LEWISTON — Wesleyan capitalized on mistakes, including two fumbles in the final two minutes, to turn a fourth-quarter deficit into a 27-20 win over Bates College in football action Saturday at Garcelon Field.

Cardinals’ (3-1) quarterback Matt Coyne ran for a 20-yard touchdown on fourth-and-one with 52 seconds left in regulation, for the deciding score.

The Bobcats (1-3) rushed 59 times for 215 yards in the game. Patrick George had 51 yards on 14 carries and Trevor Smith had 50 yards on 11 carries.

Amherst 30, Colby 3

AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst used a key special teams play and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the second quarter to spark the Lord Jeffs (4-0) to a 30-3 victory over Colby in NESCAC football action Saturday.

David Bendit booted a collegiate-high 38-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the opening quarter to give the Mules (1-3) a brief 3-0 lead.


Connor Walsh had a fine day offensively for Colby with 69 yards of rushing and seven catches for 62 yards. Conor Tidgwell added 10 rushes for 46 yards.

Maine Maritime 50, Framingham State 26

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Senior fullback Jim Bower of South Paris rushed for 285 yards and three touchdowns as Maine Maritime Academy defeated Framingham State University 50-26 in football action Saturday.

The Mariners’ (5-1) rushing attach was the successful blueprint of the day as they rushed for 523 yards and scored seven rushing touchdowns.

The Rams (5-2) took a 26-21 with 10:09 remaining in the third when Kurt Leone nailed a 9- yard TD pass to freshman Mike Cochrane.

But, the Mariners’ rushing attach took over from there as Bower scored twice in the third quarter and junior quarterback Matt Rende and senior Todd Murphy added fourth quarter touchdowns to reach the final margin.


Hamilton 31, Bowdoin 10

CLINTON, N.Y. — James Stanell rushed for 119 yards and two scores as Hamilton cruised to a 31-10 victory over Bowdoin in football action Saturday.

Quarterback R.J. Shea was 11 of 22 passing for 114 yards for the Polar Bears (1-3), but threw two interceptions that resulted in 10 Hamilton points. Pat Noone collected eight catches for 54 yards.

The Continentals (1-3) earned their first victory of the season by amassing 235 yards on the ground. Jordan Eck passed for 189 yards and a score for Hamilton.

Field Hockey

Wesleyan 4, Bates 1


LEWISTON — Morgan McCauley and Liz Chabot scored a goal and an assist each to lead Wesleyan to a 4-1 triumph over Bates in NESCAC field hockey action Saturday.

Junior Lyndsay Beaton scored the Bobcats’ (3-8) lone goal, closing the gap to 2-1 in the 17th minute on a penalty corner set up by Kelly McManus’s insertion and Sema Kazarian’s stop.

Goalie katie McEnroe made 15 saves for Bates, while Tori Redding turned away five for the Cardinals (8-2).

UMF 7, Rivier 0

NASHUA,  N.H. — The University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team scored in the first three minutes of play and eventually jumped all over Rivier College with a 7-0 victory in a field hockey game Saturday.

 Seven different players found the back of the net for the Beavers en route to the  shutout. Lily Barry had the opening goal off an Annie Agnew assist only three minutes into the game, followed up just 4:30 later by an Emma Deans goal. Deans had one goal and assisted two others in the contest. Kashley Weymouth had a goal and two assists.


Women’s soccer

Wesleyan 1, Bates 0

LEWISTON — Sophomore Laura Kurash scored in the 104th minute of play to lift Wesleyan to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Bates in women’s soccer action Saturday.

A long cross from the sideline by Cardinals’ (3-3-3) senior Dasha Battelle found Karash, who headed the ball past Bates’ junior goalkeeper Annie Burns.

Burns made five saves, including three in the first half and two in the second half for the Bobcats (5-5-1).

Men’s soccer


UMF 2, Johnson State 1

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington scored twice in the opening half to take a 2-1 win over Johnson State College in North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action Saturday at Prescott Field.

Jake Constantine scored off a Viktor Nilsson pass to give the Beavers a 1-0 lead 27:46 into the match. Farmington forged a 2-0 advantage just prior to intermission as Blake McElman finished off a midfield cross by Zach Good  at 44:03.

Despite outshooting the visitors 14-6 in the second half, the Beavers’ lead was knocked down by Justin Clayton at 70:28. Clayton scored off a corner kick with Nick Ross earning the assist.

Wesleyan 1, Bates 0

LEWISTON — Evan Hazlett’s goal in the 10th minute held up as the game-winner as Wesleyan defeated Bates 1-0 in NESCAC men’s soccer action Saturday.

Hazlett scored with 35:38 Left in the first period, when first-year Michael McCarthy collected the ball at the edge of the Bates’ penalty area, cut around a defender and passed to Hazlett at the left corner of a open Bates net.

The Cardinals (6-5) took 15 shots in the game compared to six for Bates.

Junior goalie Greg Watts made three saves for the Bobcats (3-7-1), while sophomore Adam Purdy made one save in the shutout.

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