LEWISTON – Michelle Rancourt and Kelsey Rodrigue scored three goals apiece Thursday to lead Lewiston to a season-opening 15-3 girls’ lacrosse rout of Lincoln Academy.

The Blue Devils leaped out to a 6-1 lead by halftime, then poured it on with nine second-half goals. Olivia Fournier, Amie Daniels and Lindsey Dostie added two goals each, while Stephanie Belanger, Jill Bolduc and Kristen D’Eramo also scored. Goalie Janna Laverdiere made 12 saves.

Heidi Shoman scored a pair of goals for Lincoln.

College softball

Colby 5, Bates 1

WATERVILLE – Alyssa Crowell allowed two hits and received adequate run support as Colby rolled to a 5-1 triumph over Bates.

The victory was the 400th in of coach Dick Bailey’s career.

The Mules (9-5) scored three runs in the first inning and added lone runs in the second and fifth.

Bates (4-8) posted its lone run when Katie Franklin hit a home run in the fourth inning with two outs. Franklin had both hits for the Bobcats.

Men’s lacrosse

Bates 6, Colby 5

LEWISTON – Brent Morin scored the game-winning goal with 3:14 left in the fourth quarter as Bates held on for a 6-5 victory over Colby.

Morin charged down the middle after Bates (5-4) was awarded possession on a Colby foul, and he fired a shot from the top of the crease that beat Colby goalie Alex Farmer.

P.J. Arroyo won the ensuing faceoff, his 10th out of 16 in the game, and the Bobcats maintained possession the rest of the way, aided by a dual penalty call against the Mules that gave Bates a two-man advantage over the final 43 seconds of the game.

Colby sophomore Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.) scored the Mules’ final

three goals and added one assist, while junior Drew Piekarski (East

Sandwich, Mass.) scored Colby’s first two goals. Farmer made 10 saves

for Colby.

Morin’s game-winning goal was his second of the game. First-year Tyler

Moore (North Andover, Mass.) added a pair of goals, and junior Mike

Medeiros (Concord, Mass.) and senior Amadi Cisse also scored. Junior

Craig Blake (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) assisted on two scores for Bates.

In his first career start, junior Will Paddock (Denver, Colo.) played a

spectacular game in goal for Bates, with 17 saves.

The teams were never separated by more than one goal in the contest. A

pair of Piekarski goals bookended scores by Morin and Moore in the first

half for a 2-2 tie. Moore and Brooks traded goals to retie the game at

3-3, before Cisse converted a Blake feed with 11.6 seconds left in the

half to put the Bobcats on top 4-3 at the break.

Brooks single-handedly outscored Bates 2-0 in the third quarter with a

pair of unassisted goals, giving Colby a 5-4 lead heading into the final

quarter. The Mules outshot the Bobcats in the third quarter by a 14-4

margin.

But Bates turned the tide, outshooting Colby 12-5 in the fourth quarter.

Medeiros tied the game at 5-5 with 11:28 left in the game, assisted by

first-year Sam Geller (Berkeley, Calif.), and teams stayed scoreless for

eight minutes before Morin’s game-winner.


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