April 24, 2018
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Stony Brook pitching shuts down UMaine

At Stony Brook, N.Y., Jessica Zeilman’s two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the third inning Sunday lifted the Stony Brook softball team to score a 2-0 win over the University of Maine and completed a three-game sweep of their America East softball series.

The loss drops Maine to 15-16 overall and 6-8 in conference play while Stony Brook is 25-14, 13-1 in the league.

Jane Sallen pitched a three-hitter for the Seawolves, allowing singles by Felicia Lennon, Jessica Burk and Jean Stevens.

Maine pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich gave up two runs on five hits with a career-high 12 strikeouts as her record fell to 4-7..

Allison Cukrov limited Maine to six hits and one run over 14 innings to spark Stony Brook to 1-0, 3-1 sweep Saturday.

In the opener, Cukrov (17-7) spaced four hits, struck out five and walked one for the Seawolves (24-14, 12-1 AE). Alexandra Pisciotta’s RBI single in the fourth inning provided the only run of the contest.

She added another single while Jessica Comba and Melissa Phelan doubled among six hits.

Samantha Ralphs stroked two singles for the Black Bears (15-15, 6-7 AE). Bogdanovich allowed only six hits and struck out four in the circle for Maine..

In the second game, Cukrov continued her dominance, striking out five amidst a two-hitter.

Bria Green had a run-scoring bunt single during Stony Brook’s two-run third inning. Shayla Giosia hit a solo home run in the fifth and Jessica Zeilman doubled and singled.

Stevens slammed a solo homer for UMaine to support losing pitcher Hannah Hill (6-4), who allowed seven hits and three runs with nine strikeouts.

Husson 11-13, NEC 10-0

At Bangor on Saturday, Allison Hill stroked an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Eagles rallied to win the opener en route to the North Atlantic Conference sweep of the Pilgrims.

Hill finished with a double, three singles and two RBIs to lead Husson (19-7, 9-0 NAC). Jess Poulin homered and doubled (two RBIs), Haley Spiers singled three times (RBI) and Casey Lopes had two singles and knocked in a run. Chelsea Brennan drilled a solo homer.

Alannah Healy got the win with 3 ⅓ innings of three-hit, one-run relief.

Taylor Belsito hit a double and a single with two RBIs to pace New England College (7-12, 1-7 NAC).

In the nightcap, Kayla Merrill gave up only three hits in five innings to lead Husson. Hill hit a three-run home run and two singles with another RBI.

Brennan hit three singles (2 RBIs), Lyndsey Merrill tripled and singled (3 RBIs) and Poulin had a double and a single (two RBIs).

Christina Rubiano and Jessica Kiehl doubled for the Pilgrims.

UMF 7-8, MMA 5-3

At Castine on Saturday, Kennai Grover’s two-run double sparked a three-run fifth in the first game to help the Beavers post the NAC sweep.

Grover also singled three times, as did Amy Jones, for the University of Maine-Farmington (7-5, 5-3 NAC). Meryl Bond hit a two-run double.

Andi Flannery’s triple and two singles paced Maine Maritime Academy (4-14, 0-10 NAC). Erica Taylor (double) and Hayley Ray (single) each had an RBI.

In Game 2, Jones doubled twice with three RBIs to spark the Beavers. Clark (2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Shelby Bryant (double, 2 singles, RBI) also stood out. Courtney Fowler scattered seven hits and struck out six.

Rae (double) and Taylor (single) each drove in a run for MMA. Losing pitcher Abby Yeo doubled and singled.

Thomas, Lyndon split

At Waterville on Saturday, the Terriers eked out a 6-5 win in 10 innings in the opener to gain a NAC split. Lyndon State took the second game 10-2 in five innings.

In the first game, Faith Robinson’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning lifted Thomas (10-11) to the win. Korrie Laren had a double and two RBIs and Kelsey Crowe doubled and singled for the winners.

Crowe went the distance, spacing seven hits.

Dakota Crane led Lyndon State (4-16) with three singles and two RBIs.

In Game 2, Jillian Emery knocked in three runs with a double and two singles for the Hornets, who received a five-hitter from Katie Davis.

Alyssa Eugley hit two singles for the Terriers.


Endicott 15-13, Husson 5-4

At Beverly, Mass., Endicott piled up 28 runs and 35 hits in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Husson.

In Game 1, Steve Morganelli hit for the cycle in the Gulls’ victory. He hit a two-run double, an RBI triple and a solo homer along with a single.

Harry Oringer knocked in three runs with two doubles and Tad Gold contributed a triple, a double and a single with an RBI.

Josh Gaudette (double) and J.T. Whitten each launched a two-run home run in the first inning for the Eagles of Bangor (16-12). Kyle Bishop added a double.

In the second game, Matthew Paola knocked in three runs with a triple and two singles to head the Gulls’ 16-hit attack. Gold tripled and singled with two RBIs and E.J. Martinez posted a double and two singles for Endicott (22-9).

Andrew Curran doubled and singled while Foster and Pat Thibodeau each singled twice and all drove in a run for the Eagles. Bishop hit a triple and a single and scored twice.

UMF 5-8, Colby-Sawyer 3-5

At Lewiston, the Beavers swept a NAC doubleheader from the Chargers on Saturday.

In the opener, Tom Grady plated three runs with a double and a single to propel the offense for the University of Maine-Farmington (8-18, 7-9 NAC). Jimmy Neal added an RBI single to back winning pitcher Joe Sullivan, who spaced six hits.

Nathan Frongillo hit two singles and Rob Wallace had a run-scoring single for Colby-Sawyer (4-18, 1-9 NAC).

In the nightcap, Jordan Croteau provided a single and two RBIs and was among six Beavers to drive in a run. Neal (RBI) picked up three singles and Dustin McCrossin hit a double and two singles for the winners. Kyle Peterson went the distance.

Andy Lapple knocked in three runs with a double and a single to lead the Chargers.

Thomas 2-7, NEC 0-6

At Waterville, Tim Locke fashioned a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and only one walk in the opener to help the Terriers gain a NAC sweep of the Pilgrims.

Derek Kane (two singles) and Joe Quinlan (single) each had an RBI for Thomas.

Jordan Hubbard was the tough-luck loser despite throwing a four-hitter. He fanned four and walked three.

In the second game, Locke delivered a two-run double and Quinlan hit an RBI single during a three-run sixth inning that was the difference for Thomas.

Quinlan added a single, Anree Benitez singled three times and Nik Beeson posted two singles and an RBI behind relief winner Taylor Bacon.

Vincent Backert and Eric Johnson paced New England College with two singles and two RBIs each.

Men’s Lacrosse

Husson 14, Johnson State 2

At Johnson, Vt., Brandon Corbo (2 assists) and Brandon Bosse (1 assist) each connected for three goals Saturday in the Eagles’ NAC victory over the Badgers.

Kevin Nolan and Nolan Brown each had two goals and an assist and Rich Gardner scored twice for Husson University of Bangor (4-7, 4-4 NAC). Mark Nardelli (goal, assist) and Brian Daniels (goal) also scored. Eric Lund made nine saves.

Dalton Gomez and Matt Dekens had the goals for Johnson State (0-9, 0-7 NAC). Jay Palmisano made 15 saves.

Castleton State 21, MMA 7

At Castleton, Vt., on Saturday, Zach Davidson racked up five goals and four assists and Alex Green posted five goals and a helper to power the Spartans to a NAC win over the Mariners.

Taylor Swarter scored four goals for Castleton State (10-5, 8-0 NAC) and three goalies combined to make 10 saves.

Nicholas Betti led the offense for Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (6-6, 6-2 NAC) with three goals and an assist. Peter Moore scored twice, while Bronson Guimon and A.J. Larrabee added a goal each. James Wilgus had eight stops for the Mariners.

UMF 19, Green Mountain 8

At Poultney, Vt., Jake Linkletter racked up eight goals and goal assists to power the University of Maine-Farmington to a NAC victory on Saturday.

Brandon Melville provided four goals and two assists, with T.C. Peters and Nathan Chase each tallying two goals and three assists for the Beavers (4-6, 4-4 NAC). Sean Berce had a goal and four assists while David Grainger and Casey Wrigley chipped in with a goal each to support Ben Altmaier, who made nine saves.

Mike Smith paced Green Mountain (0-11, 0-7 NAC) with five goals and two assists, Nick Parsons had two goals and an assist and Charlie Petrick added a goal and a helper. Luke Carey made nine stops.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMF 8, Colby-Sawyer 7

At Kents Hill on Saturday, Ayla Allen scored with 4:26 remaining to lift the Beavers to a North Atlantic Conference victory.

Allen led the University of Maine-Farmington (5-8, 3-3 NAC) with three goals, Jaclyn Langevin scored two and Mara Balboni logged a goal and an assist. Alaina Shorey and Beth Lebel posted a goal each to back Hannah Goodenow, who came up with 16 saves.

Caitlyn Whearty propelled Colby-Sawyer (2-10, 0-5 NAC) with three goals and Sara Berry had a goal and an assist. Kellie Lander made eight saves.

Castleton State 16, Husson 4

At Castleton, Vt., a three-goal, one-assist effort from Maddy DaCosta carried the Spartans to a NAC win over the Eagles on Saturday.

Kate Auer (2 assists), Grace Johnson and Kim Gosselin netted two goals apiece for Castleton State (7-6, 6-0 NAC). Meghan Els and Rachel Bombardier teamed up to make 14 saves.

Mariah Carrier scored twice for Husson University of Bangor (2-9, 2-4 NAC). Hayley Thibeau and Michaela Bicknell each had a goal and Kaitlin Dolloff made 11 saves.

Thomas 23, GMC 4

At Poultney, Vt., Jennifer Day lit up the scoreboard with seven goals and three assists in the Terriers’ rout of the Eagles on Saturday.

Brittany Premo and Miranda Tinsman each fired in seven goals with an assist for Thomas College of Waterville (6-5, 4-1 NAC). Nora Rauch had a goal and three assists and Erin Nelligan chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Three goalies combined to make three saves.

Johanna Douglas scored three goals for Green Mountain College (0-8, 0-5 NAC). Katie Legnard made 11 saves.


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