Local Roundup: Sun announce preseason schedule
Mohegan - The Connecticut Sun announced their three-game preseason schedule Tuesday, starting with a game against the New York Liberty on May 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena at 7 p.m.
The Sun will also play road games against the Liberty on May 18 (4 p.m.) and the Minnesota Lynx on May 21 (noon). The May 11 game will mark the debut of Anne Donovan as head coach of the Sun.
The Sun also announced that their Big Game Mini Plan ticket package will go on sale today at 10 a.m. The package includes the home opener against the Liberty on May 25 and games against the Washington Mystics (June 7), Seattle Storm (June 16), the WNBA All-Star Game on July 27, Los Angeles Sparks (Aug. 6), the Lynx (Aug. 22) and the Indiana Fever (Sept. 15). The Big Game Plan is priced at $208 and $248 and anyone purchasing a plan enjoys priority purchase for playoff tickets and a discount off the box office price.
The Big Game Plan can be purchased by visiting http:/bit.ly/ZULZBF or calling the Sun at 1-877-SUN-TIXX. All tickets for the 2013 season are on sale and can be purchased the same way.
• UConn-Avery Point swept two games, beating Iowa Lakes Community College, 7-4, and Riverland CC, 4-2, in Vero Beach, Fla.
Starting pitcher Zach Albin earned his second win of the season in game one, allowing five hits while striking out four and walking three.
Fitch graduate Shawn Nadeau started in game two, picking up his third win by going six innings. Matt Martinez pitched the seventh to earn a save. John McMahon's two-run single in the fourth put the Pointers ahead for good. Kevin Hall tripled and scored in the first.
• Sophomore catcher Connor David capped a five-run first inning with a three-run home run as UConn went on to defeat the College of Charleston, 9-4, in South Carolina.
L.J. Mazzilli went 2-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to 11 games and Bobby Melley had a two-run single while Vinny Siena had four hits for the Huskies (11-6). Christian Colletti, Pat Butler and Jordan Tabakman combined to allow just three hits.
• Coast Guard Academy sophomore Dani Knox was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
Knox, a member of the women's basketball team, earned recognition by posting a 3.75 cumulative grade point average in just her first year of eligibility for the award. Knox helped lead the Bears to their highest win total (10) since the 2007-08 season.
• Mitchell College junior Demetre Lyras was named ECAC Division III New England men's lacrosse offensive player of the week.
In two games, Lyras won 27 of 30 faceoffs and had 13 ground balls while also contributing three goals and an assist.
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