Local college roundup: Murdoch sparks Conn to victory
New London - Winslow Murdoch scored twice in the second half as the Connecticut College men's soccer team beat Framingham State 3-2 in a nonleague game Sunday.
Conn (5-2-6) extended its unbeaten streak to eight games. The Camels have their regular-season finale Wednesday, hosting Amherst in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game.
Jepherson Cardoso scored twice for Framingham State (8-6-2), which led 2-1 at halftime. Mike Flippin scored in the first half, Zach Punt, Kevin O'Brien and Bill Hawkey had assists and Max Nichols made eight saves for Conn.
In other games:
• No. 4 UConn rallied from a 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh Saturday night in a Big East Conference game. Adria Beso tied the game at 57:36 and Carlos Alvarez's goal at 66:22 gave UConn the lead. Max Wasserman and Beso had assists and Andre Blake made three saves for UConn (13-1-1, 5-1-1).
• No. 4 UConn suffered its first loss of the season, falling 4-1 at No. 2 Princeton in a nonleague game. Alicia Angelini scored a goal in the second half for UConn (16-1), which had its 26-game regular-season winning streak snapped.
• Caroline Malone scored a pair of goals as Babson beat Connecticut College 3-1 in a nonleague game. Laura Sanderson scored, Jillian Dahrooge had an assist and Becca Napolitano made two saves for Conn (7-6).
• Linda Ruutu scored with one seconds left in the second overtime period Saturday night to lift UConn to a 3-2 win over Providence in a Big East Conference game. UConn (8-7-2, 4-5-1) clinched the No. 4 seed in the Big East tournament and will host Rutgers Thursday in a first-round game.
Jennifer Skogerboe scored the other two goals for UConn and former Woodstock Academy standout Andrea Plucenik assisted on both of them. Danielle Dakin assisted on Ruutu's goal and Jessica Montrose made four saves for the Huskies.
• Senior All-American Clayton Witter blocked 15 shots and had three steals to lead Connecticut College to a 13-11 victory against Washington & Jefferson in the third place game of the Division III Eastern Championship played on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Camels (5-12) matched their highest finish in an Eastern Championship (2011). Three Camels were named to all-tournament team. Carlos Heros made the first team while Sam Burns and sophomore All-American Rob Spencer made the second team.
Witter had 45 blocks, seven steals and one assist in the four matches, Spencer had 12 goals, three steals, two assists and two blocks, Heros had 10 goals, 11 steals and 14 earned ejections and Burns scored eight goals with three steals and an earned ejection.
• The Connecticut College women's team finished 13 out of 18 teams at the Stu Nelson Trophy Regatta on the Thames River. The Camels scored 394 points while Boston College won with 157. Alexandra Romagnoli, Leah Bevins and Victoria Allen were 17th in the A division with 244 and Liz Dubovik and Lea Bushnell were seventh in the B Division with 150.
Conn's coed team was 15th out of 18 teams at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy Regatta in Cranston, R.I. Conn had 269 points and MIT won with 139. Kevin Martland, Kim Bolick and Ellis Tonnissi were 14th with 144 in the A Division and Conn was 12th in the B divisionwith 125 points.
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