Local Roundup: UConn women ousted from Big East tournament
Storrs - The UConn women's soccer team was ousted from the Big East Conference tournament Sunday, losing 4-1 to top seed Marquette in a quarterfinal at Morrone Stadium.
Danielle Schulmann scored in the 83rd minute for UConn (9-8-2), which awaits the Nov. 5 selection of the Div. I tournament field to see if its season continues. Hillary Lackman had an assist and Jessica Montrose made seven saves for UConn.
H.S. field hockey
• Allison Sheahan scored with 3:30 left in overtime to give Haddam-Killingworth a 1-0 win over Eastern Connecticut Conference champion Stonington in a nonleague game. Annie Knizeski made eight saves for Stonington (11-3-0-1), which was outshot 9-6. Jen Venuti had an assist and Meghan Cerino made six saves for HK (13-2-1).
Vikings earn wild cards to Open
• East Lyme senior Eva Christensen and freshman Kirsten Thompson earned wild cards to the State Open cross country championship scheduled for Friday.
The Vikings earned the bids to the Open by virtue of their finishes in Saturday's Class MM state championship at Wickham Park in Manchester. Christensen was 14th in 21:03 with Thompson (15th, 21:09) right behind her.
The top 12 runners and top two teams in each of Saturday's races qualified automatically for the State Open, while the next eight teams and 30 individuals with the fastest times qualified as wild cards.
Christensen and Thompson join locals Brianna Lenehan of Norwich Free Academy and Sara-Caitrin Mandelburg in the girls' race, scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, also at Wickham Park. Automatic qualifiers for the boys' race were East Lyme's Ben Ostrowski and Jon Combies, St. Bernard's Connor Gralton and Old Lyme's Ross Golebiewski. The boys' race is slated for 2:45 p.m.
H.S. boys' soccer
• Montville completed its regular season with a 7-0 win over St. Bernard in a nonleague game Saturday night. Jeff Tryon had three goals and an assist as Connor Leeman scored twice for Montville (15-1). Josh Handler and Stephen Rogers also scored, Matt Staehle, Zack Foley and Handler had assists and Jake Sorenson and Cory Meigs combined for two saves for Montville. Kevin Kersey made 12 saves for St. Bernard, which finished the season at 2-13-1.
• Reggie Gaunichaux completed 15 of 30 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown for St. Thomas More in Saturday's 56-26 loss to Cheshire Academy. Darrell Everett had five carries for 118 yards and a touchdown for T-More (1-5) and Jaleel Reed had six catches for 118 yards.
• The No. 20 Conn College coed finished 11th in an 18-team field at the Erwin Schell Regatta in Rhode Island. Conn scored 224 and Yale won the event with 111. Skipper Kevin Martland, Kim Bolick and Ellis Tonissi scored 107 to take 11th place in the A division, skipper Pearson Potts, Stephanie Kapinos and Benjamin Meyers were also 11th in the B Division with 117.
The Conn women's hosted the Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta on the Thames River and came in 17th in the 18-team field. Conn had 248 points and Dartmouth won with 60.
Alexandra Romagnoli, Victoria Allen and Sarah Price were 16th in the A Division with 122 and Liz Dubovik, Lea Bushnell and Grace Medley were 17th in the B Division with 126.
• Waterford Pre-Teen tryouts: Evaluations will be Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 at Clark Lane Middle School. Due to redrafting of all teams new and returning players must attend at least one of the sessions. Contact, www.waterfordbasketball.assn.la
• Ledyard Youth Basketball League Registration: Boys and girls ages 7-15 as of Dec. 31, 2012 are eligible to play in the winter program. League will run from the end of November through February. Fee: $50 ($10 discount if you register before Nov. 10). Players may register at the Parks and Recreation Office from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact: Parks and Recreation Office, (860) 464-9112.
• SEC Youth Hockey "Try Hockey for Free" - Norwich Ice Rink, Nov. 3, 10-11:05 a.m., open to ages 6-9 who have no previous hockey/skating experience. Contact: Bob, (860) 235-2330.
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