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    Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Local college roundup: Coast Guard finishes on a run in 6-3 men’s lacrosse victory vs. Norwich

    UConn’s Jake Studley can't make the catch on the run during a game Saturday against 14th-ranked Auburn in Auburn, Ala. The Huskies split a doubleheader, falling 8-1 in the first game and winning 8-4 in the second behind three hits from East Lyme’s Matt Malcom. (Stew Milne/AP Photo)

    Northfield, Vt. — Ryan Hunter scored to give the Coast Guard Academy men’s lacrosse team the lead in the final minute of the third quarter Saturday and the Bears scored two unanswered goals in the fourth quarter for a 6-3 win at Norwich.

    Patrick Smith scored three goals for the Bears (1-2), Hunter had two and Ian Feely added a goal and an assist. Matt Reheuser made 11 saves in goal to earn the victory.

    In other games:

    • Aidan McAvoy paced Conn College with two goals and two assists as the Camels opened the season with a 19-9 loss to No. 2 Tufts. Max Ettinghausen and Jack Regnery scored five goals apiece to lead the Jumbos, who finished as national runners-up a season ago. Bobby Chang also scored twice for Conn, while JJ Ford and Lorenzo Vogliano each added a goal and an assist.

    Women’s lacrosse

    • Addy Bass had four goals and Laine Weber three in Coast Guard’s 16-3 win over Merchant Marine in New London. Abby McAllister also had two goals and two assists and Sarah Skurat three assists for the Bears (3-1), who led 8-0 at halftime.

    • Emma Ognibene scored three goals as Conn College opened the season with a 17-4 loss to No. 4 Tufts in New London. Ella Lesperance led Tufts with five points on two goals and three assists, while Emma Joyce recorded four goals. Aine Downey had a goal and an assist for Conn and Elizabeth Gill and Greta Panke each had an assist.


    • Conn College freshman Cam Bizjak finished ninth in the 3-meter competition (421.40 points) at the NCAA Division III Region 3 Diving Championships this weekend at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Bizjak was also 14th in the 1-meter event with a score of 398.75. Thomas Cable of Merchant Marine was the top finisher in both events.

    Men’s indoor track

    • Coast Guard’s Joshua Banks won the New England Indoor championship in the pole vault with a leap of 5.0 meters (16 feet, 4.75 inches), a personal best, which came in a field of Division I, II and III competitors. Banks will be competing for the NCAA Division III title in two weeks in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Also for the Bears, freshman Ian Naff was seventh in the 400 in 49.17 to earn All-Division honors and sophomore Paul Hobbs was eighth in the 5,000 with a personal-best 15:17.73.

    Women’s indoor track

    • Coast Guard’s Sidney Triepke finished as the New England runner-up in the 800-meter final in a personal-best time of 2:14.26, which moves her up to No. 2 on the Bears’ all-time performance list in that event. Triepke, who won her heat Friday in 2:15.69, will await word on Monday morning to see if her entry is accepted into the NCAA championships.

    Paige Phillips was second in the 5,000 in 16:59.22, also the second-best time in Coast Guard history, and Lauren Mellon was 14th in 17:56.58. Alaina Stonebraker finished 13th in the 200 in 25.70.

    Coast Guard’s 4x400 relay team of Ella Bessant, Grace Flynn, Triepke and Makenna Topp placed ninth (4:03.24).


    • East Lyme’s Matt Malcom had three hits, including the first home run of his career for UConn as the Huskies defeated No. 14 Auburn 8-4 in the second game of a doubleheader in Auburn, Alabama.

    Malcom, a graduate student who previously played at Eastern Connecticut State, added two RBI and two runs scored for the Huskies. First baseman Luke Broadhurst also had three hits and Gabe Van Emon pitched 5.1 innings of relief to earn the win.

    UConn lost the first game 8-1. Jake Studley had two hits in that game for the Huskies (3-5). Auburn is 8-2.

    The teams are scheduled to finish their series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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