NORTHFIELD, Mass. – Keelin Godsey earned his second runner-up finish in as many days, by claiming second place in the women’s shot put Saturday at the NCAA Division III national championships.

Godsey, who won a silver medal Friday in the 20-pound weight throw, fired the shot 46 feet, 10 inches. The throw was a personal best for Godsey.

The Bates senior earned his 13th career All-America title.

The event winner, Robyn Jaroci of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, broke the meet record held by Bates graduate Liz Wanless (53-2) set in 2004. Jaroci’s winning distance was 55-11.

Adam Macbeth became the first Bates hurdler to earn All-America honors by placing seventh in 7.83 seconds.

Auburn’s Matt Capone was a member of the Bates’ 1,600-meter relay, which finished 10th in 3:22.21. also on the team were Macbeth, Joel Colony and Sam Thomas.

Softball
Maine wins pair

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Maine softball team bounced back after three consecutive losses to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson, 14-0, and Colgate, 3-1, at the Rebel Games.

Meagan Ramos led the Black Bears in Game 1 with a pinch-hit grand slam against the Knights. Sarah Bennis started for Maine and pitched solid, giving up one hit and striking out six in four innings.

Against Colgate, the Black Bears received another fine pitching performance and came from behind to defeat the Red Raiders. Jenna Balent went the distance for the win.

Down 1-0 in the sixth, Maine answered with three runs. Brittany Cheney broke the deadlock with a two-run homer to give the Black Bears a 3-1 lead.

Women’s lacrosse
Middlebury 18, Colby 11

WATERVILLE – Three different players scored hat tricks as Middlebury posted an 18-11 victory over Colby in the season opener Saturday.

The Panthers (1-0) scored the final three goals of the first half to break a 5-5 tie and take an 8-5 lead into the break. Junior attacker Liza Humes scored back-to-back goals in a span of 30 seconds to put the Panthers up 7-5. Elizabeth Renehan, who had a hat trick, tallied with 12.8 seconds left in the half.

Junior attacker Allie Libby had one goal and six assists to lead all scorers for the Mules. Carrie Lovejoy finished with a pair of goals and one assist, while Kate Sheridan, Lauren Barrett and Elizabeth Ghilardi all had two goals for Colby.

Bowdoin 16, Williams 10

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Kate Donoghue scored a team-high four goals to lead Bowdoin to a 16-10 triumph over Williams.

Tied at four mid-way through the opening half, the Polar Bears (1-0) used a three-goal run to take a 7-4 edge at intermission. Bowdoin scored twice early in the second frame, but the Ephs (0-1) responded with a pair of their own.

Bowdoin pushed the lead to a commanding 14-7 edge with 11 minutes to play, keyed by a pair of Taylor White goals. White, Bridget Keating and Bobbi Dennison scored three goals apiece.

Rachel Barr led Williams with four scores.

Men’s lacrosse
Middlebury 14, Colby 4

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Jim Cabrera scored five goals as Middlebury buried Colby 14-4 in the season opener Saturday.

The Panthers (1-0) started strong with six consecutive goals in the first quarter, before increasing the advantage to 10-1 at intermission.

Todd Boertzel and Cady Brooks got their first collegiate goals for the Mules (0-1). Dan Schupack and Drew Piekarski also tallied for Colby.

Bates 13, Amherst 6

LEWISTON – Junior Matt Erisman scored three goals and two assists to lead Bates to a 13-6 triumph over Amherst in NESCAC men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

Down for the first time at 5-4 in the third quarter, the Bobcats (2-0) scored nine unanswered goals. Sophomore Brent Morin sprinted from the sideline at midfield inside the circle, and fed the waiting Erisman for the equalizer.

Bates retook the lead for good with 5:14 left in the third quarter, as sophomore Justin Simon scored on a low and pivoting maneuver around a defender. He then launched a shot past goalie Matt Pietroforte’s far reach.

Brett Miller scored twice for the Lord Jeffs (0-1), while junior Chris Hofmann had a goal and an assist in the loss.

Bowdoin 12, Williams 8

BRUNSWICK – Connor Fitzgerald scored a hat trick as Bowdoin sailed to a 12-8 season-opening win over Williams.

The Polar Bears (1-0) jumped out to a 4-1 lead early in the second quarter when Chris Eaton capped the run with a goal at 14:16 of the period. The Ephs (0-1) responded with a four goal spurt to take a 5-4 edge at intermisison.

Bowdoin had a five-goal third quarter to take a commanding lead down the stretch. Fitzgerald scored twice in the period, with Eaton, Matt Chadwick and Matt Neidlinger also tallying goals.

Baseball
Penn 15, Maine 12

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Penn scored six runs in the eighth inning to earn its first win of the season with a 15-12 victory over Maine.

The Black Bears (4-6) scored first with a single run in the top of the second inning, before Penn (1-8) responded with four sticks in the bottom of the frame.

Maine upped the ante with six runs in the third and three in the fourth for a 10-4 lead, but ran dry after a 12-6 lead in the sixth inning, when Penn grabbed nine runs over the next three frames.

Shortstop Curt Smith went 3-for-4 and first baseman Bobby Brown went 3-for-5 for Maine.

as part of a 14-hit outing.

Penn had four players with three hits and another three with a pair of hits for a 20-hit total.


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