Local colleges: Conn College edge Bowdoin 2-1 in NESCAC

Connecticut College's Emily Lorry, center, celebrates her goal with Kat Norton, left, and freshman Mya Johnson of Old Lyme, right, during Saturday's NESCAC women's soccer game against Bowdoin at Freeman Field in New London. Johnson scored the game-winning goal as the Camels beat Polar Bears 2-1. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mya Johnson's goal in the 56th minute snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Connecticut College a 2-1 victory over Bowdoin in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer game on Saturday at Freeman Field.

Local roundup: EL boys, girls complete perfect cross country regular seasons

East Lyme completed a perfect regular season in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I with a 19-44 victory over Woodstock Academy in a boys' cross country meet on Friday at Rocky Neck State Park.

Local roundup: Coast Guard blanks Salve in volleyball

Angelou Dunton had 11 digs and a match-high 10 kills to lead Coast Guard Academy to a 3-0 win over Salve Regina in a nonleague women's volleyball match Thursday night.

Local roundup: Flynn helps lead Ledyard volleyball past Montville

Ledyard's Codee Carroll, left, and Kaitlin Flynn dive for a ball during a high school volleyball match Wednesday at Ledyard High School. Ledyard topped Montville 3-0. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Kaitlin Flynn had nine aces and 12 digs as Ledyard beat Montville 25-23, 25-7 and 25-20 in a high school volleyball match Wednesday night.

Local roundup: Montville boys tie ECC Division III soccer leader Windham 3-3

Jacob Rose's goal with 11 minutes remaining helped Montville tie Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III leader Windham 3-3 in a boys' soccer game Tuesday.

COLUMNS

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Local college notes

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Local roundup: East Lyme boys hold off Woodstock 3-2 in ECC D-I soccer

Kurt Mahlke scored the game-winning goal with under a minute remaining, sending East Lyme past Woodstock 3-2 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' soccer game Monday.

Local roundup: Iselin wins O'Keefe Strides 10K

Becky Iselin of Chester won the Jack O'Keefe Memorial Strides 10K road race on Sunday with a time of 45:55 with North Stonington's Karen Dobley finishing second in 46:41.

UCONN

Tulane makes quick work of UConn 49-7

Tulane running back Amare Jones (11) runs past UConn defensive lineman Lwal Uguak (98) during the Green Wave's 49-7 victory over the Huskies on Saturday afternoon at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

Justin McMillan completed 18 of 24 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 37 yards and another score as Tulane routed UConn 49-7 on Saturday in an American Athletic Conference football game at Yulman Stadium.

Another Saturday, another daunting challenge for the UConn football team

UConn defensive back Diamond Harrell (3) intercepts the pass intended for South Florida wide receiver Xavier Weaver (84) last Saturday's game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The Huskies are in New Orleans to play Tulane on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Five games into the UConn football season, reality is setting in. While the Huskies are making progress in some areas, they're still not as competitive as they need to be to dig out of their massive hole.

COLLEGES

Colletti's block provided highlight material for Coast Guard football's freshman class

Coast Guard Academy freshman Jared Colletti, left, blocks a 38-yard field goal attempt by Catholic's Fabrizio Reilly in double overtime Saturday. Coast Guard went on to win the game 20-14 on a game-winning touchdown by Jon Wagner. (Brad Clift/Coast Guard Academy Athletics)

Jared Colletti helped mark the freshmen's arrival to the 2019 football season at the Coast Guard Academy in a 20-14 double-overtime victory Saturday over Catholic, authoring one of the game's highlights.

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works.

CT SUN

After coming so close to a WNBA title, Sun look to reload in offseason

Connecticut's Brionna Jones (42) passes the ball around Washington's Emma Meesseman to teammate Alyssa Thomas to start a fast break off a turnover during Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night at Entertainment and  Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The Sun lost 89-78 and will now use the offseason to tinker with their roster to get over the hump in 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun were 10 minutes away from a WNBA title. They head into the offseason with eight of their 12 players free agents and need to add depth.

Heartbreak for Connecticut Sun in Game 5 loss to Mystics in WNBA Finals

Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones reacts following Thursday night’s Game 5 loss to Washington in the WNBA Finals. Washington came from down nine points in the third quarter for an 89-78 victory and a WNBA title, denying the Sun their first WNBA crown in franchise history. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

MVP Emma Meesseman scored 11 of her team-high 22 points during a third-quarter comeback and the Washington Mystics pulled away from the Connecticut Sun late to win Game 5 and the WNBA Finals 89-78 Thursday.

PROFESSIONAL

Yankees top Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees hits a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday at Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Those Baby Bombers from New York getting another AL Championship Series shot at Astros

NHL roundup

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins (37) celebrates his goal with Jake DeBrusk (74) as New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac (19) skates away during the second period of Saturday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl lead Oilers past Rangers 4-1 for season-opening 5th straight win

Redskins place Jordan Reed on IR

The Redskins have placed their star tight end Jordan Reed on injured reserve as he continues to deal with the effects of a concussion suffered in the team's third preseason game.

Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (31) talks with pitching coach Paul Menhart, left, and manager Dave Martinez after getting through the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday at St. Louis. Menhart is a former Fitch High School standout. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Max Scherzer followed Aníbal Sánchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own and the stingy Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

2 p.m., Ch. 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup 1000Bulbs.com 500 from Talladega, Ala.

2 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Carolina Nationals from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

8 p.m., FS1, WFAN (660-AM) — ALCS: New York Yankees at Houston Astros in Game 2.

Basketball

3 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA preseason: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics.

6 p.m., NBA TV — NBA preseason: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards.

Football

9:30 a.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers from London.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets.

8:20 p.m., Ch. 30 — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Italian Open from Rome.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: SAS Championship from Wake County, N.C.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Houston Open.

Gymnastics

11 p.m., NBCSN — FIG: World Championship from Stuttgart, Germany. (taped today)

Rodeo

6 p.m., NBCSN — PBR: Greensboro (N.C.) Invitational. (taped today)

Rugby

6:30 a.m., NBCSN — World Cup: Japan vs. Scotland from Yokohama, Japan.

Running

11 a.m., NBCSN — Chicago Marathon.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN — Euro 2020 qualifier: Croatia at Wales from Cardiff.

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan at Indiana.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Texas A&M at Auburn.

Tennis

4:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Shanghai Masters from China.

2 p.m., Tennis Channel — USTA Men's Pro Circuit from Fairfield, Calif.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: ITA All-American from Tulsa, Okla.

Volleyball

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA women: Florida State at North Carolina.

1 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Yale at Princeton.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Michigan at Nebraska.

2:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: Pittsburgh at Boston College.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: UCLA at Colorado.