Black Wolves choose Kew, Goodrich with first two picks of NLL Draft

The New England Black Wolves dipped into the college ranks with their first two picks of the National Lacrosse League Draft on Tuesday night.

Coast Guard's Crowley is more than just a defensive back

Coast Guard Academy's Pat Crowley kicks the game-winning extra point in overtime during the Bears' 24-23 win over Nichols last Friday in Dudley, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Brad Clift /CGA Athletics)

Senior defensive back Pat Crowley, who once kicked 106 PATs in a season as a high school senior, converted the extra point in Coast Guard Academy's 24-23 overtime win Friday over Nichols.

Local roundup: East Lyme hands Waterford first volleyball loss

Mitchell College's Quinn Outerbridge (15) trips over Eastern Connecticut goalie Kyle Boutot after Boutot came out to prevent Outerbridge's scoring attempt during Wednesday's men's soccer game in New London. ECSU's Emmanuel Agyemang, right, follows the play. Unbeaten Eastern beat Mitchell 5-1. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Mya Delesdernier had 14 kills and 10 digs as East Lyme handed Waterford its first loss with a 3-1 victory over the Lancers in a high school volleyball match on Wednesday night.

Local colleges: No. 15 Conn men rout Trinity in NESCAC

Steve Yeonas had three goals and two assists as No. 15 Connecticut College remained unbeaten with an 8-2 victory over Trinity College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's soccer game on Tuesday.

Angeli delivers game-winner for Conn College in Whale Cup double OT thriller

Senor Emily Angeli scored her first career goal on a penalty kick in overtime to lift Connecticut College to a 4-3 women's soccer victory over rival Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday afternoon.

COLUMNS

Buscetto, the ECC and Safe Futures show the power of together

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The Lonesome Polecat: Ansonia gonna' Ansonia, NFA's receivers, Week 1 review, Top 10 polls, etc.

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MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local college notes

Checking in on our local colleges and ex-local athletes performing outside the region.

Marchini overcomes adversity to secure starting job for UConn women's soccer

Rachel Marchini of Montville is greeted by her teammates in pregame introductions before Sunday's game against Harvard at Dillon Stadium in Hartford (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Rachel Marchini has endured her share of struggles, on and off the field, since arriving at UConn. At one point, she lost some of her love for the game.

Local roundup: Gooderham leads No. 3 UConn to victory

Sophomore Abby Gooderham scored twice as No. 3 UConn beat No. 25 Michigan State 2-0 in field hockey on Sunday.

UCONN

Hurley on the road to recovery from spinal surgery

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has rejoined the program following spinal surgery on Sept. 6 in New York. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The first few days following spinal surgery were the hardest for Dan Hurley.

Southington's Rose blossoming into a productive tight end at UConn

During his Southington High School glory days, Jay Rose looked and played the part of star quarterback.

COLLEGES

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Kentucky running back Asim Rose, front right, is hit by Florida linebacker David Reese II during the second half of a Sept. 14 game in Lexington, Ky. Florida won, 29-21. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of a Sept. 14 game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won, 31-24. (Andrew Shurtleff/AP Photo)

Penalty trouble puts Florida State, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

CT SUN

Sun can take charge of series with win in Game 2 on Thursday

Sun forward Alyssa Thomas drives to the past during Tuesday's 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series at Mohegan Sun Arena. Game 2 is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun need more of their players contributing offensively to start Game 2 of their WNBA semifinal series on Thursday. The Los Angeles Sparks need more of their players contributing offensively period.

Sun beat Sparks, 84-75, in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

Sun guard Jasmine Thomas is fouled on a drive by Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt during Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun won 84-75 to take the 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alyssa Thomas scored 13 of her 22 points in the first quarter and was one of four Connecticut Sun players to finish in double figures as they beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 84-75, on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal series.

PROFESSIONAL

Manning knew he might lose Giants job

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media on Wednesday at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)

Eli Manning said Wednesday he has accepted his new role as the backup quarterback and he intends to support Jones and do everything he can to help the Giants (0-2) start winning games.

Pats defense has been cohesive, dominant through two games

New England linebackers Jamie Collins, left, and Dont'a Hightower, right, speak during Wednesday's practice in Foxborough, Mass. As dominant as the Patriots' offense has been through two games, their defense has been just as impressive. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Solid play at linebacker, stout secondary leading Patriots defense

Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass during the first half of a Sept. 8 game against Buffalo at MetLife Stadium. Buffalo won, 17-16. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Sam Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Patriots

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap after the Giants defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-3 in Wednesday's game at Boston for his 2,000th career win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Singapore Grand Prix practice. 

Baseball

Noon, MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers.

6:30 p.m., WCCT, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics.

Cycling

2 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta from Spain. (taped today)

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Houston at Tulane.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

2 p.m., Golf Channel – PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship from Jackson, Miss.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Dongae Open from Incheon, South Korea.

5 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

Surfing

7 p.m., FS1 — World Surf League from Lemoore, Calif.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Guangzhou Open from China; WTA Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan; ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Guangzhou Open from China; Korea Open from Seoul; Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan.

Volleyball

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Washington at Wisconsin.

Wrestling

Midnight, NBCSN — World Championship from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (taped today)