Local Roundup: Tigers fall to the Yankees

Staten Island, N.Y. - The Connecticut Tigers failed to protect a 2-0 lead, falling to the Staten Island Yankees 4-2 in a New York-Penn League baseball game Tuesday night.

The teams finish the three-game series and complete their seasons today in a game at 7 p.m. The Tigers won 11-5 Monday night.

The Tigers (35-39) scored twice in the top of the fifth to take a 2-0 lead when Bennett Pickar and Jared Reaves both scored on a wild pitch by Gabriel Encinas of the Yankees. Tyler Hanover and Patrick Smith had two hits each for the Tigers.

The Yankees (29-45) scored a run in the sixth, and ook a 3-1 lead on a two-run homer by Greg Bird in the seventh. Bird's RBI single in the eighth closed out the scoring.

Women's soccer

• Twin sisters Kayla Lynch and Bridget Lynch each scored a goal leading Lasell to a 2-0 win over Coast Guard in a non-conference game, the home opener for the Bears.

Kayla Lynch scored the only goal in the first half in the 26th minute when she headed home a ball off a cross from junior Jamie Osterberg for the 1-0 lead. Bridget Lynch closed the scoring in the 82nd minute with senior Reegan Brackett assisting for the Lasers, who improve to 2-1 on the season.

Leah Pappalardo made nine saves for Lasell and junior Devin Fellman made ten saves for Coast Guard. The Bears (0-2) had their best opportunity with 15:31 left in the game when senior Judy Hooymans' shot went off the crossbar.

Men's soccer

• Mitchell College's Frank Williams was named New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.

Williams, a sophomore from Westerly, scored the game-winning goal just 15 minutes into Mitchell's season opener at Anna Maria College Saturday. The unassisted goal led the Mariners to a 3-0 victory. It marked his sixth career goal and his third game winner.

Williams played in 16 games last season as a freshman and made 14 starts. He finished his rookie campaign as the team's second-leading scorer with five goals and one assist for 11 points.

Mitchell's home game against Johnson & Wales Tuesday was postponed by rain. No makeup date was announced.

Speedbowl to host Starr

• Waterford Speedbowl will host United Way of Southeastern Connecticut's 2012 fall fundraising campaign kickoff tonight, marked by an appearance by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor David Starr.

The event will coincide with the Speedbowl's scheduled Wild 'n Wacky Wednesday racing card.

The kickoff event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a brief speaking program beginning at approximately 6:25 p.m.

Starr will be on hand to speak and sign autographs for campaign kickoff attendees along with Speedbowl patrons. The Wild 'n Wacky Wednesday race program gets underway at 7 p.m.

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