Weekend Maine college roundup, baseball: Husson, UMPI split

Husson's Benjamin McLain slides back for first base to avoid a tag out  during the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Maine-Presque Isle on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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Husson's Benjamin McLain slides back for first base to avoid a tag out during the first game of a doubleheader against the University of Maine-Presque Isle on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Buy Photo
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University of Maine-Presque Isle's Stephen Thorne swings at a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader against Husson on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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Husson's Shawn Smith, right, steals second base as University of Maine-Presque Isle's Justin Bergeron takes a late throw during the first game of their doubleheader on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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BANGOR, Maine — Husson University and the University of Maine-Presque Isle split a Saturday baseball doubleheader at the Winkin Complex. The Owls took the first game 5-3 and the Eagles claimed the nightcap 8-7.

On Sunday, Husson split a doubleheader with Bates College of Lewiston, winning the second game 5-3 after losing the first 10-2.

In the first game, Bates used a six-run third inning en route to the win.

Dylan Foster’s RBI single accounted for Husson’s first run in the sixth and Zachary Yates added an RBI single in the ninth.

In the second game, the Eagles backed up winning pitcher Brandon Reilly early with three runs in the third inning when Yates hit an RBI single and Shawn Smith smacked a two-run double.

Josh Gaudette and Smith each added sacrifice flies for the Eagles.

Game 1 – UMPI 5, Husson 3

Husson dropped game one of the double header 5-3, but got off to a quick start. Brandon Gendreau doubled to left in the bottom of the first putting the Eagles up 1-0.

U. Maine Presque Isle came storming back in the top of the second, scoring four times on two hits, an error and a wild pitch. Logan McLaug scored the first Owl run on an Eagle error followed by a Justin Berge single down the left field line scoring Daniel Lewis. Stephen Thor, who reached on the first error, then scored on a wild pitch. Carlos Villo rounded out the UMPI scoring in the second inning with a single through the right side as Berge crossed home plate. UMPI held a 4-1 lead.

The Eagles got onto the board once again in the third as Cody McInnis reached on a hit-by-pitch, stole second and also stole third. With two outs and McInnis on third, Pat Thibodeau singled through the left side scoring the Husson shortstop.

Presque Isle added another run in the top of the fifth on a Stephen Thor walk with the bases loaded after two hits and a fielder’s choice.

Sean Smith added another run in the bottom half of the fifth for Husson, batting in Thibodeau on a single to left center. Unfortunately the Eagles were unable to score again on the afternoon and lost by the 5-3 final.

Dennis O’Neil threw six innings for the Eagles allowing five runs on eight hits along with two walks and four strikeouts. Dan Whitney came in for the final inning, giving up only one walk with two K’s.

For the Owls, Dylan Worster tossed all seven innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Game 2 – Husson 8, UMPI 7

Both teams combined for 15 runs in game two as they struggled on the mound early on as Tanner Marsh opened the top of the first with a single through the right side scoring Carlos Villo. UMPI led 1-0.

The offensive story in game two for Husson was Josh Gaudette, who homered twice on the afternoon. The first of which came with one out in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Eagles put three spot on the board in the second, scoring on a sacrifice bunt by Cody McInnis, scoring Kyle Bishop. Kyle McLain advanced to third and Andrew Curran to second on the bunt and proceeded to score on the next play as Dylan Fostersingled to center. Husson now led 4-1.

UMPI added another run of their own in the top of the third on a fielders choice that resulted in a throwing error to score Joshua Gale. 4-2 Husson.

Pat Thibodeau scored for Husson in the bottom half of the third as Andrew Curran walked with the bases loaded to push the Husson lead to 5-2.

The Green and Gold added three more runs the next inning on a Pat Thibodeau triple to left center that scored Brandon Gendreau who reached on a throwing error and advanced to third. With Thibodeau on third and two outs, Gaudette hit his second long shot of the day, which was an absolute moon shot. The score now stood at 8-2 in favor of the Eagles.

Husson’s momentum and six-run lead were short-lived however, as Presque Isle put five runs on the board in the top of the fifth. Casey Estes relieved Tim Nason who was tagged with all five runs after leaving the game with the bases loaded. Estes finally managed to get Shane Smith to fly out to get the Eagles out of the jam and hold on for the 8-7 win.

Wis.-Stevens Point 13, USM 8

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Sophomores Nick Prebelski and Luke Watson combined for 5 1/3 innings of three-hit relief pitching as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point came from behind to defeat the University of Southern Maine 13-8 in a non-conference game on Sunday.

The win was the second straight for the Pointers and improves their overall record to 5-2. The Huskies, now 3-2 on their nine-game Florida trip, slip to 6-3 overall.

UWSP spotted Southern Maine a 6-0 advantage before rallying for three runs in the second inning, and five more in the fourth to take the lead for good.

Senior Ryan Schilter led the Pointers’ 18-hit attack with a double, two singles and four RBI. Senior Tucker White had two triples, a single and three RBI to pace the Huskies. Classmate Anthony Pisani had a double, single and scored three runs. Junior Luke Hammon, the second of five Huskies hurlers, was saddled with the loss.

The Huskies raced to a 5-0 lead in the opening inning as White had an RBI triple, and senior Nick Grady followed with an RBI single. Later in the inning, junior Troy Thibodeau had a two-run single. Junior Chris Bernard scored the final run when Thibodeau got caught in a rundown on an attempted double steal.

USM added a run in the second on White’s RBI single before UWSP cut the lead in half with three runs in its turn at bat.

In the fourth, White’s second triple of the game, and the 20th of his career, drove in Pisani to give the Huskies a 7-3 lead.

The Pointers took the lead for good in the fourth with five run on six hits. Schilter ignited the outburst with a two-run single. Spetz drove in the fifth run with an RBI single.

Schilter had a two-run double in the fifth, and senior Sean Gerber (Stoughton, Wis.) drove in Schilter with a single. All three runs were unearned.

Colby sweeps Elmhurst

AUBURNDALE, Fla. —- The Colby College baseball team opened the season Sunday in Florida with some great starting pitching and plenty of runs scored in 12-3 and 8-3 victories over Elmhurst College in a doubleheader.

The Mules (2-0 overall) are back in action Monday in Florida against Hamilton College in another non-conference doubleheader.

Greg Ladd worked six innings in the opener, striking out four and walking two to earn the win for Colby. Co-captain Mark Nelson pitched the seventh inning.

Colby’s Jason Buco, an All-NESCAC selection in his first year last season, finished with a pair of hits and three stolen bases in the first game. First-year Dan Csaplar had a solid debut with two hits, while junior Alex Finigan had a big two-run single in the sixth inning.

The Mules, who took advantage of four Elmhurst (5-3 overall) errors in the first game, scored three runs in each of the first two innings to take command. Colby scored the other six runs in the sixth inning to stretch the lead to 12-2 at the time.

Scott Goldberg struck out 10 and walked two in a complete game performance in the nightcap. He scattered nine hits over seven innings and did not allow a run after the first inning.

After falling behind 3-0 after an inning, The Mules had two in the third, one in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3, and had five in the sixth inning. Peter McAuliffe had an RBI double in the third inning and smacked an RBI single in the sixth for Colby. The Mules had four singles and were helped out by two Elmhurst errors to score the five runs.

USM, DePauw split

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Freshman Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) had three hits to pace a 16-hit attack as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the DePauw University Tigers 12-6 in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader Saturday. The Tigers took the opening game 10-2 behind the complete game pitching effort of junior right-hander Michael Chiaro (Chicago, Ill.).

The split leaves the Huskies at 6-2 on the season while the Tigers are now 3-4. The Huskies continue their Florida swing on Sunday (11:00 a.m.) facing the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Tigers will play a doubleheader on Sunday (2:00 p.m.) against St. Olaf.

In the second game, Dexter ignited a seven-run first-inning outburst with the first of his three singles. Senior Nick Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine) had a two-run triple, and five other Huskies had RBI base hits in the inning.

Seniors Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H./Coe-Brown Northwood), Grady and John Carey(South Portland, Maine) and junior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) each had a pair of hits and two RBI in the second game. Carey had a pair of doubles.

Freshman Dan Kinnon (Londonderry, N.H.) went the first four innings striking out six while surrendering four runs on seven hits. Junior left-hander Luke Hammond (Rangeley, Maine/Deering) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief.

Senior Jason Cohen (Deerfield, Ill.) led the Tigers with three hits, including a pair of triples, and three RBI. Juniors Pat Lyons (Brookfield, Wis.) and JB McCallum (Northfield, Ill.) also had a pair of safeties. Sophomore southpaw starter Jack Peck (Indianapolis, Ind.), the first of five DePauw hurlers, was tagged with the loss.

In the opener, Chiaro went the route giving up nine hits and no walks while fanning one to earn his first win of the season.

USM took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on a solo home run from junior Forrest Chadwick(Gardiner, Maine) and an RBI double off the bat of rookie Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering).

The Tigers erased the deficit in the next inning scoring six runs. Senior Zach Galyean(Noblesville, Ind.) drove in the first run with a single, and Cohen followed with a three-run homer to put Tigers ahead 4-2. Sophomore Cory Meixner (Indianapolis, Ind.) hit a two-run homer later in the inning to make it 6-2.

DePauw added four insurance runs in the seventh inning on two-run doubles by junior Paul Mpistolarides (Indianapolis, Ind.) and McCallum.

Carey was the Huskies lone repeat hitter in the first game going 3-for-3. SophomoreAndrew Richards (South Portland, Maine), who came on in relief of sophomore starter Andrew Tobey (South Berwick, Maine/Berwick Academy) in the fifth inning, took the loss.

Mpistolarides led the Tigers 11-hit offense with three hits.

Bowdoin, Framingham split

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Bowdoin College baseball team finished off its spring break trip to Florida with a split doubleheader against Framingham State on Friday.

The Polar Bears fell in game one, 2-1, before bouncing back in a 3-0 win in game two. Bowdoin returns north with a 8-6 record. The Polar Bears are scheduled to play a three-game NESCAC East Division series against Trinity beginning on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Pickard Field.

Oliver Van Zant took the hard-luck loss in the opener, tossing a complete game and allowing two runs and six hits while striking out nine. Duncan Taylor and Erik Jacobsen had two hits apiece for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin finished strong in game two, however, getting a complete-game shutout from Henry Van Zant, who whiffed six batters and allowed five hits in the victory. Tim McGarry had two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases in the victory. Sam Canales added a pair of hits as well for Bowdoin.

Softball

Maine takes two of three

BALTIMORE — The University of Maine softball team snagged its second straight victory on Sunday afternoon when Hannah Hill hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh for a 7-6 win over UMBC in America East action.

Maine beat UMBC 11-7 in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader after losing the first game 4-2.

On Sunday, Hill led Maine added an RBI single for the Bears while Hilary Kane drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Jessica Burke had an RBI triple.

Kylie Sparks added an RBI single for the Bears and was also the winning pitcher as she gave up nine hits and five runs in five innings while striking out three and walking two.

Maine is now 5-26 overall and 2-1 in the league while UMBC is 7-21 and 1-2.

In Saturday’s second game, Hill hit a two-run single and Kane provided a two-run double in the pivotal ninth inning for the Black Bears.

Kane also belted a home run and a double and finished with four RBI among 14 hits for UMaine (4-26, 1-1 AE). Burk singled twice with an RBI, while Stephanie Wood and EmJ Fogel each hit two singles. Jean Stevens walked four times, homered and scored three runs.

It was the league-best eighth home run of the season for Stevens.

Hill got the pitching win with three innings of four-hit, three-run relief.

Courtney Reinfeld led UMBC with two singles and three RBIs. Bridget O’Malley and Taylor Hall collected three singles each and Caitlin Chance singled and plated three runs.

In the opener, the Retrievers scored three times in the sixth inning to produce the winning margin.

Hall hit a two-run homer and Reinfeld stroked a run-scoring double in the inning for UMBC. Heather Brown allowed only three hits and two runs (one earned).

Stevens belted a solo home run and Kane doubled with an RBI to spark UMaine. Losing pitcher Beth Spoehr allowed four hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

MMA, Bates split twinbill

CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime split a double-header against Bates in a non-conference softball game Saturday. The Mariners won the first game 10-6 before the Bobcats edged MMA 7-6, in eight innings, in the night cap. The Mariners are 2-7 this season and Bates is 4-4.

Molly Brown put Bates ahead 1-0 in the top of the first of the first game before home runs by Sabrina Keach and Kelsie Hilton gave the Mariners a 5-1 advantage. Keach’s shot plated Cindy Schultz while Hilton’s brought in Erica Taylor and Leah Jackson.

Keach’s single in the second scored Andi Flannery and Jess Menges and put the Mariners ahead 7-1. Bates got three runs back in the third, two on an Caroline Gattuso single, and one on a fielder’s choice. Hayley Rae belted a two-run blast in the fifth for Maine Maritime, to make it 9-4. The Mariners added another run in the sixth on an error and the Bobcats posted two in the top of the seventh.

Abby Yeo improved to 2-3 with the win. In seven innings, Yeo gave up seven hits, struck out one and walked five. Gattuso was saddled with the loss and fell to 1-2.

Both teams traded a run in the first inning of the second game. Gattuso’s single scored Molly Lewis for Bated before Jackson went yard on a solo shot in the bottom of the inning.

Bates added four in the top of the third before the Mariners matched it the bottom of the inning to keep the game even at 5-5. Gattuso singled, AnnMarie Martino drew a bases loaded walk and Alex Elioppoulos stroked a 2 RBI single. Keach hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third and Taylor followed with a two-run round tripper.

Karen Lockhart singled in a run in the fifth to give Bates a 6-5 lead before Keach jacked her second home run of the day, a solo shot, in the bottom of the fifth to even the game at 6-6. Anna Berenson ground out in the top of the eighth plated the eventual game-winner for Bates.

Kelsey Freedman picked up the win for Bates and improved to 1-1. She struck out 10 and walked five. Taylor took the loss and fell to 0-6. She struck out six and walked three.

The Mariners open conference play Saturday hosting New England Collge in double-header beginning at 12 p.m.

USM drops four games

CLERMONT, Fla. – The University of Southern Maine Huskies softball team dropped a pair of games falling to the SUNY-New Paltz Hawks 6-0 and the St. Catherine’s Wildcats 10-6 in the third day of competition of their Spring Break trip to Clermont, Fla.

With the two losses, Southern Maine remains in the hunt for its first win of the season at 0-6. SUNY-New Paltz evened out its record at 3-3 with its win, while St. Catherine’s halted a two-game losing streak to improve to 6-2 with its victory.

In the opener, the Hawks used eight hits and a pair of RBI from senior captain Melissa Liotta and sophomore Erika Traina. Liotta had a pair of hits for the Hawks including one of two doubles for SUNY-New Paltz.

In the second game, St. Catherine’s held off a late surge from Southern Maine to grab a 10-6 win. Ahead 8-0 heading into the top of the fifth, USM scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth inning to trail the Wildcats 8-6; however, St. Catherine’s responded with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal the victory.

Senior captain Katie Davis and senior Jessica Hayden each had two runs batted in to lead Southern Maine. Freshman Nicole Nutter had a double as part of USM’s six-hit attack.

On Saturday, USM dropped back-to-back games falling to the Amherst College Lord Jeffs 10-4 and the St. Benedict College Blazers 12-4.

In the first game, Amherst senior Reilly Horan (Darien, Conn./Darien) drove in three runs to lead the Lord Jeffs to their 10-4 win over Southern Maine. Trailing 1-0 after an RBI single from senior Katie Davis (Woburn, Mass.), Amherst rallied to plate seven runs in the bottom of the first inning to take control of the game. Horan started the Lord Jeffs’ surge with an RBI single to left field. Horan then came around to score Amherst’s second run of the game on a wild pitch as the Lord Jeffs utilized four hits, two walks and two errors to jump on top of USM. Amherst added a single run in the bottom of the second and two more in the bottom of the third to lead Southern Maine comfortably 10-1.

Davis added two more RBI in the top of the fifth to pull USM to within 10-4 of Amherst but it was as close as the Huskies would get. Davis finished with three RBI on two hits, including a double. Davis’ double in the fifth inning set the USM career mark for double. Davis now has 37 doubles in her career.

In the second game, with the scored knotted up at four runs each, St. Benedict plated eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to grab a 13-4 win over the Huskies. Junior Lexi Alm (Stacy, Minn.) and sophomore Mackenzie Wenner (St. Peter, Minn.) each had a pair of RBI to lead the Blazers.

Southern Maine sophomore Kristen Duross (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) had a pair of RBI to lead the Huskies. Senior Stefanie Stockwell (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) pitched well in the loss striking out five batters in 6.0 innings pitched.

Southern Maine returns to action on Sunday. The Huskies will face SUNY-New Paltz (9 a.m.) and St. Catherine (11 a.m.).

Women’s Lacrosse

Husson 16, Dallas 12

BANGOR, Maine — Women’s lacrosse defeated the University of Dallas on Saturday afternoon, 16-12.

Charlotte Gerhardy (Denver, CO) and Michaela Bicknell (West Addison, VT) lead the Eagles to the victory both scoring 3 goals, Caitlyn Stauffer (Brookfield, CT) added 2 goals, and 1 assist. Anna Wolterbeek (Wells, ME), Alissa Fallon (Kennebunk, ME), Theresa Butler (Bridgton, ME), Amanda Burns (Rockland, ME), Amanda Mora (Stratford, CT) and Emily Child (Mexico, ME) added lone goals on the afternoon.

Husson lead 16-10 going into the final 5 minutes of the game. The Crusaders had chances of a comeback when Mary Salotto added her 4th goal of the game at 3:59 remaining, and Irene Harris added her 2nd of the day with 50 seconds remaining.

The Eagles lead in ground balls 25-22, and came out successful on both free position shots that they took. They also led shots 37-22. Goalie Chelsea Kondratowicz (Kingston, NY) had 8 saves on the day.

Mikayla Tolley also added 4 goals for the Crusaders, while Mary Hilker added the other 2 goals.

Husson improves to 2-1 on the season, while Dallas falls to 1-4. Husson will play at the University of New England on Monday at 4 p.m.

UM-Farmington 13, Becker College 5

LEICESTER, Mass. – Sophomore attacker Maddi Kadnar (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) scored six goals with two assists to lead visiting University of Maine at Farmington to a 13-5 win over host Becker College in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Saturday at Alumni Field. The Beavers of UMaine-Farmington even their record at 2-2, while the Hawks of Becker fell to 1-4.

Down 5-3 late in the first half, ten unanswered goals saw UMaine-Farmington surge to the win. Nine of those came in the second half for the Beavers, who held the Hawks scoreless over the final 30 minutes of play.

UMF freshman midfielder Ayla Allen (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) contributed three goals and an assist, while freshman midfielder Mara Balboni (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) added two goals and an assist.

Becker junior attacker Ashley Mossey had a hat trick with three goals to lead Becker.

The Beavers struck first just 1:23 into the game when Kadnar drove towards the goal and finished, with the assist going to Balboni. Becker freshman attacker knotted the game at two with 24:09 left in the first period on an unassisted free-position shot. Just 43 seconds later, Mossey gave the Hawks their first lead of the game, taking it in herself as Becker went up 2-1. With 12:28 remaining in the half, Kadnar took advantage of a critical turnover deep in Becker territory, scooping up the ground ball and scoring to tie the game. It took the Hawks just 35 seconds to get that goal back, as Mossey scored off an assist from sophomore attacker Mindy Moreau to put Becker back up 3-2. With 8:22 left in the period, Balboni scored off a free position, and the game was once again tied.

The half’s final minutes saw a flurry of scoring. Becker junior attacker Samantha-Jo Dilkes stole the ball away from UMaine-Farmington in the backfield, passing to freshman midfielder Rachel Welling who made a move and scored for the second goal of her young career, giving the Hawks a 4-3 lead with the clock at 2:30. Mossey completed the hat trick in the first half with 1:07 remaining, taking it in unassisted.

Allen answered just 13 seconds later to pull the Beavers to within one, but Becker freshman goalie Shelby Wicks came up strong in the final seconds of the period as the Beavers tried desperately to tie the game going into halftime.

As the second half began, UMaine-Farmington’s offense quickly exploded, outscoring Becker 9-0 after the break.

After Allen scored her second goal of the game just 1:13 in with an assist to Kadnar to tie it at 5-5, the Beavers took the lead just 38 seconds later off Kadnar’s free position shot. Balboni scored her second goal with 25:51 left, and with the clock down to 20:42, Kadnar passed to freshman midfielder Lyndsey Grundy (Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) who gave the Beavers a three goal lead. Allen scored her third goal seconds later.

Later in the period, Kadnar and Allen combined on a fast-break run with 16:59 left, with Allen racing the ball up the length of the field before finding Kadnar for another score. With 11:23 remaining, Kadnar overpowered the defender for another score. UMF freshman attacker Lauren Crosby (Georgetown, Maine/Morse) had her first goal of the game just 15 seconds later. Kadnar wrapped up the scoring with her sixth strike with 9:07 left, and the score of 13-5 would hold.

UMaine-Farmington junior goalie Hannah Goodenow (Freeport, Maine/Freeport) had 13 saves in the win, while Wicks tallied 13 saves as well for the Hawks.

UMaine-Farmington travels to Deering High School’s Memorial Stadium in Portland on Tuesday to play Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in a 7:30 p.m. game.

Colby 14, Tufts 9

MEDFORD, Mass. — Senior co-captain Kate Pistel (Amherst, MA) and junior Katie Griffin (Duxbury, MA) both scored twice during a five-goal run by Colby at the start of the second half which helped the visiting Mules earn a 14-9 NESCAC women’s lacrosse victory at Tufts on Saturday.

Junior Lindsey McKenna (Fairfield, CT) led Colby with four goals including the 100th of her career as the #6 Mules improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in NESCAC. Sixteenth-ranked Tufts, who dropped to 3-2 and 1-2 in the league, was led by a game-high five goals from first-year Caroline Ross (Sewickley, PA).

The first half was played evenly. Tufts had a 3-2 lead when Ross scored her first of the day off a free-position shot at 15:34. The Mules generated the next three, including two by McKenna both assisted by junior Katharine Eddy (Cheshire, CT). Ross scored with 38 seconds left until intermission and it was 5-4 Colby at the break.

Pistel scored twice 45 seconds apart five minutes into the second half to put Colby up 7-4. Griffin’s back-to-back goals gave the visitors a 10-4 margin with 15:37 remaining in regulation. The Jumbos stopped the run on a goal by junior Eliza Halmo (Brunswick, ME) at 13:58, but Colby got four of the next five to go up 14-6 after first-year Dana Swaffield (Dover, MA) scored her second goal at 4:05. Tufts tallied three times in the final 3:20, including two by Ross, to complete the scoring.

Eddy won four draw controls and had three assists for Colby, who out-shot Tufts 27-21. Junior Michelle Burt (Woodbridge, CT) started in goal for the Mules and made six saves in 46:50 of action to earn the win.

Junior Emily Wright (Richmond, VA) grabbed four draw controls to lead Tufts. Senior co-captain Meg Boland (New Canaan, CT) caused two turnovers and collected three groundballs. The Jumbos finished with a slight 13-10 edge in groundballs. Senior Tess Shapanka (Sudbury, MA) took the loss in goal, finishing with four saves in 46:50 of playing time.

Colby boards a plane to Florida later today and plays Potsdam tomorrow in Clermont at 4 pm. Tufts is home again on Thursday against Endicott at 4:30 pm.

Men’s Lacrosse

Husson 15, UM-Farmington 3

BANGOR, Maine – Husson University built a double-digit lead that visiting University of Maine at Farmington could not overcome and the Eagles cruised to a 15-3 North Atlantic Conference victory over the Beavers on Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field.

Husson (2-3, 1-0 NAC) scored 14 straight goals before UMaine-Farmington (0-3, 0-1 NAC) finally managed to get on the scoreboard.

Mitch Heaps score four goals for the Eagles in the first half alone on his way to a team-leading five-goal day, while Chris Pelletier notched two goals and Matt Tabler and Dillon Shaw bagged one each. Husson held an 8-0 advantage at the half, after outshooting UMaine-Farmington 34-5 through the first two quarters.

Husson added four goals in the third quarter and scored twice in the early part of the fourth quarter, before UMF’s Jake Linkletter (Athens, Maine/Madison) broke the Eagles’ shutout bid with an unassisted marker with 7:22 showing on the game clock.

After Jack White notched Husson’s final goal of the day at the 3:10 mark of the fourth, the Beavers added two late goals. Sean Berce (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) tacked on UMaine-Farmington’s second goal with 1:57 remaining, while TC Peters (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) closed out the scoring with a man-up goal with six seconds to play.

Husson finished with advantages of 56-19 in shots and 46-15 in groundballs, and successfully cleared on 20 of 22 attempts to UMaine-Farmington’s 13-of-18. The Beavers did record the game’s only man-up goal of the day. UMF goalie Ben Altmaier (Wilton, Maine/Mt. Blue) logged 16 saves on 31 shots on goal faced, while Husson split the goaltending chores between John Hooper III, Eric Lund, and Riley Costello who combined for seven saves on 10 shots of goal.

USM 19, Saint Joseph’s 3

GORHAM, Maine — Senior Kyle Baker (Kennebunk, Maine) scored three goals and dished out three assists for six points to lead a balanced attack as the University of Southern Maine Huskies men’s lacrosse team defeated the St. Joseph’s College (Maine) Monks 19-3 in a non-conference game at Hannaford Field Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, the Huskies have now won three straight and get back to .500 with a 3-3 record for the season. The Monks had their two-game win streak snapped and dropped to 3-5 with the loss.

Three other Southern Maine players tallied three goals in the game. Senior Mark White(Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) scored three goals and had two assists for five points, senior Kayle Hamilton (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) netted three goals and contributed one assist for four points, and senior Dylan Kenney (Portland, Maine) added three goals of his own. Kenney also led the team with eight ground balls, and senior Zach Blauvelt (Lewiston, Maine) won 15 of 19 faceoffs.

St. Joseph’s goals were scored by junior Ahmed Dorghoud (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams), sophomore Dalton Eldridge (South Gardiner, Maine/Gardiner), and freshman Jake O’Brien (Andover, Mass.). Freshman Jeremy Sampsonis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) picked up six ground balls to lead the Monks.

Southern Maine senior goalie Ryan Hatch (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), earned the win making three saves and only giving up one goal in 30 minutes of play. Hatch is now 3-1 on the season. Freshman goalie Ryan Jurgelevich (Portland, Maine) came in for Hatch to start the third period and made four saves while giving up two goals.

St. Joseph’s senior goalie Christopher Driscoll (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) was tagged with the loss giving up 11 goals and making six saves in 30 minutes of play. Monks’ sophomore goalie Ethan Rettew (Ephrata, Pa./Conestoga Valley High School) relieved Driscoll in the third quarter and gave up six goals while making four saves. Sophomore goalie Jason Yasenchock (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding) played the fourth quarter giving up two goals and making one save.

The Huskies took an early 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Kenney 1:19 into the game, and made it 3-0 on a goal by Baker seven seconds later, and one from White at 6:42. After O’Brien put the Monks on the board with 2:12 remaining in the quarter, Southern Maine rattled off 14 unanswered goals to push their lead to 17-1 with 4:42 to play in the third quarter. Hamilton scored all three of his goals and Baker dished out his three assists during the run.

Southern Maine returns to action when it hosts New England College in a non-conference game at Hannaford Field on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.). The Monks will travel to Colby College for a non-conference game at Bill Alfond Field on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.).

Bates 14, Trinity 6

HARTFORD, Conn. – Three different Bobcats scored three times to lead the visiting Bates College Bobcats to a 14-6 victory over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s lacrosse action this afternoon on Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity, ranked No. 10 in New England, falls to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the NESCAC with its first loss to the Bobcats since 2006, while the Bobcats, ranked No. 5 I the region, improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Bates senior midfielder Rob Highland (Yarmouth, Maine) scored the first goal of the game less than one minute into it to ignite a 3-0 Bobcat run to start the first quarter. Trinity sophomore midfielder James O’Connell (Middleton, Mass.)scored from senior attackman Jeff Hebert (Chambly, Quebec) at 4:46 of the first frame, but junior middie Will Gilkeson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and Highland answered with unassisted tallies for a 5-1 Bates lead early in the second quarter. Back-to-back scores by Bantam sophomore attackman Matt Hauck (Ridgewood, N.J.) and senior tri-captain attackman Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) cut the visitors’ lead to 7-3 with 12:04 left before halftime. Nogueras and Bobcat freshman midfielder Jack Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) traded goals, before Bates closed the half with a 4-0 run for a 10-4 lead after two quarters. Rookie attackman Charlie Hildebrand (Berwyn, Pa.) scored twice for Bates during the spurt.

After a slow start to the third quarter, Bantam junior midfielder Chase Growney (Berwyn, Pa.) converted on a feed by senior tri-captain middie Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.) with 3:20 on the clock, but Allard answered with his third tally of the contest for Bates. Bobcat sophomore attackman Jack Strain (Montclair, N.J.) netted two of his three goals in the fourth quarter, while Nogueras scored the game’s last goal from Hauck to account for a 14-6 final score.

Bates outshot Trinity, 48-29, converted on 18 of 19 clear attempts, and forced 30 turnovers while committing 15. Nogueras led the Trinity offense with three goals, while senior tri-captain midfielder Drew Grombala (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore midfielder William DeLaMater (Irvington, N.Y.) both added three ground balls and two caused turnovers, and sophomore goalkeeper Makar Zaverucha (Duxbury, Mass.) made nine saves in 38-plus minutes of play. Highland joined Highland and Strain with Bates hat tricks, while Strain also had a pair of assists. Bobcat sophomore middie Mac Jackson (Hood River, Oregon) scooped a game-high five ground balls, while senior co-captain defenseman Charlie Clark (Pepper Pike, Ohio) notched three ground balls and two caused turnovers, and junior Charlie Kazarian (Providence, R.I.) made 11 saves in the Bates goal.

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