LEWISTON — Julia Rafferty scored twice in a five-minute span in the second half to lead the Bates College Bobcats to a 4-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over the Husson University Eagles Tuesday.
Rafferty scored her first goal on a header off a pass from Kara Stefaniak in the 49th minute. Rafferty netted her second goal in the 53rd minute.
Karen Lockhart headed in a Leah Humes pass and Dakota Donovan scored on a Lily Peterson setup for 4-7-1 Bates. Anabel Schmelz and Alyssa Morgosh combined for the shutout, making two stops.
Jess Poulin made a season-high 14 saves for Husson University of Bangor (7-9-1).
Colby 4, USM 0
At Waterville, Annie Papadellis, Cami Notaro, Carly Dee and Sarah Heintz scored a goal apiece to spark the Mules to a nonleague victory over the Huskies.
Maddie Tight, Ruthie Hawley, Alex Yorke and Jillian Fleischer provided assists for Colby (5-5-2). Emily Brook made one save to post her fourth shutout.
Katie Cobb made 10 saves for the University of Southern Maine of Gorham (4-11-1), which was outshot 30-5.
NCAA suspends Missouri coach
COLUMBIA, MO. — Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith wanted closure.
That, in a nutshell, explains Haith’s decision not to fight a five-game suspension, which the NCAA handed down Tuesday in announcing rules violations stemming from a two-plus-year investigation into the University of Miami athletic program.
“What my family’s been through the past 27 months, I cannot tell you what we’ve had to endure,” Haith said of his daughter, Brianna, son, Corey, who plays for the Tigers, and wife, Pam.
“This morning when my daughter wakes up and my wife tells her what we’re going through — not specifics, but generalized things — and to see her crying again, I don’t want to put her through that, or my son . . . any more than what we’ve already been through.”
Haith said that the decision to abide by the NCAA’s ruling was “not an admission of guilt, because I do not agree with the findings of the NCAA.”
The NCAA ruled Haith, who coached the Hurricanes from 2004-11, did not “promote an atmosphere of compliance” and “failed to meet his responsibilities as a head coach when he did not monitor the activities of his assistant coaches, and attempted to cover up” former booster and convicted felon Nevin Sharpiro’s “threats to disclose incriminating information.”