Local college roundup: Mooney leads Bears cross country to win at Bowdoin Invite
Brunswick, Maine — Junior All-American Kaitlyn Mooney won by more than 15 seconds as the Coast Guard Academy women's cross country team won the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday.
Mooney had a first-place time of 21 minutes, 48 seconds, while Laurel Felt was third in 22:11. Kirsten Carson placed seventh with a time of 23:41. Also scoring for the Bears were Mia Huncharek (23:45), Olivia Suski (23:45) and Savannah Olyniec (24:08) as the Bears placed six runners in the top 20.
"It was a little warm today, but for the most part everyone responded well," Coast Guard coach Ethan Brown said. "There were some solid performances and we definitely pushed over the second half of the race. A very good day."
• Old Lyme's Mya Johnson scored an unassisted goal 4:02 into the game and Conn College went on to beat No. 7 Amherst 1-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. Katy Pelletier made nine saves for Conn (6-0, 3-0).
• Brielle Pearce scored two goals and had an assist as Coast Guard beat Springfield 3-0 in their New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference opener. The win was the Bears' first over Springfield in program history. Alexandra Murphy had a goal, Sabrina Robertson had an assist and Sarah Schollenberger made 10 saves for Coast Guard (2-5).
• Mitchell fell to New England College 3-1 in the New England Collegiate Conference opener for both teams. Hannah Corrigan scored in the final minute for Mitchell (2-4).
• Coast Guard lost to Springfield 2-1 in its NEWMAC opener. Mike Daunt's goal in the 79th minute got Coast Guard (3-4) on the scoreboard. Dakota Harich made five saves for the Bears.
• New England College scored 1:29 into overtime and beat Mitchell College 2-1 in the NECC opener for both teams. Daniel Hotaling scored in the 68th minute to give Mitchell (1-4-1) a 1-0 lead. Nolan Clark had an assist and former NFA standout Seth Strader made seven saves for the Mariners.
• Conn College and Amherst played to a 1-1 tie in a NESCAC game. Augie Djerdjaj scored in the 22nd minute to give Conn (5-0-1, 3-0-1) a 1-0 lead. Matt Butera assisted on the goal and AJ Marcucci made 12 saves for Conn.
• Coast Guard won its fifth straight, beating Emerson 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 in a NEWMAC match. Amanda Dake had 12 kills, Angelou Dunton had eight kills and seven digs, Bridget Boyle had six kills, Noelle Tursky had 18 assists and Veronica Hine had 12 digs for Bears (10-3, 2-0).
• Bowdoin beat Conn College 25-14, 25-17, 25-16 in a NESCAC match. Katie Howley had eight kills and eight digs, Grace McGee had 14 assists and Nicolette Marino had 12 digs for Conn (4-5, 1-1). Conn lost its NEWMAC opener 3-1 to Tufts on Friday. Howley had 13 kills and 17 digs and McGee had 33 assists, six aces and four digs.
• Eastern Nazarene beat Mitchell 25-18, 25-14, 25-10 in the NECC opener for both teams. Ciera Moore had seven kills, Cameron Childs had 18 digs and Claire Binfield had four kills and 12 assists for Mitchell (5-4).
• Conn College lost to Amherst 1-0 in a NESCSC game. Jackie Mountford made 17 saves for Conn (1-4, 0-3), which was outshot 19-8.
Men's water polo
• Conn College split a pair of matches in its home opener, beating Penn State Behrend 11-8 and losing to MIT 18-7. Mike Gertsik had five goals on the day for Conn (1-3), Christian Jacobsen scored three goals against Behrend and Sam Guy scored twice against MIT.
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