The Day – Local Colleges: Undefeated Coast Guard Men Upset No.8 WPI 2-1

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Worcester, Mass. – John Flood broke the tie with a 64th-minute goal as the Coast Guard men’s football team beat No.8 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2-1 in their New York opener England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Saturday.

Coast Guard’s Mike Daunt tied the game at 1-1 with a 47th-minute goal. Lucas Tabit and Robbie Fugett collected assists for the Bears (6-0-1). The Coast Guard is ranked fifth in New England in Div. III and WPI is the first.

In other games:

• MT Tshuma and Rye Jaran each scored two goals as Connecticut College beat Bates 5-1 in their opening game of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Allesandro Horvath Diano also scored, Steve Yeonas collected two assists, Luke Cibelli and Alex Robles collected assists for Conn (1-1).

Women’s football

• Mya Johnson of Old Lyme scored a debut goal and Conn College held on to beat Bates 1-0 in their opener at NESCAC. Johnson, a three-time all-state pick at Old Lyme, scored in the fifth minute following a deflection on a clearance attempt by Bates goalie Kat Nuckols. Sarah Hall made five saves for the Camels (2-0).

• The Coast Guard lost to Wellesley 2-1 in their first NEWMAC game. Sidney Palinkas scored the goal, Riley Vicinanzo assisted and Hope Drake-Duval made four saves for the Coast Guard (2-4).

Cross country men

• Conn College, number 24, took the top two spots in the Bates Shootout as Matt Carter won the 8,000-meter race in 25:33 with teammate Jeffrey Love following in 25:59. Conn finished second with 43 points, behind No.23 Bates (35). Stuart Pollock was fourth (27:14) and Max Notarnicola was 18th (27:14) for Conn.

• The Coast Guard opened its season with a 14th place finish at the 30-team UMass Dartmouth Invitational. Freshman Kyle Bow led the Bears finishing 30th in 25:24 and John Hanson was 79th (26:31).

Women’s cross-country skiing

• Conn College finished third in Bates Shootout with 63 points, behind No.22 Bates (26) and No.6 Tufts (42). Julia Curran led the camels with a seventh place in the 5,000 meters (19:19). Emi Schwab (11th, 7:41 pm), Rachel House (14th, 8:18 pm) and Lauren Hino (15th, 8:21 pm) were also in the top 15 for Conn.

• The Coast Guard finished fifth out of 30 teams at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. Freshman Hope Scales was the Bears’ best player, finishing 19th at 7:03 pm, and teammate Paige Phillips finishing 20th at 7:06 pm.

Volleyball

• Bowdoin defeated Conn College in the NESCAC game, 25-16, 25-19 and 25-14. Avery Light had nine assists and two blocks, Lauren Carey had 21 assists and eight digs, Katie Gunderman had six assists and Julia Dailey had 13 digs for Conn (0-2, 0-2).

• The Coast Guard opened its NEWMAC schedule with a 3-1 loss to No. 23 Babson. Noelle Tursky had 21 assists and 14 digs, Bella Fleeger had 10 kills, Kaela France had 14 digs and Sophia Galdamez had seven assists for the Bears (6-4).

• Mitchell split two matches at SUNY Cobleskill, beating Keuka 3-2 and losing 3-1 to the hosts. Bree Rudolph had 15 kills and 20 digs and Claire Binfield had 36 assists and nine digs against Keuka. Allison Blum had 10 kills and 12 digs and Binfield had six assists, 30 assists and 18 digs for Mitchell (3-5) against Cobleskill.

Field hockey

• Conn College lost 5-0 to Bates in their first NESCAC game. Senior captain Jackie Mountford made a career record 19 saves for Conn (0-2).

Men’s tennis

• The Coast Guard defeated Merchant Marine 9-0 in the opener for both teams. Myles Decoste won 6-0, 6-0, in the No.2 singles and teamed up with Sean Dreher to win 8-0 in the No.1 doubles. Banks Evans, Lucas Arora, Paul Choi, James Vuille-Kowing and Dreher won singles matches for the Bears, who took a 3-0 lead in the Superintendent’s Trophy race with Merchant Marine.


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