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Local college roundup: UConn advances to men's soccer quarters

Published November 26. 2012 4:00AM
Zuniga scores game-winner in OT

Storrs - Freshman Nicholas Zuniga broke a 1-1 tie with his first collegiate goal, scoring in the second overtime period to lift UConn to a 2-1 victory over New Mexico Sunday at Morrone Stadium in the third round of the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament.

UConn (17-3-1) advances to the quarterfinals for the second straight season and 13th time in program history. The Huskies will host the Creighton next Sunday at 1 p.m. Creighton beat Akron on penalty kicks 5-4 after the teams had played to a 1-1 tie.

New Mexico (17-4-1) took the lead when Devon Sandoval scored at 31:48. UConn tied the score in he second half when Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored on a header at 75:57. Max Wasserman and Sean Weir assisted on Diouf's goal, Carlos Alvarez had an assist on Zuniga's goal and Andre Blake made four saves for UConn.

Men's hockey

• Keith Veronesi, a junior co-captain, scored three goals to lead Connecticut College to a 4-2 win over Salem State in a nonleague game. Marc Roper also had a goal and an assist and Mike Petchonka made 25 saves for Conn (1-2). Adam Patel, Kevin Reich and Mike Sinsigalli had two assists each and J.C. Cangelosi had an assist for Conn.

ECSU locals honored

• Three former Eastern Connecticut Conference standouts were among players from Eastern Connecticut State University selected to play in senior all-stars games.

Former Norwich Free Academy standout Katie Wilson was picked to play in the New England Women's Volleyball Association Senior Classic. It will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, at Babson College. Wilson is the second player in program history to have at least 1,000 kills (1,007) and 100 blocks (107).

Montville graduate Matt Furman and Waterford graduate Jordan Munsell were both selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League All-Star Game, which was Sunday at Harvard University. Munsell, in his first season as the starting goalie, led the Little East Conference in goals-against average (0.69) and shutouts (eight). Furman, a forward, led the Warriors in goals scored (13) and points (31) for the third time in four seasons. He was also the Little East's Offensive Player of the Year.

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