GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine will posthumously honor former St. Dominic Academy hockey coach Bob Boucher with its Richard A. Costello Special Achievement Award for his contributions to local youth sports.
Boucher's family will be presented with the honor at USM's Husky Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies on Sept. 29.
The newest permanent members of the hall will include long-time men's tennis coach Philip A. Cole; baseball standout Jason Crepeau, Class of 1998; University of Maine Portland golfer Douglas Hall, Class of 1966; former women's soccer and basketball player Ali Hathaway Bennett, Class of 2001; softball pitcher Melissa Henderson Pelletier, Class of 2005; field hockey All-American Jessie Superchi Gaudioso, Class of 2005; and women's basketball standout Susan Ware Page, Class of 1999. The seven new inductees will bring the membership in the Husky Hall of Fame to 176.
Worcester 1, Southern Maine 0
WORCESTER, Mass. — Junior Brendan Whitson scored a goal in the 83rd minute to lift Worcester State University to a 1-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in men's soccer action Saturday afternoon.
With just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, junior Alex Wolfel spotted a streaking Whitson and sent it to him in stride with a long pass. Whitson outran a defender and unleashed a shot to beat senior goalkeeper Jeremy Turner to the far right side for the Lancer's (1-2) game winning mark.
The Huskies (1-3) opened the second half with a great scoring chance when sophomore Mazen Aljari took a breakaway up the middle. But, freshman netminder Nick Zucco came out of net to make a great slide tackle to knock the ball away at the 35-yard line.
Williams 2, Bates 0
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A pair of first-half goals held up as Williams bundled a 2-0 win over Bates College in women's soccer action Saturday.
The Ephs (1-1) took the lead in the first frame with an unassisted tally from Abby Morss, followed by a fish from Alison Magruder off a through ball from Samantha Vilaboa.
The Ephs took 18 shots to the Bobcats' (0-1) seven. Bates goalies Anabel Schmelz and sophomore Alyssa Morgosh combined for nine saves.
Southern Maine 1, Eastern Connecticut 0
GORHAM — Sophomore forward Peyton Dostie notched her fourth goal of the season in the 30th minute to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 1-0 win over the Eastern Connecticut State University in field hockey action Saturday afternoon.
Dostie snapped a scoreless draw with her second game-winning goal of the season on an unassisted strike. After collecting a loose ball in the circle, Dostie calmly diced her way in front of the cage for the lone goal of the game.
Despite outshooting the Warriors (1-2) in the first half, the Huskies (3-1) were unable to beat sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Mullen until late in the half. Mullen made nine saves in the loss.
Williams 3, Bates 2
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Annie VanWagenen scored all three goals in her debut as Williams settled for a 3-2 victory over Bates College in field hockey action Saturday.
The Ephs (1-0) carried a 1-0 lead until 38:57 when junior Polly Merck found the back of the net. Williams quickly gained some breathing room, however, with two unassisted shots by Van Wagenen.
Shannon Beaton converted a relay from Merck at 55:09 to narrow the gap to 3-2 for the Bobcats (0-1). Bates pressed hard in the last moments of the game, but was unable to tie the score.
CMCC drops pair
CONCORD, N.H. — Central Maine Community College opened its fall season by dropping a pair, 12-2 and 19-4, to the New Hampshire Technical Institute in softball action Saturday.
Senior co-captains Chelsea Riendeau and Kaisha Rogdriguez hurled complete games on both ends for the Mustangs. Sadie Therriault plated a pair of runs for Central Maine.
Rodriguez and catcher Haley Eck scored runs the Mustangs. But, the offense just couldn't keep pace with NHTI's bats.
CMCC loses pair
CONCORD, N.H. — Central Maine Community College opened its fall slate by dropping a pair, 5-4 and 8-2, to the New Hampshire Technical Institute in baseball action Saturday.
In Game 1, freshman Drew Wilson scored on an RBI single from freshman Dalton Dunphy to put the Mustangs up 4-3 temporarily in the fourth inning. And, a promising seventh inning when Zack Rawls walked and Justin Stairs was intentionally passed turned into a non-scoring event as Cody Hadley suffered the loss, going the distance.
In Game 2, freshman pitcher Pat Robinson put the side down in order with ease in the first inning. After a scoreless top of the second, Robinson whiffed the cleanup hitter before suffering an injury and leaving with a pair of walks.
Cliff Turner got the final two outs of the second, but lost command by walking four batters in the very next inning, all of whom scored. Whitney Lofgren-Cross took over in the middle innings and kept CM in the game with a solid two and two thirds relief.