Local roundup: Gonsalves places fifth in State Open diving
Plainville - East Lyme's Caroline Gonsalves finished fifth in the CIAC State Open girls' diving championship Friay night.
Gonsalves, a junior who won the Eastern Connecticut Conference meet title and finished second in the Class M meet, scored 395.05 points. Kylie Towbin of New Canaan won the state title with a score of 436.20.
• Salem State used a 17-point to erase an early deficit as the Vikings beat Coast Guard Academy 87-60 in the opening round of the Williams Tip-Off Tournament.
The Bears, who opened their season without injured starting guards Kevin Sowers and Devonte Weems and forward John Benedict, will play Southern Vermont in today's consolation at 1 p.m. David Anderson led the Bears with 17 points while Greg Marshall finished with 13.
• UConn-Avery Point fell to Springfield Tech Thursday night, 73-66. Philkwan Tate had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Avery Point (2-2). New London's Malcolm Simmons scored 18 with 12 rebounds for the Pointers.
• Matt Vadas had 15 points and 13 rebounds in Connecticut College's 60-59 season-opening loss to Haverford. John Bullitt added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Camels whild freshman Aaron McBurnie had 11 points and five rebounds,
• Mike Sinsigali had a goal and an assist, but Conn College lost its season opener at home to Wesleyan, 5-2, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Dawson Luke also scored for the Camels and freshman goalie Tom Conlin made 17 saves in his collegiate debut.
• Freshman Hayley McWilliams won the 200-meter butterfly and the 400 freestyle to lead Coast Guard to 1-1 record as the Bears beat WPI 198-75 and lost to host Providence 118-145. McWilliams' winning times were 2:33.35 (200) and 4:45.34 (400).
Darlene Sao won the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley and Terri Jozsa won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and Chantel Ferguson won the 100 butterfly for Coast Guard.
• Kelsie Fralick made 27 saves, but Conn College lost its season opener to Trinity College, 3-0, in the NESCAC.
• For Connecticut College members have been honored by the New England Women's Volleyball Association. Coach Josh Edmed was named NEWVA Coach of the Year, Rachel Schroff made the All-NEWVA first team, Katie Ketcham was named to the second team and Caroline Martin made the All-Rookie team.
ECC unveils new website
• The Eastern Connecticut Conference unveiled its new website - www.eccathletics.org - on Friday.
The website was designed by the league's athletic directors and the ECC's new marketing affiliate Fat Cats Event & Marketing. It will include athlete blogs, monthly honors, related athlete/health news as well as scores and standings.
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