FREDERICKTON, N.B. – Senior Jon Gilson scored 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to power Central Maine Community College to a 70-65 victory over St. Thomas in the men’s basketball season opener.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 38-30 lead at the half. Senior Caleb Violette chipped in with 20 points. Senior Dan Budd led the Seawolves with 21 points.

Field hockey

Bates 3, Colby 2

LEWISTON – Samantha Rothkopf scored on a penalty corner a minute into overtime to give Bates a 3-2 field hockey victory over Colby.

Junior Erin Chandler put the Bobcats (6-8) up 1-0 six minutes into the game, and scored again in the 55th minute to tie the game at 2-2. Junior Jamie Enos made four saves for the Mules (4-10), while senior Sarah Sprague tallied three for Bates.

Boston Univ. 3, Maine 0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Amy Seaman scored a pair of goals as Boston University shut out Maine 3-0 in the regular-season finale.

The Terriers (12-6) got on the scoreboard 9:52 into the game when Seaman scored her fifth goal of the season from Erin Calamari off a penalty corner.

Black Bear (7-10) goalie Rebecca Giroux made six saves.

Bowdoin 3, Wesleyan 0

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Kate Leonard notched her fifth shutout of the season as Bowdoin took a 3-0 win from Wesleyan University and wrapped up the top seed in the NESCAC tournamentin field hockey action Saturday.

The Polar Bears (13-1) scored all three of their goals in the first half. Julia King, Burgess Lepage and Lindsay McNamara scored a goal each.

Bowdoin is now ranked 6th nationally in Division III.

Women’s soccer

W. Connecticut 2, USM 0

DANBURY, Conn. – Kim Crayco put Western Connecticut State University on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute for the only goal the Colonials needed to earn a 2-0 shutout victory over Southern Maine.

In the 50th minute, Catherine Nathans added to the Colonials (17-1-1) scoring when she broke free following a swift pass from Jessica Gomes on the baseline, and spun to her left before blasting the ball into the back of the net from eight yards out.

Meghan Ibar made eight saves for the Huskies (5-12) before being injured, and Cyndi Michaels made two saves in relief.

Bowdoin 4, Wesleyan 2

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Ivy Blackmore broke an early tie and tallied a pair of goals to lift Bowdoin to a 4-2 win over Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Saturday.

Consecutive goals by Blackmore shortly before and after intermission lifted the Polar Bears (7-5-2) to a 3-1 lead. Maura Cusick added some cushion with eight minutes left to make it 4-1 Bowdoin.

Gavi Elkind made four saves for the Cardinals (5-8-1), while Kat Popoff turned away two to earn the win for the Polar Bears.

Men’s soccer

USM 3, W. Connecticut 1

YARMOUTH – Sophomore forward Sinisa Bajic scored a pair of goals to lead Southern Maine to a 3-1 victory over Western Connecticut.

Bajic took advantage of the wind in the 26th minute, curling a wind-blown corner kick into the far side of the net to put the Huskies up 1-0 at halftime.

Freshman Golf Penthong scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 65th minute on a calmly slotted eight-yard shot.

Wesleyan 1, Bowdoin 0

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Jared Ashe collected the only goal of the game to lift Wesleyan to a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin.

Ashe volleyed in a head ball from Ross Pemmerl in the 44th minute for the Cardinals (10-1-3).

Bates 2, Colby 2

LEWISTON – Bates College and Colby College played to a 2-2 tie in a rain-shortened matchup Saturday.

In a driving rain that quickly changed the landscape of Russell Street Field into pools of water and patches of mud, the Bobcats (7-5-2) struck first as first-year defender Patrick King scored his first collegiate goal. King scored in the 42nd minute off a free kick by junior Duane Pelz that was redirected by junior Patrick Grater to King.

The Mules (6-5-3) responded with goals from Will Kinder and Jamie Waters, but Bates evened the game when Grater scored his fourth tally of the season at the 58:30 mark. The officials cut the game short after 80 minutes of play due to an unplayable field.

Hockey

Maine 4, UMass 1

ORONO – Michel Leveille scored two goals to lead the No. 1-ranked Maine hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Massachusetts in the Black Bears’ Hockey East opener.

Bret Tyler and Wes Clark also scored for Maine (6-0). Ben Bishop made 16 saves in the Black Bears net.

The game was marred by a 25-minute delay when a portion of the lights failed.


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