College roundup: UMaine softball team takes 2 of 3 at Hartford

Posted March 23, 2014, at 8:07 p.m.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Rachel Harvey and Shelby Obert each drove in four runs Sunday as the University of Maine overcame a four-run deficit to earn a 12-9 America East softball win over Hartford.

The teams split on Saturday as the Black Bears (10-9, 2-1 AE) won 10-0 in five innings after the Hawks (5-13, 1-2 AE) took the opener 2-0.

On Sunday, Harvey and Obert each singled twice and made them count. Jessica Burk added two singles and two RBIs while Felicia Lennon tripled and singled and Dagmar Ralphs doubled and singled among 13 hits.

Kylie Sparks (4-2) got the win, allowing five hits and five runs (2 earned) in 3⅔ innings of relief.

Mackenzie Obert hit a double and a single with two RBIs to lead Hartford. Reliever Ana Alberti took the loss.

On Saturday, Hannah Hill pitched five innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts and one walk as the Bears bounced back to win Game 2 in five innings.

EmJ Fogel tripled and doubled with three RBIs to spark the offense, while Burk collected two doubles, two singles and two RBIs. Harvey belted a solo home run and a single.

Mackenzie Obert doubled for the Hawks and starter Lexi Wilkerson suffered the loss.

In the opener, Zuzana Kudernatschov fashioned a three-hitter and fanned 10 batters with no walks to propel Hartford.

Chelsey Mooney had an RBI double for the winners.

Ralphs and Burk had singles for UMaine to support losing pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich, who gave up only three hits and one earned run with two strikeouts and one walk.

Baseball

Fisher sweeps UMF

At Malden, Mass., Fisher College pounded out 25 runs on 24 hits to sweep a doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington, 14-7 and 11-3, on Saturday.

In Game 1, Ivan Cabranes drove in five runs with a triple and two singles to pace the Falcons (13-7). Nelson Lopez added two singles and three RBIs among 14 hits.

Starter Victor Mendez earned the pitching win.

Brett Wallingford singled and knocked in three runs for the 3-6 Beavers, while Dustin McCrossin had two singles and two RBIs to support losing pitcher Joe Sullivan.

In Game 2, Fisher scored eight runs in the second inning en route to the win.

Sander Vargas (3 RBI) tripled and singled and Yuliano Rodriguez (2 RBI) doubled and singled for the winners to back winner John Tangherlini.

Tom Grady (RBI) and Trevor Hisler rapped doubled for UMF. Kyle Peterson took the loss.

Men’s Lacrosse

MMA 22, Johnson State 2

At Castine on Saturday, Brady Harrison and Nicholas Betti each netted four goals to lift Maine Maritime Academy to a North Atlantic Conference win over Johnson State.

Betti became the eighth player in program history to reach 100 career points. Harrison added four assists and Peter Moore recorded six assists and scored twice. Cameron Wyman scored three times for Mariners (1-3, 1-0 NAC).

Bronson Guimond, Justin Lovely and A.J. Larrabee tallied two goals apiece while Nick Snelling, Tim Grant and Nathan McLellan had two each. Gavin Cote made five saves and James Wilgus stopped three shots for MMA.

Alan Nickings and Andrew Neddo each scored once for Johnson State (0-3, 0-1 NAC). Jay Palmisano stopped 18 shots.

Regis 13, UMF 7

At Weston, Mass., the Pride defeated the Beavers on Saturday.

Nicky Rodrigo paced Regis with five goals and three assists, while Peter Fucci tallied two goals. Brandon Crane and D.J. Barrile combined to make 14 saves.

Brandon Melville and Jake Linkletter each provided a goal and an assist for UMaine-Farmington. Cameron McAlister, T.C. Peters, Mike Foley and Michael Keim netted a goal each. Ben Altmaier recorded 15 saves.

Husson 5, Lyndon State 3

At Bangor on Saturday, Brandon Corbo led the way with two goals and an assist as the Eagles won their North Atlantic Conference opener.

Jack White tallied two goals and Nolan Brown provided one for Husson, while Vinny Visconti and James Seager added assists.

Richard Aberle Jr. scored two goals and Adam Peeler put in one for Lyndon State.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMF 15, Wheelock 12

At Boston on Sunday, Mara Balboni racked up eight goals to help the Beavers hold off Wheelock.

Jaclyn Langevin scored three times and Ayla Allen provided two goals and an assist for the University of Maine-Farmington (2-1). Maddi Kadnar and Haley Binette added a goal each while Hannah Goodenow made 11 saves.

Katie Gavin led Wheelock (0-3) with six goals, while Molly Centore provided four goals and an assist. Meghan Lewis piled up 26 saves.

UMF 15, Becker 7

At Leicester, Mass., Maddi Kadnar tallied five goals while freshman Jaclyn Langevin recorded four more to lead the University of Maine-Farmington (1-1) over Becker College on Saturday.

Mara Balboni, Ayla Allen and Alaina Shorey connected for two goals apiece, while Shorey and Langevin added assists. Hannah Goodenow made 12 saves for the Beavers.

Becker (1-3) was paced by three goals from Christina Boucher, while Ashley Mossey chipped in with two goals and two assists. Shelby Wicks had nine saves.

 

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