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Harnais scores 2nd straight game-winner for Maine soccer team

Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 9:47 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 12, 2011, at 12:18 a.m.

ORONO — Senior striker Courtney Harnais scored her second straight game-winning goal to lift the Maine Black Bears to a 2-1 women’s soccer victory over the Rhode Island Rams Sunday.

Midway through the second half, Harnais received the ball from Jordan Pellerin at the top of the box and then fired a shot that went over the head of URI goalie Reilly Lindsay and just under the crossbar.

Meagan Price-Leibenzeder earned the shutout for 3-1-1 Maine with seven saves. Lindsay made four saves for 3-2-1 URI.

Husson drops two

At Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday, Kayley Miller and Ashleigh Chretien scored second-half goals to spark Westfield State past Husson University of Bangor 3-1 in the Skidmore Invitational.

On Sunday, Farmingdale State edged Husson 2-1 in the tourney’s final day

On Saturday, Leann Rivard scored the other goal and Amanda Martins added an assist for the 4-0 Owls. Jess Habif made two saves on four shots.

Katie DeShane scored an unassisted second-half goal for the 1-3 Eagles. Jade Keezer made eight saves on 17 shots.

On Sunday, Corinne Magee and Katrina Cerverizo each scored a goal to lift 5-1 Farmingdale by Husson.

Katie DeShane scored an unassisted goal for 1-4 Husson at the 82:57 mark. Jessica Poulin made 10 saves.

Wesleyan 2, Bowdoin 1 (OT)

At Middletown, Conn., on Saturday, Laura Kurash scored on assist by Amy Toig with 2:03 elapsed in overtime, lifting the Cardinals to victory in their opener.

Jessica Tollman came up with three saves for Wesleyan.

Ellery Gould scored on a Nicole Fossi setup for 1-1 Bowdoin College of Brunswick. Louise Johnson made six saves for the Polar Bears.

USM 3, Framingham State 0

At Falmouth on Saturday, Cathy Wise scored two goals and set up the other, sparking the Huskies to victory over the Rams.

Katie Grenier added an assist for 1-3 Southern Maine of Gorham. Kat Rothe made six saves on 14 shots.

Ashley Hibbard made four saves on 10 shots for 1-2 Framingham State.

U-New England 7, Curry 1

At Biddeford on Saturday, Katie Caron provided two goals and two assists as the Nor’easters blanked the Colonels.

Lauren Blaisdell scored twice for 3-0 University of New England, while Marlie Mochamer and Rachel McDevit added one goal each. Alice Read had two assists. Jess Woodworth and Sarah Papapietro combined to make three saves.

Brittney McLaughlin scored on a Kelly Howe assist for 1-3 Curry. Samantha Hardy and Hayley Lorge combined to make 10 saves.

Williams 2, Bates 0

At Lewiston on Saturday, Brett Eisenhart and Haley Cook scored first-half goals to lead the Ephs to victory.

Caitlyn Clark and Allison Magruder provided assists for 1-0 Williams and Hannah Va Wetter made 10 saves on 15 shots.

Annie Burns made 10 saves on 26 shots for 0-1 Bates of Lewiston.

St. Joseph’s 1, Norwich 1

At Standish on Saturday, Danielle Daigle scored off an assist from Katherine Chambers at the 12:37 mark for St. Joseph’s, but Norwich’s Brittany Casey answered with a goal about 22 minutes later and the game stayed tied through two overtimes.

Norwich (2-0-1) outshot St. Joe’s (1-1-1) 18-11.

UMPI 2, MMA 1

At Presque Isle on Saturday, Lainey Herring scored a goal in each half to lift UMaine-Presque Isle by Maine Maritime Academy of Castine.

Herring took a pass from Desiree Smith around the second-half’s 11-minute mark, made a move to get around MMA goalie Taylor O’Malley and trickled in the decisive goal.

UMPI outshot MMA 28-4.

UMFK 6, MMA 0

At Fort Kent, Donike Ferriera, Theresa Biggs and Whitney Sinclair each scored two goals to help the UMaine-Fort Kent Bengals improve to 4-0.

Ferriera added two assists and Jenn Colpitts and Jamie Pelletier each had one. Sydney Proctor made one save.

For 0-5 Maine Maritime Academy of Castine, Kelsie Hilton and Taylor O’Malley combined for 21 saves on 42 shots.

UMF 1, UMPI 0

At Presque Isle, Keli McLellan converted a cross from Kayla Tuttle seven minutes into the second half to give UMaine-Farmington the win Sunday.

For 3-1 UMPI, Taylor Ussery made eight saves on 19 shots and Beth Lebel made three saves on five shots for UMF.

Men’s soccer

Wesleyan 3, Bowdoin 2 (OT)

At Middletown, Conn., Evan Hazelett’s goal, off a Matt Hertgen assist, 1:25 into overtime gave the Cardinals the season-opening victory.

Rory O’Neill and Walter Rodriguez each scored a goal for Wesleyan. Adam Purdy made six saves.

Sam White and Alex Marecki scored the goals for Bowdoin College of Brunswick, with Zach Ostrup and Nick Powell notched assists. Will Wise made six saves.

Williams 3, Bates 0

At Lewiston on Saturday, the Ephs scored three goals in a 13-minute span of the first half to earn the opening-day victory.

User Kushaina scored two goals and Patrick Ebobisse added one. Peter Morrell made three saves.

Greg Watts came up with three saves for Bates.

Worcester State 2, So. Maine 0

At Falmouth on Saturday, Ben Gerhardt and Anthony Wolfel scored second-half goals as Worcester State beat the University of Southern Maine of Gorham.

Justin Biela contributed an assist for the 1-2 Lancers. Evan Wilga did not have to make a save on two Husky shots.

Jeremy Turner made three saves on 15 shots for 0-4 USM.

MMA 2, UMPI 1

At Unity on Saturday, Abdullah Alkhavyat’s goal with a little more than three minutes into overtime lifted Maine Maritime Academy of Castine by UMaine-Presque.

Alkhavyt broke loose from a scrum in front of the goal and booted a shot that hit the top crossbar and deflected down over the goal line.

Craig Maffei scored a first-half goal for UMPI and Nate Tipton equalized for MMA in the second half.

UMF 2, UMM 0

At Machias on Saturday, Jordan Hale scored a first-half goal and Jake Constantine added one in the second half to lift UMainei-Farmington by UM-Machias.

St. Joseph’s 2, Norwich 1

At Standish on Saturday, Ali Hersi’s goal from a Teddy Palmer assist 75 minutes into the game gave the Monks the victory.

Zach Johnson converted a Mike Sanfillippo throw-in to give the Monks a lead 23 minutes in, but Garret Shufelt tied it 10 minutes later.

Kenny Grade made two saves on 10 shots for 2-1 St. Joe’s and Alex Toomey made nine saves on 17 shots for 1-4 Norwich.

SMCC 7, NMCC 1

At Presque Isle, Blais Whitney netted three goals to spark Southern Maine Community College by Northern Maine Community College.

Kyle Ehlers, Nick Link and Wadhah La-Shammari each chipped in with a goal for 2-2 SMCC. Corey Grigas and Dan Couverette made one save on four shots.

Simon Tutlis scored for 0-1 NMCC on an assist from Kyle Murray. Alex Myers stopped 15 of 39 shots.

UMFK 6, MMA 0

At Fort Kent, UMaine-Fort Kent scored three goals in each half and improved to 5-0-1.

Kenrick McLeod scored two goals while Keith Williams, Phathizwe Sacolo, Wilfried Monthe and Jamie Deabreu each added a goal. Sacolo also recorded two assists and Spence Jacoby, Jack Petrie and Kevin Dionne had one apiece.

For 3-1-1 MMA, William Trace Lacour made 14 saves on 34 shots.

UMF 3, UMPI 0

At Presque Isle, Jordan Hale scored two unassisted first-half goals and assisted on Luis Ristow’s second-half goal for UMaine-Farmington.

Derek Reilly made two saves on seven shots for UMF and Joshua MacKinnon made two saves on nine shots for UMPI.

Field hockey

Maine 8, St. Louis 0

At Burlington, Vt., Kelly Newton scored two goals and assisted on three others Saturday, powering the University of Maine to an 8-0 victory over St. Louis in the Catamount Classic at the University of Vermont.

Newton scored a goal in each half for the 5-1 Black Bears, who led 5-0 at halftime. Stephanie Gardiner scored two goals to eclipse the 100-point mark for her career.

Alexa Binnendijk, Jocelyn Mitchell, Molly Arute and Joe Berkey scored one goal apiece for UMaine, with Zoe Adkins and Holly Stewart adding assists. Alicia Frisch made two saves on three shots.

Megan Ambrose came up with 16 saves on 41 shots for 1-4 St. Louis.

UMF 2, Endicott 1

At Beverly, Mass., Sunday, Annie Agnew’s second-half goal snapped a 1-1 tie and gave UMaine-Farmington the victory.

Jessica Martin’s goal seven minutes into the game gave UMF the lead but Endicott equalized when Hannah Thornberg collected the ball off a scrum from a penalty corner and scored.

Bowdoin 1, Wesleyan 0

At Middletown, Conn., on Saturday, Cathleen Smith’s goal with less than two minutes remaining lifted the top-ranked and defending national champion Polar Bears the victory.

Katie Herter got the assist for 1-0 Bowdoin College of Brunswick. Kayla Lessard made two saves on three shots.

Tori Redding made six saves on 11 shots for 0-1 Wesleyan.

So. Maine 5, E. Connecticut 0

At Mansfield, Conn., Whitney McDaniel scored two goals Saturday as the Huskies shut out the Warriors.

Ariel Kaplan, Haley Carter and Becca Sarson scored a goal apiece for 2-3 Southern Maine of Gorham. Kailey Bubier posted two assists and Stephanie Lomasney and Amethyst Hersom each had one.

Lindsey Fortin and Kayla Kennedy did not face any shots.

Marissa Poplawski and Danielle Reichardt combined to make no saves and faced 12 shots for 0-4 Eastern Connecticut.

Bates 1, Williams 0

At Lewiston on Saturday, Becca Otley registered 13 saves on 21 shots in her collegiate debut to spearhead the Bobcats to victory.

Michelle Brady scored off an assist from Bridget Meedzan in the second half for 1-0 Bates.

Ariana Spiloites made two saves on seven shots for 0-1 Williams.

Conn. College 3, Colby 2

At Waterville on Saturday, Laura Sanderson scored off a scramble that ensued from a penalty corner with no time left on the clock, giving Connecticut College the victory.

Brittany Fitzgerald and Paige Murray tallied one goal each for the winners, while Kat Barker and Liz Rosenfeld provided assists. Becca Napolitano made three saves on 11 shots for the Camels.

Courtney Erskine and Sarah Falkof each scored a first-half goal for Colby. Michelle Burt made six saves on 24 shots.

St. Joseph’s 2, Kean 1

At Standish on Saturday, TJ Cowin’s goal off an assist from Peyton Dostie in the fourth minute of overtime lifted St. Joseph’s to victory.

A second-half goal by St. Joe’s Sarah Bartell from a Dostie assist tied the game at the 55:15 mark.

Meaghan Johnson made 13 saves on for 2-0 St. Joe’s and Erin Langen made five saves for 1-2 Kean.

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