Local college notes

Oct. 30—Around the region

— Freshman Alexis Boyer (Norwich Free Academy) earned a spot on the Marquette track and field team after trying out as a walk-on. She ran indoor and outdoor track at NFA and served as co-captain during her senior year.

— Sophomore Tim Lynch (Fitch) finished up a terrific sophomore season in the midfield last weekend for the Endicott College men’s soccer team. He’s started 18 games for the Gulls while sophomore Billy deCastro (Stonington) saw action in five games.

In women’s cross country, junior Brianna am Ende (East Lyme) placed 14th in 24 minutes, 27.3 seconds in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship race. She earned all-conference honors.

— Senior Nora Ryan (Fitch) is a key member of the Plymouth State volleyball team that holds a 20-3 overall and 7-0 Little East Conference record. In the program’s 3-2 win over Salve Regina on Saturday, Ryan helped rally Plymouth from a 2-1 deficit and finished with 13 kills and a team-best seven blocks.

— St. Michael’s College freshman Kennedy Holsapple (East Lyme) landed on the All-Northeast 10 third team after finishing 16th in the recent conference championship cross country race held in Westfield, Massachusetts.

— At Springfield College, sophomore Meredith Healy (three goals, a team-best five assists) of East Lyme has helped the women’s soccer team qualify for the NEWMAC tournament. Fourth-seeded Springfield (6-2-3 in the league) will host No. 5 Smith in quarterfinal action on Tuesday night.

Also at Springfield, senior Blane Hart (East Lyme) rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on five carries in a 21-14 win over Merchant Marine on Saturday. His scoring scampers covered 68 and 28 yards. The Pride improved to 7-1, 5-0.

— Freshman Michael Strain (Griswold) was Quinnipiac’s third finisher at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s cross country championship race on Saturday. He posted a time of 28:22.4 and took 82nd overall.

— Junior Emily DeRoehn (Old Lyme) scored her 10th goal of the season in the Johnson & Wales women’s soccer team’s 5-0 shutout of Elms College in the GNAC tournament quarterfinals on Sunday. The top-seeded Wildcats (16-2-3 overall) will host No. 4 Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday.

— At WPI, Jess English (Ledyard) has three assists in her first season with the women’s soccer team. She’s appeared in 18 games, starting 13. WPI (7-7-4 overall, 3-4-4 in the league) qualified for the NEWMAC tourney.

Junior Elie Bowman (Montville) took 21st overall in 24:44.9 and the women’s cross country team placed third in the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday in Northampton, Massachusetts.

— Junior captain Marlo Stark (Marine Science Magnet School) chipped in five kills in Mass Maritime Academy’s 3-0 loss to Clark in volleyball Saturday.

— Helen Megson (Lyman Memorial), a junior, had 11 kills and an ace in the Western Connecticut State University volleyball team’s 3-2 win over UMass Boston on Oct. 21.

— At UMass Dartmouth, senior defensive back Logan Chappell (Griswold) had three tackles and broke up a pass in the football team’s 34-14 win over Bridgewater State on Saturday.

— NFA graduate Delaney Farinha’s cross set up the game-tying goal for the Assumption women’s soccer team in a 3-3 draw with Pace University on Oct. 21. It was Assumption’s eighth tie this season.

— Sophomore midfielder Sam Blumberger (Bacon Academy) has four goals and one assist for the Bloomsburg (Pa.) University men’s soccer team.

Camel highlights

Connecticut College sophomore Elliot Spatz earned New England Small College Athletic Conference player of the week honors for men’s soccer after scoring two goals in a 3-1 win over Hamilton in the tournament quarterfinals.

“Elliot was very influential in our win over Hamilton,” coach Reuben Burk said in a release. “On defense he provided a tireless work ethic, and on offense he was very proactive with runs off the ball. Elliot has proven to be a huge impact sub with his selfless, team-first attitude. He changed the game both times when he came on.”

The Camels, who are ranked seventh in the country, carry an unbeaten record (11-0-5) into Saturday’s tournament semifinal game against Amherst in Middlebury, Vermont.

— Mya Johnson of Old Lyme finished her final women’s soccer season with team bests in goals (six) and points (15) and also had three assists. In her career, she had 33 goals, including 10 game-winners, and 14 assists.

Tracking the Bears

— The Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team received the No. 5 seed in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament. The Bears, 2-2-4 in the league, will visit No. 4 MIT in quarterfinal action at 4 p.m. Tuesday. They lost the regular season meeting 3-2 on Sept. 17.

— In the NEWMAC women’s soccer tournament, No. 6 Coast Guard (3-4-4 in the league), will visit No. 3 Emerson on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. Mia Forti leads the Bears with five goals.

— With two NEWMAC matches remaining, the volleyball team resides in fourth place in the conference. The top eight teams qualify for the conference tournament.

Mariners riding a wave

— The Mitchell College men’s soccer team finished its first season in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference with a 2-10-2 league record. Junior Dylan Lucey (Lyman Memorial) led the team in goals (six) and points (13) and senior Nick Ghirardi (East Lyme) had four goals and two assists for 10 points, second on the team.

— In women’s soccer, the Mariners went 2-12-1 in the GNAC. Freshman Morgan Fontaine was the team’s top scorer with eight goals and two assists for 18 points. Sophomore Cassandra Roman (New London) had five goals and one assist.

— The volleyball team has three regular-season matches remaining. The Mariners stand at 7-15 overall, 5-8 in the league.


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