LO­CAL COL­LEGE NOTES

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• Alex Petchark of Water­ford is one of the top run pro­duc­ers for the UConn Avery Point base­ball team. He's sec­ond in RBI with 20, just one be­hind team leader Mike Chiovitti. Chiovitti also leads the Point­ers in home runs (six), dou­bles (eight), hits (31) and is tied for first in runs scored with 28. Bray­den Cooney has a team-best .387 bat­ting av­er­age. Water­ford's Collin Bakken helps an­chor the pitch­ing staff. In 10 ap­pear­ances, Bakken's posted a 3-1 record with a 1.93 earned run av­er­age and notched a team-lead­ing three saves. Gary Costello (4-1) paces the Point­ers in wins while Nor­wich's Andy Grant is 3-2 with a 4.50 earned run av­er­age. • Led­yard High School grad­u­ate Brooke

Sc­ahill be­came the sixth player in Mount Ida women's lacrosse his­tory to reach the 100 ca­reer goal mark by scor­ing two in a 9-7 loss to Saint Joseph's of Maine on Satur­day. • Sopho­more Ryan Reul­ing, a Fitch grad­u­ate, scored three goals in West­ern Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity's 13-11 loss to South­ern Maine on Satur­day. Reul­ing is sec­ond on the team with 16 goals and also has 10 as­sists. • Siena Col­lege ju­nior right-han­der

Thomas Sutera of Water­ford earned his first ca­reer win on Satur­day in a 12-4 vic­tory over Quin­nip­iac. Sutera pitched 6.1 in­nings of score­less re­lief, al­low­ing one run while strik­ing out four and walk­ing two. In 14 ap­pear­ances this sea­son, Sutera is 1-3 with a 5.46 earned run av­er­age. • Fitch grad­u­ate Miche­lina Pinto has a team-best 23 goals for the Eastern Con­necti­cut State Univer­sity women's lacrosse team and ranks sec­ond in as­sists with 10. Her team­mates in­clude for­mer Eastern Con­necti­cut Con­fer­ence play­ers Kylie Shea­han (Water­ford),

Il­liana Stavens (Water­ford), Zoe Robert (Ston­ing­ton), Amanda Tour­jee (Water­ford) and Stacy Brodeur (East Lyme). • Old Lyme's Erin Mc­Carthy scored her 15th goal of the sea­son and added five as­sists in Endi­cott's 21-1 rout of Curry Col­lege on Satur­day.

Camel high­lights

• The Con­necti­cut Col­lege men's lacrosse pro­gram en­ters the week in fifth place in the New Eng­land Small Col­lege Ath­letic Con­fer­ence stand­ings. With two reg­u­lar-sea­son games left, the Camels (9-4, 5-4) are guar­an­teed to fin­ish with a win­ning over­all record for the first time since 2014. Ju­nior P.J. Kelle­her has had the hot hand the last two games, con­tribut­ing four goals and nine as­sists. • Sopho­more Koko Men­sah broke her own school shot put record on Satur­day while com­pet­ing in the Sil­fen In­vi­a­tional at Conn Col­lege. She won her event with a throw of 13.52 me­ters. • The women's wa­ter polo team ad­vanced to the fi­nals of the CWPA Divi­sion III tour­na­ment, los­ing to Ma­calester 13-12 in over­time on Sun­day in Erie, Pa. Se­nior April Anderson and fresh­man

Stepha­nia Lopez, who earned top rookie hon­ors, made the all-tour­na­ment first team while se­niors Shan­non Cry and

Sarah Nappo were sec­ond team picks. It was Conn's fifth cham­pi­onship ap­pear­ance in the last six years.

Track­ing the Bears

• The New Eng­land Women's and Men's Ath­letic Con­fer­ence men's lacrosse reg­u­lar sea­son ti­tle will be de­cided down the stretch. Coast Guard Academy is tied with Bab­son for first place at 3-0, while Clark, Spring­field and MIT are all 2-1. The 20th-ranked Bears (10-2) host Spring­field (7-5) on Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. at Cadet Memo­rial Field in New Lon­don. They will at­tempt to beat the Pride for the sec­ond straight sea­son, post­ing a 9-8 up­set in 2017. A win also would set a pro­gram record for vic­to­ries in a sea­son and ex­tended their win­ning streak to six straight. Sopho­more mid­fielder Ri­ley

McNulty is hav­ing an MVP sea­son, rank­ing first in the con­fer­ence in as­sists (21) and ty­ing for first in goals (34). Mariners rid­ing a wave • Mitchell Col­lege has resched­uled its piv­otal three-game se­ries with Lesley Univer­sity. The New Eng­land Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence's two top base­ball teams play a dou­ble­header on Thurs­day at the New Eng­land Base­ball Com­plex in North­bor­ough, Mass., and then a sin­gle game on April 26 in New Lon­don. En­ter­ing this week's ac­tion, Mitchell (19-4, 9-2) is right on the heels of first place Lesley (19-5, 8-1). The reg­u­lar sea­son cham­pion will host the con­fer­ence tour­na­ment. The Mariners are eas­ily the top hit­ting team in the NECC, own­ing a ro­bust .354 team bat­ting av­er­age. They have four of the top five bat­ting av­er­age lead­ers, with Steve Pa­gan first at .459, Peter Abate sec­ond at .404, and Jeremy San­tos and Kyle Harten­stein tied for fourth at .393. Lesley re­lies on pitch­ing star Tom Mu­ra­tore who's first in the league in wins (seven), strike­outs (50) and sec­ond in earned run av­er­age (1.55). • Please send sub­mis­sions for col­lege notes to g.keefe@theday.com

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