Local roundup: Gooderham leads No. 3 UConn to victory

East Lansing, Mich. — Sophomore Abby Gooderham scored twice as No. 3 UConn beat No. 25 Michigan State 2-0 in field hockey on Sunday.  

Both goals came off penalty corners. Sophie Hamilton and Antonia Tiedtke assisted on her first goal in the 14th minute and Svea Boker and Tiedtke assisted on the goal in the 32nd minute. Cheyenne Sprecher made one save for UConn (5-10, which outshot Michigan State 30-2.

Men's cross country

• Danny Aschale of Conn College won the season-opening Bates Shootout on Saturday, leading the Camels to a second-place finish. Aschale won with a time of 25:23.6 over the 8,000-meter course, nearyly 28 seconds ahead of the field. The Camels had 264 points in the race which had the top 10 score, instead of the usual top five. No 20 and host Bates won with 109. Conn's Jeffrey Love was seventh (26:13.2) and teammate Ethan Milsark was ninth (26:30.4).

Women's cross country

• Conn College finished fourth at the season-opening Bates Shootout on Saturday. No. 11 Tufts won with 97 points and Conn had 354. Meredith Cronin was Conn's top finisher at fourth, running the 5,000-meter course in 18:33.6, and teammate Rachel House was 13th (19:11.7).

H.S. boys' soccer

• Eric Leuchner scored twice as Fitch beat Westerly 2-1 in the Josh Piver Cup at Stonington. Sebastian Duffy assisted on his first-half goal and Caleb Robbins assisted on the game-winner in the 73rd minute. Ramiro Zavalo made five saves for Fitch (2-0), which plays Stonington in the final Saturday at 3 p.m.

Road racing

Nathan Bergman of Salem won the Jeffrey's Rainbow Run 5K in Niantic on Saturday with a time of 20:13. Larissa Giordano of Southington was the top women's finisher, coming in sixth at 21:20. Also finishing in the top 10 were Sean McCauly of Niantic (20:14), Dylan Johnson of East Lyme (20:43), Jilali Benjelid of Salem (20:43), Christopher King of Cheshire (21:14), Nycholas Ferreira of Central Village (22:12), Tanner O'Brien of East Lyme (22:17), Gavin White of Niantic (22:19) and Gracie Lloyd of Salem (22:19). 


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