East Lyme, NFA as evenly matched in girls' soccer as always

East Lyme's Alivia Catanzaro, left, sprints away from NFA's Natalie Dionne during Thursday night's ECC Division I girls' soccer game at East Lyme. The Vikings and Wildcats played to a 1-1 double overtime draw. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The last two Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I girls' soccer champions — East Lyme in 2016 and NFA in 2017 — were pretty evenly matched after 100 minutes Thursday, playing to a 1-1 double overtime tie.

Red Sox rout Yankees 11-6 to clinch third straight AL East title

Red Sox players surround relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, center, after they defeated the New York Yankees 11-6 on Thursday night in the Bronx to clinch their third straight American League East title. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees

Tiger returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Tiger Woods reacts as he makes a eagle putt on the 18th green to tie Rickie Fowler for the first round lead at the Tour Championship on Thursday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods

H.S. football / Week 3 preview capsules

Friday's Games Bacon Academy at NFA, 6:30 p.m. Records: Bacon (0-2); NFA (1-1) Last week: Bacon lost to Plainfield 13-7; NFA lost to Fairfield Prep...

UConn releases 2018-19 women's basketball schedule

A challenging non-conference schedule, including a December trip to reigning national champion Notre Dame, highlights UConn's 2018-19 women's basketball schedule.

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: Stonington posts 6-0 girls' soccer win over St. Bernard

Vanessa Benjamin scored a pair of goals as Stonington defeated St. Bernard 6-0 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III girls' soccer match on Thursday.

Bears remain unbeaten in boys' soccer despite the jump to ECC's Division I

Stonington goalie Peter Fernholz catches the ball as Fitch's Caleb Robbins (10) applies pressure during Wednesday's ECC Division I boys' soccer game at Stonington.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Stonington boys' soccer team, despite its new surroundings in Division I of the ECC and the fact the Bears lost 10 seniors to graduation, remained unbeaten Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over Fitch.

H.S. soccer roundup: Ledyard tops Woodstock on Smith's goal

Elliott Smith scored the go-ahead goal off a free kick scrum in the 66th minute to lift Ledyard past Woodstock Academy, 2-1, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' soccer game on Wednesday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Coast Guard's defense in win over Nichols: 'Not on my watch'

Coast Guard linebacker Jake Behne (34) gets ready for a play. (Coast Guard athletics photo)

Coast Guard was in the midst of scoring the final 17 points Friday night to beat Nichols, which of course was a credit to the offense. But then there was the defense.

Local roundup: Dusza leads Waterford to volleyball win

Gretchen Dusza had 27 assists as the Waterford girls' volleyball beat Ledyard on Wednesday 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II season-opener for both teams.

Norton sparks Conn College women's soccer to Whale Cup win

Connecticut College seized a two-goal lead but needed to fend off a feisty challenge from host Coast Guard Academy before securing a 2-1 victory.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Cochran returns to NL on Friday, but he's already back home on football field

Jack Cochran comes home Friday, home to New London, to the high school football field where it...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant)

Shelton isn't quick — it's sudden.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 practice from Richmond, Va.

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 final practice from Richmond, Va.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Pro West Series from Las Vegas.

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Go Bowling 250 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

6 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Midwest Nationals qualifying from Madison, Ill.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Go Bowling 250 from Richmond, Va.

Baseball

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians.

7 p.m., WCTX, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals.

7:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

Boxing

9:45 p.m., Showtime — Jon Fernandez vs. O'Shaquie Foster in a super featherweight bout, Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Carlos Ramos in a featherweight bout and Wesley Ferrer vs. Steven Ortiz in a lightweight bout from Shawnee, Okla.

Equestrian

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Equestrian Games from Mill Spring, N.C. (taped today)

Football

6:20 p.m., theday.com, WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Killingly at New London.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Florida Atlantic at Central Florida.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Harvard at Brown.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Penn State at Illinois.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Washington State at Southern California.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

10 a.m., Golf Channel — Web.com Tour Championship from Atlantic Beach, Fla.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Sanford International from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Soccer

7 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at North Carolina State. (taped today)

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: St. Petersburg Open from Russia.

2 p.m., Tennis Channel — Laver Cup from Chicago.

8 p.m., Tennis Channel — Laver Cup from Chicago.

PODCASTS

The Lonesome Podcat

We’re coming from a place of love, ECC

The Lonesome PodcatThis week, we discuss the ECC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weekend, Shelton, Enfield, and The Day Top 10 state coaches’ poll.

The Lonesome Podcat

Who am I? Why am I here?

The Lonesome PodcatIt’s the debut of the Lonesome Podcast, a discussion of Connecticut high school football and companion piece to the Lonesome Polecat, North America’s most...

PROFESSIONAL

Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1

New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit tosses the ball to starting pitcher Luis Severino for the out on Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi during the fifth inning of  Wednesday's game at New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.

Hoskins HR sparks Phillies over Mets before key Atlanta trip

Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo cannot reach a double by the Phillies' Rhys Hoskins during the third inning of Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. The Phillies won, 4-0. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Rhys Hoskins became the seventh-fastest player to hit 50 career home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL East race with a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Major League Baseball roundup

The A's Stephen Piscotty celebrates with Khris Davis after hitting a three-run home run off the Angels' Parker Bridwell during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game in Oakland, Calif. The A's won, 10-0. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Pats tempering expectations as Gordon practices for first time

The Patriots' Josh Gordon catches the ball during Wednesday's practice in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots' team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment to keep any lofty expectations in check — at...

UCONN

UConn men's basketball schedule is released

The UConn men's basketball team released its 2018-19 schedule

Robinson getting the message in his first season at UConn

UConn head coach Randy Edsall, right, greets quarterback Steven Krajewski (4) and other players prior to last Saturday's game against Rhode Island at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Oneil Robinson, a Class S all-state player out of Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, is yet another member of the freshmen class to make his debut this season. An injury in the secondary gave Robinson an opportunity for his first start and to...

UConn men's basketball secures first commitment of fall recruiting season

James Bouknight had a good feeling about UConn when his official visit ended last weekend.A 6-foot-4 guard from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass., Bouknight made it official on Tuesday, announcing his commitment to the UConn basketball program.

COLLEGES

Slaying of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa college town

In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)

A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday.

Calhoun officially named head coach at DIII St. Joseph

In this Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun speaks after he was introduced at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.

Ohio State's Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at Monday's press conference in Columbus, Ohio. (Mitch Stacy/AP Photo)

Urban Meyer has met with the Ohio State football media about the recent scandal that led to his three-game suspension

CT SUN

Mercury finish off the Sun late to win 96-86

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham, left, comforts teammate Shekinna Stricklen (40) as the players walk off the court following their loss to the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA second-round playoff action Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mercury finished the game on a 15-2 run to win 96-86, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Phoenix Mercury went on a 15-2 run with less than four minutes left in the game to beat the Connecticut Sun 96-86 Thursday, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Sun's Jonquel Jones named WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year

Connecticut Sun post Jonquel Jones was named the 2018 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the league announced Thursday. She received 20 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters.