No. 14 Conn women de­feat Wheaton 1-0

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Nor­ton, Mass. — Ju­nior Alex Bal­tazar's goal early in the first half stood up as 4th-ranked Con­necti­cut Col­lege de­feated Wheaton Col­lege 1-0 on Thurs­day in a non-con­fer­ence game between two of New Eng­land's top women's soc­cer teams.

Bal­tazar's game-win­ner came at the 2:07 mark off an as­sist from se­nior Alexa Tri­belli. Goalie Bryanna Mon­talvo made three saves.

The Camels (10-1-1) have won three straight — all by shutout — since suf­fer­ing their only loss of the sea­son to Wil­liams Col­lege, 1-0 in dou­ble over­time, on Sept. 30. Wheaton is 10-2-1 over­all. In other games: • Water­ford's Claire Hur­ley scored twice in the sec­ond half as Coast Guard Academy beat UMass Dart­mouth 2-0 in a non­league game. Both goals were unas­sisted and the sopho­more leads the team in points with 10. Rachel Boohar made two saves for her sev­enth shutout of the sea­son for Coast Guard (7-6).

• Fresh­man Yamilee Eveil­lard scored two goals, in­clud­ing the game-win­ner with 2;26 re­main­ing, to lead UConn to a 2-1 win over SMU in the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence. Erin Spil­lane had as­sists on both goals for the Huskies (5-6-3, 3-2), and goalie Courtney Hofer made five saves.

Men's soc­cer

• Mitchell Col­lege took a 1-0 lead on Zavier Veliz's first-half goal be­fore Salve Regina ral­lied with two goals 1:12 apart in the sec­ond half to pull out a 2-1 non-con­fer­ence win. Casey Kelly scored the game-win­ner in the 70th minute. Wheeler grad­u­ate T.J. Con­don added an as­sist for the Mariners (3-7-1).

H.S. boys' soc­cer

• Un­de­feated Guil­ford (11-0) rode first-half goals from Sam Dom­browski and Eric Le­peak to beat East Lyme 2-0 in non­league ac­tion. Goalie Sean Heaney made seven saves for the Vik­ings (6-3-2).

• Josh Asalde scored twice as Grasso Tech beat Nor­wich Tech 4-3 in a Con­necti­cut Tech­ni­cal Con­fer­ence Char­ter Oak East game. Fran­cisco Colon and Rob Hol­land had goals, Kevin Vasquez had two as­sists and Joel Pot­ter made eight saves for Grasso (4-8, 2-3). Evan Socha scored twice, Mar­i­ano Alar­con had a goal, Ben MacKen­zie had an as­sist and Don Duca made 14 saves for Nor­wich Tech (3-9-1, 1-4).

H.S. field hockey

• Trin­ity Len­non scored two goals and had an as­sist as Ston­ing­ton closed in on its ninth straight East­ern Con­necti­cut Con­fer­ence ti­tle with an 8-0 win over Killingly. Mi­randa Ar­ruda had a goal and an as­sist and Daisy Wil­liams had two as­sists for the Bears (9-2, 8-0). Abby Flakus, Olivia Feli­ciano, Han­nah Pratt, Mad­die Cassell and Casey Beau­menot had goals and Co­lette Dre­her had an as­sist for Ston­ing­ton.

• Han­nah Chub­buck scored mid­way through the over­time pe­riod, lead­ing Wood­stock Academy to a 2-1 win over East Lyme in the ECC. It marked the first time Wood­stock (45, 4-4) has beaten the Vik­ings. Katie Dur­kee scored for East Lyme (4-8, 4-4).

H.S. vol­ley­ball

• Led­yard beat In­no­va­tion 25-21, 25-16, 25-9 in a non­league match. Sela Gill had 17 as­sists, Mi­randa Ch­es­nut had nine kills and Cyn­thia Peter­sons had nine kills and two blocks for Led­yard (7-8).

Black Wolves' Culp re­tires

• Chad Culp, who spent 15 years in the Na­tional Lacrosse League, in­clud­ing the 2017 sea­son with the New Eng­land Black Wolves, an­nounced his retirement and will join the team as a scout. Culp had 14 goals and 20 as­sists in his fi­nal NLL sea­son af­ter be­ing traded to New Eng­land from the Buf­falo Ban­dits.

SARAH GOR­DON/THE DAY

East Lyme goalie Sean Heaney (0) col­lides with Guil­ford’s Ellis Ric­cio dur­ing Thurs­day’s non­league boys’ soc­cer match in East Lyme. Guil­ford im­proved to 11-0 with a 2-0 vic­tory over the Vik­ings.

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