Colleges: Spring has arrived for Conn men’s lax, as Camels win top 25 matchup
New London - Tyler Corcoran scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining, lifting Connecticut College past Tufts 16-15 Tuesday in a men's lacrosse game between two nationally ranked teams at Silfen Field.
The 15th-ranked Camels rallied from a 12-9 halftime deficit and trailed 15-14 in the fourth quarter.
Chad Sawyer tied the score off an assist from Pat Leary with four minutes left. Andrew Freedman set up the game-winner for the Camels, who improved to 2-0 overall and in New England Small College Athletic Conference action.
Sawyer had six goals and Freedman finished with three goals and four assists while Leary added three goals and an assist. Goalie Bobby Bleistein made nine saves to earn his first collegiate win.
No. 11 Tufts fell to 0-2, 0-2.
• Sophomore Tim Betts hit his first collegiate home run and senior Eric Gerken's RBI single in the sixth broke a 5-5 tie leading Coast Guard to an 8-5 win over Gettysburg at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.
Senior Derek Petty (2-0) picked up the win in relief, working a scoreless 3 1/3 innings and allowing three hits.
The Bears (4-2) scored two runs in the first inning on senior Tyler Babkiewich's double and senior Ed Sella's single.
Trailing 5-4 in the sixth, Coast Guard tied the game on a crazy play where sophomore Dan Sabourin was caught in a run down between second and third and Betts, who was on third, broke for home and beat the throw to tie the game 5-5 before Gerken's RBI single gave the Bears a 6-5 lead.
Betts, who is from Fort Myers, hit a two-run shot in the seventh.
• Mitchell College managed just four hits in two games, losing to Swarthmore 7-2 and Gettysburg 12-0 in Myrtle Beach, N.C.
Emily Morenzoni of Waterford and Chelsea Arpin each had a single and RBI and Dylan Riccardi had a hit against Swarthmore. Norwich Free Academy graduate Ally Blanchette had Mitchell's only hit against Gettysburg. The Mariners are 1-5.
• No. 18 Tufts defeated Conn College 11-5 in the NESCAC. Sophomore Caroline Moore led Conn (0-2, 0-2) with two goals, junior Izzy Marx had a goal and two assists and junior Caitlin Cataldo made 10 saves.
• Wheelock College's Emma Marrs, a sophomore from Old Lyme, was named New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week. Marrs scored seven goals in two games for the Wildcats, including four against Maine-Farmington in her college debut.
Westkott named to hall of fame
• John Westkott, the Coast Guard Academy men's and women's swimming and diving coach, will be one of six inductees into the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame on April 26 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown.
Westkott has been honored as New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Coach of the Year five times and the men's team (111-29 under Westkott) has won six conference championships. The men also won the prestigious Dean's Trophy in 2011 for highest grade point average at the academy.
Westkott is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he swam for his dad, Mick, and played water polo. He received his master's degree in education from Springfield College, where he was an assistant coach for the swim team and a teaching fellow for the Physical Education Department.
For ticket information to the hall of fame dinner contact Ken Reall at email@example.com or (401) 230-0032 or Victor Bevilacqua at (401) 255-5897.
• Joshua Suneby earned a 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles and teamed with Stephen Jones in an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles to lead Connecticut College to a season-opening 5-4 victory against the University of Rochester in Pasadena, Calif.
JC Cangelosi and Jonathan Kraiger chipped in with straight-set victories in singles and Jonathan Deeter paired with Kraiger for an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles.
• Jen Herbert of Pawcatuck won her No. 2 singles match, 7-5, 6-2, in Connecticut College's 5-4 loss to the University of Rochester in a match played in Pasadena, Calif. Rochester won two of three doubles matchups in what was Conn's season opener.
Sara Krivoshik won at No. 3 singles for Conn, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, and Charlotte Marcoux won in straight sets at No. 4. Krivoshik then teamed with Maria Pia Sifuentes to win at No. 3 doubles.
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