BURLINGTON, Vt. – Despite a pair of late goals, the University of Maine hockey team lost its third straight game in a 3-2 contest to the University of Vermont on Saturday afternoon.

The Catamounts (7-4-1) scored the game’s first goal 8:16 into the second period when Colin Vock found the back of the net. Vermont took a 2-0 lead at the 8:30 mark of the third period when Dan Owens put the puck past Black Bears (8-3-1) goalie Ben Bishop.

With 1:08 remaining in the game, Maine pulled their goalie and Billy Ryan found a slot on the right side of the net at 19:29 to cut the deficit in half. But, Vermont fired back as Dean Strong scored on an empty net goal from the red line.

Maine again responded on a goal from Keenan Hopson with just 3 seconds remaining, but time ran out.

Bowdoin 10, Assumption 1

WATERVILLE – The Bowdoin College men’s hockey team exploded for five goals in the final 10 minutes of the second period to grab a 10-1 victory from Assumption College in the Bowdoin-Colby Face-Off Classic Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (3-0) took a 1-0 lead six minutes into the opening period when captain Bryan Ciborowski found an opening in the Greyhounds (1-3) goalie’s armor.

Bowdoin caught fire in the 10th minute of the second period when Steven Thompson started things off with a goal at 10:33 and Mike Westerman tallied just nine seconds later. Leland Fidler, Thompson and Ciborowski scored the remaining goals down the stretch for a 6-0 margin at the break.

Mike Rust spoiled the shutout with a conversion 1:37 into the third period for Assumption College.

Geneseo 6, USM 3

BABSON PARK, Mass. – Geneseo scored three times in a span of 66 seconds early in the third period to break a tie and post a 6-3 victory over the University of Southern Maine in the opening round of the Babson College Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon.

Blue Knight’s (8-2) freshman forward Dan Brown snapped a 3-3 tie with his second goal of the season at 3:52 of the third period.

The Huskies (1-2) led 1-0 after one period as freshman Tom Galiani scored his first collegiate goal, assisted by senior captain Mark Carragher and senior Brett Yancey at the 6:17 mark. Carragher made it 2-0 at 10:08 of the second period before the Blue Knights scored three consecutive goals to take a 3-2 lead.

U.S. Under-18 6, Colby 3

WATERVILLE – The U.S. Under-18 National Team scored three goals in a span of 1:08 to break a tie on the way to a 6-3 victory over Colby in a men’s hockey matchup at the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic on Saturday night.

The Mules tied the game at 2-2 when T.J. Kelley tallied at 3:45 of the second period. But, the U.S. squad netted goals from Mike Hoeffel, Ryan Hayes and Jimmy Hayes in rapid succession to pull away.

Brad Phillips had 22 saves for the U.S. team, while Ben Grandjean made 36 stops for Colby in the loss.

Women’s basketball

Montclair 57, Colby 39

WAYNE, N.J. – Stephanie Machin scored 20 points to lead Montclair State to a 57-39 win over Colby in women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Red Hawks (2-2) led 30-19 at the half. Jessica Garrabrant contributed six points, seven rebounds and three assists in the winning effort.

The White Mules (0-3) had pulled to within three at 16-13 midway through the first half before Montclair pulled away for good.

Colby guard Tracy Nale had a team-high 17 points, including a 5-for-5 effort from the line.

Bowdoin 69, William Paterson 55

WAYNE, N.J. – All-American forward Eileen Flaherty had a game-high 26 points to lead Bowdoin to a 69-55 triumph over William Paterson in women’s basketball action Saturday.

The Pioneers (2-2) led for much of the first half, trailed by four at halftime (24-28) and pulled even at 32-32 just 3:35 into the second half.

But, a pair of fast-break field goals, two free throws and a 3-pointer helped put Bowdoin on top 41-32 with 13:55 remaining. William Paterson could not cut the margin to less than eight the rest of the way as Bowdoin cruised to its 13th straight regular-season victory.

The Polar Bears (3-0) connected on 20-of-24 free throws and received 10 points apiece off the bench from Marisa Berne and Leah Rubega.


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