Local Roundup: UConn's Joseph is out for the season

Storrs - UConn starting defensive end Jesse Joseph has a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the football season.

UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni said Sunday the Huskies will apply for a medical redshirt for Joseph, which could allow the senior another year of eligibility.

Joseph was injured in UConn's 24-21 win at Maryland on Saturday. He had recorded 12 tackles and a sack this season for UConn's defense, which has given up an average of just 174 yards per game,

The news came a week after UConn (2-1) lost backup defensive end Teddy Jennings for the season with a left knee injury. Pasqualoni says if the NCAA approves an extra season, he hopes to have Joseph back in time for the start of next summer's preseason camp.

Women's soccer

• Andrea Plucenik scored three goals to lead UConn to a 5-1 win over St. John's in a Big East Conference game. Plucenik, a redshirt freshman from Woodstock Academy, scored all her goals in the first half as the Huskies (5-3-1, 1-1) took a 4-0 lead. Danielle Schulmann and Karen Gurnon also scored goals and Linda Ruutu had two assists for UConn. Riley Houle, a sophomore out of Windham High School, also had an assist for the Huskies.

Field hockey

• Marie Elena Bolles had a goal and an assist as No. 5 UConn beat Yale 3-0 in a nonleague game. Bolles, a junior forward, leads the Huskies with seven goals. Erin Koonz and Alicia Angelini also scored and Sarah Mansfield made one save for UConn (7-0).

Sailing

• The No. 18 Connecticut College coed team finished 12th in the 18-team Hatch Brown Trophy Regatta at MIT with 473 points. Tufts won the regatta with 253 points.

Skipper Kevin Martland and Grace Medley were seventh in the A Division with 151 points and IG Schottlaender and Steph Kapinos scored 168 in the B division.

The Conn women were 20th out of 22 teams in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth College with 387 points. Yale won with 133. Skipper Liz Dubovic, Leah Bevins and Lea Bushnell were 20th in the A Division with 181 points and Alexandra Romagnoli, Sarah Price and Marina Sachs were 20th in the B Divison with 206.

Men's water polo

• Connecticut College opened its season by going 1-3 at the Naval Academy. Conn started with a 16-8 win against Penn-Behrend then lost to No. 2 Navy (25-8), Washington & Jefferson (12-11) and Johns Hopkins (17-5).

Sam Burns finishing the weekend with 12 goals and seven steals for Conn and Nick DiLeo had eight goals, four assists and four steals. Rob Spencer added six goals, two assists and two steals, Brian Barasha had four goals and Daniel Albers had 14 blocks and five steals over the weekend.

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