College roundup: Mitchell men win NECC lacrosse title
New London - David Klapp had five goals and an assist and Demetre Lyras and Waterford's Shane Sullivan each had three goals and an assist as Mitchell College beat Daniel Webster 15-2 to win its first New England Collegiate Conference men's lacrosse title Saturday night.
Groton's Jordan Cook had three goals for Mitchell (8-2, 3-0) and East Lyme's Chris Joy added a goal. Quaker Hill's Peter Eshenfelder added eight saves.
• Zach Albin pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and a walk as Avery Point beat CCRI, 2-0 in eight innings, in the first game of its doubleheader sweep. The Pointers (11-9) won the nightcap, 15-8.
Chris Mayhew had two hits, including an RBI single, and scored for the Pointers while Connor Buckley added an RBI single, Matt Martinez doubled and scored.
Groton's Shawn Nadeau pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief and scattered four hits and one run to earn the win in the second game. New London's Matt Greene had three hits and three RBI for Avery Point while Nick DeLotto and Kevin Hall each had three hits, two RBI and two runs.
• Anthony Marzi scattered three hits over six innings with five strikeouts as UConn beat St. John's, 9-2, in the Big East. Jon Testani hit a bases-loaded triple for UConn (17-12, 4-4) and Eric Yavarone added two hits, including a double.
• Daniel Webster handed Mitchell its first NECC loss, 7-3, but the Mariners bounced back to earn a split by winning the second game of their doubleheader, 3-2.
Freshman Tyler Shamus (5-1) went the distance to earn the win for Mitchell (11-9, 7-1), which rallied from a 2-0 deficit with a three-run sixth on RBI doubles by Neftali Arroyo and New London's Nova Crespo, and an RBI single by Jon Padilla. Marc Dorsi (RBI double) and Padilla (RBI single) had run-producing hits in the opener for the Mariners.
• Coast Guard used a pair of strong pitching performances to gain a split with No. 10 Wheaton, winning the first game 7-3 to break Wheaton's seven-game winning streak, before falling 2-0.
In the first game, Riley Beecher (4-1) pitched six innings, holding Wheaton to three runs on eight hits, while the Bears (14-10, 6-5 NEWMAC) took the lead with four runs in the second. Tim Betts had two hits and scored twice and Matt Hanks drove in two runs. Tyler Vieira pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the save.
Derek Petty (4-2) pitched eight innings in the second game, allowing two runs on eight hits in the loss.
• Dylan Riccardi went 3-for-3 with an RBI as Mitchell edged Elms, 4-3, in the first game of its NECC doubleheader. Lindsey Romagnino had a solo home run and scored twice for the Mariners (5-15, 2-4) and Tricia Tomaselli went 2-for-3 with a run and pitched the win. Elms won the second game, 10-2. Tiffany Person had two hits and two runs for the Mariners.
• Patrick Dermody and Tristan Cole of Connecticut College won events at the AIC Invitational in Springfield, Mass. Dermody won the 5,000 meters in 15:24 and Cole won the 3,000 steeplechase.
• Junior captain Ben Wolhaupter was first in the pole vault (14 feet, 9 inches) and fellow captain Will Baker won the discus (150-10) on his final attempt, as Coast Guard finished third at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Baker was also second in the hammer.
Also for the Bears, Stephen Horvath won the 5,000 (16:01.21), while Brad Pienta was second. Joel McArthur was third in the javelin, Joey O'Connell third in the 10,000 and Jordan Lee fifth in the 1,500. Adam Scalese was third and Ben Hannon fourth in the 400, James Dawkins fifth in the 200 and Hannon sixth. The 4x100 relay was second.
• Conn College finished 10th at the AIC Invitational. Sam Pevear was third in the discus (119-6) and Sarah Matthews was fourth in the 400 (59.89).
• Coast Guard won four events at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, including a school record in the pole vault (10-8) by freshman Monet Masters. That eclipsed the mark of 10-6 set by Betsy Baker in 2003.
Kyle Sutschek won the discus at 118-8, Beth Gollin the 5,000 in 18:38.82 and Abby Bishop the 100 hurdles in 16.24.
Casey Fall was second in the pole vault, Hannah Seeland second in the hammer, fourth in discus and third in shot, Katie Nielson second and Sutschek fifth in the shot put, highlighting the throwing events.
Jess Mulroy, a freshman, ran her first career 3,000 steeplechase and was second, while Rachel Hill was second in the 1,500. The 4x400 relay was second with Bishop, Hill, Liz Baumsteiger and Maddie Ede.
• Coast Guard finished third at the UConn Invitational, finishing ahead of the Huskies but trailing the winner, Trinity College, and second-place Marist.
• Trinity, the top-ranked Division III team in the nation, won the UConn Invitational while the Huskies edge Coast Guard for second.
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