Local roundup: Conn tops Hamilton in men's hockey
Clinton, N.Y. - The Connecticut College men's hockey team converted on four of its six power play chances Sunday en route to a 5-2 win over Hamilton College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game.
The Camels (8-12-2, 7-8-1) clinched their first NESCAC tournament berth in four years.
Will Leedy, Sebastian Meltzer, Ryan Mowery, Greg Liautaud and Adam Patel had goals and Mike Petchonka made 41 saves for the win. Patel and Leedy has two assists each for Conn.
Conn played to a 1-1 tie with Amherst Saturday night. Will Einstein of Conn tied the game 7:12 into the third period, with Mike Sinsigalli assisting. Petchonka made 15 saves for Conn.
H.S. girls' basketball
• Old Lyme lost to Westbrook in a Shoreline Conference game, 34-32. Sloane Sweitzer and Hannah Behringer scored eight points each for Old Lyme (9-8), which finishes its regular season with three games in the next three days.
• Julia Pielock of Connecticut College finished second in the 100 freestyle in the NESCAC Championship at Williams College, finishing in 51.59. Conn's Valerie Urban was fifth in the 1650 freestyle at 17:22.04. Conn finished fifth in the 11-team field with a score of 1,100.5 while Williams won with 2007 points. Conn also got a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay from Skye Qi Marigold, Rachel Wilson, Pielock and Sam Pierce.
Saturday, Pierce (200 freestyle, 1:52.09) and Urban (1000 freestyle, 10:18.68) has seconds for Conn. The Camels got fourths from its 800 freestyle relay team of Pielock, Pierce, Emma Rotner and Urban and its 200 medley relay team of Marigold, Evie Mitchell, Anna Peterson and Pielock.
• UConn lost to Auburn 7-3 in the Snowbird Classic at Port Charlotte, Fla. Nico Darras had two hits and drove in a run for the Huskies (0-3).
• Samantha Linhares of Williams School won a pair of events at the Providence Cup Saturday as the Blues finished fourth. Linhares won the 100 freestyle in 1:00.76 and took the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10.94. Claudia Mergy of Williams won the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.81 and teammate Grace Linhares was second in the 50 freestyle. In the boys' competition, Williams was fourth. Will Jarrett was the top finisher with a second in the 500 freestyle.
Women's indoor track
• Connecticut College's 4x800-meter relay team of Ashley Curran, Kim Bolick, Caroline Leonard and Bella Franz was victorious at the Tufts Invitational on Saturday, finishing in 9:31.81. In addition, Kelsey McGinnis placed fourth in the 3,000 (10:38.67), the 4x200 relay team of Kimone Barton, Franz, Gianna Rocchio and Amanda Jacobsen was fifth (1:53.38) and the 4x400 relay team of Jacobsen, Katie DuBoise, Ali Cookson and Alexis Cheney finished fifth (4:51.39).
Men's outdoor track
• Conn College's 4x800-meter relay team of Billy Barnes, Ben Bosworth, Geoffrey Pendergast and New London's Aaron Davis finished third (8:04.42) at Saturday's Tufts Invitational. Also for the Camels, two other relays teams placed sixth - the distance medley team of Niall Williams, Pendergast, Bosworth and Michael LeDuc (10:02.52) and the 4x400 team of Alex McGurk, Dan Burns, Sam McKeown and Nick Fischetti.
• Eastern Connecticut State senior Fredrick Hewett of New London won the 400 meters Saturday at the Little East Conference Championships. Hewett, the former Ledyard High School standout, won with a time of 50.43.
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