NEW LONDON – Craig Audin and Jesse Stevenson scored four goals apiece to power Connecticut College to a 13-7 victory over eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten Bates in lacrosse action Saturday.
Sophomore Matt Flanagan distributed a game-high five assists for the Camels (5-5), who rolled to their third consecutive victory in New London.
Matt Erisman and Brent Morin scored two goals for Bates (9-1).
Colby 17, Tufts 9
WATERVILLE – First-year attacker Caddy Brooks had four goals and two assists to lift Colby to a 17-9 victory over Tufts.
Ryan Scott and Todd Boertzel netted three goals apiece for the Mules (5-5), who have now won three straight. Colby had a 7-5 halftime lead, then exploded for 10 goals in the second half.
Connor Ginsberg led Tufts (7-4) with a pair of goals, while Brett Holm added a goal and an assist.
UMass-Dartmouth 10, Southern Maine 1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Juniors Ryan Damon and Mark Lapointe each scored three goals to push the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to a 10-1 triumph over Southern Maine.
Damon scored all three of his goals in the first quarter as the Corsairs (2-9) raced to a 4-0 lead. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Corsairs.
Lapointe scored twice and Nate Kirby added one in the second quarter to make it 7-0 at halftime.
Junior Jeff Donovan had the lone goal for the Huskies (1-7) off an assist by junior Shane Billings.
Bowdoin 13, Trinity 9
BRUNSWICK – Sophomore Bobbi Dennison scored five goals, including three in the second half, to lead Bowdoin to a 13-9 triumph over Trinity in women’s lacrosse action Saturday.
In response to a game-opening goal by Lauren Malinowski to give the Bantams (4-6) an early 1-0 lead, the Polar Bears (9-2) rolled off seven unanswered goals to take control of the game. Dennison scored twice in the run and assisted on another, while Taylor White added a pair of tallies to give the Polar Bears an 8-5 edge at the break.
Bowdoin increased the lead to 13-6 before a flurry of late scores from Trinity.
Middlebury 13, Bates 9
LEWISTON – Middlebury scored four consecutive goals after Bates had closed the gap to 6-4, and held off the upset bid for a 13-9 victory.
Kim Walker scored a game-high four goals for Middlebury (8-1), while Katherine Entwisle and Alison Perencevich chipped in with three goals apiece.
Molly Wagner led Bates (4-4) with two goals and two assists, Shannon Tully also netted a pair of goals.
UMF sweeps UMPI
FARMINGTON – Pinch runner Devin Gill stole home in the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 2 to snap a tie and notch the eventual game-winner as the University of Maine at Farmington swept the University of Maine at Presque Isle, 9-5 and 6-5, in doubleheader action Saturday.
The Owls took advantage of two errors in the third ining of Game 1 to score four unearned runs and take a 4-2 lead. But the Beavers (5-13) fought back with three in the bottom of the inning, led by Ryan DiPompo of Jay and Jake Turner of Jay with back-to-back RBI doubles.
In the opener, the Owls took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth, but UMF rallied for two in the fourth to tie the game and five more in the fifth to pull away.
A two-out bloop single from Corey Provencher of Rumford tied the game at 4-4, and in the fifth, Greg Melanson sparked a five-run effort with a bases-clearing double.
Bates, Trinity split
HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore shortstop Tom DiBenedetto went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, including the game-winner on a throwing error, to lead Trinity College to an 11-10 win in the second game and a split in the doubleheader against Bates.
In the first game Rob Schuler singled in Alex Maulucci for the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to give Bates a 2-1 victory. Sean VanderVliet pitched a complete game, gave up three hits and four walks to earn the win.
In game two, Trinity was down 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth when Steve Dilanian belted a pinch-hit grand slam to take a 5-4 lead. The Bobcats came back with six runs in the top of the seventh, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Donovan Driscoll.
Trinity answered with four runs in the bottom half, including a two-run single by catcher Sean Killeen, to tie the game at 10-10. Then in the eighth, Tom DiBenedetto scored from second on a wild pitch to win the game for Trinity (16-8).
Bowdoin sweeps Colby
BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin College baseball team completed a three-game weekend sweep of Colby on Saturday, cruising to victories by the scores of 12-1 and 8-3.
Pat Driscoll dominated on the mound in Game 1 by scattering five hits and striking out five, and Bowdoin took advantage of four Colby errors in a 12-1 win. Nick Lawler went 2-for-4 with two doubels and two runs scored for Bowdoin. Andy Carr hit an RBI double for Colby’s lone run.
In the second game, Ricky Leclerc went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored and pitched well to lead Bowdoin to an 8-3 victory. Bowdoin scored five runs in the eighth to take an 8-3 lead. Colby’s Tyler Hales had two hits and two RBIs in the loss.
USM sweeps E. Conn
GORHAM – Senior pitcher Brett Rogers hurled 7.2 innings of scoreless relief over two games to lead the University of Southern Maine to a pair of 4-3 victories over the Eastern Connecticut State University.
Rogers fired three scoreless innings of relief to earn his first save of the season in the opener. He struck out four of the 10 batters he faced and did not allow a hit. In the nightcap, the right-hander pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to pick up the win in extra innings.
Trailing 3-2 in the nightcap, the Huskies tied the game at 3-3 in the sixth on a long fly ball to center field by junior Max Arsenault, to score Chris Burleson.
Southern Maine was knotted up 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning before Jordan Yanni gave the Huskies the lead when he smacked a two-run double to deep left-center field to score Arsenault and freshman Ryan Pike.
Tufts sweeps Bates
LEWISTON – Tufts first baseman Erica Bailey broke the game open with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth to help Tufts to a 11-1 victory over Bates in the first game of a doubleheader.
Danielle Lopez went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Jumbos (18-10). Tufts starter Julia Brenta went the distance gave up four hits and three walks to pick up her fourth win of the season.
In the second game, Meghan Foley went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Jumbos to a 9-1 win. Sarah Conroy gave up two hits for Tufts. Katie Franklin cranked a solo home run for the Bobcats’ run. The Junbos out-hit Bates 28-6 in the doubleheader.
Bowdoin sweeps Trinity
BRUNSWICK – Sarah Stern had a game-high three hits and a pair of RBIs in Game 1 as Bowdoin swept Trinity, 7-3 and 4-3 in softball action Saturday.
The Polar Bears (13-15) took advantage of four Trinity errors in the opener, while Karen Reni scattered 10 hits in allowing three runs over seven innings. Alison Coleman of Lewiston knocked in a pair of runs for Bowdoin.
A four-run fourth inning provided the Polar Bears with all the scoring they needed in the nightcap.
Stern again led Bowdoin with a pair of hits. Brittany Ogden picked up the win for Bowdoin, while Reni closed out the game for the save.
USM, UMD split
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Katie Mainville pitched a four-hitter and struck out 10 to give Southern Maine a 4-2 victory over the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in the opener, but the Huskies dropped the nightcap 10-3.
In Game 2, freshman Amie Nickerson scattered seven hits and the Corsairs (11-3) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first three innings. Freshmen Katie Martell and Megan Stanley and senior Caitlin Stivaletta all had RBI doubles in the fourth inning to account for the Huskies’ three runs.
In the opener, junior Christen Lachapelle doubled in a run in the top of the first for the Huskies (12-12), and senior Caterina Riitano singled her home to make it 2-0.
With two outs in the second, freshman Sabrina Mills and sophomore Dawn Ross singled in runs to improve the Huskies’ lead to 4-0.