Local roundup: Amarello leads Saints to victory

Montville - Shannon Amarello had four goals and an assist as the No. 15 St. Bernard School beat No. 19 Holy Cross, 14-10, in a CIAC Class S girls' lacrosse qualifying round game on Saturday.

The Saints (9-7-1) will play at No. 3 Old Lyme in Tuesday's first round at 5 p.m.

Brianne Hoffa, Nancy Kuhn and Grace Mayeda all scored twice for St. Bernard and Kara Basset and Danielle Guth each had a goal and an assist. Shannon Foley added 12 saves.

Kate Villano had seven goals and an assist for the Crusaders.

H.S. boys' tennis

• Five players from the Eastern Connecticut Conference advanced to the second round in the CIAC Class M tournament at Yale. Advancing were No. 9 Ben Biondi of East Lyme, Willie Dong of Waterford, Jacob Kowalski of Fitch, Waterford's Alan Luner and Nick Hotary of East Lyme. Double teams that advanced to the second round were No. 5 Matthew Chan and Nipun Hewage of East Lyme, David Allen and Jake Skilbred of Ledyard and East Lyme's Unni Kurumbail and Matthew Lin.

• Brendan White of Old Lyme and Alex Zuczek of St. Bernard each won a pair of matches and advanced to the third round of the CIAC Class S tournament at Conard. Four local doubles teams also advanced to the second round - David Abraham and Chris Renaud of St. Bernard, John Dong and Chris Tsang of Stonington and the Old Lyme teams of Ethan Fenton and Austin Pilgrim and John Fairfield-Sonn and Josh Krasney.

Road racing

• Nicholas Monroe of Ledyard won the 3.6-mile Twilight Trail run Friday night in Groton, finishing in 23:12. Tierin Rose Mandelburg of Quaker Hill was the top women's finisher at 23:49, good for third place overall. Rounding out the top 10 were Nick Pignatello (23:30), Nicholas Barner of New London (24:46), Ryan Poe of Groton (26:04), Mark Gravell of Mystic (26:19), Ian Poe of Groton (26:56), Russell Poe of Groton (26:57), Paul Andruskiewicz of Preston (27:07) and Claire Latham (27:52).

Women's basketball

• The defending national champion UConn Huskies will play Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa in home-and-home series next season in the Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The additions of East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa give the AAC 11 teams, so its teams will play eight opponents twice and two teams just once. UConn will play host to Houston, and at play Central Florida.

The complete conference schedule will be announced in August. Mohegan Sun Arena will play host to the conference championship tournament from March 6-9.

High school honors

• Old Lyme infielder Bill Buscetto and outfielder Dave Peck were both chosen to the All-Shoreline Conference baseball first team. The No. 25 Wildcats open the CIAC Class S tournament at No. 8 Housatonic Regional in a first-round game Monday (3:30 p.m.)

• Old Lyme's Meredith Aird, who reached the semifinals of the recent Shoreline Conference girls' tennis tournament, was named first team All-Shoreline whle the Wildcats' top doubles team of Hannah O'Brien and Emily Breault were named to the second team.

College honors

• East Lyme's Bridget Buckley, a senior at The College of Saint Rose (Albany, N.Y.), was named to the All-East Region team in track and field. Buckley broke her own school record by placing second in the heptathlon (4,224 points) at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships and was also part of the recording-setting 4x200-meter relay team that ran a 1:45.99 at the Penn Relays.

• Southern Connecticut State University's Elizabeth Bashir, a junior from Waterford High School, was recorded with Academic All-District honors in track and field, making here eligible for Academic All-American honors. Bashir, a team captain, was the Northeast-10 Conference champion in the weight throw during the indoor season and finished second in the NE-10 hammer throw during the outdoor season. She is a recreation and leisure major with a 3.44 GPA.

• Connecticut College junior Mike Clougher was named to the All-New England Conference Athletic Conference men's rowing second team for the second straight year. He helped the Camels win the petite final of the varsity four in the New England Rowing Championship this spring and was also named to the NESCAC All-Academic team.

• Conn College sophomore Anne Speranza was named to the All-NESCAC women's rowing second team. Speranza was a member of the Camels' varsity four boat which won a bronze medal at the New England Rowing Championship. She has also competed with Conn in the Head of the Charles Regatta each of her first two seasons.

• Conn College seniors Michael LeDuc and Drew Majkut were both named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 Men's Cross Country/Track & Field First Team in Division III as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. LeDuc won the NCAA Division III steeplechase championship (8:45.77) 24 for the second straight year on May 24. It was the third fastest time in Division III history. He is the school's first three-time NCAA Division III champion. Majkut was a co-captain for the 2013 cross country team and has been recognized as a Winthrop Scholar, the college's highest academic honor. Connecticut College junior Kim Bolick of Hopkinton, Mass. has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team in Cross Country/Track & Field in Division III as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

• Conn College junior Kim Bolick was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team in Cross Country/Track & Field in Division III. Bolick has qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in each of the past two seasons. She placed 13th in the mile (5:02.33) at the 2013 championships, the first women's track and field distance runner to run a sub five minute mile. She holds the school record (4:59.34).


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