College roundup: Foster, Estes help Husson baseball team sweep Lyndon

Posted April 27, 2014, at 8:17 p.m.
Last modified April 28, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.

BANGOR — Dylan Foster’s infield single in the 10th inning lifted the Husson University Eagles to a 6-5 victory over Lyndon State in the first game of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday.

Husson won the second game 6-3.

In the opener, Husson (21-13, 16-4 NAC) prevailed behind four shutout innings of relief from Casey Estes. Dennis Meehan and Foster each singled twice while Josh Gaudette rapped a two-run triple for the winners.

Mike Cartularo had two singles for Lyndon State (9-15, 9-15 NAC).

In Game 1, Foster drove in three runs with a two-run homer and a single. Kyle Bishop (double) and J.T. Whitten (single) added RBIs to support winning pitcher Brandon Reilly.

Tyler Pelletier, Quinn Rambo and Ian Murdock each posted a single and an RBI for the Hornets.

UMF, NEC split

At Henniker, N.H., Tom Grady’s two-run double keyed a three-run seventh Sunday, lifting the Beavers to a 5-2 victory in the opener of a NAC doubleheader.

The Pilgrims won the second game 9-4.

In the first game, Ben Keene had an RBI single in the winning rally for the University of Maine-Farmington (11-20, 10-10 NAC). Grady added a double and a single while Grayson Beressi singled twice with an RBI to support winner Jimmy Neal.

Brandon Adorno drove in a run for New England College (8-22, 5-15).

In Game 2, Eric Johnson plated four runs with two singles to power the Pilgrims.

Sean Cabaniss (double, single) and Keene (2 singles) each drove in a run and Ethan Gouin hit two singles for the Beavers.

Thomas earns split

At New London, N.H., Nik Beeson’s two-run single in the third inning was the game-winner as the Terriers earned a NAC split against Colby-Sawyer with a 3-2 win in Sunday’s second game.

The Chargers won the opener 6-0.

In Game 2, Beeson added a single and Derek Kane posted two singles and an RBI for Thomas College of Waterville (9-27, 8-13 NAC). Kane went five innings for the win.

Jon Wylie had a run-scoring double and Michael Fazio gave up only five hits while going the distance.

In the first game, Kevin Keith pitched an eight-hit shutout with four strikeouts for the hosts. Andy Lapple doubled and singled with two RBIs.

Jake Stilphen doubled and singled to pace Thomas.

Softball

UMF sweeps

At Farmington on Sunday, Emily Soule fashioned a one-hit shutout with four strikeouts and two walks in the Beavers’ 8-0 win in Game 1 of a NAC doubleheader.

The University of Maine-Farmington took the second game 9-1.

In Game 1, Katie Clark backed Soule with a double, two singles and three RBIs and Amy Jones singled three times with an RBI. Soule added two singles and an RBI and Alison Hamilton also had two hits for UMF (14-10, 10-4 NAC).

Amanda Mclean’s single was the only hit for Johnson State (6-19, 5-8 NAC).

In the nightcap, Jillian Withee stroked two singles with two RBIs and Clark cranked a two-run homer, while Meryl Bond and Haley Berry each hit a two-run double for the Beavers. Courtney Fowler pitched a five-hitter.

Anna Bingham drilled a solo home run for the Badgers.

Tufts 10, Colby 1

At Waterville on Saturday, Cassie Ruscz hit two home runs and a single and drove in four runs to power the Jumbos to a NESCAC victory.

Michelle Cooperider doubled twice and drove in two runs and Bri Keenan finished with a double and two singles. Erica County pitched a five-hitter.

Erica Pulford and Emily Schatz hit two singles each for Colby.

NEC 7-5, MMA 0-6

At Henniker, N.H., Maine Maritime Academy split a pair of North Atlantic Conference games against New England College Saturday with NEC (10-16 overall, 2-10 NAC) winning the first game 7-0 and MMA (2-11-1, 6-17-1) taking the second 6-5.

In the first game, NEC junior Olivia Stanley threw her first collegiate no-hitter, which included 14 strikeouts.

In the second game, a Hayley Rae sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout by Erica Taylor accounted for two MMA runs in the first. The Mariners of Castine added a run in the fifth when Kelsey Nalette doubled, advanced on a passed ball and scored on Ally Martin’s sacrifice fly.

MMA added another run in the sixth when Nalette’s RBI single scored Abby Yeo. The Mariners took the lead for good in the seventh when Rae’s triple plated Andi Flannery, who had singled, and Taylor’s sacrifice fly scored Rae.

Yeo picked up the win with seven innings of work, eight strikeouts and five walks.

UMF 7-10, UMPI 0-3

At Farmington, University of Maine at Farmington freshman Kennadi Grover hit for the cycle over Saturday’s doubleheader with the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and recorded three runs, six RBIs, and a home run to lead the Beavers to a 7-0, 10-3 doubleheader sweep of UM-Presque Isle.

Grover went 2-for-3 in the day’s first game, including a leadoff solo home run she slammed to right field in the second inning.

UMF put the game away with three runs in the fifth inning on five hits, keyed by an Amy Jones RBI double to center and Grover’s RBI single.

UMF freshman Courtney Fowler got the start in the circle and fanned four while scattering four hits.

In the second game, UMF grabbed a 6-1 lead in the third with a pair of runs. Grover belted an RBI triple to right and later scored on Haley Berry’s RBI grounder.

UMPI scored two runs in the fifth on Brittany Luetjen’s two-out, bases loaded single into center field.

Women’s Lacrosse

Husson 12, UMF 10

At Farmington on Saturday, Husson University’s four-goal run late in the second half lifted the Eagles to by the University of Maine at Farmington in a North Atlantic Conference first-round playoff game.

Fifth-seeded Husson improves to 3-9 and advances to a Tuesday semifinal at No. 1 Castleton State College. UMF finishes at 5-9.

Husson’s Michaela Bicknell knotted the game at 9-9 with an unassisted score at the 10:56 mark of the second half, starting a decisive four-goal run for Eagles. Alissa Fallon gave Husson the lead on a free-position shot goal at 7:23.

Kim Gambon netted what would prove to be the game winner with 2:48 remaining, and Kayleigh Piccirillo’s score with 1:32 to play extended the Eagles’ lead to 12-9.

UMaine-Farmington freshman Rhi Jackson brought the Beavers to within two, 12-10, with 53 seconds remaining.

Kaitlyn Dolloff stopped 14 shots on the Husson goal, while senior Hannah Goodenow recorded nine stops for the Beavers.

Colby 11, Middlebury 10

At Middlebury, Vt., Abby Hooper scored back-to-back goals, both of assists from Katharine Eddy, in the final five minutes to lift the Mules to victory in a NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday.

Colby (9-5) plays at No. 1 Trinity at noon Saturday in the semifinals.

Lindsey McKenna tallied three goals for the Mules. Eddy (4 assists) and Sara Miller (1 assist) scored two each, while Katie Griffin and Sarah Lux added once goal apiece.

Michelle Burt made four saves and Claire Dickson stopped three for Colby College of Waterville.

Katie Ritter and Laurel Pascal paced the Panthers with four and three goals, respectively, and each added an assist. Megan Griffin (1 assist), Liza Herzog and Mary O’Connell added a goal each.

Alyssa Palomba had six saves for Middlebury.

Men’s Lacrosse

Husson 12, UMF 6

At Farmington on Sunday, the Eagles scored five times in the third quarter en route to the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal win over the Beavers.

Vinny Visconti paced Husson University of Bangor with three goals, Brandon Corbo tallied two goals and four assists and Kevin Nolan added two goals and two assists. Brett Martin netted two goals, with Jack White, Brandon Bosse and James Seager tallying one apiece.

Eric Lund made nine saves.

Nathan Chase led the University of Maine-Farmington with two goals and one assist, Brandon Melville had a goal and two assists and Jake Linkletter had 1&1. T.C. Peters and Michael Keim provided a goal each behind Ben Altmaier, who made 10 stops.

MMA 20, Thomas 5

At Castine on Sunday, Brady Harrison registered five goals and two assists and Nicholas Betti notched four goals and four assists as the Mariners earned a NAC quarterfinal win.

Bronson Guimond scored three goals, A.J. Larrabee provided two goals and an assist, Peter Moore logged a goal and four assists and Nick Snelling added a goal and three assists for Maine Maritime Academy of Castine. Justin Lovely (assist), Sam Bessey and Nathan McLellan added a goal apiece.

James Wilgus and Gavin Cote combined for 12 saves.

Jordan Marino led Thomas College of Waterville with two goals and an assist. Oleg Doyle, Gunnar Shelton and Bryan Ferris chipped in a goal and an assist each. Carlos Cardona and Dakota Gendreau combined for 11 saves.

Tufts 24, Colby 9

At Medford, Mass., Chris Schoenhut racked up seven goals and Cole Bailey posted five goals and three assists as the Jumbos cruised to a NESCAC quarterfinal win on Saturday.

Beau Wood scored three times for Tufts while John Uppgren, Peter Gill and Zach Richman netted two goals apiece. Three goalies combined to make 17 saves.

Austin Sayre sparked Colby College of Waterville with three goals, Derek Youngman scored two and John Grimaldi provided a goal and an assist. Alex Rutan chipped in with a goal and an assist while Garen Fabian and Mark Philipps scored a goal each.

Tyler Will compiled 18 saves and Dylan Rothenberg had two.

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