BROOKLINE, Mass. – Ron Whitcomb threw for 178 yards and ran for a touchdown and Jermaine Walker had 13 tackles and a pair of sacks as Maine beat Northeastern 14-10 on Saturday.

Maine (4-5, 2-4 Atlantic 10) scored on its first two possessions and Joan Quezada batted down an Anthony Orio pass in the end zone in the closing seconds for the Black Bears.

Northeastern (1-8, 1-5) drove to Maine’s 28-yard line before Quezada sealed the win for Maine.

Montell Owens scored on a 4-yard run up the middle to put the Black Bears up 7-0 on their opening drive.

After Northeastern went three and out on its first possession, Whitcomb ran for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth and goal to give the Black Bears a 14-0 lead.

Northeastern made the score 14-3 on a 23-yard field goal by Miro Kesic late in the first quarter.

Orio then ran in for a 3-yard touchdown with 53 seconds remaining in the first half to make the score 14-10.

But Maine allowed just seven first downs and no points the rest of the game. Northeastern managed just 253 yards of total offense in all.

Arel Gordon had 11 catches for 90 yards and 46 rushing yards while both Mike DeVito and Patrick McCross had a pair of sacks for the Black Bears.

Colby 28, Tufts 16

WATERVILLE – Aaron Stepka carried 26 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns as Colby defeated Tufts 28-16 on Saturday.

Michael Tomich caught six passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Bashaw rushed 18 times for 109 yards for Colby (6-1 New England Small College Athletic Conference).

Tufts (2-5) led 16-7 at the half, but was held to just 35 yards in total offense over the final two quarters.

Colby went ahead to stay late in the third period when Tomich caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Justin Smith, who completed 17 of 25 for 202 yards.

Maine Maritime 35, Framingham St. 6

CASTINE – Don Thibodeau rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead Maine Maritime to a 35-6 win over Framingham State on Saturday.

Thibodeau scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards in the second quarter as Maine Maritime (7-2, 4-2 NEFC Bogan Division) took a 22-0 halftime lead.

Husson 46, Becker 13

BANGOR – Junior quarterback Dave Chase threw for three touchdowns and passed for 123 yards to lead Husson to a 46-13 rout over Becker College in football action Saturday.

Jason Jack of South Paris had two short runs for scores, while Colby Horne caught three passes for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Junior Brian Biggers contributed to the Eagles’ (4-3) efforts with a 45-yard punt return.

Women’s soccer

Castleton 2, UMF 1

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton State defeated the University of Maine at Farmington, 2-1, in the NAC women’s soccer championship Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders jumped out to a 2-0 lead through the first 32 minutes. Olivia Irons converted a penalty kick at the 32:43 mark, but the Beavers were unable to score the equalizer over the final 58 minutes of play.

Jodie Welch, Molly Hagstrom and Amanda Byrn were named to the All-Tournament team for the University of Maine at Farmington.

Boston 2, Maine 1

BOSTON, Mass. – Susan Marschall scored in double-overtime to lift Boston University to a 2-1 win over the University of Maine in the America East women’s soccer title game Saturday afternoon.

Marschall took a corner kick from teammate Meghann Cook and sent it past America East goalkeeper of the year Jasmine Phillips to give the Terriers the victory.

Bates 1, Bowdoin 0

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Junior Kim Alexander scored her conference-leading 12th goal of the season with 45 seconds left in the first overtime to give Bates College a dramatic 1-0 victory over Bowdoin College in the NESCAC women’s soccer tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Bates junior Jessie Gargiulo set up Alexander at the top of the Bowdoin box, where she slotted the ball past the Polar Bears’ (10-5-1) keeper Anna Shapell into the net at the far post.

The Bobcats (12-3-1) will host Tufts, which defeated Colby 2-1 in the other semifinal, for the conference championship Sunday at noon.

Tufts 2, Colby 1

SOMERVILLE – Junior Jen Fratto chipped in the eventual game-winner as Tufts edged Colby 2-1 to earn a spot in the NESCAC women’s soccer championship Saturday afternoon.

The Jumbos (12-2-1) struck first when junior Kim Harrington blasted a shot into the upper left corner of the far post in the 19th minute.

St. Joe’s 2, Russell Sage 0

STANDISH – First-year Heather Stanger scored the only goal St. Joseph’s needed as the Monks downed Russell Sage 2-0 in women’s soccer action Saturday.

The Monks (11-6) grabbed an early lead as senior tri-captain Kerri Driscoll delivered a perfect pass to Stanger for a shot into the upper right corner of the goal just eight seconds into the contest.

Field hockey

Bowdoin 2, Wesleyan 0

BRUNSWICK – Hilary Hoffman scored a pair of goals as Bowdoin advanced to the NESCAC championship game with a 2-0 victory over Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.

Several strong saves by goalie Caitlin Kelly kept the Cardinals (11-5) in the game early.

Boston 3, Maine 1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Sarah Shute paced Boston University to its fifth America East field hockey championship Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over the University of Maine.

After a scoreless first half, offensive action picked up in the second frame when Ashley Parker scored the first Terrier (15-5) goal at the 59:23 mark. Shute then netted her first goal of the game, the eventual game-winner, just two minutes later.

WNE 2, UMF 1

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior Allison Jameson scored the game-winner with eight seconds remaining as No. 8 Western New England College defeated No. 3 defending champion University of Maine at Farmington in the championship game of the NAC Tournament on Saturday.

After a scoreless first half, the Golden Bears (19-4) went ahead on a goal by Cori Eggert at the 8:02 mark.

The Beavers (11-6) tied the contest with 2:10 left in the game when senior Kristi Cochin tallied a goal on a penalty corner with assists from Mary Berry and Kristen Allen.


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