Local Roundup: Waterford's Ward loses in world title bid
Salt Lake City, Utah - Brennan Ward of Waterford lost to Russia's Alexander Shlemenko by submission in Bellator's mixed martial arts middleweight championship fight late Friday night.
Shlemenko caught Ward in a guillotine choke just one minute, 22 seconds into the second round. It was Shelmenko's 13th straight win.
Ward (9-2) had earned the title shot after winning an eight-man tournament.
• Kyle Wood went 3-for-5, including a double and triple, with five RBI as Coast Guard Academy beat Emerson 12-3 in the first game of its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep. The Bears (6-11, 2-3) won the second game 7-1 as Andrew Lucak pitched a four-hitter and Brendan McNeil had a douible, triple and three RBI.
• Stonington's Doug Domnarski allowed just four hits and a run with seven strikeouts as Avery Point in the second game as the Pointers completed a sweep of their doubleheader over Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y. Avery Point (16-3) won the opener 2-0 and the second game 10-1 (it was called after four innings because of rain). Zach Albin pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts in the opener while Joel Acosta had two hits, a run and an RBI. In the second game Nick Perrelli had two hits, three runs and three RBI while Stonington's Connor Buckley added two hits and two RBI.
• Wesleyan swept a doubleheader from Mitchell College 8-4 and 7-1. The second game was halted after five innings due to rain. Waterford's Gavin LaLima singled and scored twice for the Mariners (7-8-1) in the opener and Rafael Garcia added two hits and two runs while Evan Peck singled and scored for Mitchell in the second game.
• Demetre Lyras had four goals and an assist as Mitchell edged Regis, 11-10, in the New England Collegiate Conference. Waterford's Shane Sullivan had two goals and two assists for the Mariners (4-3, 2-0).
• Chris Schoenhut had seven goals and Cole Bailey added three goals and eight assists to pace sixth-ranked Tufts to a 21-13 win over Connecticut College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Derek Bertolini had three goals and five assists for Conn (6-3, 2-2) and Briggs Barton scored four times.
• Gabby Horner scored five times to lead Tufts over Conn College 11-9 in the NESCAC. Hannah Donegan had three goals for Conn (4-5, 0-4).
Men's outdoor track
• Adam Scalesse won the 110-meter hurdles (14.54 seconds) and 400 hurdles (54.96 seconds) as Coast Guard placed third at its season-opening Spring Invitational. WPI won with 147.5 points. The Bears scored 107. Zachary Velasquez won the 5,000 (15:35.80) and Ben Wolhaupter the pole vault (14 feet, nine inches) for Coast Guard. Its other placewinners were Ben Hannon (second, 200), James Dawkins (second, 400), Thomas Bondurant (second, hammer), Caleb Teachout (third, 5,000), and Kaci Rex (third, pole vault).
Conn's Niall Williams won the 1,500 (4:02.79) and finished third in the 800 while Old Lyme's Ian Rathkey was seventh in the 800 (2:01.01) and Nick Fischetti placed seventh in the 400 hurdles.
Women's track and field
• Caitlin Piker set a school-record in the javelin (121-2) to win the event at Coast Guard's Spring Invitational. Holy Cross won the meet (248.5) and the Bears were second (74). Becky Heatherington previously held the record (107-6 in 1998). Beth Gollin won the 5,000 (18:02.70), Kyle Sutschek the discus (120-2) and Gretchen Krause the 800 (2:23.88) for the Bears, while Monet Masters (second, pole vault) and Jessica Mulroy (third, 3,000 steeplechase) also placed.
Emily Winter won the 3,000 steeplechase (12:06.25) for Conn College, which placed seventh (49 points). Bella Franz was second in the 1,500, Ashley Curran placed second in the 5,000 and Lauren Kennedy took third in the javelin. The Camels other placewinners were Caroline Leonard (fourth, 1,500), Ariana Beers (fourth, 5,000), Sam Pevear (fifth, discus), and Kelsey McGinnis (sixth, 5,000).
• Coast Guard's Robert Renfrow, Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna won the top three singles matches, respectively, but the Bears (2-6, 0-1) lost to Wheaton in the NEWMAC.
• Mitchell beat Lesley 9-0 in a NECC match Friday night. Zachary Simmons, Graham Cavanaugh, Adam Diaz, New London's Orson Sinclair, Michale Berman and Randy Coons had straight-set wins for Mitchell (2-1, 1-1).
Women's water polo
• Kate Jacobson had 23 goals and nine assists as Conn College won four games. The Camels beat Carthage (14-3) and Grove City (18-2) on Friday, then beat Monmouth (19-4) and Utica (23-4) on Saturday. Nicky Jasbon had 13 goals and 13 assists for Conn (9-6) and Isabelle Baneux had 17 assists.
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