Local colleges: Coast Guard tops Mitchell in men's soccer
New London - John Rendon scored twice to lead the Coast Guard Academy men's soccer to a 3-1 win over host Mitchell College in a nonleague game Saturday.
The Bears (9-3-1) stretched their unbeaten streak to seven games, going 6-0-1 during that span.
Rendon's goal off a corner kick handed Coast Guard a 1-0 lead early in the first half. Five minutes later, Mitchell's Michael Berthiaume's penalty kick tied the game.
Coast Guard broke the tie on Rendon's third goal of the season in the 44th minute. John Tarzian's header just after intermission closed out the scoring.
Ramazan Sinani had eight saves for the Mariners (4-6).
In other games:
• Connecticut College and Bates batttled to a 0-0 double overtime time in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. It is the sixth tie this season and the third in a row for the Camels (3-2-6, 0-2-6). Conn goalie Casey Marini made four saves.
• Grace Bilodeau scored on a cross from Rebecca Raymond with 3:26 left in the second overtime period, lifting Connecticut College to a 2-1 win over Bates College in the NESCAC. Astrid Kempainen also scored for the Camels (4-6-2, 2-6).
• Mitchell College had a season-high seven goals in a 7-0 shutout of Wheelock College in the New England Collegiate Conference. Senior Lauren Fritsch and sophomore Alexandra Charles each had two goals while Madeline Crow, Samantha Cilenti and Alexandra Maher also scored and goalie Kaylee Woodford of Niantic made two saves for the Mariners.
• Goalie Devin Fellman made eight saves in Coast Guard's 4-0 loss to No. 7 Wheaton in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The Bears (2-10, 0-6) have lost three straight.
• Louisa Boddy scored twice as No. 4 UConn beat Georgetown 4-1 in a Big East Conference game. Vicky Arthur and Chrissy Davidson also scored for UConn (14-0, 5-0).
• Britttany Fitzgerald, Jillian Dahrooge, Heidi Halsted and Shaelin Gottlick each scored goals in Conn College's 4-1 win over Bates College in the NESCAC. The Camels are 6-5, 3-5.
Men's cross country
• UConn's Ryan McGuire won the Connecticut College Invitational, leading the Huskies to the team title of the Harkness State Park 8K race. McGuire won with a time of 24:53 and the Huskies had a team score of 86. Conn College's Mike LeDuc was second in 24:54 and Conn also finished second in the 22-team field with 145.
Also making the top 15 were UConn's Jordan Magath (6th), Coast Guard's Gary Ezzo (9th) and Conn's Andrew Duarte (10th).
Coast Guard finished 10th overall.
Junior Drew Castagna of Westerly led Mitchell College by placing 125th with a season-best 29:22. The Mariners finished 21st overall.
Women's cross country
• Conn College's Ariana Beers posted a school record time of 22:32 on the Harkness State Park 6k course and placed 13th in the field, landing on the All-Conn College Invitational team. The Camels finished 11th overall in the 21-team field.
Bethany Gollin led Coast Guard to 10th place, finishing in 23:08 and taking 32nd out of 244 runners.
Sheilah Newcity of Stonington paced Mitchell College, placing 117th in 27:48. The Mariners finished 20th overall.
• Conn College, ranked third in New England Div. III, beat Colby 3-0 in a NESCAC match. Conn won 25-11, 25-14, 25-22. Caroline Martin had eight kills and two digs, Cailyn Straubel had seven kills and 10 digs, Katie Ketcham had 28 assists and Anelise Hohl had seven kills for Conn (16-2, 7-2).
• Mitchell College dropped a 3-0 decision to Southern Vermont College (17-1, 5-0) in the NECC. Game scores were 25-11, 25-8 and 25-11. Ariana Thomas, Kendra Erskine and Gloria Charles recorded three kills apiece for the Mariners (6-9 overall, 3-2 NECC).
• Coast Guard dropped a pair of non-conference games to Wellesley (3-0) and Hamilton (3-2) at Bowdoin College. The Bears (14-11) lost to Wellesley, 25-23, 25-21, 26-24, with Catherine Walker leading the way with 11 kills and Samantha Marmolejo adding 10 digs.
In the second match, Hamilton and Coast Guard exchanged set wins but the Continentals won 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-11. Keriann Mason led the Bears with a career-high 28 kills and a team-high 19 digs while Walker had 17 kills to go with 10 digs. and Maggie Hine had a career-high 46 assists. Coast Guard also lost 3-1 to No. 25 Bowdoin Friday night. Karen Matic, Walker, Mason and had 10 kills each.
• Jakhari Grant of St. Thomas More passed for 166 yards and three touchdowns, but the Chancellors lost to Canterbury School 56-27 in a Colonial League game.
Quadeer Morgan caught nine passes for 85 yards and three touchdowns, Grant was 15-of-27 passing and Jaleel Reed had six receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown and also threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Morgan for T-More (1-3, 1-3).
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