WATERVILLE — The Colby College Mules beat Bates of Lewiston for the third straight year in the final regular-season game to earn a berth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s soccer playoffs.
The Mules won 3-2 over the Bobcats.
Colby (7-6-1) earned the eighth seed and visits No. 1 Amherst in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Andrew Meisel scored the eventual game-winner on a penalty kick with 12:39 left to lift the Mules. Eric Barthold and Donyy MacMaster scored second-half goals 1:16 apart to stake Colby to a 2-0 lead. Ben Joslin made four saves on 17 shots.
Ethan Kass and John Murphy scored for Bates College of Lewiston, which finished at 4-10.
<span class=”Sports_12tb”>Women’s soccer</span>
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Colby 1, Bates 0</span>
At Lewiston, Alex Yorke headed in a corner kick by Grace Dickinson in the 36th minute to lift the Mules past the Bobcats and into the New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs.
Colby College of Waterville (7-6-1) will be the No. 7 seed for Saturday’s quarterfinal at No. 2 Middlebury. Emily Brook made seven saves on 24 shots for the Mules.
Annie Burns made eight saves on 25 shots for Bates, which ends the season at 5-6-2.
<span class=”Sports_12tb”>Field hockey</span>
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Bates 1, Colby 0</span>
At Waterville, Polly Merck scored an unassisted goal four minutes into the second half to provide the only goal of the contest.
Becca Otley made seven saves on 15 shots for 4-10 Bates College of Lewiston.
Michelle Burt made four saves on 10 shots for Colby, which wound up 4-10.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>St. Joseph’s 2, Plymouth St. 1</span>
At Standish, Sarah Bartel’s goal 25 minutes into the game provided the Monks with the margin of victory.
Bartel had set up a T.J. Cowin goal earlier in the game for 11-5 Saint Joseph’s College. Peyton Dostie assisted on Bartel’s goal. Meaghan Johnson made eight saves on 13 shots.
Hilary Lemelin made one save on five shots for 14-2 Plymouth State.