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New London Sports Roundup: Whalers Dealt First Gridiron Defeat

New London High School defeated by North Haven; Connecticut College women's soccer team surprises Middlebury

High school

The Whalers suffered their first defeat of the season on the football field as New London High School lost a home game to North Haven 34-20 on Friday. The team’s record drops to 3-1. New London next plays Waterford on Friday at a 6:30 p.m. away game.

The boys’ soccer team (0-8) is still searching for a win after Windham defeated them 3-2 on Oct. 2 and Stonington shut them out 2-0 on Thursday. Their next game is a 3:45 p.m. home game match on Tuesday against Killingly.

The Williams School girls’ soccer fared better, scoring two crushing victories on the field in the past week. The team improves to 3-1-3 with a 6-0 win against Providence Country Day School on Oct. 1 and 9-0 shutout of St. Andrew’s School on Wednesday. The boys’ team (2-7) wasn’t as lucky, as the Forman School won a 2-1 result on Wednesday.

College

The Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team maintained a healthy record of 7-3-1 with a 1-0 win over Johnson & Wales on Oct. 1 and a 1-1 tie with Wheaton (Mass.) on Saturday. After faltering in its late September games, the volleyball team (13-8) got back on track with 3-0 wins over Clark and Salve Regina on Oct. 2 and Saturday, respectively, as well as a 3-2 victory against Roger Williams on Thursday; the Bears’ home game winning streak on the court is up to 25. The football team (2-3) lost to Bridgewater State 44-21 on Saturday. The women’s soccer team lost a 2-1 double overtime game to Smith on Oct. 2, came back the next day for a 5-0 shutout of Mass. Maritime, and lost 1-0 to Babson on Saturday to put their record at 2-9.

Mitchell College’s women’s soccer team (2-5) was triumphant in their own double overtime fight, as the Mariners defeated Newbury 1-0 on Thursday; they were less fortunate on Saturday, falling to Regis in a 1-0 game. Connecticut College walloped the men’s soccer team 7-0 on Saturday, dropping the team’s record to 3-2-3. The volleyball team bested Bay Path in a 3-0 game on Oct. 2, improving to 5-7. The women’s tennis team (3-6) edged out Lesley 5-4 on Sunday.

Connecticut College’s volleyball team (14-2) had a winning streak with a 3-0 win against Clark on Wednesday, 3-1 against Trinity on Friday, and 3-2 against Amherst on Saturday. Along with the Mitchell win, the men’s soccer team (3-2-5) fought Tufts and Middlebury to 1-1 ties over the weekend. The women’s soccer team (3-6-1) held onto a first half goal to beat ECSU 1-0 on Oct. 2 before losing 1-0 to Tufts on Saturday. The team dealt a major blow to Middlebury, previously undefeated, with a 1-0 win on Sunday. The Camels’ field hockey team (5-5) shut out ECSU 4-0 on Thursday, then was twice shut out over the weekend in a 1-0 loss to Tufts and 5-0 defeat against Middlebury.

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