Local Colleges: CGA, Conn post impressive volleyball wins
New London - Keriann Mason had 11 kills and Kelsey DePorto had 10 as the Coast Guard Academy volleyball team extended its home winning streak to 25 on Saturday with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Salve Regina.
Freshman Maggie Hine added a game-high 27 assists for the Bears (13-8) while Samantha Marmolego had 12 digs and Catherine Walker finished with seven kills.
Salve Regina is 10-7.
In other matches:
• Connecticut College rallied from a two-game deficit to beat Amherst College 21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 15-10 in a wild New England Small College Athletic Conference match. Rachel Schroff had 26 kills and 20 digs for the Camels (14-2, 5-2) while Katie Ketcham had 52 assists and Caroline Martin added 19 kills. Amherst is 7-5, 3-3.
Schroff had a game-high 16 kills during Conn's 3-1 win over Trinity on Friday night. The Camels won 25-11, 18-25, 25-18, 25-11. Martin finished with 13 kills, three aces and 12 digs and Ketcham had 37 assists and nine digs.
• New London's Howard Johnson set up Jason Kirby with the game's first goal and Mitchell College went on to rout Southern Vermont 4-1 in the NECC. Zachary Simmons and Frank Williams scored for the Mariners (4-5, 2-1), who also scored when a Kirby shot deflected off a Southern Vermont defender and into the net for an own goal.
• Coast Guard freshman Richard Davies scored the game-tying goal in the 64th minute as Coast Guard finished in a 1-1 tie with Wheaton in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Matt Bogdan had an assist for Coast Guard (7-3-1, 3-0-1).
• Conn College and Tufts played to a 1-1 tie in a NESCAC game. Colin Patch gave Conn (3-2-4, 0-2-4) a 1-0 lead at the 60-minute mark, but Tufts scored 1:16 later. Doug Garabedian had an assist and Casey Marini made six saves for Conn.
• Amy Festa's goal in the 65th minute gave Babson a 1-0 victory over Coast Guard in the NEWMAC. Devin Fellman made 14 saves in goal for the Bears (2-9, 0-5).
• Allie Weiller's unassisted goal in overtime gave Tufts a 1-0 win over Conn College in a NESCAC game. Natalie Signor made two saves for Conn (2-6-1, 0-6).
• Michelle Sirois' goal in the 71st minute lifted Regis to a 1-0 win over Mitchell College in a NECC game. Kaylee Woodford of Niantic made nine saves for Mitchell (2-5, 2-1).
• Kelsey Perkins scored in overtime to lift Tufts to a 1-0 win over Conn College in a NESCAC game. Becca Napolitano made 23 saves for Conn (5-4, 2-4), which was outshot 24-1.
• Louisa Boddy scored a pair of first-half goals and No. 3 UConn held on to beat Louisville 2-1 in a Big East Conference game. Chrissy Davidson and Vicky Arthur had two assists each and Sarah Mansfield made five saves for UConn (13-0, 4-0).
Men's cross country
• Michael LeDuc placed second overall and lifted Conn College to a third-place finish in the James Early Invite at Westfield State. LeDuc finished the 8K course in 25:45 and the Camels had 140 points. Middlebury won with 23 points.
Also for Conn, Andrew Duarte was 22nd in 27:08, Patrick Dermody was 28th in 27:08, Andrew Majkut was 51st in 27:44 and Michael Joyce was 52nd in 27:44.
Coast Guard finished fifth in the meet with 155 points behind Gary Ezzo's eighth-place finish in 26:20. Also for Coast Guard, Ryan O'Neil was 24th (27:07), Joe O'Connell 29th (27:17) and Jordan Lee 42nd (27:40).
Women's cross country
• Beth Gollin placed 28th overall to help Coast Guard finish sixth at the James Earley Invite at Westfield State. Gollin's time over the 6K course was 23:37. Meghan Kalinowski was next for the Bears (43rd, 24:07) followed by Kendall Auth (53rd, 24:25) and Ellie Wu (54th, 24:27).
Connecticut College was eighth with 307 points, led by Ariana Beers, who finished 16th in 23:09 to be named to the All-Invitational Team. Michelle Wesley was 63rd with a time of 24:28, followed by Emily Winter (85th, 24:57) and Nicole Adam (92nd, 25:05).
• St. Thomas More lost 14-13 to Pomfret School. Darrell Everett had a 63-yard touchdown run and Reggie Gaunichaux had a 5-yard scoring run for the Chancellors (1-2). Everett had 89 yards rushing on six carries.
• Carlos Heros had four goals in Conn College's 14-9 loss to MIT. Nick DiLeo added two goals for the Camels (2-8).
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