Local roundup: Gonsalves places fifth in State Open diving

Plainville - East Lyme's Caroline Gonsalves finished fifth in the CIAC State Open girls' diving championship Friay night.

Gonsalves, a junior who won the Eastern Connecticut Conference meet title and finished second in the Class M meet, scored 395.05 points. Kylie Towbin of New Canaan won the state title with a score of 436.20.

Men's basketball

• Salem State used a 17-point to erase an early deficit as the Vikings beat Coast Guard Academy 87-60 in the opening round of the Williams Tip-Off Tournament.

The Bears, who opened their season without injured starting guards Kevin Sowers and Devonte Weems and forward John Benedict, will play Southern Vermont in today's consolation at 1 p.m. David Anderson led the Bears with 17 points while Greg Marshall finished with 13.

• UConn-Avery Point fell to Springfield Tech Thursday night, 73-66. Philkwan Tate had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Avery Point (2-2). New London's Malcolm Simmons scored 18 with 12 rebounds for the Pointers.

• Matt Vadas had 15 points and 13 rebounds in Connecticut College's 60-59 season-opening loss to Haverford. John Bullitt added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Camels whild freshman Aaron McBurnie had 11 points and five rebounds,

Men's hockey

• Mike Sinsigali had a goal and an assist, but Conn College lost its season opener at home to Wesleyan, 5-2, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Dawson Luke also scored for the Camels and freshman goalie Tom Conlin made 17 saves in his collegiate debut.

Women's swimming

• Freshman Hayley McWilliams won the 200-meter butterfly and the 400 freestyle to lead Coast Guard to 1-1 record as the Bears beat WPI 198-75 and lost to host Providence 118-145. McWilliams' winning times were 2:33.35 (200) and 4:45.34 (400).

Darlene Sao won the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley and Terri Jozsa won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and Chantel Ferguson won the 100 butterfly for Coast Guard.

Women's hockey

• Kelsie Fralick made 27 saves, but Conn College lost its season opener to Trinity College, 3-0, in the NESCAC.

College volleyball

• For Connecticut College members have been honored by the New England Women's Volleyball Association. Coach Josh Edmed was named NEWVA Coach of the Year, Rachel Schroff made the All-NEWVA first team, Katie Ketcham was named to the second team and Caroline Martin made the All-Rookie team.

ECC unveils new website

• The Eastern Connecticut Conference unveiled its new website - www.eccathletics.org - on Friday.

The website was designed by the league's athletic directors and the ECC's new marketing affiliate Fat Cats Event & Marketing. It will include athlete blogs, monthly honors, related athlete/health news as well as scores and standings.


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