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Local Roundup: UConn wins Big East field hockey title

Published November 11. 2013 4:00AM
Goal in OT lifts UConn to the Big East field hockey crown

Storrs - Chloe Hunnable's goal 1:03 into overtime lifted UConn to a 1-0 win over Old Dominion Sunday and its second straight Big East Conference field hockey tournament title.

UConn, ranked seventh in the country, won its 13th Big East tournament title and gave head coach Nancy Stevens her 568th career win. The Huskies (17-4) receive the Big East's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

Hunnable, a junior forward, scored her 20th goal of the season with Marie Elena Bolles assisting. Hunnable was named the tournament's most outstanding player. Sarah Mansfield made three saves for her 10th shutout of the season and 29th of her career.

Joining Hunnable on the all-tournament team from UConn were Anne Jeute, Roisin Upton, Bolles and Mansfield.

H.S. cross country

• Sarah Billis of Williams School earned all-New England status Saturday by finishing 20th in the New England Prep School Division IV Championships at Thompson. Billis' time was 22:13 on the 5-kilometer course. Other top finishers for Williams were Juli Brown (33rd, 23:22) and Rachel Goldstein (45th, 24:43).

Williams finished fifth in the boys' race, led by Ben Lahm's 21st-place finish (18:12). Also breaking the top 30 for Williams were Adam Verhoeff (26th, 18:25), Brien Bradley (28th, 18:29) and Will Jarrett (45th, 18:45).

Men's water polo

• Connecticut College went 0-3 in the Northern Division Championship Saturday at Harvard. The Camels (3-26) lost to St. Francis (17-1), Iona (16-5) and Fordham (13-4).

Conn's Carlos Heros, who missed the last two months of the season due to an illness, returned and had five goals and five earned ejections.

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