Local Roundup: Sullivan sparks Mitchell to victory
New London — Shane Sullivan finished with three goals and an assist and freshman goalie JD LeMay allowed a season-low three goals Saturday as the Mitchell College men's lacrosse team came away with a 7-3 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology.
It was the first hat trick of the season for Sullivan, a Waterford High School graduate, while Dan DiGioia and Tyler Kradas added a goal and an assist each and Demetre Lyras and Jordan Cook of Groton each had a goal.
LeMay finished with 15 saves for the Mariners (5-4), 10 in the second half, leading a defense which caused SUNYIT to go 0-for-8 with a man advantage. SUNYIT held a 39-27 advantage in shots and forced 21 Mitchell turnovers, but could't break through against the goalie.
In other games:
• Bowdoin, ranked 20th in the country, erased an 8-1 first-half deficit to edge Conn College 10-9 in New England Small College Athletic Conferece play, getting the game-winning goal from Tyler Williams with 6 minutes, 9 seconds to play. Bowdoin (9-2, 6-1) trailed 8-4 at halftime. Conn's Chad Sawyer led the way with three goals, while JR Hartgers and Tyler Hegarty each had two goals and an assist. Conn is 7-3, 3-3.
• Bowdoin, ranked 19th in the nation, closed the first half with an 8-1 run and went on to beat Conn College 14-9. Taylor Thomas led the way with four goals for Conn (4-7, 0-6 NESCAC), which led 2-1 early on goals by Thomas and Hannah Donegan. Bowdoin is 5-4, 3-4.
• UConn-Avery Point had its 14-game winning streak snapped, losing to Community College of Rhode Island 6-2 in the first game of of a NJCAA Region 21 doubleheader. Zach Albin (3-2) took the loss and Nick Perrelli homered for Avery Point. The Pointers (20-4, 3-1) won the second game 12-2 in five innings on a mercy rule as Doug Domnarski of Stonington (5-0) allowed eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Alex Miller and Andrew Hinckley hit three-run homers and New London's Matt Greene had a solo shot. Joe Acosta and Diondrey Sapp had three hits each, Greene and Perrelli had two hits and Sapp and Perrelli each scored twice.
• Coast Guard Academy scored five runs in the second inning and rode the pitching of freshman left-hander Colton Cannon to a 7-3 victory over Springfield in game one of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader. Springfield salvaged a split with a 3-2 victory in the second game, scoring all three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Coast Guard's game-one rally was highlighted by a two-run single from Mark Behne to score Cory Sonnega and Blake Thompson, giving the Bears the 5-0 lead. Thompson and Behne had three hits each for Coast Guard (8-13, 4-5) and Cannon (2-2) allowed six hits in seven innings, stranding nine runners.
• Stony Brook topped UConn 6-3 on the second day of the College Baseball Classic at Dodd Stadium. UConn (13-15) scored three runs in the first inning, but Stony Brook scored four in the fifth to take the lead for good, making Stony Brook 2-0 in the tournament and dropping UConn to 0-2. Brian Daniello, Blake Davey and Eric Yavarone had two hits each for UConn, which will conclude play in the tournament at 4 p.m. today, facing Bryant.
• Marc Dorsi's RBI double tied the score in the bottom of the seventh and Mitchell College, which was one strike away from being swept by Becker, went on to win the second game of a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader 4-3 on a balk, giving the Mariners a split. Becker won the first game 2-0, with Mitchell stranding 12 baserunners. In the second game, Dorsi had two hits and two runs scored, helping Mitchell (8-9-1, 4-4 NECC) rally from a 3-0 deficit. Evan Peck also had two hits and Mitchell starter Tyler Shamas pitched a complete game with six strikeouts for the victory. Becker is 8-9, 6-3.
• Sophomore pitcher Kristine Kahl fired a two-hit shutout in the second game of a doubleheader to lead Coast Guard to a 5-0 victory and a split against Babson in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Babson won the first game 9-1 in five innings. Coast Guard (8-12, 1-5) scored three times in the fifth inning to extend its lead to 4-0, highlighted by a two-run double from Kaitlin Ward (2-for-4) and the Bears tacked on a run in the seventh on an RBI single by Natalie Spadafora. In the first game, Jessie Richardson hit a first-inning home run for Coast Guard, accounting for its only run. Babson is 13-10, 5-5.
• Mitchell College scored three runs in the first inning of the opening game and went on to sweep a doubleheader with Regis, 6-1 and 10-1. Jenny Groman, Lindsay Romagnino and Shannon O'Neil each had two hits for Mitchell (7-12, 3-1 NECC) in the opener and they combined to drive in four runs. Brittany Fiederlein retired the final nine batters she faced to pick up her fifth win, scattering three hits. Mitchell had 17 hits in the second game, including three hits each from Groman and Emily Morenzoni of Waterford and two each from Rivkah Berkman of New London, Shannon O'Neil and Samantha Ryan of Quaker Hill. Tricia Tomaselli earned the victory.
• Conn College's Bella Franz posted a time of 2 minutes, 16.44 seconds to win the 800-meter run at the Wesleyan University Invitational. That placed Franz sixth on the national performance list and earned her invitations to the NESCAC, New England Division III and ECAC championships. Franz also teamed with Caroline Leonard, Casey Domine and Leah Sabatino to finish first in the 4x400 relay. Sam Pevear won the discus at 111-8, while Amanda Jacobsen added a second-place finish in the 200 and set a school record in the pole vault at 9-7.
• Dan Gossels of Connecticut College set a personal best with his winning time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Wesleyan University Invitational, finishing in 10:37.94 seconds to qualify for the NESCAC Championship. Old Lyme's Ian Rathkey was a member of the winning 4x400 relay team, joining Nick Fischetti, Geoff Pendergast and Chris May to run a season-best time of 3:29.38. Pendergast was second in the 400, Fischetti third in the 110 hurdles, Brad DeMarco third in the 800 and Rathkey third in the 400.
• Conn College senior Michael LeDuc won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton on Friday night, posting a time of 8:56.48 seconds to move himself to the top the NCAA performance list. LeDuc qualified for the NESCAC, New England Division III, Eastern College Athletic Conference and the All-New England Championships.
• Zachary Simmons and Graham Cavanaugh teamed for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles and also picked up points in singles play to lift Mitchell College to an 8-2 victory over Becker in the NECC. Simmons topped Bernardo MacAroun at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-2, while Cavanaugh defeated Aaron Peterson 6-3, 7-5. Orson Sinclair, Michael Berman and Randy Coons also wons singles matches for Mitchell (3-2, 2-2).
• Charlotte Marcoux, Adrieene Sieverding, Monica Rohrbach and Jillian Brigandi each won singles matches and contributed to doubles victories in Conn College's 8-1 defeat of Smith. Marcoux posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles for Conn (2-5), while Sieverding and Aneeka Kalia won at No. 1 doubles. Conn lost to Mount Holyoke 6-3 earlier in the day, getting singles wins from Marcoux and Sieverding.
H.S. boys' lacrosse
• Xavier Mills, a junior attack, scored the game-winning goal late in the fourth quarter to lift Williams School to an 8-7 victory at Chase Collegiate. Mills finished with two goals and five assists, while fellow junior Jack Fader added four goals and an assist. Williams was anchored on defense by Jack O'Connor, with six ground balls and five forced turnovers.
• Ben Lahm and Alden Schuman combined to pitch a one-hitter while striking out 14 as Williams defeated Block Island 10-0. Williams got to the Hurricanes early, scoring eight 8 runs in the first two innings as Sotiraq Vangjeli had his second two-run triple in as many days. Nick Smith, Jake Parizo and Dan Doherty had two hits apiece with Doherty driving in three runs.
H.S. boys' tennis
• Josh Powell, Adam Verhoeff, Rudy Harvey and Jack Shannon won singles matches for Williams in a 7-0 sweep of Hyde. Shannon, Luke Clendenen (second doubles), Joe Reiser (third doubles) and Fehme Braish (third doubles) earned their first career varsity victories.
• Williams School finished 0-3 at the Ridge White Classic team race regatta at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. Tabor won the regatta, sailed in the school's new fleet of Z420s, with a record of 3-0, followed by Bishop Stang and Wayland at 2-1.
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