan Lee all added seconds.
For Conn, Alex Mavrovic won the 1,500 (3:57.09) and the Camels' also picked up a win from their 4x800 relay team of Ian Rathkey, Mavrovic, Michael LeDuc and Andrew Duarte (8:06.15).
Women's track and field
• Michelle Wesley won the 800 (2:24.92) to help host Conn finish second to UMass-Dartmouth in the Silfen Invitational. UMass-Dartmouth won with 121 points, followed by Conn (117.33) and Coast Guard (105).
The Camels also got seconds from Sara Gildersleeve (100), Sarah Matthews (400), Maura Hallisey (3,000 steeplechase), Sam Pevear (discus) and three relay teams - the 4x100 team of Vickie Weigold, Gildersleeve, Val Svystun and Matthews, the 4x400 team of Gildersleeve, Weigold, Wesley and Matthews, and the 4x800 team of Allison Bonito, Merry Byrne, Amy Klopp and Lianne Swanson.
For Coast Guard, Gina Caylor won the pole vault (9-0.75), Kyle Sutschek the discus (124-4) and Brandy Lowry the high jump (5-1), while the Bears picked up seconds from Hannah Seeland (hammer) and Emily Trudeau (shot put).
• Matt Martinez drove in four runs to lead UConn-Avery Point to a 12-4 win over the Franklin Pierce junior varsity, and a split in the doubleheader. Franklin Pierce JV won the opener 6-5. Mike Habzda, Bryan Rivera and Martinez each had two hits in the second game and Yuta Okazaki and Ryan Brahm each had two hits in the opener for Avery Point (25-13).
• Mitchell swept a NECC doubleheader from Lesley 12-1 and 14-2. Old Lyme's Nick Carlson led the Mariners (7-17, 6-8) in the opener, going 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Waterford's Gavin LaLima added two RBI and Mystic's Drew Doyle was 2-for-3 and scored twice. Mitchell built a 10-1 lead through three innings of the second game and Mike Sturges pitched a complete game, scattering six hits and striking out six.
• Babson hit seven home runs en route to an 8-4, 13-8 sweep of Coast Guard in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Coast Guard, 20-16 overall, finished 8-8 in the NEWMAC. The Bears will begin defense of their NEWMAC tournament title as the No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 Wellesley on Tuesday at Babson in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament.
Chloe Harmon hit a two-run homer in the opener for Coast Guard and Maddie Buchert was 3-for-3, while former Norwich Free Academy pitcher Tess Rubega (10-4) got the win in relief for Babson. In the second game, Harmon hit a grand slam in the fifth for the Bears and Stacia Sarwinski followed with a solo shot. Kaitlin Ward also homered and freshman Jesse Richardson had three hits.
• Mitchell College ran its win streak to 11 games by sweeping Regis 12-1 and 9-7 in the New England Collegiate Conference. The Mariners (17-13, 14-2) scored 10 runs in the first inning of the opener, including a pair of two-run homers by Lindsey Romagnino, while Brittany Zaccaria had an RBI single and two-run double in the first.
Mitchell rallied from a 5-2 deficit to win the second game and were led by Stacey Suplicki, Nikki Hoxie and Shannen Pelletier, who each went 3-for-4. Tricia Tomaselli was the winning pitcher in both games for the Mariners.
• Connecticut College scored three goals in the final 6:06, including the game-winner by Tyler Corcoran with 1:50 left, to rally past Bates 6-5 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. John Lyons had three goals and assist for the Camels (8-5, 5-4) who once trailed 5-1.
• Conn College lost to Bates College 12-11 in double overtime in a NESCAC game Friday. Lowell Abbott and Bri Miller had four goals each, Libby Nichols scored twice and Izzy Marx had two assists for Conn (5-10, 1-8).
• Freshman Rajan Bawa didn't lose a game at No. 1 singles and teamed with Waterford's Rocco Devona to win at No. 1 doubles as Mitchell blanked Wheelock 8-0 in the NECC. The Mariners are 9-1, 9-1. Devona also won his singles match, losing just one game.
Women's water polo
• Conn College finished third at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Championship in Grove City, Pa. Kristin Lampley was named to the all-tournament team after scoring eight goals and finishing with three steals. Conn went 2-1, beating Macalester 13-3 and Wheaton (Ill.) 11-4 while losing to Grove City 13-3.
• Wellesley won its second straight NEWMAC title by edging Coast Guard on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Wellesley finished in 7:26.4, nearly four seconds ahead of the Bears (7:30.3).
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