Wednesday’s college roundup, softball: Husson beats, ties UNE

By Joe Mclaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted April 10, 2013, at 8:56 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — The Husson softball team defeated non-conference opponent University of New England Wednesday afternoon 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader, but the second game ended in a 7-7 tie.

In the first game, Deb Colpitts hit an RBI double for Husson in the first. Husson scored five more runs in the fifth, highlighted by Lona Sargent’s RBI double, Sami Schultz’s RBI single and Aimee Mortensen’s two-run double.

Casey Brigham had an RBI single for UNE.

UNE took a 3-0 lead in the first inning in the second game, but Husson answered in the third with Kayla Merrill’s RBI single.

In the fourth, Kelsey Livermore and Breanna Martin each had an RBI single for Husson and Schultz had a two-run single.

UNE responded with four runs in the fifth to tie it.

Bowdoin sweeps USM

GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Julia Geaumont threw a one-hitter and received strong run support by means of three home runs in the second game of a non-conference softball doubleheader as the Bowdoin College Polar Bears swept the University of Southern Maine Huskies 7-1 and 10-1 (5 innings) Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears halt a three-game slide and improve to 15-9 while USM is now 2-20.

Geaumont fired five strong innings and had a no-hitter going until the fourth inning when she was tagged for a triple from USM senior Stefanie Stockwell . Geaumont improved to 6-1 with the win. She struck out five batters and did not yield a walk.

Bowdoin backed up Geaumont’s strong performance, belting out 10 hits including home runs from freshman Katie Gately, sophomore Siena Mitman and junior Casey Correa.

In the first game, Bowdoin opened up a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and cruised for the 7-1 win. Junior Hanna Wurgaft was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Polar Bears. Senior Tricia Thibodeau picked up her third win of the season to improve to 3-2. Thibodeau allowed one earned run on seven hits and a walk over seven innings.

Stockwell and sophomore Kristen Duross each had a pair of hits for the Huskies in the opener.

Colby 10, Thomas 0

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College softball team improved to 7-6 with a 10-0 victory over the Thomas College Terriers Thursday.

Thomas slipped to 3-18.

Colby got on the board first in the top of the second, as Tori Sansone, who reached on a double, scored on double steal attempt. Colby scored four more runs in the third as Emily Schatz drove in two runs on a single up the middle, while a double by Brianna Wheeler would drive in Schatz. Alyssa Eugley and Janelle Ciomei accounted for the two Terrier hits.

Baseball

USM 16, Colby 3

GORHAM, Maine — Seniors Tucker White and Anthony Pisani combined to go 9-for-9 with seven runs scored as the University of Southern Maine Huskies won their 11th straight game, defeating the visiting Colby College Mules 16-3 in a non-conference game at USM Baseball Stadium Wednesday.

The Huskies improved to 17-3. The 17-3 start through 20 games equals the second best start (1994 and 2009) to this point in the season for the Huskies. Only the 1997 team at 18-2 had a better mark.

Colby of Waterville is 7-8.

White went 5-for-5 with four runs scored, a single-game record-tying three doubles and four RBI. Pisani was 4-for-4, all singles, with three runs scored. Senior Nick Grady and junior Troy Thibodeau also had two hits apiece. Grady’s first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

Sophomores Luke Duncklee and Tim Corey paced the Mules with two hits apiece. Duncklee had the only extra base hit, a double, for Colby.

USM scored five runs in the third. Sophomore Forrest Chadwick brought home the first run with a single, followed by White’s two-run double . White scored the fourth run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of sophomore Jake Glauser. The final run scored on an error.

UMF, Thomas split

WATERVILLE, Maine – Sophomore righthander Joe Sullivan scattered four hits and fanned six Thomas College batters to lead the University of Maine-Farmington to a 3-1 win over the Terriers, to salvage a split out of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader Wednesday.

UMaine-Farmington dropped game one of the twinbill to Thomas, 5-4. The Beavers are now 3-11, 2-8 in the NAC, while Thomas improved to 6-13, 5-1.

Sullivan allowed just one earned run and issued one walk in the complete game win, improving to 1-2 on the season.

The Beavers scored all the runs they would need for the win in the top of the first inning. Dale Winchenbach stroked a leadoff single, and advanced to second on Brett Wallingford’s sacrifice. After fly out to deep center that allowed him to scamper to third, Winchenbach scored on a passed ball.

In game two, Thomas built a 5-1 lead through five innings and held on.

Dillon Emers belted a two-run double to account for both Terrier runs in the fourth inning.

UMF’s Colin Mello and Brian Jenkins each finished the day 3-for-6 at the plate; Jenkins tallied two runs scored, while Mello had one run scored and two runs batted in on his two doubles and one triple.

St. Joseph’s sweps Norwich

STANDISH, ME – Saint Joseph’s (16-9, 6-2 GNAC) won both ends of a doubleheader with Norwich University (3-16, 2-6 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference baseball action at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Wednesday afternoon. The Monks topped the Cadets by an 8-2 score in the opener and capped the sweep with a 5-2 triumph in the nightcap.

Saint Joseph’s, which entered the day having lost four-consecutive games, got back on track today by utilizing a formula of early scoring and outstanding pitching in both tilts. In the first game, the Monks scored six runs in the first two innings and received another fine pitching performance from sophomore Alex Valenti, who improved to 3-0 on the year after fanning nine while allowing two runs off seven hits and a pair of walks in a complete-game effort.

St. Joe’s used the same blueprint in the closing contest, as the Royal Blue scored four times in the first three frames and rode the combined pitching effort of Tyler Laverriere, Corey McNamara and Joe Gruntkosky to a 5-2 triumph.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMF 10, Husson 7

FARMINGTON, Maine – After eight games involving buses and vans, the University of Maine-Farmington rode the home field advantage of Prescott Field to the tune of a 10-7 win over North Atlantic Conference rival Husson University on Wednesday afternoon.

UMF (3-6, 1-2 NAC) rattled off four straight goals late in the game to seal a comeback win over the Eagles.

Tied at 6-6 with just over 17 minutes remaining in the game, UMaine-Farmington got a pair of goals from freshman Ayla Allen and single markers from Maddi Kadnar and Lyndsey Grundy over the next 14 minutes to take a 10-6 lead.

Overall, UMaine-Farmington outshot Husson, 26-22, but the Eagles had a 19-16 advantage in shots on goal. UMF’s Hannah Goodenow had 12 saves and Husson’s Chelsea Kondratowicz had six.

Haley Huntingdon finished with three goals to lead the Husson cause, while Caitlyn Stauffer tallied two goals. Alissa Fallon and Nicole Connolly added one apiece.

UNE 14, Gordon 12

WENHAM, Mass. — Junior Hannah Tavella and sophomore Gina Newsome scored four goals apiece to help the University of New England to a 14-12 women’s lacrosse victory over Gordon College in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Brigham Athletic Complex.

With the win, the Nor’easters (5-6, 3-1 CCC) move past Gordon (8-2, 3-2) in the league standings and into a second-place tie with Western New England University. UNE will meet WNE on Saturday. Gordon saw its five-game win streak come to an end.

St. Jospeh’s 15, Emmanuel 14

BOSTON — The Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) Women’s Lacrosse team used a balanced offensive attack to defeat Emmanuel College, 15-14, Wednesday night at Roberto Clemente Field in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. With the victory, the Monks improve to 8-5 on the year and 4-2 in the GNAC while the loss drops the Saints to 7-3 overall and 4-3 in GNAC play, snapping their four-game conference and five-game home winning streak.

Men’s Lacrosse

St. Joseph’s 16, Becker 8

LEICESTER, Mass. – Sophomore attacker Brandon Boutin scored four goals to lead the Saint Joseph’s College to a 16-8 win over host Becker College in GNAC men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday night.

The Monks of Standish are now 6-7 with a 5-1 record against conference opponents while the Hawks of Becker see their record fall to 4-9 and 3-4.

For Saint Joseph’s, freshman attacker Austin Watts contributed three goals with three assists, while junior midfielder Jake Ricciardi, sophomore Andrew Sullivan and sophomore midfielder Colby Main each scored twice. Senior goalie Christopher Driscoll earned the win, recording 13 saves for the evening.

For Becker, senior attacker Jeff Petersen had a hat trick with three goals while

junior midfielder John DeAngelis contributed two. Senior goalie Michael Munoz tallied nine saves.

UMass Boston 13, Thomas 5

BOSTON — The Thomas College Terriers (2-6) fell to University of Massachusetts-Boston (3-9) 13-5, in a non-conference men’s lacrosse contest Wednesday afternoon. Senior netminder Jesse Morkeski made 15 saves in the losing effort for Thomas.

UMass-Boston got off to a hot start, scoring four goal in the first quarter and holding the Terriers to just three shots. Thomas would respond to the Beacons first goal in the start of the second, scoring one of their own at the 11:51 mark on an unassisted tally by Bryan Ferris. UMass-Boston however would answer with four straight goals to end the half, increasing their lead to nine.

The Terriers would come out strong to start the second stanza, with a goal by Sean Machin, and another from Ferris assisted by Parker Chute

UMass-Boston held the advantage with 46 shots to the Terriers 28.

Colby 16, USM 4

WATERVILLE, Maine —- Colby College All-American Ian Deveau had three goals and one assist as the Mules opened up a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on the way to a 16-4 victory over University of Southern Maine in non-conference men’s lacrosse Wednesday night.

Colby (5-6 overall) also received two goals apiece from Derek Youngman, Keith Fairbrother, and Chip Grossman. Greg McKillop added one goal and two assists, while John Grimaldi had one goal and one assist. The Mules also received goals from James Wyse, John Alex Rutan, Phil Champoux, Spike Smigelski), and Thomas Brewster).

UNE 11, Gordon 10

WENHAM, Mass. — Junior Pat Wolfe scored four goals, including a key insurance goal late, as the University of New England rallied past Gordon College for an 11-10 Commonwealth Coast Conference men’s lacrosse win Wednesday evening under the lights at Brigham Athletic Complex.

The victory extends the Nor’easters’ best start in program history, improving their record to 9-3 overall, 3-1 in conference play. UNE has won seven of its last eight starts. Gordon slips to 2-10 (1-4 CCC).

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