Local roundup: Conn College women ice Wesleyan 5-2
Middletown — Erin Dillon scored a pair of first-half goals to lift Connecticut College to a 5-2 victory over Wesleyan in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey game on Friday night.
Lauren Helm added one goal and one assist for the Camels while a pair of freshmen, Natalie Witkowski and Catherine Lawrence, also scored goals.
Goalie Bailey Mertz made 10 saves for Conn (6-4-2, 2-3-2).
• Nick Botticelli scored his first two collegiate goals, but Conn College fell on the road to Hamilton 7-4 in the NESCAC. Ryan Petti and Greg Pezzo also scored goals for the Camels (4-8-1, 0-6-1) while goalies Avery Gobbo and Connor Rodericks combined to make 27 saves.
• Jack Zimmerman led Conn College with 14 points and three steals in an 88-60 loss to No. 24 Amherst in the NESCAC. Teammates Dan Draffan (11 points) and Ryan Omslaer (eight rebounds) also contributed for the Camels (5-9, 0-3), who never led. The Mammoth are 12-1, 2-0.
• Margaret Corcoran and Casey Walsh each scored eight points in Conn College's 61-41 loss to No. 3 Amherst in the NESCAC. Corcoran added five rebounds and three assists for the Camels (10-5, 1-2).
• Zack Southard scored 24 points during Montville's 64-54 loss to Rocky Hill in a non-league game. Ethan McKinney added 13 for the Indians (3-5).
• Silus Wiggins led four Grasso Tech players in double figures with 19 points as the Eagles defeated Ellis Tech 62-45 in the Connecticut Technical Conference. Donnell Brown added 14 points for Grasso while Jose Hernandez and Jacob Cortes had 10 apiece.
• Ellis Tech outlasted Grasso Tech 30-18 in the CTC. Keylin Robles had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (1-7).
• Windham Tech finished the game on a 17-2 run to rally past Norwich Tech 31-20 in the CTC. Ashley Williams scored 10 points and Geovonna Taitague eight for the Warriors (2-9, 1-2) while teammate Ashlyn Bill contributed 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.
• Olivia Kaplan hit three 3-pointers to finish with a team-best 13 points in the Williams School's 28-17 loss to Rocky Hill (R.I.). Anna Mae Saunders and Katie Burzin also scored for the Blues.
• Maxwell Cartier won two individual events as Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech remained unbeaten with a 98-61 victory over Waterford in the Eastern Connecticut Conference. Cartier won the 50-yard freestyle (24.63 seconds) and 100 free (54.72) for the Falcons (3-0, 3-0), who also picked up individual wins from A.J. Burko in the 200 freestyle (1:58.97), John Marcolina in the 200 IM (2:07.35), Ian Sanok in the 100 butterfly (1:01.84) and Chase Simao in the 500 free (5:18.70). Quinlin Haglund won the 100 backstroke (1:17.62) and Jason Blain the 100 breaststroke (1:22.38) for Waterford (2-2, 2-2).
• Jeffery Ng won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly to highlight Norwich Free Academy's 99-76 victory over Windham/RHAM/Coventry in the ECC. The Wildcats (2-1, 1-1) also picked individual wins from Keith Johnson (50 freestyle), Zackary Larkham (500 free) and Alex Ji (100 breastroke), along with relay wins from the 200 medley team of Johnson, Ji, Ng and Wyatt Gordan, and the 200 freestyle relay team of Mike McCormack, Noah McMahon, Chase Hodges and Cole Patanoad.
• Ledyard lost to a pair of Top 10 teams during a quad-meet at Guilford. The Colonels (10-5) defeated Guilford 37-36, but lost to No. 5 Trumbull 40-28 and No. 10 Middletown 50-24. Braden Grim (152) and Adam Crawford (170, 182) went 3-0 for Ledyard while Conor Doran (106), Ty Miller (132), Cole Dirico (138), Mason Barnett (160) and Timothy Dorr (195) each went 2-1.
• UConn coach Randy Edsall announced that Matt King has been named director of strength and conditioning after serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington since 2016. King, a 2007 Maine graduate, has also worked at his alma mater and Columbia University.
"Matt is a very well respected man in the industry." Edsall said in release. "His enthusiasm and knowledge will greatly enhance our student-athletes as we continue to move forward with rebuilding our program."
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