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Snyder (4-0) lifts Bears to 1st dual win

Bridgewater, Mass. — Andy Snyder won all four matches at 157 pounds, including a key pin in the opening match of the day in a Coast Guard Academy victory at the "Headlock for Hunger" New England Wrestling Association Dual Meet Tournament.

Coast Guard, the No. 10 seed, topped No. 7 Roger Williams in the first match, 23-21, picking up its first dual meet victory of the season.

Lucas Taylor (165), Josh Gerry (133) and Joe Kidwell (125) all won three of four matches in the tournament for the Bears (1-11), who went 1-3 to finish eighth of 14 teams.

Snyder and Taylor both recorded pins in less than a minute against Roger Williams, as the Bears avenged a 29-15 loss to the Hawks in the opening dual meet of the season Dec. 8. Kidwell and Gerry both recorded major decisions by scores of 15-1 while freshman Angel Serrano registered a 5-3 decision at 149 pounds.

The Bears lost to Wesleyan 37-6 in the second round with Snyder and Taylor both recording wins by decision to account for the Bears six points. Snyder won 4-2 while Taylor registered a 5-3 win vs. the Cardinals.

Host Bridgewater State beat Coast Guard 28-15 in the third round. Kidwell and Gerry both won by pin and Snyder registered a 5-3 decision to round out the Bears' scoring.

In the final match of the day, Johnson & Wales beat the Bears 30-21. Snyder and Taylor again both won with pins while Kidwell, Gerry and senior Will Stark won by decision.

The 14 Division III New England wrestling teams that competed in the tournament held a food drive to help support three local area food pantries.

College men's basketball

• Andre Drummond scored 18 points, had 14 rebounds and blocked five shots as St. Thomas More beat Bridgton Academy 83-62 in the championship game of its Founder's Tournament Saturday night. Roy Mabrey had 17 points and six assists for T-More (16-2).

H.S. squash

• The Williams School lost 5-2 to the Shoreline Squash team from Essex Saturday. Jenner Foster (3-1) and Ben Gibson (3-0) won their matches for the Blues.

H.S. girls' indoor track

• Nora Brown won a pair of individual events to help Old Saybrook win the Haddam-Killingworth Invitational on Saturday at the New Haven Athletic Center. The Rams finished with 64 points, 12 better than Career of New Haven.

Brown won the 55-meter hurdles (8.94 seconds) and long jump (16 feet, 6 inches). Teammate Alyssa Giegerich added a win in the pole vault (9-0) and the Rams' 4x200 relay team of Brianna Hanley, Kim Giorioso, Christie D'Antonis and Bonnie Brown won in 1:54.99.

Hanley was also second in the 55 hurdles (9.04) and the sprint medley relay team of Giorioso, Bonnie Brown, Marykate Cziepel and Erin Daly was second in 4:44.31.

• East Lyme's Eva Christensen and Rachel Merry won events Saturday at the Jack Long Invitational at New Haven. Christensen won the 3,200 (12:00.42) and Merry won the long jump (16.07 meters). Noelene Power, Lauren Kirschblum, Kaitlyn Kuvalanka, Amy Gonsalves and Merry also had second-place finishes. The Vikings' sprint medley relay team of Caroline Gonsalves, Katelyn Ollhoff, Caroline Reagan and Power also finished second.

• NFA's Brianna Lenehan won the 600 Saturday at the Jack Long Invitational at New Haven. Lenehan's winning time was 1:42.8.

H.S. boys' indoor track

• Old Saybrook had three champions and placed second behind Canton in the Haddam-Killingworth Invitational on Saturday at the New Haven Athletic Center. Canton finished with 41 points, six better than the Rams.

Spencer Argibe won the 1,000 (2:42.93), Jeremy King captured the long jump (20-6 3/4) and the 4x800 relay team of Arbige, Sean Hughes, Joe Bouchard and Mark Rubano won in 8:45.82.

• NFA's Chris Green won the high jump Saturday at the Jack Long Invitational at New Haven. His winning jump was 5-10.

College indoor track

• Four members of the Conn College team qualified for the New England Div. III Championships with their performances Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational.

On the men's side, Andrew Duarte qualified by winning the 3,000 at 8:49.31. Women's Div. III qualifiers were Manya Swick in the 5K (18:58.39, fourth place), Haley Goodwill in the 600 (1:42.96, fourth) and Sarah Matthews in the 600 (1:43.98, sixth).

College women's swimming

• Conn College's Sarah Murphy, Julia Pielock, Jessica Schanzer, Ellie Huelbig and Katie Carlson won two events each Saturday as the Camels beat Wesleyan 171-125. Murphy won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, Pielock won the 50 and 100 freestyles, Schanzer took the 100 and 200 backstrokes, Huelbig won the 100 and 200 butterflys and Carlson won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

College men's swimming

• Conn College's Joe Gibson, Tim Walsh, Sam Gill and Ryan Dignan won two events each Saturday as the Camels beat Wesleyan 163-96. Gibson took the 200-yard butterfly and the 1000 freestyle, Walsh took the 100 and 200 backstrokes, Gill took the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly and Dignan won the 100 and 200 freestyles. Harry Squires of Conn won the 500 freestyle.


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