Local roundup: Mount Everett hockey closes with last-second win


SHEFFIELD >> Mount Everett's go-to player Jake Corcoran came through in the clutch, helping the Eagles end their season on a high note.

With the score tied, Corcoran scored the winning goal with :27 seconds left in the game, sending Everett to a 3-2 win over Shepaug on Thursday.

Andrew Conlon found Charlie Grace for the tying goal with 3:32 seconds left in the third.

Corcoran's first goal tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period.

Everett ends its season at 3-11-3. Jonah Swootes made 26 saves.

"Jake finished the comeback with a goal with :27 seconds left," Everett coach Aiden Gilligan said. "It was a fitting end to the season to have Jonah play a solid game in net, and have Jake get the winning goal as they both carried our team throughout the season."



First Period

S — Dimity Wanag (Abigail Gorra), 11:30.

Second Period

ME — Jake Corcoran (Max Joyner, Brendan Dempsey), 14:41. S — David Demeo (unassisted), 11:43.

Third Period

ME — Charlie Grace (Andrew Conlon, Carly Duval), 3:32. ME — Corcoran (UA), :27.

Local colleges


WESTFIELD >> The MCLA women were looking to get off to a quick start at top-seeded Westfield State Thursday night. It didn't happen.

Instead, the fourth-seeded Trailblazers fell behind 14-0 out of the gate and the Owls (19-7) went on to beat MCLA 85-48.

The Trailblazers (14-13) didn't score until Karina Mattera's layup with 5:34 to go. Before then, MCLA only attempted two shots in that time, but committed five of its 38 turnovers. That run included a technical foul and Krissy Segarra made both free throws.

The Owls led 25-6 after one quarter and 47-14 at halftime.

Kayla Hotaling had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Trailblazers. Forbasaw Nkamebo had a game-high 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Westfield will play No. 2 Framingham State Saturday in the MASCAC championship game. The Rams (19-6) scored a 67-62 win over third-seeded Bridgewater State (13-13).


WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Williams wrestling team will head to the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional this weekend at Springfield College. The top three finishers in each weight class will compete in the NCAA Championships, set for March 11-12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Eph Jorge Lopez will be seeking his third consecutive Northeast regional championship at 157 pounds. Lopez is second in the nation at his weight class, behind Cortland State's Bobby Dierna. Dierna and Cortland will be competing Saturday and Sunday.

Williams' Chris Chorzepa is the No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 184, and will be part of the Eph contingent.


HADLEY >> Twelve members of the Williams swim and dive team have were named All-NESCAC.

Benjamin Lin, a junior from Short Hills, N.J., was named the swimmer of the year. He won the 50-yard and 100-yard backstroke events at the NESCAC championship, and was part of a 400 free relay team that set a pool and NESCAC meet record.

Eph Jake Tamposi, a senior from Hernando, Fla., was recognized as the Four-Year, High-Point swimmer. He was a four-time NESCAC champion in the 50 breaststroke and won the 100 breaststroke three times.

They are joined on the All-NESCAC team by Jack Ferguson, Jamie Finnegan, John Freeman, John Hammond, Colin Hogan, Grant Johnson, Tim Kostolansky, Curtis Maher, Alex McCarter and Bobby Rowledge.


HADLEY >> Five members of the Williams men's and women's squash teams have been named to the All-NESCAC team.

Hayley Parsons, a sophomore from New Canaan, Conn., was named to the women's first team and is joined by second-team pick Nicole Feshback, a senior from Santa Barbara, Calif.

Jamie Ruggerio, a junior from Philadelphia, was named to the men's first team. He is joined by second-team selections John Fitzgerald, a freshman from Greenwich, Conn., and Galen Squiers, a senior from Dayton, Ohio. Squiers' younger brother Ian, a freshman at Bowdoin, also made the second team.


DANBURY, CONN. >> Katakyie Ofori-Atta, a senior at Williams, is the ECAC New England Division III track athlete of the week.

Ofori-Atta, from Accra, Ghana, won the 60-meter dash at the New England Division III championships. He also finished second in the 200.


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