Local Roundup: Bears edged on second-half goal by Nichols

Dudley, Mass. ? Alyssa Tosti scored in the 48th minute Thursday as the Nichols College women's soccer team edged Coast Guard 1-0 in a nonconference game at Vendetti Field.

Coast Guard outshot Nichols 13-6. The Bears are 0-3.

"We played flat, unsettled and played Nichols' style of game and not our style of play," Coast Guard coach Susan Grant said.

"We didn't make the proper adjustments needed to gain the victory today as the communication broke down early in the game and that led to problems all over the field. We need to concentrate on the simple things that we are not currently executing and have that be our focus in the upcoming days."

Coast Guard is off until Wednesday when it takes on Mitchell College at 4 p.m.

Meyers Drysdale at Mohegan

• Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale will sign copies of her new book, "You Let Some GIRL Beat You?" at halftime of tonight's WNBA game between the Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Meyers Drysdale's book was released in celebration of this year's 40th anniversary of Title IX, which mandated equal public school funding for women's programs as for men's programs.

The first four-time All American ever - man or woman - while playing at UCLA, Meyers Drysdale won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics before leading the UCLA women to the AIAW national championship in 1978.

Also an award winning broadcaster, this summer Meyers Drysdale broadcasted the women's Olympic basketball games from London for NBC.

Boys' soccer

• Sotiraq Vangjeli scored for Williams in Wednesday's season-opening 2-1 loss to Chase Collegiate of Waterbury. Humbert Polito had the assist for the Blues.

Road racing

• Adult volunteers are needed to protect runners from traffic at Jeffrey's Rainbow Run to benefit the Jeffrey Bourgeois Family Fund, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday. The 5K race, sponsored by the town of East Lyme, begins at the McCook Point Park Gate and ends at McCook Point Beach.


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