Local roundup: Chris DeLucia advances at Conn. Amateur
East Haddam — Norwich Golf Club's Chris DeLucia advanced to the Round of 16 at the 117th Connecticut Amateur tournament at Fox Hopyard.
DeLucia, as the 14 seed, defeated Allan Morazes 3 & 2 on Wednesday to move on to Thursday's next round. He will face No. 30 seed Calvin Smith, who beat Black Hall Club's Brian Zito 5 & 3, at 8:24 a.m.
Also from Black Hall, Bill Hermanson lost to Benjamin Day 2-up, and Fox Hopyard's Justin Beal lost to Finn Boynton 3 & 1.
The quarterfinals will be held following the round of 16. The semifinals and final will be held Friday.
Tigers drop opener
• The Connecticut Tigers lost to the Staten Island Yankees 3-1 in the first game of a New York-Penn League doubleheader. The Tigers (2-3) scored in the top of the sixth inning when Eric De La Rosa singled home Jose King.
• Niantic lost to Tri-Town Blue 4-2 in a Zone 6 game. Ben Sartori singled and tripled, Elijah Hyatt had two hits and Aidan Dowling doubled for Niantic. Jace Lillie pitched a complete game for Niantic, striking out six.
District 10 softball (10-12)
• Grace Cosmopoulos had a single and two triples to help lead Groton/Mystic to a 14-6 win over Pawcatuck. Katie MacPherson and Lauren Pelletier had two hits each for Groton/Mystic.
• UConn learned its home and away matchups for the 2019-20 American Athletic Conference season. The Huskies will play seven games against the four AAC teams that reached the NCAA tournament last season. Each of the 12 teams in the league will play an 18-game league schedule, meeting seven of its opponents in home-and-away series, and the remaining four opponents once each, two of them just at home, and the other two just on the road.
UConn will meet defending league champion Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis and Temple in home and away series and will play UCF once, only at home. Other opponents that UConn will play twice include USF, Tulane and Tulsa. Besides UCF, the Huskies will also meet Wichita State at home and will only meet East Carolina and SMU on the road. The dates and times of the league games will be announced in the coming months.
• UConn head coach Geno Auriemma announced the Huskies’ non-conference schedule. UConn will host fellow 2019 NCAA Final Four participants Baylor, Notre Dame and Oregon this season. Additionally, the Huskies will renew their rivalry with Tennessee in Connecticut. Gampel Pavilion will host Notre Dame (Dec. 8) and Oregon (date TBA). XL Center will host Baylor (Jan. 9) and Tennessee (Jan 23).
UConn opens the 2019-20 season on Nov. 10 against Cal. The Huskies travel on Nov. 13 to Vanderbilt before hosting Virginia on Nov. 19. The team travels to Ohio to take on Ohio State on Nov. 24 and Dayton on Nov. 26. UConn takes on Seton Hall on Dec. 4 or 5. The Huskies will compete at DePaul on Dec. 16 before facing Oklahoma in the 2019 Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena on Dec. 22. UConn will face Oregon and South Carolina on January or February dates to be announced.
TV info, game times, locations for the remaining home games and dates for the South Carolina, Oregon and DePaul games will be announced at a later date. The team will play eight games at Gampel Pavilion and eight at the XL Center.
• Olivia Haskell of Connecticut College has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Women's At-Large Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The senior women's swimming standout and economics major was chosen to the third team.
Haskell is the third women's swimmer in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition after Kate Kovenock (2005) and Sarah Murphy (2011), and one of just 16 women's swimmers in the country to receive the prestigious award this year. A team co-captain who also carried minors in psychology and sociology, Haskell specialized in the freestyle.
The senior was named the winner of the Anita L. DeFrantz Award as the institution's Female Athlete of the Year after ending her career as a six-time All-American and a nine-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention selection in two individual and all five relay events.
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