June 18, 2018
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College roundup: George, Reeks propel MMA men’s soccer team to two victories


CASTINE — Nicholas George and Jonathan Reeks each netted a pair of goals to spark Maine Maritime Academy past Johnson State 6-0 Saturday in a North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer match.

On Sunday, MMA beat Lyndon State 6-2 behind three George goals.

Jay Madison and Sam Stearns scored a goal apiece for the Mariners while Rob Dauphin, Tristan Richards and Kyle Haslam added assists. Jesse Perkins earned the win in net.

Ryan Belen notched nine saves for Johnson State.

On Sunday, Reeks chipped in with two goals and Bryan Soucy added one off a header for MMA (6-4-1 overall, 4-1-1 NAC). Jay Madison, Eric Nelson and George each added an assist and Jesse Perkins made two saves.


At Presque Isle on Saturday, Jacob Smith scored a goal and set up the other two to lead the Seawolves to victory.

Nick Oram scored twice for Southern Maine Community College of South Portland. Kyle Stiefken added an assist.

Matt Till scored the goal for Northern Maine Community College.


At Bangor on Sunday, Nicholas Oram scored an unassisted goal at the 63-minute mark to give Southern Maine Community College the victory.

Brandon Taylor finished with eight saves for 1-8-1 Eastern Maine CC while Dan Couverette and Josh McDuffie combined for the shutout for 7-4-1 SMCC.

Husson wins two

At Boucher Field in Bangor, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Alain Tuyishime scored second-half goals Saturday to propel the Eagles to a 2-0 North Atlantic Conference win. On Sunday, Husson edged Johnson State 2-1.

Mike Desmond and Charles Bujami provided assists for Husson. Brian Potter made five saves.

Jason Marks had two saves for Lyndon State.

On Sunday, Husson’s Jimmy Fitzpatrick scored a goal in each half to spark the victory.

The first goal came off an assist from Joshua Bean and the second from Mike Desmond. Husson is now 4-4-3 overall and 4-0-2 in the NAC. Husson’s Brian Potter made six saves.

UMF loses two games

At Henniker, N.H., Sebastian Manteau’s goal in the 17th minute was all the Pilgrims needed to beat the Beavers in a North Atlantic Conference contest on Saturday 5-0. On Sunday, Colby-Sawyer edged UMF 2-1.

Zak Harris, Sebastian Andersson, Brandon Guidotti and Rob Lucas netted a goal apiece for New England College. Robert Millard made seven saves in the shutout.

Ronie Morales made seven stops for the University of Maine-Farmington.

On Sunday, Chris DeCecca scored a goal in each half to spark Colby-Sawyer (7-4 overall, 2-1 NAC).

Ibrahim Achekh scored an early second-half goal for UMF (2-6-1, 0-3-1) and netkeeper Ronie Morales finished with 15 saves.

Wesleyan 1, Colby 0

At Middletown, Conn., Matt Lynch converted a Hans Erickson pass with 3:45 to play in the second overtime, lifting the Cardinals to a NESCAC win over the Mules on Saturday.

Emmett McConnell made six saves for Wesleyan.

Cody Funkhouser made five stops for Colby College of Waterville (3-5, 0-5 NESCAC).

Thomas 2, C.-Sawyer 1

At New London, N.H., Kenny Cano’s second-half goal proved to be the margin of victory in the Terriers’ win on Saturday.

Paul Rechichi scored on a penalty kick for Thomas College of Waterville (5-4-1, 2-1 NAC). Mikkail Crockwell made six saves.

Isaac Nichols scored for Colby-Sawyer and Nick Austin finished with four saves.

Women’s Soccer

Maine 1, Vermont 1

At Burlington, Vt., Charlene Achille scored off a pass from Arianne Leclerc early in the second half Sunday, helping the University of Maine forge an America East tie against Vermont through two overtimes.

Lauren Swant made two saves in the cage for the Black Bears (5-3-4, 2-0-1 AE).

Nikki McFarland converted a Meg James assist to score for the Catamounts (4-6-2, 1-1-1 AE). Morgan Nichols logged six saves.

UMF splits weekend

At Henniker, N.H., on Saturday, Kayla Tuttle scored on a header off Ava Amador’s corner kick four minutes into the second half Saturday, giving the Beavers a 1-0 North Atlantic Conference victory. On Sunday, Colby-Sawyer shut out UMF 2-0 in New London, N.H.

Beth Lebel and Amy Jones combined to make four saves for the University of Maine-Farmington (5-4-1, 4-0 NAC).

Tricia Sardagnola logged five saves for New England College (4-7-2, 2-2 NAC).

Marion James scored a first-half goal for Colby-Sawyer (11-2 overall, 4-0 NAC) and Sarah Little added a goal with 20 minutes left in the game. Beth Lebel made nine saves and Amy Jones had eight for UMF (5-5-1, 4-1).


At Presque Isle on Saturday, Nicole Cyr scored an unassisted goal 2:50 into the second half, giving the Owls the victory over the Seawolves.

Amanda Larrabee made five saves for the University of Maine-Presque Isle (4-6-1). Sydney Proctor registered 14 stops for Southern Maine Community College of South Portland (3-4-3).

MMA drops two

At Castine on Saturday, Alexa Jakiela and Christen Haarrington scored second-half goals three minutes apart to lift the Badgers to North Atlantic Conference victory over the Mariners 2-1. On Sunday, Lyndon State beat MMA 2-1.

Amber McCullock made five saves for Johnson State (5-5, 2-3 NAC).

Sarah Brochu converted a Victoria Cooper pass to net the goal for Maine Maritime Academy (3-6-2, 2-2-1 NAC). Taylor O’Malley made three stops.

On Sunday, Erika Lund’s goal in the 77th minute gave Lyndon State (3-9), 1-5 NAC) the victory.

Sarah Brochu gave MMA an early lead, but Lyndon State’s Georgia Bussink tied it seven minutes later.

Taylor O’Malley made five saves for MMA (3-5-2, 2-3-1).

Husson wins two.

At Bangor on Saturday, Becca Jones’ goal off a Lacey Kent-Webber assist five minutes into the game proved all the Eagles would need to earn a North Atlantic Conference win Lyndon State 4-0. On Sunday, Husson shut out Johnson State 3-0.

M.J. Boyce tallied a goal and an assist for Husson University , while Courtney Hill and Whitney Cross provided a goal each. Jones added an assist and Jess Poulin made two saves.

Emil Strese made eight saves for Lyndon State.

Michaela Bicknell, Jones and Shaunna Beaudoin each netted a goal for Husson (5-6, 3-2-1 NAC). Poulin had nine saves.

C.-Sawyer 3, Thomas 0

At New London, N.H., Marion James, Heather Faassee and Tallon Tomasi scored a goal apiece Saturday as the Chargers posted a North Atlantic Conference shutout of the Terriers.

Karley Hamilton made two saves to gain the shutout for Colby-Sawyer (10-2, 3-0 NAC).

Kate Thibodeau piled up 18 saves for Thomas College of Waterville (3-8, 1-3 NAC).

Colby 1, Wesleyan 0

At Middletown, Conn., Amelia Barnett scored her first collegiate goal 18:50 into the second half, off an assist by Ruthie Hawley, to lift Colby College to a NESCAC win over Wesleyan on Saturday.

Emily Brook made eight saves for the Mules of Waterville (3-4, 1-4 NESCAC).

Jessica Tollman made six stops for Wesleyan (1-4-3, 0-3-2 NESCAC).

Field Hockey

Maine 3, Bryant 2

At Orono on Sunday, Maine tied the game with no time left and then won in overtime when Daniele Aviani scored off a rebound from Annabelle Hamilton.

Maine tied it on a penalty corner with no time left on the clock when Becca Paradee sent the ball to Aviani, whose shot to the right of the goalmouth was swatted by Cassidy Svetek and into the goal.

Holly Stewart also scored for Maine off a Sydney Velijacic pass while Kayleigh Ballantyne and MaKayla Hancock scored for Bryant.

Natasha Ford made four saves for Maine and Megan Hancock had 11 for Bryant.

Husson 5, Thomas 0

At Winkin Complex in Bangor, Sabrina Vaillancourt notched two goals and an assist as the Eagles blanked the Terriers in a North Atlantic Conference contest.

Britt Mellor scored twice and Liz Noddin had a goal for Husson University (7-3, 4-0 NAC).

Maicee Gustin backstopped the win with 14 saves to get the shutout.

Sofia Sourgiadakis made 13 saves for Thomas College of Waterville (5-5, 2-2 NAC).

UMF 6, Simmons 1

At Farmington on Sunday, six players scored goals as the Beavers beat Simmons in a North Atlantic Conference game at Prescott Field.

Kate Storey, Kashley Weymouth, Delainey Kein, Kaitlyn Bullen, Lindsay Whitney and Susan Newkirk tallied goals for the University of Maine-Farmington (4-4, 3-1 NAC). Chelsea Morley provided two assists, Meghan Hughe and Seneca Martensson provided assists.

Curren Brierley made three saves.

Amy Cronin scored for Simmons (6-6, 0-2 NAC). Renna Smith made eight saves.

Wesleyan 2, Colby 1

At Middletown, Conn., Hannah Plappert scored the Cardinals’ only goal in regulation and notched the deciding overtime penalty stroke Saturday as Wesleyan edged Colby in NESCAC action.

Sara Grundy made 13 saves for the Cardinals (4-4, 3-2 NESCAC).

Erin Maguire scored off an assist from Caitlin Murphy to net the goal for Colby College of Waterville (5-3, 2-3 NESCAC). Sarah Evans made only one save.


Endicott 53, MMA 28

At Beverly, Mass., Maine Maritime jumped out to 28-21 lead in the first half, before Endicott rallied with five unanswered scores in the second half to secure the New England Football Conference win on Saturday.

Billy Wetherbee sparked MMA (0-4 overall, 0-2 NEFC) with 171 yards on 34 carries while Ryan O’Neal ran for two first-half TDs, totalling more than 100 first-half yards. The Mariners finished with 366 yards rushing.

Michael Fahey threw a touchdown pass to Justin Lovely for MMA’s final score of the first half.

Spencer Walsh accumulated 221 yards of total offense, 191 on the ground with two touchdowns and 30 yards receiving with another score, to lead Endicott (3-2, 2-0 NEFC). Junior quarterback Drew Frenette connected on 24 of 34 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns with one interception.

Frank True led MMA with nine tackles, six solo. Chase Hutchinson and Andy Martel each made eight tackles.

Wesleyan 41, Colby 0

At Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University limited the Mules to 152 total yards and nine first downs Saturday en route to a NESCAC victory.

LaDarius Drew rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Gibson netted 110 yards on the ground with a score to pace the 3-0 Panthers.

Colby College of Waterville (1-2) was led by Ryan Ruiz’s 13 tackles.

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